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Finance & Administration Associate/Analyst

Earth Innovation Institute (EII) seeks a full-time Financial Associate or Analyst to support global administration and finance functions at its San Francisco office. The Finance & Administration Associate is a member of the administrative and finance team, reporting to and working closely with the Director of Finance and Administration (F&A), who is a part of the Management Team of EII. He/she serves as the primary resource for EII management on all financial analysis. He/she serves as the primary point of contact with EII program staff, foreign-based field teams, and vendors on issues related to payments and project financial reporting. The Finance & Administration Associate/Analyst will also support administration of consultant contracts and sub-awards, procurement, and compliance with donor agencies and internal policies.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, review, code, and reconcile payment requests, expense reports, credit cards, and sub-grantee financial reports using EII’s cloud-based administrative workflow platform (KissFlow)
  • Coordinate weekly Accounts Payable with bookkeeper and Operations Administrator
  • Respond to inquiries on invoicing and payments and resolve issues, liaise with outside vendors and bank representatives
  • Review sub-grantee financial reports to identify and resolve budget, compliance and/or other issues
  • Work closely with the bookkeeper to assist the Director of F&A in the monthly close of the books
  • Produce monthly BTA (Budget to Actual) reports for all current EII projects
  • Work in cooperation with the Director of F&A and the Executive Director to prepare and process outgoing grants and contract documents
  • Assist the Director of F&A in developing project budgets for new grant proposals, working with the Executive Director, Project Managers and other program team members
  • Support annual and grant-specific audits
  • Work closely with the Director of F&A and the relevant program teams to develop and submit annual grant budgets, assist in analyzing and rationalizing variances
  • Assist in the development of EII’s annual budget and projections, managing organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Prepare financial statements for quarterly Board meetings, and assist in the preparation of the Board book

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • At least two years of experience as a financial analyst in banking, management consulting, or accounting, or in a finance support role at a for-profit or nonprofit corporation (or a strong reason why your experience is equivalent)
  • Familiarity with or NGO administrative/finance experience a plus
  • Familiarity with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), non-profit accounting expertise a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including fluid proficiency in modeling in MS Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability, initiative-taker
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, flexibility to take on diverse duties, anticipate problems, and navigate changing priorities
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff in a busy environment
  • Ability to work flexibly both in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally work outside normal business hours
  • Eligible to work in the US

Job #: 04-010-GW19

Desired Start Date: March 15, 2019

Compensation: based on qualifications and experience with highly competitive benefit
package; exempt position

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@earthinnovation.org.
Please include the Job # in the Subject. Please, no phone calls. Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Research Associate, Spatial Analysis (Local hire, Indonesia-based position)

Position summary: Based in Indonesia and reporting to the Spatial Analysis Scientist, the Research Associate will support research on the spatial dynamics of tropical deforestation, tropical forest fire and climate change, with a focus on Indonesia. Research topics will include linkages between forests and agriculture, forest and fire, jurisdictional low emissions rural development goals; evaluation of policies for reducing deforestation and accelerating reforestation. Research outputs may include peer-reviewed academic journal articles, institutional working papers and policy briefs. Research activities will involve acquisition, integration, management, and analysis of large spatial data sets, statistical analysis, and literature review. The Research Associate will also support institutional project tasks such as maintenance of the EII spatial database, finding new jurisdictional data and providing editorial support to materials distributed in the region.

Our organization: Earth Innovation Institute catalyzes innovative, large-scale transitions to low-emission rural development in tropical regions through research and policy design that promotes sustainable farming, forestry, and fisheries, while improving rural livelihoods and enhancing the capacity of the planet to support life. Through targeted, regional interventions, we seek to increase the well-being of rural communities while decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases. We work with local partners to design and implement low-emission rural development strategies in Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, and Peru.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the preparation, writing, editing, publication, and dissemination of research on tropical deforestation and reforestation, forest fires, climate change, sustainable development, including by:
    • acquiring, integrating, managing, and analyzing large spatial data sets;
    • performing statistical and spatial analyses;
    • conducting literature reviews; and
    • preparing tables, figures, and maps
    • Active participation in research-related, database and web platform development meetings
    • Support the structure, maintenance and quality control of regional indicators in the EII spatial database
    • Organize internal and external meetings
    • Active communication with regional key stakeholders on products developed
    • Contribution to grant reporting and proposals
    • Other programmatic and administrative duties as needed

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Geography, Geoinformation, Environmental Science, or a related discipline, plus at least three years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of relevant experience
    • Training in spatial analysis, GIS and remote sensing methods
    • Experience acquiring, integrating, and managing large data sets
    • Proven ability to perform quantitative analyses
    • Experience in scientific and/or economic research, preferably in an international environment
    • Familiarity and interest in climate change, forestry, agriculture, rural development, and/or conservation, preferably in the Indonesian context
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Indonesian a must
    • Strong motivation, personal initiative, commitment to excellence and results, can-do attitude, and professional demeanor
    • Organized, careful, flexible, detail-oriented, with ability to balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and anticipate needs
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from a variety of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds
    • Enthusiasm for scientific and/or economic research

    Skills: The ideal candidate will possess all or most of the following skills, but candidates with aptitude and interest to learn new skill sets are encouraged to apply as well.

    • Deep expertise managing and analyzing large spatial data sets
    • Excellent GIS skills;
    • Expert understanding of ArcGIS/QGIS;
    • Familiarity with SQL and MySQL, Postgress databases;
    • Fundamental knowledge of best practices in handling spatial data;
    • Demonstrated experience processing large geospatial data sets and/or remote sensing images
    • Ability to leverage processing languages to process large spatial data sets in a reproducible manner.
    • Strong programming skills in R or Python;
    • Knowledge of command line utilities such as GDAL preferred

    Location: Indonesia

    Application deadline: April 26, 2019

    Desired start date: ASAP

    Compensation: Full-time exempt position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience with competitive benefit package.

    Earth Innovation Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    Application Instructions: Please send cover letter, resume or CV, writing sample, and contact information for 3 references to jobs@earthinnovation.org. Please reference Job 01-DCN-0419 in the subject line of the email.

Resumo da Organização:

The Earth Innovation Institute is a not-for-profit, independent research institute with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Brazil, Indonesia and Colombia. We pursue our goals of slowing climate change, conserving tropical forests and fisheries, and improving rural livelihoods by promoting sustainable rural development through a blend of research, consensus-building, policy analysis and reform, and private sector engagement.

Earth Innovation Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.