Financial Planning, Reporting and Compliance Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya - Save the Children

Position Title: Financial Planning, Reporting and Compliance Manager

Closing date: 1 Nov 2022 

Financial Planning, Reporting and Compliance Manager - SCI Directly Received Funds

The Financial Planning, Reporting and Compliance Manager - SCI Directly received funds will serve as the primary finance focal point on all active SCI Directly received funds in the region, largely funded by UNHCR and WFP donors. This role will report into the regional Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and will be responsible for regional support and coordination of financial planning, reporting and compliance between Donor, SCI Centre, Regional Office and Country Offices, in line with Save the Children's accounting policies and donor requirements. The role entails regional financial oversight to the entire life cycle of awards, being involved from identification till end of project with a specific focus on UNHCR and WFP funding.

In this role you will support the capacity building efforts of country office finance teams; provide second-line support to country offices; ensure compliance with SCI/donor policies and procedures, including quality and timely reporting; follow-up regional monitoring actions around improvements; performing quality financial planning and reporting reviews for SCI directly received funds. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Proven knowledge of UNHCR and WFP rules and regulations, specifically on proposal budgeting and reporting.
  • Experience providing trainings to both finance and non-finance staff
  • Experience working with general ledger and financial systems
  • Demonstrated experience with international humanitarian (emergency) response at field and/or home office-level
  • Accounting, commence or business administration degree from a leading university.
  • Minimum of 5 years' management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which 3 years within a finance department.
  • Understanding of business and financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, strategic modelling, reporting, analysis and KPIs.
  • Strategic finance business partner with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.
  • Ability to articulate complex information in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Strong project and change management skills.
  • Solutions focused with the ability to identify weaknesses and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to lead, inspire, coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to country offices and other colleagues with no direct line of reporting.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan ahead, and manage a complex and diverse workload with tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter who is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
  • Excellent understanding of computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Understanding of Save the Children's vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.


  • Experience within the NGO / charities sector.
  • Experience of working in an emergency context.
  • Understanding of other multilateral and local donor compliance regulations

Contract duration: Fixed Term (2 Years)

Location: Save the Children operates in 12 Countries within the East and Southern Africa Region i.e. South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

*Nairobi (Preferred)*

*This role will be based in any Country Office with SCI Presence under National Contract terms*

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

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.

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 careers

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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