Save The Children Budget Development Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Budget Development Manager

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222986

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Under supervision Senior Budget development manager - s/he is responsible for Master budget development, periodical forecasts, proposal budgeting & review.

S/he plays a key role in supporting Senior Management including the Program Development Director and Award Directors in proposal development, thus contributing to the timely submission of quality proposals to donors, by ensuring compliance of proposal budgets and related budget narrative to donor’s rules and regulations.

S/he ensures that tools and templates are developed and used consistently for budget development sustainability and accurate cost recovery.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Senior Budget development manager

Staff directly reporting to this post:

  • Key Stakeholders: Program Development Director; Program Development Unit; Awards Unit; Program Development & Quality technical teams; Program Operations; Finance Department; Save the Children Member organizations.

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    In line with SCI’s full spectrum programming, these key areas of accountability apply to SCI Ethiopia’s work in emergencies (acute and chronic) and in development settings.

    Key Role responsibility – Planning and Budgeting

  • Manage the development and periodic revisions of the SCI Master Budget and annual/periodical projections of expenditures and funds in coordination with Awards, PDQ and the rest of the finance team.

  • Be the point of contact for inquiry related to the country offices master budget, financial GAP and cost of delivery
  • Responsible to manage periodic analysis & update of CO funding position
  • Work with reporting team and Awards Unit to ensure that the thematic, cross thematic and operational cost of donor budgets are accurate, well developed,

  • To insure the cost and business requirements of Requests for Proposals and customer requests for contract modifications and lead in development of a pricing strategy/approach.

  • To review & insure proposal budgets reflect value for money and all cost that are included in the proposal budget are necessary and reflect our best estimate to deliver a project.

  • To ensure SoF budgets are phased correctly and are uploaded into the financial system in a timely fashion and are in line with the Master budget.

  • Responsible to update and monitor use of tools such as Cost Allocation Methodology (CAM) to support full cost recovery for SCI.
  • To support his/her line manager to sensitize new initiative or policies that are introduced by the centre to the budget development team.
  • Assist his/ her line manager to lead budget related proposal development function and manage the budgeting team
  • To ensures proposal budget that come out from the unit is consistent with narrative and that the budget is tailored, reflecting relevance to and compliance with SCI and Donor requirements.
  • Supports PDQ in the proposal development process for all proposals

  • Relays funding opportunities to relevant staff in a timely manner

  • Ensures that information is provided in a timely fashion and relevant staff are involved in the proposal development process (schedule)

  • Disseminates donor and SCI standards to relevant personnel at the beginning of the process

  • Ensures that a system is in place to analyse administrative costs and shared programme cost so that all aspects have been taken into account

  • Ensures that all proposals, contracts and amendments with donors follow internal procedures

    Key Competencies

  • Leading and Inspiring Others - accomplished

  • Delivering Results – accomplished

  • Developing Self and Others – leading edge

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making – leading

  • Applying Technical and Professional Expertise – accomplished

  • Working Effectively with Others – accomplished

  • Communicating with Impact - accomplished

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • Eight years of proposal development, budgeting, program and award (grant) management experience

  • Significant experience in working with key donors including USAID, EC, ECHO, DFID, NORAD, UNHCR

  • Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Strong analytical knowledge on budget implications on a long term basis.
  • Master of budget development/analytical skills.
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexible in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically;
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Flexible in event of emergency response;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values, vision and mission

    We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

    The Organisation

    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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    How to Apply

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at and to apply.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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