Save the Children NGO Finance Co-ordinator Jobs in Nairobi

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.



We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.


Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.


We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.



Your role will be to support the country finance teams in the region, helping them to consolidate information, to provide analysis and to facilitate effective business processes and workflows.


In providing high quality support to Country Office (CO) finance teams, you will be part of the team effort for monthly, quarterly and annual financial processes.


In this role, you are expected to leverage financial analysis techniques, tools, and software to provide insights. You will need to provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting.

You will be a go to partner to provide support/guidance to Country Offices on system/technical queries for financial reports, charts, tables and other exhibits.


You will be highly motivated, articulate and comfortable with a diverse Finance role covering a variety of country offices, whilst working closely with the CO Finance Managers.

To thrive in this role, you must be highly driven and a self-starter to achieve excellence.


In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work

outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Accounting, commerce or business administration degree from a leading university
    Relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA).
  • At least 5 years of country or regional financial management experience in a complex commercial or development sector organization.
  • Significant budgeting experience, understanding of budgeting and forecasting.
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems like Agresso, Sun systems, PeopleSoft etc.
  • Advanced EXCEL skills
  • A flair for figures and analysis
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and advanced financial modelling skills and ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.
  • Self-driven change-agent and excellent capacity building skills
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards.
  • Excellent attention to detail; planning and forecasting skills.
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Personal circumstances and commitment to travel to all country offices in the region; 30% travel.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th July, 2018



    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children NGO Finance Co-ordinator Jobs in Nairobi




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