Senior Accountant NGO Job Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:    Senior Accountant
Organisation: Save the Children International 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Finance
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 will provide technical support
/ assistance for aspects related to financial management and reporting and
internal auditing. The incumbent will also be responsible for conducting
internal & investigative audits, 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 vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
    Administration or finance management or professional qualification such as
    ACCA,
  • Membership to the Institute of Internal
    Auditors will be of added advantage;
  • At least four years’ experience in middle
    level management in a large international NGO or Private Sector firm.
  • Significant experience supporting improvement
    of internal processes, procedures and organizational delivery and impact/
    quality.
  • 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 abilities.
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
    in country.
  • 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: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
addressed to:
The
Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save
the Children,
Plot
68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala.
Uganda.
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: 19th February 2016

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