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Finance and Awards Director/Temporary Job at Save the Children - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
Save the Children 1126 Days Ago
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: October 3rd, 2018.
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 21-09-2018
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 21-09-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-09-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Finance and Awards Director/Temporary

Jobs at:
Save the Children

Deadline of this Job:
3rd October 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 21st September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Save the Children is seeking a Finance and Awards Director for a USAID-funded school community partnerships education project. This position is a maternity cover for a five-month period, from October 2018 through to February 2019.


Save the Children is seeking a Finance and Awards Director for a USAID-funded school community partnerships education project. This position is a maternity cover for a five-month period, from October 2018 through to February 2019. The Finance and Awards Director is responsible for the management of financial processes and procedures and will lead in setting up project accounting systems and procedures as per Save the Children and USAID standards. The Director will work with country office Finance and Awards management team to provide financial data analysis to the SMT and meet Save the Children and USAID reporting requirements. S/he will also provide audit support and provide capacity building to partner finance staff as needed in terms of financial management, systems, and procedures. This position will also provide dedicated USAID compliance support and proactive compliance monitoring for risk assurance and capacity building (especially with regard to local subgrantees).

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment within the finance department; knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in finance, business or management, or related degree in relevant field required, CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) strongly recommended;
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modeling
  • Excellent analytical skills – the ability to analyze complex financial data and design and produce effective management information
  • Excellent experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic decisions
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports
  • Excellent experience of computerized accounts packages (experience in Agresso accounting package desirable), Excel, PowerPoint and Word and of general administration work
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment
  • Ability to motivate staff and work collaboratively with colleagues, providing support and advice as necessary
  • Written and verbal fluency in English and in Kinyarwanda
  • Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values
    Contract length: 5 Months

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 health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize 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.

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae as a single document in English, including 3 names of professional referees to  The deadline for receiving applications is October 3rd, 2018. Please mention “Finance and Awards Director” as the subject of your email and also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. This job can also be found at 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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