International NGO Jobs – Finance Specialist at Save the Children

Job Title:   Finance Specialist
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. 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 2014, we reached
over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million
indirectly around the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
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.
Job Summary:  The Finance Specialist will have the responsibility for the provision
of leadership and guidance to the 
implementation of the SCI finance strategy and projects in various
districts in the region of operation, ensuring quality assurance and compliance
in financial management, providing financial information to management  team 
and budget holders. In addition, he /s he provides technical support and
inputs to programme planning, budgeting and implementation support to partners
in financial management, reporting, representation, monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Save the Children Finance
    Specialist Job should preferably hold Bachelors’ Degrees or higher in
    Commerce, Business Administration or Finance management.
  • The applicants must also be members of an Accounting
    profession such as ACCA or CPA. Post Graduate training in Project
    management or Finance will be an added advantage.
  • Four or more years’ experience in finance and
    accounting position and relevant experience supervising and developing the
    capacity community based institutions in financial management.
  • Strong background in external donor reporting for an
    international NGO and experience working with major donors like NORAD,
    DANIDA USAID, SIDA, EU, DFID and the UN.
  • Be a strategic thinker with demonstrated experience
    in financial management, budget monitoring logistics and Human Resource
    Management, knowledge of computer Accounting packages  and 
    a good  understanding of
    major donors financial requirements, conditions and government budgets and
    tax policies.
  • 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 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.
  • Possess the 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.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who
wish to join the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children
International should send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors and send them to: The Director of Human Resources &
Administration, Save the Children, Plot68/70, Kira Road, P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB: Only online applications shall be considered. Testimonials/certificates
should not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  13th
February 2015
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