Save the Children is a global child rights organisation with a dual mandate to deliver world-class, quality programming in health, education and child protect and to be the leading INGO for children in emergencies.
Save the Children: • reaches 50 million children every year • raises $1.4 billion for children every year • has 29 national organizations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia • works in more than 90 countries and has over 15,000 employees
The role As a member of the international programs finance team you will: • provide financial analyses for management reporting purposes, incorporating input from the regional and country offices. These analyses should include commentary that is concise, accurate and informative, and they should be presented in a user-friendly way • understand the regional and country office budgets, and assist in the review of the annual and quarterly plans and budgets • monitor the effectiveness of regional and country office financial controls and therefore identify potential risk areas • provide guidance and assistance to regional and country offices on accounting issues and with communications with Save the Children funding members when required
Required skills and experience • qualified accountant • financial analysis experience, where possible for large institutional donors like USAID, ECHO, and EC • INGO accounting/finance experience would be a plus • highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis • experience with management information systems and reporting metrics • highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching • highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures • strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets • ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner • experience of/exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries • experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in • highest standards of ethics and integrity • willingness to undertake reasonable amounts of travel to the country and regional offices for training, support and capacity-building purposes • Spanish and/ or French language skills highly desirable • commitment to Save the Children values