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CFO in The Sahara Forest Project

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Norway - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 17/08/2015
Company Name Sahara Forest Project AS
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with...The Sahara Forest Project AS is a Norwegian private limited liability company. The purpose of the company is to create profitable innovation and environmental solutions within the food, water and energy sector in arid areas. With leading competence in fields ranging from natural and social sciences to business, engineering, architecture and agricultural technique.
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We are now seeking an accomplished and motivated person to the newly established position as CFO in The Sahara Forest Project. As CFO you will have the opportunity to play an important role in an exciting business venture at the cutting edge of sustainability. The CFO will be responsible for the company’s finances and play a key role in strategy, business development and project development. 

As CFO you will be working from the headquarters in Oslo. The CFO will report to the CEO and have the following main responsibilities:


  • Commercial development of the company, such as continuous improvement of SFP’s business model and refining business plans, in close cooperation with the CEO
  • Project development and project finance, together with key team-members in the organization
  • Project oversight and ownership. Project reporting to CEO and BoD. 
  • Contributions to business development, including identification of new project opportunities, in cooperation with the business development team
  • Production of finance and business development content in relevant plans, applications, studies and reports
  • Contributing to daily operation of the company, including ensuring efficient internal flow of information, team-building and coherent focus on company goals
  • Company finances such as accounting, budgets and financial reporting



You are a structured and goal oriented person, combining a passion for innovation and sustainability with:

  • Relevant background in finance or consulting, preferably including project finance, financial modelling and valuation
  • Experience from a project-driven, preferably engineering-focused, work environment
  • Entrepreneurial drive, self-starter
  • A talent for relationship-building
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ambitious, commercial, operations directed and analytical
  • Accustomed to fast-paced and demanding deliveries with short deadlines

For more information on the Sahara Forest Project, please visit our web-pages:


Questions about the position can be directed to CEO Joakim Hauge (joakim@saharaforestproject.com) Applications should be submitted to Office Manager Maha Mehdi (+47 960 48 828 – available from 3rd of August) by e-mail: maha@saharaforestproject.com. 

Application deadline: 17.8.2015

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