03 August 2017

Finance Manager International NGO Careers - Save the Children

Job Title:           Finance Manager
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 240 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 Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting functions of SCI. The incumbent will also be responsible for having in place efficient and effective management of SC cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing the end of period procedures, ensuring the generation of monthly financial reports, upholding internal controls and building the capacity of both finance and operations teams in finance and budget management. In addition, the person is responsible for technical supervision of the field finance managers. The job holder 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 Finance Manager job placement should hold a   Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized university
  • Possession of a Postgraduate qualification or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA
  • At least five years of related experience in working for International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables, demonstrates sound knowledge of the relevant tax laws and other statutory obligations and with a sound command of the balance sheet interpretation and presentation.
  • Strong background in external donor reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like USAID, SIDA, EU, etc
  • Good financial management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of Government budgets and tax policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and negotiation skills
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.


Deadline: 11th August 2017

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