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Save the Children

Save the Children

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to ach...

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Location:
flexible in the countries where SCI has got a presence, United Kingdom

Posted:
1 Aug 2013

Deadline:
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Compensation details:
Salary offers will be made according to national conditions

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Roving Financial Controller

We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. Join us wherever you are.

flexible in the countries where SCI has got a presence, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Salary offers will be made according to national conditions

Level:
Mid Level
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The location for this role is flexible in the countries where SCI has got a presence, and salary offers will be made according to national conditions. This role could be offered as a permanent role or a contract depending on the candidate.

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role

As a member of the international programs finance team, the Roving Financial Controller will assume country office or regional finance roles (up to director level) for temporary periods to cover resourcing gaps and ensure adequate financial management is maintained to ensure results are achieved. The role holder will be required to undertake finance activities related to the transition of work between Merlin and Save the Children International (SCI). This will include the line management of any appropriate finance and awards staff within the remit of the posting, identifying any capacity gaps and proposing appropriate solutions.The role holder will also act as a champion for Save the Children International (SCI) financial policies, standards and procedures, coaching and mentoring staff and colleagues to ensure a thorough and complete understanding is maintained.In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.Qualifications and experience

Essential Fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) * experience of working at a similar level in an NGO * demonstrable experience of line managing staff, particularly across different cultures * ability to adapt to challenging working environments within a developing country context * strong experience in identifying issues in financial management, applying sustainable solutions, and achieving results * proven experience in training and capacity building of staff and teams, including coaching and mentoring staff * knowledge and use of financial software packages * willing to undertake travel for approximately 70% of the time (deployments of up to 3 months at a time) * ability to adapt quickly to a new environment and achieve results with multiple priorities and deadlines * strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets * highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures * demonstrated ability of working with a range of stakeholders and in a matrix system * commitment to Save the Children valuesDesirable * knowledge and use of Agresso financial software * international work experience in a developing country * Spanish and/ or French language skillsWe need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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