Job Summary
As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Zimbabwe, the Head of Finance shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The incumbent is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management and financial reporting of all CO teams, in both emergency and development programming contexts.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. This is a national post and it is only open to individuals with the right to reside and work in Zimbabwe.

Contract Duration: 2 years fixed term

Duties And Responsibilities
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Qualifications And Experience
Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A minimum of seven years’ management experience in a corporate or International NGO (INGO) environment, with three years at a management level within the finance department of a national or international organization.
Strong background in external donor reporting for an INGO and experience working with major donors like NORAD, ECHO, USAID, EU, DFID etc.
Successful experience of working in a large-scale programme and matrix management structure
Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in financial management, budgeting and budget management, building, leading and motivating teams, knowledge of computer Accounting packages and a good understanding of major donors’ financial requirements and government budgets and tax policies
Excellent experience and understanding of budgeting, budget management and financial systems and procedures
Excellent experience of computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles, including rights-based approaches.

Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
Experience in, and/or knowledge of Zimbabwe and local languages and fluency in English

The Organisation
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

How To Apply
Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at