Head of Finance

Save the Children, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th April, 2018

Job Description

The role

We are currently looking for Head of Finance to be based in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Role Purpose

The Rohingya Response Head of Finance is the focal person for the emergency response in Cox Bazar. The role is a key contact point between Cox Bazar response team, Country Office, Regional Office and Centre.

As part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in CXB, the person is expected to be familiar with financial data and be comfortable in presenting data points to other stakeholders. He or she will have the flexibility to introduce new ideas or ways of working as deemed necessary.

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.


  • Degree holder in a related subject (Finance, Accounting) or chartered accountancy qualification (ACCA, CPA, ACA, etc)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in senior management of Finance team in International Organisation (Preferably NGO)
  • At least 5-10 years of Finance experience working for NGO.



  • Experience working in a large scale Emergency Finance Context
  • Experience of working in an INGO
  • Able to lead and has managed a team of at least 5 people
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing & speaking)
  • High level of competency in Word and Excel


  • Familiar with Agresso ERP system
  • Familiar with Save the Children Award Management System (AMS)
  • Understanding of Bangla

Contract length: 6 months (6 months, with the possibility to extend based on funding)

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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