SOMACORE Finance and Administrative Manager

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Conservation International

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Quezon City, Philippines

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21 days ago

SOMACORE Finance and Administrative Manager

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY - This position is based in Quezon City, Philippines

The Finance and Administrative Manager manages all the financial and administrative functions of the CI SOMACORE PMU and will function as its regional point person of the Business World Information System. They will manage and support financial reporting to provide management with timely and relevant financial information to make informed decisions. The Finance and Administrative Manager ensures that donor financial requirements are complied with including the adoption and implementation of sound donor and grant management policies and practices and will coordinate closely with the CI-P Grants Manager for guidance on this matter. They develop budget forecasts, review and update approved budgets, as needed, make necessary recommendations, and support the development of strategic plans as they impact financial and operational functions. By working closely with CI-P Finance Manager, they will be directly responsible for processing financial transactions of the SOMACORE Project. By working closely with the CIP-Administrative Coordinator, they will ensure that the procurement and administrative needs of the SOMACORE Project are met. Since the human resources and procurement requirements of the CI SOMACORE project are managed by CI Philippines (CIP), the Finance and Administrative Manager will coordinate with CIP Operations Director for compliance with said requirements. They ensure that the SOMACORE administrative and financial procedures are efficient and effective and are in compliance with CI’s policies and donor requirements.

The Finance and Administrative Manager works with the Project Coordinator to manage project budgets and with the Senior Project Manager (SrPM) on project operations. They take the lead in preparing the CI-SOMACORE financial reports at the project level for submission to the CIP-Operations (upon review and clearance of the CI-SOMACORE Regional Director) for the CI-P level review and submission to CI APFD and HQ. The Finance and Administrative Manager directly reports to the CI SOMACORE Regional Director.


  • The Finance and Administrative Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the SOMACORE project, manage the project budget, and ensures timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Will work with the CI SOMACORE Regional Director and SrPM to identify and implement follow-up actions when necessary.
  • The incumbent will manage the timely and accurate recording of accounting transactions and ensures compliance with CI policies and procedures and reporting requirements.
  • Will manage the budgeting, reporting, and financial compliance of grants and donor agreements; annual and ad-hoc budgeting and financial modeling.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient stewardship of SOMACORE’s assets and financial resources.
  • Will work with CI-P Operations in addressing audit findings as applicable.
  • The Finance and Administrative Manager will manage the CI SOMACORE operations budget, and financial concerns regarding the project and will conduct risk assessments and management.


  • This position directly supervises program operations staff.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on program operations.
  • Manages the program and operation budget.
  • Accountable for managing public or private funds important to achieving CI objectives.


  • Typical office environment.
  • Occasional travel of less than 10% may be required.
  • May need to work beyond normal work hours to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.
  • Fixed-Term Assignment, expected to be a 36-months (on yearly renewal). Anticipated to begin in January 2023 and end in December 2026.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, preferably a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • 4 to 6 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance in an international NGO. Up to 2 years in a supervisory position or its equivalent in a matrix organization.
  • Results-oriented and with keen attention to detail.
  • Sound interpersonal relationships and strong leadership skills.
  • Maturity in handling confidential information.
  • Willing to abide by CI Code of Ethics and Policies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Filipino).
  • Knowledgeable in tax regulations and government-mandated benefits.
  • Familiarity with any Accounting system or software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications.
  • Familiarity with GIZ processes will be an advantage.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022 (11:49 PM EST)

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Conservation International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled