🏘️ About the Organization and Job Details
Name and Services of the Organization
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
Save the Children’s work saves and improves children’s lives around the world. We work to ensure children have healthcare, food and shelter, as well as learning and child protection services when children need it most. We are committed to helping all children achieve their full potential by ensuring they grow up healthy, receive a good education, and stay safe.
📋 Job Description
The Finance and Award Manager is responsible for the overall leadership of the project’s finance team and oversees all financial management, internal controls, and financial compliance aspects of the program, in accordance with USAID guidance and regulations. S/he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for Save the Children and any sub awards.
The Finance and Award Manager is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations. S/he will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on the program as well as with USAID guidelines.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Job Payment Terms and Contract
Contract type: Open Ended
💼 Job Specification
Job Educational Qualification Needed
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting, or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired, CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) strongly recommended.
Job Experience Needed
- Minimum five years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations.
- Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
Job Skills and Other Training Needed
- In-depth knowledge of US Government rules and regulations including 22 CFR 226.22 CFR-145 OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133.
- Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports, and USAID audits.
- Strong analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Fluency in spoken and written English required.
- Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Master’s degree.
- Ten years’ progressively responsible experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by international donors, including the U. S. Government.
- Knowledge of local taxation laws is preferred.
- Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred.
- Written and verbal fluency in English and in Kinyarwanda.
Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued
This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work. SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.
🌐 How to Apply
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *
*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*
Application Deadline Provided
Deadline for receiving applications is March 16th, 2021.
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