Finance Director at Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan


Deadline: 3 June 2019

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Director in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The Finance Director is responsible for finance management, budget administration, and financial reporting – in both emergency and development programming contexts.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Finance Director will perform the following functions:

  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our 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.
  • Ensure Afghanistan Country Office complies with all Save the Children policies and procedures outlined in the Quality Framework
  • Interpret review and maintain policies and procedures and recommend changes as required
  • Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies
  • Work along with relevant program director(s) in developing plans to meet long-term funding and programming needs including diversification of funding sources.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks, especially financial, related to delivering the Country Office programme and develop mitigation plans at proposal stage.
  • Provide support for financial aspects in regards to budget development for new proposals, modifications, and cost/no cost extension.
  • Ensure with Programme Implementation and Support Services Teams that systems are in place for the control of all assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities.
  • Work with budget holders to estimate funds request on a timely basis to ensure resources are in place for carrying project activities.
  • Oversee and monitor sub grantees/ grants as required per SC policies and procedures.
  • Develop sub-grantees fiscal management capacity through trainings and on-demand support.
  • Lead and participate in the development of finance policies and procedures, in line with SCI finance manual, to maintain a well-financially controlled environment in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Define expectations; provide leadership and technical support as needed.
  • Ensure training and availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Ensure adequate segregation of duties within Country Office.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Minimum 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which 3 at a management level within the finance department of a national or international organization.
  • Experience working in disaster/emergency response.
  • CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modelling.
  • Excellent analytical skills–the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information.
  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management.
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic decisions.
  • Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience of general administration work.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • 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 values.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document including details of their current remuneration and salary expectations through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.

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