Non-profit Jobs – Director of Financial Management and Operations at Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: 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. 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 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Financial Management and Operations Director
(FOD) will be responsible for the overall financial management and
administration for the program funded by USAID in Uganda. The FOD will
supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as
provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by
preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely
preparation of donor financial reports. S/he will also provide expert advice to
the Chief of Party and other senior staff on strategic financial management
issues, in order to maximize cost-effectiveness in the allocation of project
resources. The FOD will also provide rigorous and detailed financial analysis
to the Chief of Party and budget holders on a timely basis to aid the
identification and mitigation of issues and risks. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should hold a Master’s
    Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other
    relevant field.
  • The applicant must be a certified
    chartered accountant;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience
    in administrative and financial management of large donor projects;
  • Past experience in auditing and
    accounting, grants and fund management;
  • Proven ability, experience and skills in
    developing and managing large budgets;
  • Proficient in relevant computer
    applications and databases; and strong analytical, oral and written
    communication skills; and capacity building support;
  • S/he should have skills and experience in
    the appraisal and evaluation of proposals and monitoring of grants.
  • Excellent track record of successfully
    managing grants for donor funded programs is essential;
  • Past experience in capacity building of
    sub grantee organizations and in financial and forensic audits of donor-funded
    projects and programs;
  • S/he shall possess management and
    communication skills.
  • Past
    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.
  • Possess
    the 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
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • 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.
  • Excellent
    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
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources &
Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70, Kiira Road, P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that
are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the
earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 12th December 2014
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