Save the Children South Africa New Job Vacancy

Posted on :

24 Aug, 2018

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) is implementing a programme that seeks to ensure that all children benefit from a strengthened child – rights system that delivers and monitor the realisation of their rights, and ensure that children experience less violence in schools, homes and communities. The programme also aims to support children to influence Local, Provincial and National Governance to ensure their survival, learning and protection.

Through this programme, SCSA intends to push for increased public investment in children and reduction of violence against children in both school and home settings.

Job Title: Financial Officer
Location: Limpopo Provincial Office (Polokwane)
Grade: Grade 4
Duration: 36 Months
Reports to: Provincial Manager
Child Protection Level: 2
Travel Requirements: On a need in support of the Limpopo Provincial office
Budget Responsibilities: None
Asset Responsibilities: Own assets and those used by others

Purpose of the Job
We are looking for a Finance Officer to take charge of the financial management of our company by administering accounting operations and practice to meet legal requirements. The purpose of this role is to provide technical financial support and financial administration for the provincial office, as well as all the projects and programmes in the Province taking into consideration the Financial Management Act and the SCSA financial policy and procurement policy.
Ultimately, the finance Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer daily cash flow requirement for office & projects (Keep accurate records for all daily transactions)
  • Process invoices, properly referencing, organizing and filling payment vouchers and supporting documents
  • Ensure books are balanced on a weekly basis (income and Expenditure GL)
  • Support programmes in preparation and submission of cash flow projections in line with the approved plans
  • Submit month end and year end returns to head office in Pretoria
  • Review monthly Financial monitoring sheet per project to identify budget alignment, e.g. over and underspending, etc.
  • Ensuring adherence to payment protocol & process, including all supporting documents
  • Archiving the financial and grant documents as per retention schedule.
  • Review and implement organisation financial policies
  • Assist with budget preparation and budget monitoring
  • Participate in financial audits

BEHAVIOUR AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (Save the Children values in Practice)

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds colleagues 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.


  • Future oriented thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Focused on achieving external impact for the campaign


  • Clear ability to understand other people’s perspective and address reasonable concerns and needs
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength


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

Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
We endeavour to treat everyone with respect, empathy and compassion.
We value passion, determination, perseverance and the sense of urgency. We believe in adopting a realistically positive and optimistic attitude towards everything we do because this inspires others to share the same outlook.
We believe in creating a learning organisation in which staff members commit themselves to personal growth and, in so doing, seek and share knowledge and information.


  • Computer literacy – (Advanced MS Excel skills, Pastel, SUN, etc.)
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures (Knowledge of financial regulations)
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Sharp time management skills (Must be able to meet deadlines)
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have passed Grade 12
  • Minimum Diploma in Accountancy or Equivalent financial management qualification
  • Proven 2 – 3 years’ work experience as a Finance Officer or similar role experience (experience working in NGO will be an added advantage)

Send applications to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 27th August, 2018

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