Finance and Award Manager – Romania

Save the Children International

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Finance and award managerinBucharest, Romania



Following the start of the conflict in Ukraine, thousands of people fled to neighbouring countries including Romania which welcomed more than 90 thousand refugees. STC sent in an initial response team to assess needs of children and their families in Romania and is scaling up programmatic response with its main partner Save The Children Romania which have been working with asylum seekers and children for over 20 years and has a strong network with local civil society organization and authority. The progamme include operating safe space for children and mothers in reception and asylum centre, provision of NFI and psychosocial support at border crossing points, support integration of children in formal and informal education system, supporting child protection system when required, providing legal and other counselling support to families in need. SCI intend to implement a cash and voucher programme in Ukraine and neighbouring countries through UCAN project targeting people on the move and settling in Romania.

The Award and Finance Manager is responsible for delivering an efficient and effective award management function. They will lead award management for all programmes, and develop best practice award management and risk management processes across the Romania response. The role has three main aspects to it: lead and develop the Save the Children (SC) Romania member office award management effort; capacity building staff, and contributing to the development of best practices systems and processes and ensure for risk management –in both emergencies and development programming contexts. The post holder works collaboratively with the relevant departments of the SC Romania member office to ensure the effective financial management of the regional refugee response program in Romania. He/she will ensure that financial systems and procedures are implemented in line with pre-defined procedures and policies and donor requirements; support existing finance team to adapt to new requirement as needed; ensure that all partner agencies are “audit ready”; and that all financial information is correctly captured in line with internal reconciliation processes that are currently underway. The Award and Finance Manager in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Response Team leader with strong functional link to SC Romania member office CFO and CEO.


  • Qualified finance professional preferred (recognised accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACCA, CPA) with experience of operating in a global and complex organisation
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and complex emergency contexts
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Romanian language skill would be desireable
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise and motivate qualified professional staff with strong personal value systems
  • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
  • Team building skills
  • Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office
  • A commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children
  • Experience working to developing countries
  • High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children

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

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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