Head of Finance 

  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Finance
  • Deadline:
    November 29, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Head of Finance  (220008NH)
 

Summary:

Save the Children is seeking a Head of Finance for an anticipated five-year Resilient Education for Crisis-Affected Children activity in Burkina Faso. The purpose of this activity is to increase primary education completion, particularly for displaced and host community learners who have been marginalized due to conflict and crisis conditions, with improved foundational skills and wellbeing, even in the face of shocks and stressors. A disproportionate number of Burkinabe primary school-aged children are unable to complete their primary school education, nor receive quality instruction, and therefore struggle to acquire foundational skills. Insecurity, displacement and climate risks further exacerbate poor education conditions for both host community and displaced learners. This activity has been designed to support the Government of Burkina Faso’s Education Sector Plan (2017-2030).

The Head of Finance is responsible for the overall leadership of the project’s finance team and oversees all financial management, internal controls and financial compliance aspects of the program, in accordance with USAID guidance and regulations. They will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for Save the Children and any sub-awards. This position sits on the project’s senior leadership team. The Head of Finance is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations. They will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on the program as well as with USAID guidelines.

Required Qualifications and experience :

  • Master’s degree in finance, business, accounting or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired.
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations.
  • In-depth knowledge of US Government rules and regulations including 22 CFR 226.22, CFR-145, and OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133.
  • Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID audits.
  • Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by international donors, including the U.S. Government.
  • Strong experience of working within a complex national program in the context of an emergency intervention or in conflict/fragile state contexts.
  • Ability and willingness to be very flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes dangerous working circumstances.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Burkina Faso.
  • Personal commitment to gender equality, child rights and social inclusion

Durée du Contrat : 12 mois

About Save the Children

Nous employons environ 25.000 personnes dans le monde entier et travaillons sur le terrain dans plus de 100 pays afin d’aider les enfants touchés par des crises ou ceux qui ont besoin de meilleurs soins de santé, d’éducation et de protection de l’enfance. Nous faisons également campagne et défendons au plus haut niveau, pour réaliser le droit des enfants et pour faire entendre leur voix.

Nous travaillons sur trois avancées dans la façon dont le monde traite les enfants d’ici 2030 :

  • Aucun enfant ne meurt suite à des causes évitables avant son 5e anniversaire
  • Tous les enfants ont une éducation de base de qualité et que,
  • La violence à l’égard des enfants n’est plus tolérée

Nous sommes conscients que des personnes formidables font une grande organisation et que nos employés jouent un rôle crucial en nous aidant à atteindre nos ambitions pour les enfants. Nous valorisons nos employés et nous proposons une carrière significative et enrichissante, ainsi qu’un lieu de travail collaboratif et inclusif où l’ambition, la créativité et l’intégrité sont très appréciées

Comment postuler ?

Merci de postuler en envoyant votre CV et votre lettre motivation dans un seul document, en mentionnant également votre rémunération actuelle ainsi que vos prétentions salariales pour ce poste. Une version complète du descriptif de poste peut être trouvée ci-dessous

Nous  devons assurer la sécurité des enfants à travers nos processus de sélection, lesquelles reflètent notre engagement à la protection des enfants et incluent des enquêtes de références rigoureuses

Les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées

Il est porté à la connaissance des candidats que Save the Children International ne demande aucun paiement, ni frais durant tout le processus de recrutement. Toute demande allant dans ce sens doit être immédiatement signalée car contraire aux valeurs et pratiques de notre organisation.

 

Location

: Ouagadougou

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Nov 29, 2022