Finance and Admin Officer
Jobs at:Save the Children
Deadline of this Job:
24 January 2021
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Finance and Admin Officer
The Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP) operates on behalf of the members and SCI, and is dedicated to identifying, developing and deploying skilled and experienced surge staff from across the movement to meet the needs of our domestic and international responses. This helps to improve our response quality, timeliness, and effectiveness; ultimately, this will save the lives of children and their families. The platform is responsible for:
• Ensuring our humanitarian responses have access to suitably skilled and experienced staff they need to deliver a high quality and timely humanitarian response;
• Managing the end to end deployment process for all surge deployments;
• Identifying and developing future humanitarian surge staff to meet the needs of our responses;
• Identifying new and innovative ways to meet the surge needs of our responses.
The Finance and Admin Officer will be integral part of the Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP) core team. In collaboration with the GHSP Finance Manager, s/he will contribute to the financial management of the platform, support the end-to-end deployment process on financial matters and provide administrative support to the platform staff related to our finance and procurement systems. The role holder will be expected to work with a wide range of stakeholders across Save the Children International and Member offices. .
Job Responsibilities: Not Specified
Job Skills: Not Specified
Qualifications and Experience
• Post-graduate degree in social development; economics or a related field with additional training in social protection.
• Recommended 5 years of experience focussed on social protection programming, including at the policy engagement level.
• Knowledge of current global and regional debates on social protection.
• Experience working closely with government stakeholders to support the strengthening of social protection schemes and systems.
• Demonstrated ability to provide direct capacity strengthening to government stakeholders to support the building of national social protection schemes and systems.
• Experience negotiating with government and donors, including trying to influence processes and outcomes.
• Prior experience in assessment, design and implementation of social protection schemes, and/or humanitarian cash and voucher programmes.
• Experience in building and monitoring shock responsive safety net pilots.
• Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
• Ability to link micro-level impacts on children with macro trends at national and regional level.
• Strong analytic and planning skills.
• Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, present and negotiate clearly and effectively with a variety of audiences.
• Excellent writing and editing skills in English.
• Proven representation skills.
• Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Proven ability in working in insecure or hardship environments and to work under tight deadlines.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively to field sites and work independently.
• Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
• Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how 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 that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://www.savethechildren.net/careers
If you previously applied for this position, please do not re-apply.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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