Administrative and Finance Officer

Center for International Forestry Research

Yaounde, Cameroon

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.


CIFOR ICRAF has an exciting opportunity for the position of Administration and Finance Officer in the RESSAC and RIOFAC Projects in Yaounde, Cameroon. We are looking for an administration and Finance officer to permit timely follow up of the execution of the budget of the two projects (RESSAC and RIOFAC) and help organize all events, travels and procurement related to RESSAC and RIOFAC.

Duties and responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities

  • All Administrative tasks related to the RESSAC and RIOFAC projects (appointments, meetings and travels, staff issues, supplies and filing).
  • All finance tasks related to the RESSAC and RIOFAC projects (payments, budgeting, payroll, monthly reporting, filing).


  • BA in accounting/management with practical experience and/or strong interest in administrative tasks; or BA in administration with practical experience and/or strong interest in accounting tasks.
  • 2 years relevant experience in similar job, preferably in an international organization or NGO.
  • Proficiency in French with good working knowledge in English.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) – familiarity with graphic design software (Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, …) will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of office administration/accounting and bookkeeping/payroll process.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Ability to multi-task with little supervision
  • Ability to read and apply policy in an ethical environment
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in both English and French