Itinerant Regional Financial Manager | ReliefWeb


The role holder will be assigned to country offices in the region on the basis of a Terms of Reference (ToR) agreed with the country finance director to help fill funding gaps in mid-level countries, on a recovery basis. costs. This will include line management of any appropriate financial staff within the scope of the mission, identifying capacity gaps and proposing appropriate solutions, and building the capacity of country office teams. As a member of the regional finance team, the Roving CFO will help deliver low-profile projects and initiatives so that proper financial management is supported and improved.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the incumbent will have to work outside of normal job descriptions and may modify working hours accordingly.

The role holder will act as a champion of Save the Children International (SCI) financial policies, standards and procedures, coaching and mentoring staff and colleagues to ensure a thorough and comprehensive understanding.


Diploma in accounting or commerce and / or relevant full professional qualifications (CPA / CA / ACCA)

Fluency in French and English
At least 3 years of similar progressive professional experience in financial management, ideally with the aim of developing a career towards the role of CFO. SCI or other non-profit experience an advantage
An unquestionably high level of integrity and ethics
Demonstrated ability to adapt to challenging working environments in the context of a developing country
Demonstrable experience in identifying financial management issues, applying sustainable solutions and supporting teams to achieve results
Proven experience in training and building the capacity of staff and teams, including coaching and mentoring staff
Knowledge and use of financial software packages. Aggression experience preferred.
Ability to travel approximately 80% of the time (deployments of up to 3 months at a time)
Ability to adapt quickly to a new environment and achieve results with multiple priorities and deadlines
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people of diverse origins and cultures
Demonstrated ability to work with a range of stakeholders
Ability to focus on strategic financial matters and advise key stakeholders
Commitment to Save the Children Values

Duration of contract: 2 years

The organization

Location: Dakar / Senegal

We employ approximately 25,000 people around the world and work on the ground in more than 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those in need of better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest level to realize children’s rights and ensure that their voices are heard.

We are working on three breakthroughs in the way 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 great people make a great organization and that our people play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our employees and offer meaningful and rewarding careers, as well as 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 in one document. Please also include details of your current compensation and salary expectations.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

We need to keep children safe so that our selection process reflects our commitment to protecting children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any such request must be immediately reported as contrary to the values ​​and practices of our organization.

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