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Finance Manager (Expiration 23/07/2019)

TITLE: Finance Manager


LOCATION: Sikasso, Mali




Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


As a member of the management team in Sikasso-Mali, the Finance Manger shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and co-ordination of the Field Office.  The Finance Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management, grant management, and financial and grant reporting, in both emergency and development programming contexts in the Sikasso area.



  • Reports to: South Area Manager with technical line to Finance Director in Bamako
  • Dimensions:  Save the Children operates through 6 field bases (Bamako, Kayes, Sikasso, Mopti, Gao and Niafunke); has a total of 380 + staff; and a portfolio of approximately $30 M/year.   Fifty to sixty percent (50-60%) budget and staff are managed from Sikasso. 
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:  Finance Officer, Finance Assistants
  • Budget Responsibilities: N/A


Financial Accountability:

  • Provide a high standard of financial accounting in Sikasso programmes, ensuring compliance to local statutory law and Save the Children accounting policies.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting systems, policies, internal controls and procedures for the

Collection of accurate, complete and timely financial data (e.g.: budgets, forecasts, expenditure, commitments, and delegation of authority).

  • Manage the bank and cash flow to ensure timely and secure transfer of funds to meet programme needs
  • Ensure weekly posting of spreadsheets in Agresso
  • Provide the necessary checks and balances to ensure that money is spent effectively, efficiently and in line with donor requirements
  • Ensure monthly bank account reconciliation and other balance sheet accounts e.g programme advances, fuel, prepayments, etc. for Sikasso sub office
  • Support budget holders to produce quality budgeting information
  • Lead the Monthly BVA meeting with the senior staff in Sikasso
  • Ensure all relevant stakeholders are involved in the budgeting process including budget revision and NCE requests
  • Prepare management reports for budget holders to monitor budgets on a regular and timely basis. 
  • Support finance director in development of financial strategy

Grant Management:

  • Support donor financial reports and proposal budgets
  • Ensure proper filing system is maintained for key documents of all awards in Sikasso
  • Ensure all donor requirements are complied with
  • Advice on how to best to utilise a programme’s funding portfolio
  • Work very closely with the Mali Award Manager to provide technical support to assess donor eligibility/allow ability of planned expenditures and identify related compliance requirements
  • Organize and participate in award opening, mid-term review and closure meeting and develop a mechanism to hold Budget Holders accountable for deviations from the contract arrangements
  • Ensure the setup of budgets in the accounting system and the existence of all necessary links (DEA, sub-grant, Project, ...)

Control & Supervision:

  • Take appropriate steps to minimise the risk of fraud or theft
  • Ensure the security of all cash and assets (e.g.: regular cash and bank reconciliation, fixed asset and inventory physical checks)
  • Support, train and manage finance and grants staff in Sikasso or work closely with existing country finance and award staff & ensure a good handover at end of mission
  • Carry out inductions and staff trainings for finance procedures, donor requirements etc. in Sikasso
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability, the Non-Governmental Organization Code of Conduct, and other relevant tools
  • Partners visits
  • Ensure the validity and adequacy of expenditures supporting documents and related accounting files (contracts, purchase orders, invoices, delivery notes, etc.)

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child Safeguarding, Child Protection policy, Code of Contact, and Fraud and Dishonest policy, Gender, Diversity and non-discrimination, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing within Finance operation at FO level
  • Manage Finance team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Finance department work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ workplans.  

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance /Accounting (or equivalent certification and experience) and recognized Accounting qualification.
  • Recommended a minimum of 5 to 7 years’ management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which three at a management level within the finance department of a national or international organization
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in finance and accounting
  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures
  • Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word Experience of general administration work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
  • Speak fluently French and English
  • Demonstrated ability to develop project proposals with teams and lead regular meetings in relation to project opening and its periodical reviews
  • Ability to present, discuss and supervise compliance with awards monitoring protocols with team of various levels

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

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

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

DOSSIERS A FOURNIR : Les dossiers de candidatures doivent comporter :

  • Un CV détaillé mis à jour.
  • Une lettre de motivation mentionnant le titre du poste.
  • Les copies certifiées des diplômes et attestations de travail.
  • Un casier judiciaire en cours de validité. (n’est obligatoire qu’une fois retenu au poste)
  • Les références d’au moins deux précédents employeurs (de préférence les superviseurs directs).

Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au plus tard le 23 Juillet 2019 à 17h00 à l’adresse email suivante : mali.recruitment@savethechildren.org


Seuls les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront convoqué(e)s pour les  interviews. Les dossiers de candidature ne seront pas retournés.

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5 ans
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Lieu de travail :
Sikasso - MALI
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