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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Finance Assistant

Posted By on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in seven regions in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 80 staff. SCI Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced nationals to fill the following position to be based in Kirehe District;

FINANCE ASSISTANT- Kirehe District (3months contract)

Reporting to the Community Protection Programme Manager, the Finance Assistant will facilitate effective, efficient and comprehensive production of financial reports by capturing accounting transactions timely and accurately at Field office level as well as customer focused and pro-active administrative service to SCI Rwanda Office.  


  • Key accountabilities:
  • Support the budget holders in Budgeting, Budget monitoring and Budget control
  • Maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems; records and reconciles expenditures, balances, payments and other day-to-day transactions
  • Managing petty cash in daily basis and conduct petty cash count in weekly basis
  • Ensure cash controls and other internal controls are in place and complied with
  • Ensure staff , partners, volunteers comply with SCI policies and procedures
  • Ensure all business floats are timely settled and posted into GLACOS
  • Timely Register all  approved  transactions into GLACOS/AGRESSO
  • Facilitate external audits by providing all required information to the auditors
  • Follow up on the implementation of  Grants  and assist as required
  • Support in Capacity building for staff in Financial management
Performance Indicators

  • Producing accurate bi-monthly reports on time
  • Effective management of donor financial requirements and responsibilities
  • Maintenance of  proper and accurate financial records
  • Support to program staff/ budget holder provided when required and in a timely manner
  • Effective introduction and maintenance of financial management system

Responsibility for resources:
Ensure that the cash and cash equivalents and financial records are safeguarded and utilized in the intended manner.


  • At least 2-years/substantial experience working with an humanitarian organisation within an emergency environment.
  • Experience in supervising volunteers from the beneficiary community.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and computer literate.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Ability to speak other international languages
Good computer skills in Excel and database


-          Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

-          Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

-          Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

-          Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
-          Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

-           Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues,    Members and external partners and supporters
-           Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

-          Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
-          Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

-          Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
-          Displays consistent excellent judgement

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to: before 22nd May, 2015.

Please mention “FINANCE ASSISTANT “as subject of your mail.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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