COSACA Grants and Finance Manager

COSACA Grants and Finance Manager
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 Consortium Grants and Finance Manager will support consortium members in ensuring efficient and effective management of program funds, e.g. grants and contracts and other funding agreements, financial monitoring and reporting, etc. to meet donor requirements. Coordination and consolidation of donor reporting, liaising adequately with individual consortium agencies who maintain direct responsibility of producing reports, will be a key responsibility of this position.
This role will provide the primary financial and grants management inputs into the COSACA programme, and will ensure effective coordination of financial and grants management procedures and processes across consortium agencies.
Contract Duration: Fixed term – 1 year
Location: Maputo, with travel to field sites
Qualifications and Experience
  • Qualified professional accountant (internationally recognised qualification, practical experience equivalent will be considered) with substantial post qualification accounting experience
  • 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).
  • 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 Portuguese and English, with experience working within multicultural teams
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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.
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