Finance Manager - Roving
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
As our personable, problem solving Girls' Education Challenge Roving Finance Manager, you will support the good stewardship of project funds helping to ensure value for money and the largest possible impact for vulnerable children in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will also build capacity of national staff in key financial and project roles supporting the development of in-country resources on these projects and in the future.
Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
Reporting to the Head of East Africa Regional Portfolio Team you will be responsible for the good stewardship of project funds including budget management whilst supporting the country-based finance staff. You will ensure accurate and timely reporting as well as compliance with donor requirements and to achieve this you will also:
- Work with COs, Regional Desks and the Global Programmes Finance Team to ensure that grants are efficiently and accurately set up in SCI and SCUK Agresso
- Ensure systems and processes are in place and understood by SCI and SCUK finance teams
- Build staff capacity in COs
- Maintain internal donor financial reporting systems and budget revision tools
- Identify issues and challenges related to financial setup and management of GEC projects and escalate to the Regional Portfolio project leads and COs as relevant.
To be successful as a Girls Education Challenge Roving Finance Manager you will have excellent financial management skills along with the ability to take on board new issues as they arise and respond quickly. You will have worked with colleagues remotely and have wider experience of training others in financial management tools and practices. You must also have a supportive and open attitude and be excited about working in a diverse and challenging environment. In addition you will have:
- Degree level qualifications in a financially focused discipline or demonstrable experience of financial analysis
- Solid understanding of financial and commercial principles and systems
- Experience of leading development and or management or large budgets (£1m+)
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Willingness to travel for assignments in fragile or conflict affected areas for substantial amounts of time.
Experience of working in fragile and conflict-affected states and the ability to speak advanced French or Portuguese is desirable.
At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: 1st February 2016
To apply please visit our website.