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Save the Children is looking for applications from qualified people to apply for the job of Director of Finance.

Job Summary: The Director of Finance is a member of the Senior Management Team in Uganda and shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Director of Finance in his/her capacity is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management, grant management, and financial and grant reporting, in both emergency and development programming contexts.
Deadline: 6th December 2013
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold at least eight years experience in a senior role in a corporate or an NGO environment, three of which should be at a management level within the finance department of a national or international organization.
  • Additional professional qualification such as CPA, CA, ACMA, ACCA.
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modeling, financial systems and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills – the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information.
  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic decisions.
  • Experience of general administration work.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Possess the ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment.
  • 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.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess the 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 skills
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in country.
    Written and verbal fluency in English.
How to Apply:
All those desiring to work with this international NGO, Save the Children, should send their application letters with detailed CV indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kira Road P. O. Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or on email:
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.
Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.
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