The Rainforest Alliance

Finance Manager (West & Central Africa)

Join The Rainforest Alliance as they are looking for a Finance Manager (West & Central Africa)

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests   and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.


To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.


Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

Position summary:

The Finance Manager West & Central Africa will lead the Finance & Administration team in West and Central Africa and work in close collaboration with other finance, accounting and administrative staff in the Organisation. The Finance Manager performs a broad range of financial management & performance, planning and budgeting, financial reporting & monitoring, and communication and training on financial policies & procedures.


  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;

  • Lead the achievement of financial targets and performance for West and Central Africa;

  • Lead donor financial reporting;

  • Coordinate the concepts and proposals budget development;

  • Contribute to the annual planning and budgeting process, including the periodic reforecasts;

  • Train subgrantees on financial requirements and supervise subgrantees financial management, including reviewing the reports;

  • Prepare projects pipeline reports;

  • Monitor and review the projects financial reports;

  • Prepare financial analysis and costing schedules;

  • Support in coordinating the projects financial audits;

  • Handle the communication and training on financial policies and procedures and donor requirements;

  • Closely collaborate with the Accounting Manager, Africa to ensure correctness of the portfolio’s financial data;

  • Closely collaborate with the Internal Compliance Manager, Africa to ensure the portfolio’s grant agreements and those of implementing partners are up-to-date

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in business administration, finance management or related field;

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ professional experience in finance management with bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of experience with a Master’s degree;

  • At least 3 years’ experience in coaching, mentoring, and training staff;

  • Knowledge and experience in budgeting, financial reporting & monitoring and financial systems;

  • Ability to work independently and as well as in a team environment, and to work with shifting priorities;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially;

  • Strong math, analytical and technical skills; highly organized, detail oriented and customer service oriented;

  • Experience in a not-for-profit and international environment preferred.

  • Experience leading large grants especially those funded by governments and multilateral donors;

  • Experience leading subgrantees or implementing partners and preferably even those within a consortium set-up;

  • Excellent computer, communication, planning and organizational skills; 

  • Proficiency in French or English and solid understanding of the second language.

Job level: 3B

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  05 June 2023


Only candidates authorized to work in Cameroon will be considered

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