Field Finance Manager Employment Opportunity – Save the Children

Organization: Save the
Children
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 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 world.
Job Summary: The Field
Finance Manager will be responsible for the overall accounting and book-keeping
functions of the emergency response in the West Nile Area office. In addition,
the position will be responsible for efficient and effective management of SC
cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing the end
of period procedures, and ensuring the generation of accurate and timely
monthly financial reports to Country office. The position is also responsible
for technical supervision of the Emergency response West Nile Area office
Accountants.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children International Field Finance Manager job placement should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business
    Administration from a recognised university.  
  • The applicant must also be a member
    of  an Accounting professional body
    with qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant
    progressive working experience working with International NGOs in a
    humanitarian and development setting, of which 3 years should be at
    finance management level.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience,
    including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll,
    payables and balance sheet analysis.
  • Strong background in external donor
    reporting for an international NGO and experience working with
    institutional donors, government agencies, civil societies and
    implementing partners.”
  • Good financial management skills with
    knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of
    Government budgets and tax policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team
    under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight
    deadlines.
  • Good planning, organizing and negotiation
    skills
  • 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 advantage.
  • 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
    capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All 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:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org addressed to:
The Director of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
  • 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: 24th March, 2017
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