Field Finance Manager NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:    Field Finance Manager

Organisation: Save the Children International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Save the Children International is an international relief organization that was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

 

Job Summary:  The Field Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall accounting and book keeping functions of the field offices. In addition, the position will be responsible for efficient and effective management of SC cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing the end of period procedures, and ensuring the generation of accurate and timely monthly financial reports to Country office. The position is also responsible for technical supervision of the region’s Accountants.

 

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Save the Children Field Finance Manager job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized university. MUST be  a member of  an Accounting professional body with qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc.
  • Five years of relevant progressive working experience working with International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting, of which 3 years should be at finance management level.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet analysis.
  • Strong background in external donor reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like USAID, SIDA, EU, KOICA, NORAD, DANIDA, Master Card Foundation, UN etc
  • Good financial management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of Government budgets and tax policies.
  • Proven ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.
  • Audit experience and knowledge and application of tax regulation is desirable.

 

Desirable

  • Planning, organizing and negotiation skills
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy 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.
  • Highly developed 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.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join Save the Children should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 29th November 2021

 

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