Sierra Leone (On-site)
$45,000 - $55,000 per year
Contract, 2 Year Contract, Full-time
Job description

Programme Finance Manager – Sierra Leone and Liberia


  • Location: Freetown, with frequent travel throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia, and option for up to two months a year of remote-based work
  • Salary Range:  $45,000 - $55,000 per annum
  • Contract Terms: Two year, potentially extendable

Street Child are searching for an impressive and experienced financial manager, preferably with a strong programmes background, to provide financial leadership and support across our growing portfolio in Sierra Leone, and also Liberia - two high-priority countries for the charity.  This is a terrific opportunity to apply your skills and make a difference in the lives of marginalised children - bringing about positive, sustainable change in the financial management strength of our two 'federal partners' - Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL) and Street Child of Liberia (SCoL) – as they move into the next stage of their organisational growth.

Street Child UK is a global, child-focussed INGO operating in twenty countries in Africa and South Asia. In Sierra Leone and Liberia, the very first countries the charity began working in, we principally deliver change through long-standing partnerships with SCoSL and SCoL. Our high-impact projects chase gains in education access and outcomes for the most marginalised children - through signature integrated education, child protection and livelihoods initiatives.

About the Role

The crux of this role is the provision of excellent technical, delivery and capacity development support to these two key national partners, SCoSL and SCoL. 

You will be responsible for providing financial support to our programmes and partners in the region to support the development and implementation of robust financial management and reporting systems, building capacity and assessing and strengthening the control environment, financial management, programmes budget development, grant management, and reporting.

Additionally, and importantly, you will be directly accountable for the excellent financial management of all Street Child UK-contracted projects in Sierra Leone and Liberia (presently c.$3m/annum; growing). 

The role is based in, and is expected to primarily focus on, Sierra Leone - with travel to Liberia as required (estimated 20%).  There is flexibility for up to two months a year to be based in another remote location.

Key relationships: 

Impact and influence will be primarily driven through excellent peer-to-peer collaboration with the SCoSL & SCoL's Country Directors, senior staff, finance colleagues and programmes teams. 

You will join a Street Child team in Sierra Leone consisting of a Country Representative, Programme Manager and Programme Learning Manager. In addition, this role will have matrix reporting lines into, and significant support from, Street Child’s Global Finance Team.  Other key internal relationships will be with Street Child colleagues in the programmes teams.

Your Skills

We need someone with the technical knowledge and abilities to add real value.  We need someone with the inter-personal skills, and patience, to drive outcomes though respectful, purposive peer-to-peer interaction with SCoSL and SCoL Country Directors and Senior Teams. 

We also need someone with the practical financial management qualities to ensure excellent programme delivery, in particular of Street Child-UK contracted programmes.  You are able to provide advisory support, build capacity in others, develop systems and are equally comfortable with getting involved in the detail of financial management delivery.  You will have proven management and team working skills with experience of managing multi-donor programme grants and a strong knowledge of finance policy within non-governmental organisations. 


This is not an easy job! But for the right person, seeking their next challenge, it's a really great job.

Attractive benefits are included – details available on request. Please note that this role is unaccompanied and not suitable for candidates looking for a family posting.  

To express interest in this role please send us your CV, with a short covering letter by midnight UK time on Thursday 10th February 2022. Your cover letter should include why you want this role and why you are a suitable candidate, outlining relevant experience.  We will review applications as they are received and reserve the right to bring forward the closing date. 

Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. 

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Posted on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 11 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Intl Development