3 Senior Officer Finance Job Opportunities – Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Arua/Koboko, Adjumani and Kiryandongo, Uganda
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. 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 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer Finance will primarily be responsible for guiding the finance roles in
the refugee settlement, ensuring quality assurance and compliance in financial
management, providing financial information to management team and budget
holders. In addition, provides technical support and inputs to programme
planning, budgeting and implementation support to management in reporting,
representation, monitoring and evaluation. This being a dual function role, the
Officer is responsible for efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking
approved payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to
date and reconciled. In addition the position will take initiatives to ensure
that Save the Children funds are used in the best possible way.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidates must
    hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Science in
    Accounting from a reputable University
  • Membership of an
    Accounting profession such as ACCA or CPA or level 3 completion will be an
    added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’
    experience in financial management position and relevant experience
    supervising and developing the capacity community based institutions in
    financial management.
  • Strong  knowledge in external donor reporting
    for an international NGO, understanding of donors’ financial reporting and
    budgeting requirements, government 
    tax policies and other statutory requirements.
  • Past experience of
    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.
  • Possess the ability to
    establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Exhibit willingness to
    travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer literacy
    skills 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.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching
  • Excellent time
    management and planning capacity.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover
letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom
should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of
Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road P
O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 6th June 2014

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