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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, Coordinator, Budgeting provides support to Afghanistan Country Office (AFCO) by assisting Manager, Budgeting in preparing budgets for the proposals, amendments, and cost/no-cost extensions. S/he also assists in the preparation of Save the Children’s (SC) internal budgeting cycles like 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. Record Keeping: (5% FT LOE)

Maintain and manage the award filing and retrieval system to ensure that it provides easy and immediate access to information on these awards at country office level.


2. Analysis and reports: (35% FT LOE)

a. Prepare analysis reports as required for by the FD, CD, and SMT.

b. Analyzing the budget requirement and gaps for all Kabul and field staff plus other direct costs, on quarterly basis, as well as when required.

c. Assist Budget manager in preparing narratives for salaries in the Master budget, Zero forecast, 1st and 2nd Forecast.

d. Provide information to Budget manager during proposal budget preparation to ensure staff positions are fully funded


3. Develop Donor Budget and Forecasts: (30% FT LOE)

a.   Assist Budget Manager / Budget Specialist in preparing the awards budgets, modifications, cost/no-cost extensions

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

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

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

E.    Preparing DEA for new activated Awards.

F.   Loading Phased budgets, MB and reforecasts


4.   Cost Allocations: (20% FT LOE)

a.   Ensure proper staff salary and administration costs are allocated in the context of available funding, and update the funding surplus/gap scenario.

b.   Preparing of Salary Allocation for national and international staff

c.   Preparing of GH Allocation

d.    Confirm budget codes for expenses as requested


5.   Liaison with other departments: (5% FT LOE)

a.    Liaise with finance team for reclassification and code confirmation for daily voucher.

b.   Represent the department in Procurement I Supply Chain meeting and as member of Purchase Committee


6.   Others: (5% FT LOE)

a.   Perform other related Responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

b.   Assist in covering for any other position in the Finance team during vacancy, leaves, or high workload.

c.   Participate in internal and external meetings and report on grants management issues.



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

•    Holds the team and partners 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.



•    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.

•   Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.

•   Future orientated, thinks strategically.



•  Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.

•  Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.

•  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.



•  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

•  Willing to take disciplined risks.



•  Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Job Requirements:


•  5 years’ experience in a corporate or an NGO

•  Bachelors 16 – 18 years of education in a related field

•  Experience in the JD related tasks

•  Excellent experience of MS Officer (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

•  Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Willingness and ability to 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

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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