2 Accountant Job Opportunities – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Accountant (2 Job Opportunities)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Wakiso and
Yumbe, 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 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 240
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 world.
Job Summary: The Accountant
takes overall responsibility for guiding the finance roles in the refugee
settlement, ensuring quality assurance and compliance in financial management,
providing financial information to management team and budget holders. In
addition, provides technical support and inputs to programme planning,
budgeting and implementation support to management in reporting, representation,
monitoring and evaluation. This being a dual function role, the Officer is also
responsible for efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking approved
payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to date and
reconciled. In addition the position takes the initiative to ensure that Save
the Children funds are used in the best possible way.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Accountant vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business
Administration or Science in Accounting from a reputable University
Membership of an Accounting profession such as
ACCA or CPA or level 3 completion will be an added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience in
financial management position and relevant experience supervising and
developing the capacity community based institutions in financial management.
Strong knowledge in external donor reporting for
an international NGO, understanding of donors’ financial reporting and budgeting
requirements, government  tax policies
and other statutory requirements.
Previous experience in all technical areas of
logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution,
warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security
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.
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 capacity.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
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: 2nd
December 2016

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