Finance Manager, Ethiopia (Proposal Recruitment)

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 12, 2021
Category Accounting
Finance
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

Summary

Save the Children is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Early Childhood Education activity in Ethiopia. The program focuses on increasing the effectiveness of the early childhood education system. The specific Objective is to strength the system's capacity to provide, oversee and coordinate continuous high-quality, responsive early childhood development and education, at the federal, regional, woreda, Kebele and Household levels.

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 fi This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding. 

Duties 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

·       Assist program staff in periodic budget review, and preparation of budget amendments when necessary.

·       Review status of all sub-grants by activity and overall grant budget and propose ideas where necessary for request of revision, extension, or any appropriate action accordingly.

·       Maintain grant records, compiles, submitted monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, including status of VAT receivables, and updated budget records in the system with all revisions made on the grant.

·       Actively participate on monthly BVA review meeting and serve as a focal person for this grant

·       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

Requirements: 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

§  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

§  Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:

§  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development

§  Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

§  Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

§  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

§  Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

§  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

§  Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

§  Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

§  Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience and Skills: 

·       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

Skills and Experience:

KEY COMPETENCIES

·      Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children

·      Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for children

Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in a project and programme design, management, and oversight

Generic Competencies

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery

Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peerS,

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.

•       We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa

This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

 

Applying Instructions

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

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