Title: Finance Coordinator – Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)– Notional
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 1.9 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.Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 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.
ROLE PURPOSE: The Finance Coordinator – Financial Planning & Analysis assists the Deputy Finance Director by managing the day-to-day operations of the budgeting unit.The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day budgeting and financial planning functions are performed in accordance with Save the Children and donor policies and procedures. Responsible for coordinating the preparation and consolidation of donor proposal budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and supporting in the production of high quality and timely management reporting.In this role, you are expected to be highly motivated, articulate and comfortable with a diverse finance role covering a variety of area/field offices, whilst working closely with the country and area finance teams. To thrive in this role, you must be highly driven and a self-starter to achieve excellence. 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
- At least 4 years of financial management, financial planning and proposal budget development experience from INGO(s) or Corporate World.
- Demonstrated experience in working with traditional, institutional, and major donors including USAID, EU, FCDO, World Bank, GPEs, GFFO, SIDA, etc.
- Experience with management information systems and strong excel skills and experience of solving complex issues through analysis.
- Thorough knowledge of major donor rules and regulations and implications on budgeting.
- Self-motivated with good time management skills and ability to prioritise workload, anticipate requirements, work to tight deadlines and communicate decisions on a regular basis.
- Ability to operate in a changing environment: adaptable, flexible and supportive approach.
- Proven skills in managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
- Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems like Agresso, Sun systems, PeopleSoft etc.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
- Ability and willingness to work under high pressure, travel to field offices and to meet tight deadlines.
- University Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a leading and reputable university.
- Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FPAC) highly preferred.
- Professional qualifications (ACCA/CMA/CA/CPA) will be an added advantage.
We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.