Terms of Reference



Summary Information

·       Department: Asia Pacific

·       Location: Colombo

·       Commitment: 1 year

·       Desired start date: September 01, 2023

·       Under direction of: Country Representative Sri Lanka


A. Background

About the Rainforest Alliance

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 this, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change in global supply chains and in many of our most important natural landscapes.


We operate in 70 countries and include farmers and forest communities, businesses, governments, civil society and millions of individuals. Together, we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, promote rights and improve rural livelihoods.


As an international non-profit organization with over 30 years' experience in transforming sustainability, we know that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is closely linked to the health of ecosystems. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to promote sustainable land use and commodity production.


At the Rainforest Alliance, we fight climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we face requires us to work together in a broad alliance. That's why we're bringing together farmers, forest communities, businesses and consumers to change the way the world produces, sources and consumes.



In order to protect nature and improve living conditions, it is becoming increasingly urgent to adopt a more sustainable approach to the use of our land and the production of food and other products. To achieve this, we need to fundamentally change the way companies operate and source, as well as the choices we all make as consumers.



We are a growing global alliance dedicated to transforming our relationship with our natural resources and with each other, to create a better future for people and nature.


The Rainforest Alliance promotes diversity and inclusion within 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, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or any other protected group.


B. Position Summary

The consultant will support the Sri Lanka Team for the Finance, Accounting, and Administration work. This position works closely with the Senior Associate of Finance and Administrative South Asia in the day-to-day work.


C. Tasks

  • Process the expenses report for each project in Sri Lanka;

  • Support the approval and payment process of invoices and expenses submitted by the staff and vendor;

  • Scan vouchers, contracts, and other relevant documents. Keep the archive (hard copy and digital) up to date;

  • Prepare Bank reconciliations for the project funding bank account.

  • Expense Reconciliation to RA Finance;

  • Assist in an administrative task during any audits;

  • Provide organizational and logistical support for workshops, events, meetings, and trips;

  • Provide administrative support activities;

  • Any other work deemed necessary by the organization.

D. Deliverables

  • Monthly Reports such as for Projects, Bank reconciliation, and TER monitoring

E. Requirements

  • A’ Levels and part qualification in accounting either in CIMA or Chartered;

  • At least two years of work experience (including traineeship/internship) in Finance and/or Administration;

  • Excellent computer (Microsoft packages, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), communication, planning, and organizational skills;

  • Ability to multitask and cope with changing priorities;

  • Ability to work independently and in a team;

  • Willingness to work to meet tight deadlines ;

  • Verbal and written fluency in English, and

  • Previous experience in an International NGO will be an additional plus.


F. Application Process

Applicants are requested to submit their application through [https://rainforest-alliance-consultants.hirehive.com/job/125118/finance-administrative-support-colombo] by August 27, 2023. The following documentation should be attached:

  • A cover letter providing a summary of the consultant’s relevant experience, expertise, and contacts;

  • Updated CV(s);

Finalists will be notified of their selection about two weeks after this posting.


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