Finance Officer

Site Save the Children

Save the Children hiring Finance Officer.

Job description

The West and Central Africa Region has a regional management office in Dakar. The primary role of the regional management unit is to support and build the capacity about 9 country programmes across the region. The regional management unit is also a small business unit in itself and as such receives funds from SCI and Donors to run both oversight related operations as well as regional programmes.

The regional management office will need back office support to assure proper use and management of these funds.

In finance, the Finance Officer will contribute to the implementation of the accounting systems, policies and procedures. He/she supports the department through the collection, processing, recording, reconciliation of financial data, verifying the validity, completeness and accuracy of source documentation, performing


Minimum BAC+3 degree in business with specialization in accounting and finance

Experience And Skills

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in a similar position, with an INGO or a financial institutions
  • A good level of written and verbal communication in English and French and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to SCI monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of computer use (MS-Excel, PowerPoint & MS-Word), preferably with accounting packages.

Job details

  • Contract length: 01 year
  • Contract Type: National/Local
  • Work location: Dakar

The Organisation

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 realise 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Application deadline: 27 November 2020

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