04 July 2017

Senior Accountant NGO Job Opportunities - Save the Children International

Job Title:        Senior Accountant
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Budgeting and Reporting

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary: The Senior Accountant provides technical assistance for aspects related to financial management and reporting and internal auditing. The candidate is also responsible for supporting the improvement of internal policies and procedures and enforcing compliance to the organizational policies, standards and procedures. The Senior Accountant may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior Accountant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Auditing, or other relevant field or professional qualification such as ACCA,
  • Membership to the Institute of Internal Auditors will be of added advantage;
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in middle level management in a large international NGO or Private Sector firm.
  • Previous experience supporting improvement of internal processes, procedures and organizational delivery and impact/ quality.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in country.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent 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.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional 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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org

NB:
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

Deadline: 13th July 2017


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