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Deadline: 2nd, December 2016

Job Description

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Job Purpose:

The job holder takes responsibility for guiding the finance roles in the refugee settlement, ensuring quality assurance and compliance in financial management, providing financial information to management team and budget holders. In addition, provides technical support and inputs to programme planning, budgeting and implementation support to management in reporting, representation, monitoring and evaluation. This being a dual function role the Officer is responsible for efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking approved payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to date and reconciled. In addition the position takes the initiative to ensure that Save the Children funds are used in the best possible way.

Job Details

Academic background and Experience;

–          Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Science In Accounting from a reputable University

–          Membership of an Accounting profession such as ACCA or CPA or level 3 completion will be an added advantage.

–          At least 3 years’ experience in financial management position and relevant experience supervising and developing the capacity community based institutions in financial management.

–          Strong  knowledge in external donor reporting for an international NGO, understanding of donors’ financial reporting and budgeting requirements, government  tax policies and other statutory requirements.

General specifications applicable to all positions above;

–          Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.

–          Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

–          Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

–          Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

–          Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

–          Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

–          Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

–          Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

–          Excellent time management and planning capacity.

–          Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

Important to note:

–          Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.

–          Candidates from the districts/communities listed above are encouraged to apply. More information on the open positions is available at SCI district/regional offices.


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 Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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

Additional Requirements

Employment Type: Full-Time

Place of duty: Wakiso

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