Finance Officer – Save the children


About the Role:

The Finance Officer will be mainly tasked to provide accurate financial information by preparing, recording and reconciling financial transactions data, to check and control financial process in line with financial policy and procedures and to make cash and bank payments for program activities.

Detailed key responsibilities are in the attached JD.

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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accountancy/finance/management or Equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in an NGO set up
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • High level of verbal and written skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills and High levels of attention to details
  • Ability to liaise with a diverse range of people, stakeholders and customers
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • High-level attention to details and quality
  • Computer literacy (including advanced Excel, Word, Internet and databases skills)
  • Commitment to save The Children’s Mission and values
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • High-level attention to details and quality
  • High level of self –motivation and initiative
  • Ownership and accountability of own work
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity

Contract type: Open Ended

Location: Kirehe

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 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


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

To apply; kindly follow the following link:

Deadline for receiving applications is February 21st, 2020

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.*

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


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