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Finance Officer – Qardho

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Job Description

Title: Finance Officer

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.

Role Purpose:

To assist the Finance Manager, Field Manager and Budget Holders and the National Finance & Grants Team in the operation of Save the Children computerised accounting systems including production of analytical reports

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Gardho

Qualifications & Experience

  • A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or finance from a recognized university.
  • 3 years’ experience working in similar role in an INGO or with a busy working environment
  • Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets, Ms Word and Agresso or FMS Accounting packages
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Ability and willingness to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

The Application will close on 1st July,2020

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.

TITLE: Finance Officer – Qardho
LOCATION: Qardho
CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 Month with possibility of extension
SCOPE OF ROLE

Reports to: Field Manager – Qardho

Staff directly reporting to: Finance Assistant

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Key primary accountabilities

ü  Daily and monthly capturing of Cash, Bank and Advance transactions in the systemGLACOS, to ensure that all data are recordedtwice every week.

ü  The preparation Cash, Bank and Float reconciliations on monthly basis and more frequent if need arises.

ü  Ensure payments with compliance is done as per the office work plan.

ü  Training and capacity building of partner finance and administration staff to SCI financial procures and policies.

ü  Accounting and Reporting Partner financial liquidation on monthly, quarterly and on Yearly bases.

ü  Audit preparation – tracing documentation

ü  Ensure internal controls are maintained within the programme Implementation.

ü  Documentation of Gift in kind and accounting on monthly bases.

ü  Assist lo team in collecting cash requests to be sent to CO and follow up cash transfers to the country programme.

ü  Monitoring emergency cash balances and ensure that all journals are posted into the Agresso systems.

ü  Working closely with the programme team in terms field monitoring and assessment if needed in consultation with the Area Finance Coordinator.

ü  Monitoring and ensuring cash flow management ofthe Office, to ensure that the ongoing projects have sufficient funds to operate.

ü  Make sure that proper filling systems are put in place for audit trait in normal business.

ü  Supporting and closely working with the Area Finance team in all financial aspects of the office.

ü  Ensure field office documents are scanned and uploaded into the DMS System.

ü  Ensure that all costs posting into the system are in line with the organizations financial policies and procedures and eligible to the awards.

ü  Perform any other related duties as required and assigned by the technical line manager

ü  Maintain and ensure the integrity of Save the Children’s computerized accounting systems

ü  Support the Finance Assistant directly reporting to you.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise

·         Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others

·         Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise

·         Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

Delivering Results

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organization’s objectives

Working effectively with others

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

·         Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·         A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or finance from a recognized university.

·         3 years’ experience working in similar role in an INGO  or with a busy working environment

·         Computer skills especially in Ms Excel, spread sheets, Ms Word and Agresso or  FMS Accounting packages

·         High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team

·         Ability and willingness to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines

·         Good communication and interpersonal skills

·         Supportive personnel style

·         Good command of English written and spoken

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Date of issue:  20th June, 2020                                            Author: Area Finance Manager – PL

Disclaimer:

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

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