Program Finance Officer

Site Save the Children

Save the children is hiring a Program Finance Officer.

The Role

The West and Central Africa Region has a Regional Office (RO) in Dakar. The primary role of the RO is to support and build the capacity of nine Country Offices across the region. The RO 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 RO will need back office support to assure proper use and management of these funds; the Program Finance Officer supports the financial operations of the RO.

The Program Finance Officer will work as part of the WCA Regional Finance Team and his/her primary function is acting as Finance point person for the regional office implementing partners and awards financial management. The Program Finance Officer contributes to the implementation of the policies and procedures and ensures that controls and procedures for Regional awards and partners are implemented. The post holder also takes on some tasks of the RO Finance Manager and the other finance staff during their absences.

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified accountant CPA or ACCA and a degree in business related subjects
  • 2 to 4 years’ experience at Finance Officer level with an INGO or similar institution
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted
  • Accounting Principles. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • A high level of written and verbal communication in English and French and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of computer use (MS-Excel, PowerPoint & MS-Word), preferably with accounting package Agresso.
  • Contract Length: 2 Years

Location: Dakar/Senegal

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.

Closing date: 30 Nov 2021 – 23:59 GMT.

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