The role: Roving Finance Manager, based in Belgrade, Serbia or in Sarajevo, BiH, with extensive travel to BiH or Serbia and other countries in the region – NATIONAL POST

The purpose of the position is to help ensure the financial viability of the complex interventions implemented by the team of North-West Balkans consisting of interventions in BiH, Serbia and regional Balkans Migration and Displacement Hub in full spectrum programming by supporting the Director of Finance and Support Services and other finance staff in different locations as well as providing capacity building in financial management to different partners in the region. Specifically, the position will be responsible for maintaining the North-West Balkans master budgets, budgeting large priority awards, supporting implementation of financial management policies, supporting budget holders for timely and compliant financial management of different awards and accurate reporting to SC members and donors as well, ongoing coaching and capacity building, plus other tasks and projects, as and when required. The job holder will ensure smooth functioning of financial systems in North-West Balkans programme offices, including finance support to the Balkan Migration and Displacement Hub, integrity of accounts and provision of reliable financial information to a range of stakeholders for full spectrum programming.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Qualified professional accountant (internationally recognised qualification, practical experience equivalent will be considered) with substantial post qualification accounting experience
  • Similar / relevant experience in accounting and finances for 3 – 7 years
  • Experience with any Save the Children financial systems and overseas accounting software (including Agresso)
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word and MS Excel
  • Analytical skills and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with a solid command of both spoken and written English
  • Responds to requests, queries in timely manner
  • Sound planning and organisational skills, and a proven ability to meet deadlines – must be outcome driven and accountable
  • Good information sharing/ communication skills in communication with staff and partners
  • Strong problem solving skills with an eye for detail, show initiative and work independently
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values, principles, and aims of Save the Children
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

Contract length: one year including obligatory probation period with possibility of extension.

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

Application Information:

Application consisting of CV with names and contact information of three references and a cover letter can be sent by e-mail to:

The vacancy is open till Monday, 20 August 2018. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contract – Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 19 August 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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