Field Finance Manager Employment Opportunity – Save the Children

Organization: Save the Children
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
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 200 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
Job Summary: The Field Finance Manager will be responsible for
the provision of strategic leadership and guidance to the  implementation of the organizations’ finance
strategy and projects in various districts in the region, ensuring quality
assurance and compliance in financial management, providing financial
information to management team and budget holders. The incumbent provides
technical support and inputs to programme planning, budgeting and
implementation support to partners in financial management, reporting, representation,
monitoring and evaluation in line with the set policies and guidelines. 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 should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or finance management or
    professional  qualification  such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc or the
    equivalent accrued working experience in a related field. Possession of a Post
    Graduate training in development Studies, social sciences, Project
    management and Community Development is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    management position and relevant experience supervising community based
    social development projects with International NGO’s particularly those
    addressing human/children’s rights and those applying partnership
    approaches is desirable.
  • Strong background in external donor reporting
    for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication
    skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters
with detailed CVs indicating three referees, two of whom should have been
direct supervisors submitted to:
addressed to:
Director of Human Resources & Administration,
the Children,
68/70, Kira Road,
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 19th February 2016
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