Save the Children, Iraq

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th June, 2018

Job Description

The role:

The Finance Manager will be the Finance lead for the "Building Peaceful Futures" Consortium (which includes Save the Children as Lead Agency, Care, Handicap International and Norwegian Refugee Council). The incumbent will work closely with the Consortium Program Directors, Logistics and Finance teams to ensure that the program financial operations are consistent with SCI and DFAT requirements. Through continuous reviews s/he will ensure that SCI and DFAT financial and compliance procedures are adhered to at all times across all partners and operational areas. Under the supervision of the Consortium Director, the position will be responsible for ensuring that all operations and partners meet the SCI and donor requirements including budget planning, monitoring, and reporting are delivered in a timely manner. The position will be responsible for ensuring that DFAT policies on fraud and corruption are complied with across the Consortium.


Essential: University Degree in Accounting from a recognized institution or other related field


  • 5 years of professional experience in grant compliance, auditing and financial management with preferred experience with DFAT grants
  • Knowledge and experience using various financial packages including SUN systems
  • Significant experience in financial monitoring, budgetary systems, and controls with strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to develop financial skills

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills while working in a dynamic, team setting in a challenging environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively to remote and harsh locations to monitor financial processes and provide capacity building for staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work across departments, with demonstrated experience in integrated project activities.

Scope & complexity of decision making

  • Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents.


  • Arabic language skills
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in Iraq/Middle East
  • Financial management experience across a large programme
  • Experience of managing DFAT projects
  • Specific experience with financial management in Consortium projects

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 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.


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