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Mozambique: Finance Director - Re advertisement

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Mozambique
Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Finance and Administration Director - Mozambique

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:

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in Mozambique, the Finance and Administration Director shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). This position is seen as a strategic partner, with a focus on ensuring accountability, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis and advice, and developing financial strategy that best serves the CO strategic and programmatic objectives.

The incumbent is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management, financial reporting, IT support, and administrative support of all CO teams, in both emergency and development programming contexts.

Contract Duration: 3 years

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related field

  • MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing, or CPA, or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) strongly preferred

  • A minimum of seven years' management experience in an INGO environment, of which five are at a senior management level

  • As Save the Children International operates entirely in English, strong oral and written English language skills are required for the position

  • As Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, there is a strong preference for candidates who speak Portuguese or who speak another Romance language well (Spanish, Italian, French, or Romanian). The successful candidate will be expected to learn Portuguese to a minimal functional fluency level within the first year.

  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modelling

  • Excellent analytical skills - the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management

  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures

  • Strong business acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic decisions required.

  • Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages such as Agresso, SunSystems, SAP (experience using Agresso desired)

  • Excellent skills in Excel required, very good skills in PowerPoint and Word desired

  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary

  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

  • Knowledge of major donor award regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.

  • Experience of and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment

  • Understanding of Save the Children's vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values

  • Experience of general administration work

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

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

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