Budget and Reporting Officer, South Sudan
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South Sudan is one of the most challenging and exciting working environments that Save the Children currently works in. The newest country in the world, its legacy of thirty years of war has yet to be even partly addressed as its new government struggles to both mature and reach out to its people.
Education rates remain extremely low with less than 10% of the population finishing primary school; and only 200 girls completing secondary school in 2011 (out of a total population of greater than 8 Million people). Infrastructure across the country remains virtually none-existent; with 80% of the country – including State capitals – only accessible for half of the year (the rainy season) by small aircraft.
Even in the capital – Juba – there are no functioning public utilities, few tarmac roads and limited health services. Aid agencies rely on generators, water trucking and satellite internet to meet their basic needs. The agencies still provide some 75% of the basic services of the South Sudanese population.
Parts of the country are still racked by insecurity – tribal militias, rebel militia groups and direct conflict with the North of Sudan all take their regular toll on the civilian population.
Role Purpose: The Budget and Reporting Officer will be primarily responsible for preparation of donor and other internal monitoring reports, supporting non-thematic and cross thematic allocation process, supporting the forecast process and uploading phased budgets in AGRESSO.
The Budget and Reporting Officer will ensure donor and the organization requirements are adhered to and internal monitoring systems of grants are in place and there is timely production of information.
The role is to support the South Sudan Country Office; the role is based on Nairobi but with approx. 20% travel to South Sudan.
Contract Duration: 12 months’ renewable upon availability of funding
Location: Nairobi with 20 % travel to South Sudan
Qualifications and Experience:
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a business field.
- Should hold professional qualifications i.e. CPA (K) or ACCA Finalist.
- At least three year’s INGOs experience especially in budget setting and financial accounting
- Great analytical skills and ability to articulate financial data to non-financial stakeholders
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package, specifically Excel and Word and experience of working with accounting software
- Ability to work under pressure and achieve results in a fast paced, deadline focused environment
- Attention to detail
- Proficiency in English, both oral and written
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work as part of a mobile team.
- Willingness to travel to South Sudan occasionally (approx. 20% of time)
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