South Sudan: JFSP Finance Manager -Jonglei Food Security Program

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 23 Nov 2016

JFSP Finance Manager -Jonglei Food Security Program

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Role Purpose:

The JFSP Finance Manager will be responsible for overall budget monitoring, accepted accounting practices, reporting and review of transactions for accuracy and compliance with internal polices and USG/USAID regulations. The Finance Manager works with the program operation teams, the finance and the award teams at Juba and field levels for ensuring that the program operation meets the SCI/donor requirements including the delivery of budget planning, monitoring, and reporting in a timely and quality manner.

On a day to day basis the program will interphase with the assigned Awards Coordinator, finance, logistics and program operation teams to deliver its role such as financial data processing in Sun/Agresso systems, review of transactions and financial reports generation for JFSP. The post will report technically to Finance Director of the CO with a dotted line of management to JFSP Senior Program Manager who is responsible to approve the program thematic transactions on regular basis before they are posted. The post holder is, therefore, responsible for identifying and reporting to the Senior Program Manager of JFSP all issues related JFSP financial compliance. S/he is responsible for supervising and controlling the CO's spending for JFSP and working with the finance team in Juba and field levels to ensure that the program budgets are utilized and monitored in full compliance with the donor(s) requirements.

Contract Duration: Three (3) months-with most possible extension

Location: 60% – Juba and 40% Akobo and Waat, South Sudan

Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced Degree in Accountancy from a recognized institution or other related field
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in grant compliance, auditing and financial management with at least two years on USAID/FFP or other USG Grants management;
  • Knowledge and experience using various financial packages including SUN and Agresso systems
  • Significant experience in financial monitoring, budgetary systems, and controls with strong analytical skills;
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills while working in a dynamic, team setting in a challenging environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively to remote and harsh locations to monitor financial processes and provide capacity building for staff
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Demonstrable track record in effective team membership and communications. The post-holder is a member of a multi-disciplinary team and will be required to provide appropriate and timely input to other technical sectors in order to achieve broader project objectives
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work across departments, with demonstrated experience in integrated project activities.
  • Familiarity and working experience in South Sudan, especially in Jonglei, would be an advantage.

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