Finance Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis

December 28, 2023
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global organization employing around 25,000 individuals worldwide, operates in over 100 countries. Our mission is to aid children affected by crises, providing better healthcare, education, and child protection. We advocate for children’s rights at the highest levels, striving for a world where no child dies from preventable causes, all children receive quality basic education, and violence against children is no longer tolerated. We believe in the power of great people to make a positive impact and offer a meaningful career in a collaborative and inclusive workplace.

Job Description:


Level 2: The role involves access to personal data about children and/or young people or works in a regulated position; therefore, a standard-level police check (or equivalent) is required.


As a vital member of the country office finance team, the Finance Manager, Budgeting & Reporting, supports the Afghanistan Country Office (AFCO) by preparing budgets for proposals, amendments, cost/no-cost extensions, and donor financial reports. The role oversees Save the Children’s internal budgeting, including the annual Master Budget and its reforecasts.

In major humanitarian emergencies, the role holder is expected to work flexibly outside the normal role profile.


Reports to: Sr Finance Manager

Staff reporting to this post: None

Role Dimensions: AFCO manages an annual portfolio of over USD 60 million, with 35+ active awards monthly. The Finance Manager ensures efficient use of financial resources, providing accurate budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.


  1. Develop Annual Budget and (Re)Forecasts (20% FT LOE)
  2. Support Sr FM in timely preparation and submission of the master budget.
  3. Train Budget Holders in Budget Management for correct phasing in the forecasting process.
  4. Maintain CAM calculator and shared cost for new proposal budgets.
  5. Facilitate verification of salary information between HR and Finance.
  6. Ensure timely phasing of budgets by finance focal persons.
  7. Work with awards team for pipeline information during forecasting.
  8. Development of Proposal Budgets (25% FT LOE)
  9. Actively engage with Technical Advisors, Budget Holders, and Awards Team for donor proposal budgets.
  10. Lead proposal budgets, amendments, modifications, and cost/no-cost extensions, ensuring adherence to timelines.
  11. Submit proposal budgets for review and approval.
  12. Incorporate Non-Thematic Costs and Staff salary gaps in proposal budgets.
  13. Ensure accurate and up-to-date CAM calculators.
  14. Member/Donor/Internal Reporting (20% FT LOE)
  15. Maintain Donor/member reporting calendar.
  16. Ensure accurate financial reports submitted on time.
  17. Address auditors’ issues promptly.
  18. Prepare Monthly offline BVA for impact fund and NAF.
  19. Ensure attendance of finance focal persons at AIR meetings.
  20. Point Person for HPO Initiatives (15% FT LOE)
  21. Coordinate with HR, FC&C, and Awards for effective ER/CAM/Premise, leave accrual, etc.
  22. Conduct test runs and training for master trainers.
  23. Act as a communication person between CO and key stakeholders for HPO Initiatives.
  24. Staff Costs and ODC Budgets (15% FT LOE)
  25. Prepare monthly employee-wise SoF-wise budget sheet.
  26. Ensure correct staff salary allocation.
  27. Recharge missing time sheets to respective awards.
  28. Update staff gap analysis monthly.
  29. Training (15% FT LOE)
  30. Support Budget Holder, Finance, and field staff with information and training.
  31. Facilitate budget management training in CO.
  32. Conduct regular visits to SO and project sites.
  33. Ensure key donor compliance checklists are available.
  34. Others – Under the direction of the supervisor (10% FT LOE)
  35. Facilitate audits and financial reviews, implementing audit recommendations.
  36. Prepare analysis reports as required.
  37. Support the development, implementation, and review of organizational funding scenarios.
  38. Participate in internal and external meetings, reporting on grants management issues.
  39. Contribute to country strategy, operational planning, and reporting.
  40. Ready to respond to any natural disaster or emergency in Afghanistan.
  41. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned.



  • Holds self and others accountable for achieving results and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable for their responsibilities.


  • Sets ambitious goals and encourages personal development.
  • Shares a vision for Save the Children, engaging and motivating others.


  • Builds effective relationships, values diversity, and is approachable.


  • Encourages innovative solutions and is willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness, and values transparency.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

The duties mentioned are not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies.

Child Safeguarding:

The selection process reflects the commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out duties following SCI Health and Safety policies.

Job Requirements:

  • 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus certification from an accounting body (CA, ACCA, CPA, ICMA); master’s degree preferable.
  • Excellent analytical skills, budgeting, and budget management experience.
  • Proficiency in computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and work to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing 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. Our selection process reflects our commitment to child protection.

Submission Email:

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