Jun 032016

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 16 Jun 2016


Location: – Lusaka

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:

The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is responsible for the overall financial, agreement administrative, compliance and operations oversight of Zambia Rising project lead by Save the Children.

The Zambia Rising project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Displaced Children and Orphans’ Fund (DCOF).

The overall goal of the project is to improve systems and structures to ensure that most vulnerable children, adolescents and households have access to health and social services and family based care.

The total project budget is $15,443,81 and is being implemented in 5 provinces and 16 districts in Zambia. The project has existing partners (American International Health Alliance, Boston University/ZCHARD, CHAMP Services Limited) and will engage two additional partners in the course of FY16 to support implementation of the Alternative Care component.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Location: Lusaka

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration, Organizational Management or full ACCA, CIMA, CPA or ZiCA professional accountancy qualification.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a managerial position in the NGO, public or private sector
  • Registration with the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).
  • Demonstrated expertise in accounting, financial planning and management procurement and other management support areas/functions.
  • Demonstrated experience as Finance Manager/Director under USAID funded awards, exceptional understanding and experience with USAID rules and regulations, and procedures including auditing requirements
  • Demonstrated ability managing a program of similar scale and complexity and management of sub-awards and recipients
  • Previous work experience with Save the Children an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in public health and/or international development, in developing or transitional countries.
  • Ability to generate reports and other written documents.
  • Computer skills related to Agresso and other relevant software packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a team setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; pro-activeness and creative problem solving.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (minimum, Foreign Service Institute, level 3) is required.
  • Ability to travel extensively to program locations within Zambia and other locations as needed.
  • Zambian nationals preferred.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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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

How to apply:

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