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Save the Children: Finance Manager

Finance Manager
Save the Children

🕙 Deadline: May 22, 2024


Save the Children International (SCI) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children implements both development and humanitarian assistance programs in  Burundi. 

Save the Children has been working in Burundi in partnership with the Government of Burundi  and local stakeholders to promote a bright future for children. We have experience working across the country. The main areas of focus are  child protection, Gender Based Violence, child rights governance, and health and nutrition in humanitarian and development contexts.


The position holder will provide overall leadership for the Financial Accounts function within the program, and partly support the budgeting and Reporting function. He/she will be responsible for ensuring best-in-class financial controls and management for the program– including capacity building; implementing efficient & effective processes; improving and ensuring compliance with internal control systems. S/he will ensure that Burundi Financial requirements and procedures comply with the SCI’s policies, donor requirements as well and the Government of Burundi laws and policies.

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. 



  • Advanced level University degree in financial management, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CA, CPA, ACCA, or other equivalent qualifications will be a plus.


  • Minimum of 6 years of management experience in a corporate, audit firm or an NGO environment, of which three at a middle management level within a finance department
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to lead, inspire and achieve results in a challenging context
  • Demonstrated managerial, supervisory, and leadership skills.
  • Expert knowledge, skills, and experience in principles and practices of international accounting and financial management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills with the ability to articulate complex information in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Strong ability to analyze financial data including large financial data extracts, summarize results, produce reports, and recommend appropriate actions
  • Excellent knowledge of and skills in the use of integrated IT accounting systems (e.g. Oracle, Agresso, etc.).
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks on an autonomous basis.
  • Sound judgment, integrity, tact, and discretion in dealing with internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication in both English and French (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with finance and non-finance staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Strong skills in the area of Office packages in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately, and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff.
  • Strong team player


  • Extensive years of experience within the NGO / charities sector or Audit firm with financial management responsibility,
  • Experience of working in a development and/or emergency context.
  • Understanding of major donor compliance regulations.


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 1:  The responsibilities of the post do not require you to have one-to-one contact with children or young people.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work. 

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

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*


The Organization

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.

Application Information:

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 We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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Save the Children (ONG)

Save the Children a une ambition audacieuse: nous croyons en un monde dans lequel tous les enfants survivent, ont la possibilité d'apprendre et sont protégés des abus, de la négligence et de l'exploitation.

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