Save the Children International Non-profit Careers – Director, Financial Management and Operations

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Save the Children:
Save the Children is the
leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over
120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in
the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change
in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.
In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover
from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our
partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.
Job Summary: The
Financial Management and Operations Director (FOD) is 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that
    variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected.; ensure that key program
    personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their
    budgets respectively
  • Intuitively
    review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to
    senior management
  • Review
    and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure
    accuracy and to provide regular feedback as well as for distribution to
    Senior Management
  • Prepare
    any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions
  • Confirm
    availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants
  • Prepare
    quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Regularly
    review and submit reports to Save the Children headquarters
  • Prepare
    a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of
    project report
  • Ensure
    that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective
    support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country
    office finance and administrative operations
  • Prepare
    and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to
    SC requirements
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned Save the Children International job
    should hold a    Master’s degree or
    higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • At
    least ten years’ experience in administrative and financial management of
    large-scale, complex, and international development assistance programs in
    diverse geographic locations.
  • Solid
    expertise in managing and supervising staff.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements is
  • Demonstrated
    experience in managing donor-funded procurements and grants/sub-contracts.
  • Excellent
    writing, presentation, and communication skills in English required
  • Proficiency
    in relevant computer applications and databases.
Ugandan nationals encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading international
NGOs, Save the Children, should apply online by clicking on blue link below.

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