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Admin and Finance Assistant - Restoring Rangelands

Vacancy #:   6307
Unit:   Pakistan Programme Coordination Unit
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Pakistan Programme Office, Karachi, Pakistan
Reporting to:   Natural Resource Management Expert/ Project Coordinator
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   05 April 2023
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (9 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   26 March 2023 (extended)
IUCN is implementing a project titled: Restoring Rangelands for Rural Resilience and Development for participatory rangeland rehabilitation and improvement interventions in the targeted Nari and Porali River Basin viz: upper catchment area of Harnai, Ziarat, Loralai, Kachi and Sibi and Nari Basin and Khuzdar/Wadh, Lasbela/Uthal in Porali Basin. This is a local recruitment. Only Pakistani nationals or individuals with residence status for Pakistan are eligible to apply. The position is going to be based in Quetta Office, Balochistan.
The primary role of this position is to facilitate and assist administrations and financial matters related to Balochistan Rangeland Project at the Quetta Office in their day to day routine assignments. The incumbent will be responsible for providing assistance in routine accounting matters of the Rangeland Project office in Quetta, ensuring smooth processing of all payments and maintenance and archiving of records in compliance with the standard policies and procedures, and reporting to Karachi Office and managing Admin work.

Under the overall supervision of Project Manager Rangeland (Rangeland Project office in Quetta)/ Manager Karachi Programme Office, the
incumbent will be responsible for:

• Assist & provide support in event management.
• Provide support in office documentation; make sure that all documents are as per IUCN standard policies.
• Receive invoices from the suppliers and initiate payment requests;
• Manage & monitor water, electricity supply and telephone/internet lines.
• Comply with safety of office supplies, materials, equipment and physical facilities.
• Maintain office premises to provide good working environment.
• Manage administrative function and establish internal administrative systems and controls.
• Maintain financial records pertaining to Rangeland project and handle all financial matters pertaining to Rangeland Project
• Coordinate with both Finance Officer at KPO and Finance Dept at IUCN Country Office as and when required.
• Prepare journal vouchers and posting of them on a bi-weekly basis;
• Ensure smooth monthly closing of accounts in close coordination with Finance Assistant, IUCN Islamabad Office and provide update information to Finance Officer, Country Office in accordance with IUCN policies and procedures;
• Ensure compliance with IUCN Internal Control System (ICS);
  • Masters or Bachelors in Finance, Business Administration or related field

• At least 3-5 years of experience in financial management and accounting, preferably in similar projects in Balochistan

• English and Urdu
The minimum gross annual salary for this position is PKR 725'603. While this is an indicative amount effective as of the current date, changes may occur as per IUCN's compensation practices without prior notice. The same applies to other organisations hosted by IUCN.

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