Job Title: Finance and Grants Manager-Mosul Emergency Response
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Employer: Save the Children
Job Location: Erbil, Iraq
Closing Date: 08/11/2016
Job Description:

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.


Contract length: 6 Months


The Role

This role will provide the primary financial and grants management inputs into SCI IRAQ Mosul Emergency Response, and on-going support to develop best practice emergency financial and grants management procedures and processes.

The main aspects of the role are: Responding to SCI IRAQ emergency as the finance & grants focal person in the emergency response team, working with other emergency departments in country to ensure that there is a co-ordinated response in line with best practices.




* MBA Finance, ACCA/ACMA Part qualified with 7 years of post-qualification accounting experience
* 2 Years post- qualification experience in fragile states and outside home country
* Experience of and well developed skills in staff management, supervision and capacity building
* Proven track record of supporting a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
* Knowledge of the requirements of the major emergency donors and experience in budgeting and reporting to donors.
* Good attention to detail and analytical skills
* Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
* Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
* Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
* Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities
* Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams


* Experience with any Save the Children financial systems and overseas accounting software (Agresso & Sun)
* Significant experience with NGOs in an international emergency environment
* Fluent in English


Job Environment

The position is based in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Erbil offers a wide range of recreational and leisure activities: shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. A city with modern amenities, it hosts a large expatriate community.


Application Requirements

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Please apply in English using your CV and cover letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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