Senior Accountant International NGO Jobs – Save the Children

Job Title:   Senior Accountant
Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Fort
Portal, 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 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 200 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary:   The
Senior Accountant responsibility for provision of leadership and support to
the  implementation of the Save the
Children International finance strategy and projects in various districts in
the region of operation, ensuring quality assurance and compliance in financial
management, providing financial information to management  team 
and budget holders. In addition, the incumbent provides technical
support and inputs to programme planning, budgeting and implementation support
to partners in financial management, reporting, representation, monitoring and
evaluation. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support
the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Senior
Accountant vacancy should hold a Bachelors’ Degree or higher in
Commerce, Business Administration or Finance management.
The applicant must be a member of an Accounting
profession such as ACCA or CPA. Post Graduate training in Project management or
Finance will be an added advantage.
A minimum of four or more years’ experience in
finance and accounting position and relevant experience supervising and
developing the capacity community based institutions in financial management.
Broad knowledge and understanding in external donor
reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors
The applicant must also be a trategic thinker with
demonstrated experience in financial management, budget monitoring  logistics 
and Human Resource Management, knowledge of computer Accounting
packages  and  a good 
understanding of major donors financial requirements, conditions and
government budgets and tax policies.
Past exposure and 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
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills
are a must.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
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.
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 candidates
are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors submitted to:
addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
  • 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: 31st July 2015.

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