Finance Manager Budgeting in Kabul

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Finance
Salary: as per SCI salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Save the Children
Experience: 7 Years Managerial Experiences
Contract Duration:
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor Degree in relevant field
Closing Date: 2022-06-29

About Save the Children:

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 realize 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.

SCI - Afghanistan

 Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.

We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers

Job Description:


As a member of the  country office finance  team, Manager, Budgets  provides support to Afghanistan Country Office (AFCO)  by preparing budgets for the  proposals, amendments, and  cost/no-cost extensions. S/he is also responsible for Save the  Children's (SC) internal budgeting mechanism of annual Master  Budget  and  its' reforecasts.

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.




1.   Develop annual budget and (re)forecasts (20% FT LOE)


a.    Circulate guidelines  for annual budget,  and  (re)forecasts

b.     Ensure timely  submission  of Master Budget,  including  narratives, to Director Finance for  review and  submission  to ARO.

c.      Meeting  with the  Budget  Holders, if  needed, to train  them  on  how to prepare SoF wise phased budget

d.    Maintain  the  CAM calculator and  shared cost  to prepare new proposal budget

e.    Facilitate verification of salary information between the  HR and  Finance (payroll) f.     Ensure timely  receipt  of the  donor budget  from  the  budget  holders/ awards team g.    Review individual SoF budget

h.   Work with awards team for compliance with  budget  timetable and  pipelines submission


i.     Guide Budget Holders  in  reviewing the direct salaries  to  be included in the Master  Budget

j.    Meetings with CD, DCD and other  stakeholders to explain the  master  budget  before finalization k.      Work with FMS team  for Master  budget  uploading and  budget revision


2.  Develop donor I Member  budget  (25% FT LOE)


a.   Actively engage  with the Technical Advisors, Budget Holders, and Awards Team,  in preparing  the donor proposal  budget

b.   Lead on the proposal  budgets, amendments, modifications, cost/no-cost extensions

c.     Submit the proposed  budget for review and approval of Finance Director at least one day  before submission to the Awards Team

d.    Ensure accurate and  up-to-date CAM calculators are  in place.


3. Create DEAs and Phased  Budgets (1 5% FT LOE)

a.   Work with the  Budget Holders and Awards team  to create appropriate DEAs for each SoF

b.   Prepare Phased  budget for each SoF with the  Budget Holder and develop SoF Loader for the same.


4. Staff Costs and ODC  Budgets (1 0% FT LOE)

a.    Prepare monthly indicative employee-wise SoF-wise budget sheet  in coordination with the  reporting team.

b.   Advise staff on salary  allocation  and  budget availability

c.     Analyze budget GAP for all Kabul and field staff plus other direct costs, on quarterly basis, as well as when required.


5. Training  (1 0% FT LOE)


•    Recommended  7 years  managerial level experience in a corporate or an  NGO

•    Masters I 16 - 18 years  of education  in  related  field, plus certification  from an accounting  body like


•    Excellent analytical skills-the ability to analyse  complex financial data  and design and  produce effective management information

•    Excellent experience of budgeting and  budget  management

•    Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages,  Excel, PowerPoint  and Word

•    Strong  communication and interpersonal skills

•    Ability to  manage  a complex and diverse workload  and to work to tight deadlines

•    Willingness and ability to dramatically change  work  practices  and  hours, and work with incoming surge  teams,  in the event of emergencies

•    Understanding of Save the Children's vision and  mission and a commitment to its values

•    Written and verbal fluency in  English

Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry  out the duties in accordance with the Save the Children  International

(SCI) Equal Opportunities and  Diversity policies and  procedures.

Health and Safety

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

Additional job responsibilities

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

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply for the position by filling in the online application form. In addition to the online application form, they can also attach their CV and cover letter in the online system. Please note that only the applications received through the online portal will be considered for this position.

Applicants can login to the online application system by copying and pasting the following link intro their web browser. Returning users will need to enter their username and password, first time users will need to create a user account.

It is recommended that you save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

               “Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed”

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