Finance NGO Jobs – Accountant at Save the Children International

Job Title:     Accountant
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
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 Accountant will take overall responsibility
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, the accountant
also 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 accountant will be 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 incumbent takes the initiative to ensure that Save the
Children funds are used in the best possible way.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
    Accountant job placement should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce,
    Business Administration or Science in Accounting from a reputable
  • 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
  • Working 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 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
  • 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
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
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:
Director of Human Resources & Administration,
the Children,
68/70, Kira Road,
  • 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: 24th March 2016 by 5:00PM
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