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Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date : 10th October 2014



I.      Context


Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.


We are currently recruiting for an upcoming project in the DRC valued at $10M a year, over a five year period through CDC/PEPFAR. The primary focus for this critical program is to increase population access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in order to decrease HIV/AIDS associated morbidity and mortality and contribute to the successful control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the DRC, with a particular focus on the following two provinces: Kinshasa and Katanga.


II.    Responsibilities


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report directly to the Chief of Party for this CDC funded project in DRC, and will be responsible for all operational functions of the project, including accountancy, finance, budget management, sub-awards, procurement, human resources and office management. This position is grant funded. The CFO is responsible for overseeing project finances and other critical operational duties for the integrated program funded by PEPFAR. Under the leadership of the Chief of Party, the CFO will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of financial reports. S/he will also ensure the grant is administered according to donor regulations and policies. This requires close liaison with the finance, budget and financial planning departments of all partners, Save the Children as well as CDC.


III.   Qualified candidates should possess the following


-        Master’s degree or higher in business administration, finance, accounting, audit, or related field is required ;

-        Minimum ten (10) years of relevant experience with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with an international NGO or an international organization ;

-        Demonstrated experience working with international donors, especially CDC and PEPFAR ;

-        Sound knowledge of accounting principles and techniques required ;

-        Demonstrated experience working in environments where meeting multiple deadlines is essential ;

-        Demonstrated experience developing innovative solutions to finance, accounting and operational issues ;

-        Experience specifically with US government donor agencies and familiarity with USG rules and regulations strongly preferred ;

-        Knowledge of accounting softwares ;

-        Must be fluent both in French and English.


Please note that this position is contingent upon funding from the donor.

            How to apply

To apply, please visit the website : under the Careers page, and select "Search US Jobs" and then choose location as "Africa - Flexible." Please visit the website for more information. EOE