Field Finance Manager
Responsible for the overall accounting and book keeping functions of the field offices. In addition, the position will be responsible for efficient and effective management of SC cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing the end of period procedures, and ensuring the generation of accurate and timely monthly financial reports to Country office. The position is also responsible for technical supervision of the region’s Accountants.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized university. MUST be a member of an Accounting professional body with qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc. At least of 5 years relevant progressive working experience working with International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting, of which 3 years should be at finance management level. Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet analysis. Strong background in external donor reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like USAID, SIDA, EU, KOICA, NORAD, DANIDA, Master Card Foundation, UN etc Good financial management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of Government budgets and tax policies. Proven ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines. Audit experience and knowledge and application of tax regulation is desirable. Desirable
Planning, organizing and negotiation skills Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities. Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team. Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions. Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses. Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching Excellent time management and planning capacity Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses. Commitment to Save the Children values The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Application closes on 26th November 2021 at midnight Uganda time.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents