Finance Manager - Sierra Leone

Freetown

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 01 Year

The role

The jobholder will be responsible for providing financial information, technical support and inputs to planning, budgeting and reporting processes, undertaking financial analysis to enable the field finance teams, budget holders, and partners perform strong financial management by making informed decision in programme implementation and follow up.

In addition the position is responsible for taking initiatives to ensure that funds are used in the best possible way by maintaining, improving and enforcing adherence and compliance with Save the Children Sierra Leone internal control systems, managing and building the capacity of Save the Children Sierra Leone staff and partners.

Qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelors' 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 position. Post Graduate training in development Studies, social sciences, Project management and Community Development is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 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
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Governments.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • 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

  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Highly developed 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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'Fsy.79818.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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Or send your application directly to mailto:Fsy.79818.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com.
  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Freetown
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-15

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