Position summary:

The Rainforest Alliance is recruiting a Senior Associate, Finance and Contracts for the Feed the Future Honduras Alliance for Economic and Environmental Resilience (CREA in Spanish) Activity to be implemented in Honduras.

Under the leadership of the Finance Manager and Compliance Manager for Latin America, the Senior Associate Finance and Contracts will coordinate the financial and compliance management of the Activity, ensuring appropriate use of financial resources and that financial reporting at all levels is completed in accordance with the program terms. S/he will coordinate the budget development and administration, handle implementation of key financial activities, ensure efficient financial support to the program team, and ensure compliance with USAID and other rules and regulations, as well as RA policies and procedures. S/he will also manage the agreements and sub agreements.

This position will work closely with Chief of Party, Project Managers, Country Director, and finance, administrative, compliance, contracts and/or accounting staff based in different locations.



  • Ensure compliance with budget and contract requirements in accordance with Rainforest Alliance policies and procedures.

  • Develop and maintain tools (i.e. forecasts and dashboards) to maintain visibility and transparency on budget allocation and execution.

  • Ensure cost recoverability.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely reporting and analysis of program performance, based on approved budgets.

  • Lead the annual budgeting and financial planning process (including mid-year forecasts) for the program, for both RA and USAID fiscal years.

  • Monitor all financial activities, and keep Management advised of situations which could have potential negative impact on financial performance.

  • Ensure all program and sub-awardees expenses are made in line with USAID rules and regulations, as well as RA’s policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate the development, improvement and adoption of improved policies, practices and procedures.

  • Ensure effective back-up systems are in place to facilitate coordination across the department, i.e. maintaining all key documents in an easily accessible location; creating backups and ensuring they have clear instructions.

  • Prepare monthly budget to actual reports, including projections for the Activity.

  • Prepare quarterly accrual reports, expenditure reporting, and burn rate projections for RA and USAID.

  • Maintain and track project codes in accounting system and provide access to staff when needed.

  • Create and maintain financial report templates and reporting tools.

  • Responsible for sub-awardee financial monitoring, site visits, reports and follow up.

  • Support in the preparation and update of FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) to USAID.

  • Ensure that implementation of funded activities is in conformity and on schedule with the provisions and requirements of the donor.

  • Proactively participate in, and/or convene cross-functional communication spaces at the country and/or sub-regional level to promote excellence in financial management.

  • Serve as a key communication conduit to and from Management and other staff, ensuring the timely and accurate dissemination of information.

  • Support and review budgets from sub-awardees.

  • Provide training and guidance to staff and partners on budget formulation, tracking and adjustments, expense accounting, financial analysis and reporting and contract management

Contracts and Agreements

  • Prepare and oversee sub-awards and contract administration, including gathering all the documentation and drafting agreements in compliance with internal policies and procedures, donor requirements and best management practices.

  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to RA staff on the agreement administration responsibilities, donor regulations, and donor award management.

  • Ensure consultant invoices and subcontractors or recipients of sub-awards are reviewed for accuracy and proper documentation (local fiscal requirements).

  • Prepare payment requests for consultants and sub-awards.

  • Financial monitoring of sub-awards.

  • Prepare close-out letters for sub-awards and follow up on this process.

  • Maintain awards and supporting documentation in RA’s designated contract database. Periodically review information in this database to ensure files are complete and up to date.

  • Maintain physical and electronic files and official information updated in the system.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field

  • Experience with budget management and overseeing administrative and financial activities at the Latin America regional level

  • 5+ years of work experience in a similar position in projects funded by USAID

  • Knowledge of U.S. Government Federal Acquisition Regulations and USG rules

  • USAID projects experience in any related field is a must

  • Experience in a not-for-profit and international environment in a global organisation is required

  • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish and English

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in organizing and presenting information

  • Ability to track tasks until completion

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, assess priorities and multi-task with strong attention to detail

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Takes initiative and is self-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented, dependable, with strong attention to detail

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

  • Availability to travel locally 40% of the time


Job level: 4A

Deadline: This will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Honduras will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

WHO WE ARE:The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

WhyTo protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

HowOur growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.

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