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Save the Children Vacancies 2023 for 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 Finance Director. Finance Director Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.savethechildren.net before the last date which is 17/06/2023.
Finance Director Jobs at Save the Children Details
|Recruiter Name||Save the Children|
|Name of Vacancy||Finance Director Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Finance Director Jobs Description
ROLE PURPOSE: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in South Sudan, the Finance Director shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and co-ordination of the Country Office. The Director of Finance in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Country Director for overseeing the Finance function – in both emergencies and development programming contexts and considered to be a key strategic finance advisor.
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.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Country Director with technical reporting lines to the East & Southern Africa Regional Finance Director who is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Direct reports: 2 direct reports – Deputy Finance Director and Senior Finance Manger-FCC
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: Save the Children works throughout South Sudan with approximately 500 staff and expenditure of USD 50 million per annum.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:
The Strategic Finance Leadership of the South Sudan Country Office and become an integral part of the SLT.
Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors.
Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs.
Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: host government authorities, partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs.
Ensure the South Sudan Country Office complies with all Save the Children Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.
Drive an ambitious finance transformation agenda and provide leadership to the CO finance team in driving effective delivery of key global transformation projects relevant to finance
Key Champion of the Cost Efficiency and financial Sustainability agenda for the South Sudan CO.
Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Regional Office.
Drive continuous improvements in efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of SCI, to increase the value for money we offer our donors.
Planning and Budgeting
Act as the key strategic Finance Business Partner to the Country Director to support key decision making.
Assist the Country Director (CD) in the management /administration of the Country Office resources and its sub-offices including (a) the formulation of country work program and resource allocation, (b) providing effective support and guidance to the Senior Management Team and other key program staff during planning and allocation exercises; (c) monitoring implementation of donor agreements and resource utilization. Highlight variances, provide analyses and recommend resolution or reallocation of resources.
Work along with the Director of Program Operations and the Director of Program Development and Quality in developing plans to meet funding and programming needs. This includes diversification of funding resources.
Identify and effectively manage all key risks, especially financial, related to delivering the Country Office program. Provide leadership and proactive solutions to current and potential future financial risks.
Provide cost analysis, promote benchmarks and make recommendations for effective resource utilization at all levels.
Ensure correct level of budget authority exists within Country Office.
Manage financial aspects of budget development for new proposals.
Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency finance procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up.
Ensure budget holders understand their responsibilities (e.g., through training).
Ensure field offices receive adequate support to operate efficient accounting systems, including timely receipt of monthly budget variance analysis by budget holders, timely answers to queries and scheduling tasks and deadlines
Work with the Director of Human Resources to establish equitable staff compensation policies and practices within the approved budget and donor requirements.
Work with the SLT and the Director of Human Resources to design and implement a coherent organisational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to approved budget and program needs
Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Control
Manage the Country Office financial systems and provide the SLT and all budget holders a monthly update on the budget variance analysis.
Ensure with Director Program Operations and Head of Logistics, that systems are in place for the control of all assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities; submit timely financial reports to centre, Regional Office and donors as required.
Ensure that effective systems are put in place, and regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control including:
Annual accounts and tax statement preparation;
Accounting and management information systems;
Effective balance sheet management
Cash and cash flow management and control in particular gain/losses on currency exchange;
Financial procedures during emergency responses, including meeting all relevant responsibilities in the Rules and Principles for Emergency Response;
Expenditure procedures, especially around procurement;
Documentation of all controls and procedures;
Finance training for staff in the field and partners as necessary;
Availability of funds for field offices and the Country Office
Monitor accurate and timely submission of financial reports and attachments to members, donors and government regulatory agencies.
Ensure quarterly effort reporting is prepared with major variances discussed with Regional Office and centre.
Coordinate submission of control reports, respond to findings and recommend resolutions or action plans.
Lead and participate in the development of finance policies and procedures to be able to maintain a well-financially controlled environment in both development and emergency contexts.
Coordinate with the Internal Auditor internal or external audits.
Ensure monthly financial reviews (MFRs) are prepared, reviewed with the Country Director and submitted to Regional Office regularly.
Ensure appropriate segregation of duties across finance activities.
Staff Leadership, Mentorship, and Development
Ensure appropriate staffing and efficient & effective organisation design within Finance.
Ensure that all staff understand and are empowered to perform their role.
Manage finance team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly.
Recruitment, training, and professional development of Finance team as part of the wider staff development strategy.
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.
BEHAVIOUR S (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 7 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
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 (such as USAID, ECW, GPE, ECHO, FCDO, 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.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
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