Finance and Operations Officer – IDH Côte d’Ivoire

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Your role

As a Finance and Operations Officer in Côte d’Ivoire, you are responsible for coordinating all program and office operations such as:

Finance & HR

Coordinating financial matters such as bookkeeping, budget development, planning & reporting, in close collaboration with the HQ Finance team

  • Liaise with accountant on all financial reporting requirements (internal and external) ensuring timely submission;
    • Cash management, managing bank accounts, petty cash and company credit cards;
    • Coordinate Local HR requirements, payroll processing;
    • Managing and coordinating external service providers (accountants, tax, legal and HR consultants);
  • Oversee all contracting and invoice payments in Côte d’Ivoire;
  • Coordinate external audits and ensure their proper execution;
  • Be responsible for the implementation and clearance of audits recommendations and accounts approval.

Administration & logistics

  • Office and calendar management;
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation;
  • Lead procurement activities according to existing HQ procedures;
  • Support the Programs Team in organising in-house and external events.

Programs/projects support

  • Support the team with program/project reporting;
  • Support the Country Director with the coordination and follow up of the various activities in country.

Who you are

To be successful in this position you should be the kind of person that has meticulous organizational and planning skills to structure and guide operational work processes and flows. You are great at prioritizing and coordinating work to meet agreed on goals. You are a people person and are able to gain commitment from and coordinate smoothly with team members from IDH and the partners. You are able to make decisions on your own and argument them to your manager. You are communicatively strong, service minded and eager to get the best result.

What you bring

  • Proven track record in operational management within a private or public sector environment;
  • Working and thinking at bachelor’s degree level;
  • At least 3+ years (international) work experience in a similar position in a role as an operations officer, management assistant or office manager with tasks in (financial) administration, planning and project budgeting;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and French are an absolute must;
  • Experience in coordinating and working with international teams (remotely);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint. a good working knowledge of Salesforce would be a plus;
  • Affinity to accounting software and/or ERP systems;
  • Preferably Knowledge of agribusiness and international food supply chains;
  • Based in Côte d’Ivoire with valid working permit.

Above all, we expect your mindset to be all about hands-on attitude, practical and results oriented. We want you to become a pro-active sparring partner to stakeholders for overall topics – therefore, strong communication skills are really of an essence. We want you to be able to clearly exchange information via appropriate platforms to deliver reports/messages.

Are you the enthusiastic colleague we are looking for?


We offer you

IDH offers a challenging position with opportunities for growth within an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is a full-time position. The successful applicant will initially be offered a one-year consultancy contract with possibility for extension as a permanent position. This role is based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire .



Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English including your salary expectations by email at [email protected] before July 29 th , 2022, 11:59 PM GMT . Please Specify in the subject : IDH – Finance and Operations Officer .

Only applications received on this email and sent before July 29 th , 2022, 11:59 PM GMT will be considered . You will receive a confirmation of reception.


We thank you for your interest. Only the candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Confidentiality assured.


At IDH sustainable trade initiative, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace every day.

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