The role: Finance Manager – Humanitarian Surge Team (HST)
This role can be based anywhere
As part of our humanitarian ambition and 2030 global strategy, Save the Children is developing and implementing a new Surge Capacity Model to further improve the efficient deployment of high quality surge staff to support the delivery of our Humanitarian Responses directly and in collaboration with SCI partners. The model will be a stimulus for other areas of the organisation, demonstrating more collaborative and cost effective ways of working to drive resources closer to children and honour our commitments to sector wide developments including the Grand Bargain and Core Humanitarian Standard.
People surge is a vital component of our humanitarian responses, providing a much-needed expertise and capacity which can be called upon when it is needed most, helping to ensure high quality and timely humanitarian responses and ultimately saving the lives of children and their families. The postholder will provide dedicated surge support for all categories of humanitarian response efforts, interim cover for critical roles and capacity building to country and regional office staff and SCI partners within humanitarian contexts around the globe. When not on deployment the postholder will undertake work at the base location agreed with their subject matter line manager and deployment manager and contribute to the further development of the surge capacity model.
This HST Finance Manager will provide financial management inputs into Save the Children International (SCI) emergency responses and ongoing support to develop best practice emergency financial management procedures and processes when deployed to SCI Country Programmes.
The main responsibilities of the post will vary according to the terms of reference for each assignment. These may include: being finance focal person as part of an emergency response team; working with other emergency departments in country to ensure that there is a coordinated response in line with best practices; assist in transition and work with existing country finance teams to ensure that best practices are adopted after emergency activity is completed; providing short term interim financial management and/or capacity building support to ongoing emergencies, Fragile States and/or country/regional programmes;
Qualifications and experience
• Experience of and well developed skills in staff management, supervision and capacity building
• Proven track record of supporting a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
• Knowledge of the requirements of the major emergency donors and experience in budgeting and reporting to donors.
• Good attention to detail and analytical skills
• Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).
• Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
• Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
• Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
• Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
• Fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic or Swahili
• Experience with any Save the Children financial systems and overseas accounting software (including SUN, PSF, Agresso)
• Significant experience with NGOs in an international emergency environment
• Qualified Accountant (CCAB) or equivalent experience.
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 a 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.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
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