Finance Coordinator – Financial Planning & Analysis

December 28, 2023
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

At Save the Children, our global team of approximately 25,000 individuals is dedicated to making a positive impact. Operating in over 100 countries, we strive to assist children affected by crises, ensuring they have access to better healthcare, education, and child protection. Our advocacy efforts at the highest levels aim to realize children’s rights and amplify their voices.

Our Vision by 2030:

  1. We aspire to achieve three breakthroughs in how the world treats children:
  2. No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday.
  3. All children receive a quality basic education.
  4. Violence against children is no longer tolerated.
  5. Recognizing the pivotal role our employees play in realizing these ambitions, we offer meaningful careers in a collaborative and inclusive workplace, valuing ambition, creativity, and integrity.

Job Description:


  • Level 2: The post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people or will be working in a ‘regulated’ position; therefore, a police check will be required.


As a vital member of the country office finance team, the Finance Coordinator, Budgeting & Reporting supports the Afghanistan Country Office (AFCO) by preparing proposal budgets and financial reports for internal and external use. The role ensures proper budget management for active awards and responds to major humanitarian emergencies.


  • Reports to: Senior Finance Manager (FP & A)
  • Staff reporting to this post: None
  • Role Dimensions: AFCO has an annual portfolio of about USD 60 million, with approximately 35 active awards each month. The Finance Coordinator ensures efficient use of financial resources through accurate reporting, analysis, and forecasting.


  • Member/Donor/Internal Reporting (40% FT LOE)
  • Maintain a donor/member reporting calendar for all awards.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on awards, coordinating with AMU.
  • Reconcile reports with Agresso, addressing ineligible costs before submission.
  • Prepare accurate Ministry of Economy reports semi-annually.
  • Development of Proposal Budgets (25% FT LOE)
  • Engage with Technical Advisors, Budget Holders, and Awards Team for proposal budgets.
  • Prepare timely proposal budgets, amendments, and modifications.
  • Ensure incorporation of required costs in proposal budgets according to donor rules.
  • Submit proposal budgets for review and approval before submission.
  • Budget Vs. Actual Analysis (25% FT LOE)
  • Provide Budget vs. Actual (BvA) reports to stakeholders and review with budget holders.
  • Analyze SoF-wise BvA reports monthly, obtaining explanations for significant variances.
  • Monitor NTC DEA lines and CAM lines, ensuring timely resolution of over or under-spend.
  • Attend monthly AIR meetings for assigned SOFs to provide financial guidance.
  • Other Responsibilities (10% FT LOE)
  • Contribute to country strategy, operational planning, and reporting.
  • Implement audit recommendations for respective awards per donor rules.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings as required.
  • Cover for other positions in the Finance team during leaves or high workload.
  • Respond to natural disasters or emergencies anywhere in Afghanistan.


  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for achieving results and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Ambition: Sets ambitious goals, engages and motivates others, thinks strategically.
  • Collaboration: Builds and maintains effective relationships, values diversity.
  • Creativity: Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Integrity: Honest, encourages openness, and transparency.

Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in the related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field; certification from an accounting body preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills, experience in reporting, budgeting, and budget management.
  • Proficiency in computerized accounting packages, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload, work to tight deadlines, and adapt to changing work practices.
  • Willingness to change work practices and hours during emergencies.
  • Understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission, and commitment to its values.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application form. Only applications submitted through the online portal will be considered.

Save the Children International provides equal employment opportunities and does not ask for money at any recruitment stage. We ensure a safe recruitment process reflecting our commitment to child protection.

Submission Email:

Online Application Form

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