Acting Finance and Administration Manager

Start Date: January 2020
Work Area: This position is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Potential for travel within Sierra Leone to Namati Sierra Leone’s field offices in Bo, Kenema, Makeni and Port Loko.
Employer: Namati Sierra Leone
Application Deadline: 3rd January 2019
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Open to all nationalities.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
This role is open to Sierra Leonean and non-Sierra Leonean candidates based in Sierra Leone.

Application Instructions: Submit CV and Cover Letter to with “’Namati - Acting F&A” in Subject Line.

  • About NAMATI Sierra Leone

    Namati Sierra Leone works with communities to strengthen their ability to protect, enforce, and defend their customary land rights and support equitable and empowered community-investor partnerships. Communities become properly prepared and gain access to legal representation, advice, or assistance during all negotiations with investors and state actors concerning the use of community lands and natural resources. Namati Sierra Leone also supports communities in their efforts to hold corporations accountable for breaches of environmental regulations and the provisions of negotiated agreements. Namati Sierra Leone uses data from these grassroots experiences to advocate for improvements to policies and practices on land and the environment.

  • About the Position

    This is a full-time, temporary position of 4-6 months

  • Duties and Responsibilities


    • Oversee the processing of financial transactions, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and month-end and year-end closings.
    • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner, and ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
    • Maintain the chart of accounts.
    • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
    • Prepare and issue timely and thorough financial statements to Namati Global.
    • Comply with government reporting requirements and tax filings.


    • In partnership with the Director, draft, review and approve all grant, contract, memorandum of understanding (MOU) and other agreements on behalf of Namati Sierra Leone.
    • Oversee all procurement; contract on behalf of the organization with outside vendors and organizations to obtain equipment and services required to support activities.
    • Maintain an inventory of Namati Sierra Leone property.
    • Represent Namati Sierra Leone with regard to facilities issues.
  • About you/must-haves for the position

    • Track record of excellence in operations: You likely have 6-10 years of experience in mid to senior level roles - somewhere at the nexus of operations, finance, administration and HR. You have prior experience leading internal reporting, payment processes, and managing organizational accounts.
    • Ease with technology: You are able to navigate and use Quickbooks and Excel with ease, and are knowledgeable of the market for other accounting and operations systems.
    • Detail-orientation and precision: You genuinely enjoy completing detail-oriented tasks. You are dedicated to letting no ball drop, and deftly juggle multiple tasks. As a basic practice, you check and double check your work to ensure it is free of errors, and feel a sense of deep satisfaction upon successful completion of every task you tackle.
    • Efficiency and organization: You’re highly organized and manage complex processes confidently and efficiently. You always nail deadlines.
    • Resourceful problem-solving skills: You know how to find answers and can figure out how to solve problems when they arise.
    • Sound judgment and integrity: You are well-regarded for your judgment and are known for making reasoned, well-thought out decisions.

    CVs from University leavers in Sierra Leone are welcome and will be considered for entry level positions and for internships. When submitting your CV for open consideration, please accompany with a cover letter clearly indicating job interest.

    All candidates must be able to work in the English Language. Applications are welcome from both within and outside Sierra Leone.