Save the Children Regional Finance Specialist Jobs in Kenya
Save the Children Regional Finance Specialist Jobs in KenyaRegional Finance Specialist
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.As Regional Finance Specialist, you will work with the regional finance team on key issues and opportunities to find and implement financial management solutions at the country office level to continually improve SCI’s operational platform and ensure compliance with SCI’s quality framework essential standards.
You will have a key role in the stewardship of agency assets and reputation by ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, member/donor requirements whilst demonstrating exemplary financial management leadership and support to the country finance teams.
Qualifications and Experience
Accounting or commercial degree and relevant full professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA)
Minimum of 5 years’ progressive work experience in financial management, audit or compliance role in the commercial, financial services or audit sector. Not-for-profit experience an advantage.
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets. Experienced in preparing both financial and management accounts, including overseas offices
Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships
Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently is essential
Demonstrate strong strategic financial management skills
Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills and the ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner.
Experience in preparing both financial and management accounts, including overseas offices
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
An unquestionably high level of integrity and ethics.
Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems
Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently including reporting remote users.
The personal circumstances to travel frequently to all country programmes in the region.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their resume by 13th March 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Regional Finance Specialist Jobs in Kenya
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