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Save the Children Vacancies 2023 for Deputy Finance Director Jobs in Juba Location.
Save the Children Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for Save the Children job opportunity portal for the post of Deputy Finance Director. Deputy Finance Director Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.savethechildren.net before the last date which is 11/08/2023.
Deputy Finance Director Jobs at Save the Children Details
|Recruiter Name||Save the Children|
|Name of Vacancy||Deputy Finance Director Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Deputy Finance Director Jobs Description
The Deputy Finance Director will support the Finance Director with developing and implementing the financial strategy of South Sudan Country Office.
The jobholder has overall responsibility of the Budgeting & Reporting function with a particular focus on providing excellent financial business partnering services to the program implementation team. They will also be responsible for ensuring best in class financial management at field office level – including leadership in respect to capacity buiding; implementing efficient & effective processes; improving and ensuring compliance with internal control systems. The Deputy Finance Director will also be strongly involved with SCI global change projects (HPO), ensuring that the financial component of these projects are successfully implemented.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Finance Director
Staff reporting to this post:
4 direct reports – 1 Budgeting & Reporting Manager, 2* Budgeting & Reporting Coordinators, 1 * Budgeting & Reporting Officer
Technical supervision of field based finance staff (11 staff)
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: Save the Children works throughout South Sudan with 11 field offices, approximately 700 staff and expenditure of USD 50 million / anum.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Budgeting & Reporting
Act as the key strategic Finance Business Partner to the Finance Director and Program Implementation team to support key decision making.
Ownership of the master budget process at Country Office and Field levels – ensuring proactive decision making, the efficient and effective allocation of resources, and financial sustainability (zero gap)
Provide financial expertise to the donor budget proposal process to ensure proposals are: high quality; reflect the needs on the ground; include the necessary shared costs
Working with the program implementation team to phase and realign budgets
Providing high quality weekly and monthly financial BvA reports
Mitigate the risk of donor disallowances by ensuring that awards are proacticely managed and closed out effectively from a financial perspective
Ensure budget holders understand their responsibilities (e.g., through training and capacity buidling).
Supports development and maintenance of training on budgeting, financial policies, and financial system and reporting tools, and provides training.
Identify and effectively manage all key risks, especially financial, related to delivering the Country Office program
Implements and evaluates statistical models, systems and serves as a trusted advisor to Finance Director.
.Provide value added ad hoc financial analysis to budget holders to inform decision making
Partnership Development and Management
Undertaking capacity assessment of partners’ organisation in order to identify capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the programme financial management requirements.
Undertake regular support visits to the partners organizations to discuss financial and operational issues/progress and identify ways in which SCI SS can provide the needed support.
Support the development of partners’ project budgets, work plan, cash transfer plans and procurement plans.
Support partners external audit exercise and follow up to ensure that the auditors’ recommendations are followed up and implemented.
Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the programme objectives are being realized in accordance to the programme and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations.
Field Office finance Operations, Finance controls and Compliance
Ensuring best in class financial management at field office level – including leadership in respect to recruitment and sucession planning; capacity buiding; implementing efficient & effective processes and accounting systems; improving and ensuring compliance with internal controls. This should include regular visits to the field locations.
Ensure good understanding of the control and compliance section of finance including taking leadership of the finance department when the FD is away.
Assist the Finance Director in ensuring smooth implementation and updating of robust and adequate financial systems and procedures in line with the managing member’s finance Policy and good accounting practices
Maintain and ensure the integrity of the SCI’ computerized accounting systems and liaising with Regional Finance Team for any required support
Staff Leadership, Mentorship, and Development
Ensure appropriate staffing and efficient & effective organisation design within the Budgeting & Reporting, and Field Finance teams.
Ensure that all staff understand and are empowered to perform their role.
Manage team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly.
Recruitment, training, and professional development of team as part of the wider staff development strategy.
Performance Management :
Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives; ongoing feedback; periodic reviews; and fair and unbiased evaluations;
Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans
Perform any other duties and tasks, which are commensurate with the responsibilities and level of the post.
Regularly act as Finance Director in the absence of the Finance Director.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Director.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
willing to take disciplined risks.
honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
BA Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline.
Chartered Accountant (CPA, ACMA, ACA, ACCA) strongly recommended.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Minimum of 5 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which three at a management level within a finance department
Strategic mindset with the ability to lead, inspire and achieve results in a challenging context
Strong team player
Has in-depth technical and administrative knowledge and is able to connect the financial and non-financial information to generate insights and recommendations for program effectiveness
Excellent inter-personal skills and able to communicate with diverse set of stakeholders
Strong analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills with the ability articulate complex information in an easy to understand manner
Solutions focused with ability to identify weaknesses and drive continuous improvement
Self starter who is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
Ability to prioritise, plan ahead, and manage a complex and diverse workload with tight deadlines
Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff.
Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modelling.
Excellent understanding of budgeting and budget management.
Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
Excellent understanding of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment.
Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values.
Written and verbal fluency in English
10 years within the NGO / charities sector
Understanding of major donor compliance regulations (USAID, Dfid, ECHO, OFTA, etc)
Experience of working in an emergency context.
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.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;
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
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly
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