Job opportunity for Director, Financial Management and Operations at Save the Children International

Job opportunity for Director, Financial Management and Operations at Save the Children International

Job Title:  Director, Financial Management and Operations

Organisation: Save the Children International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Save the Children:

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.

Job Summary: The Financial Management and Operations Director (FOD) is responsible for the overall financial management and administration for the program funded by USAID in Uganda. The FOD will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports. S/he will also provide expert advice to the Chief of Party and other senior staff on strategic financial management issues, in order to maximize cost-effectiveness in the allocation of project resources. The FOD will also provide rigorous and detailed financial analysis to the Chief of Party and budget holders on a timely basis to aid the identification and mitigation of issues and risks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected.; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively
  • Intuitively review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management
  • Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback as well as for distribution to Senior Management
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Regularly review and submit reports to Save the Children headquarters
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned Save the Children International job should hold a    Master’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • At least ten years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, and international development assistance programs in diverse geographic locations.
  • Solid expertise in managing and supervising staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of USG financial reporting and compliance requirements is critical.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing donor-funded procurements and grants/sub-contracts.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills in English required
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases.

NB: Ugandan nationals encouraged to apply.

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading international NGOs, Save the Children, should apply online by clicking on blue link below.

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