Save The Children Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Role Purpose

  • Save 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

    Job Requirements

    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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