Save The Children Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Save The Children Finance Manager Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionRole PurposeSave the Children is seeking a Finance Manager for a five-year USAID-funded multi-sectoral and integrated positive youth development program.
The anticipated program will build the capacity of national and local institutions to improve the quality and availability of health services, increase youth leadership and civic participation and improve economic pathways for Ethiopian young men and women.
The Finance Manager oversees all financial management, internal controls and financial compliance aspects of the program, in accordance with USAID guidance and regulations.
This role provides financial and operational management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and providing accurate and timely financial reports for donors.
Job specific roles and responsibilities
Review and consolidate monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to senior management
Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other financial documents and transactions are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children and USAID guidelines and regulations
Prepare and monitor budgets to ascertain 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
Prepare quarterly reports, consolidated annual fiscal report, cumulative life of project report, and any other required donor submissions
Verify that 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
Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and donors grants and contracts requirements
Oversee sub grant monitoring and compliance including organizational assessments, review of financial reports/ advance requests, and financial tracking; develop sub grant monitoring plans; perform and document compliance visits;
Supervise the finance and operations staff including performance evaluation and revising job descriptions as necessary.
Develop the capacity of the team and facilitate their professional growth
Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC and donor requirements
Encourage a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence
Skills and Behaviours
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
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, or other relevant field
Minimum eight years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations
Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports
Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Knowledge of local language is an added value
Professional qualification in accounting
Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of Ethiopia
What’s in it for You
Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
A family friendly work environment
Highly collaborative and innovative teams
Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers.
Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Save The Children Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
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