SOS Children’s villages Eswatini is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to take on the role of Finance Manager to be based in Manzini – National Office.


Context of the Organization

SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is a non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners, and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society. SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development. Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.

Envisioning that every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect, and security, we exist to build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities. Everything we do is guided by the firm belief that no child should grow up alone and that we need to improve care for children who are at risk, enabling them to overcome precarious conditions and succeed in life. To achieve our mission, our strategy for the upcoming decade focuses on ensuring the best care for children, innovation, and effective collaboration with more partners. Our core values guiding who we are and what we do include the courage to take action, commitment to keep our promises, trust to believe in each other, and accountability to be reliable Partners

Position Title:            Finance Manager  

Working location:     Eswatini

Supervisor:               National Director

Job Summary

Under the overall supervision of the National Director and following the Regional Office’s financial and accounting policies and procedures, the Head of Finance Services is responsible for the establishment of proper and reliable financial and accounting system, policies and procedures throughout the SOS-CVE establishments and to ensure proper accounting keeping of income, expenditures and property of the Association.

Main Clients

  • National Director
  • Programme locations
  • National /Programme Management Teams
  • Regional Finance Advisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Relevant +5 years experience, at least 2/3 years in senior position
  • Fluent in both English and siSwati (written and spoken)
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Drivers Licence

Competences – knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge / training on computer and accounting software
  • Strategic thinking
  • Forward thinking
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Negotiation
  • Problem analysis and solving
  • Team work

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Planning and Organizing

  • Following the Regional Office’s financial and accounting policies and procedures, studies and proposes for approval of SOS-CV Management national SOS-CV financial and accounting policies, systems and procedures adopted to the country’s practical situation.
  • Directs, coordinates and performs the activity of properly organizing the accounting functions at NO and projects.
  • Ensures that the accounting functions are equipped with necessary manpower, equipment and supplies.
  • Studies and proposes improvements in financial management and accounting policies and procedures.


  • Provides directives and follows-up on the preparation and timely submission of budget proposals by projects and offices of NO.
  • Presents budget proposals at management evaluation meetings.
  • Finalizes budget proposal to national SOS-CVE budget and presents the same to National Director for final version and submission to the Board and Regional Office.
  • Directs, coordinates and performs the activity of the overall administration and control of approved budget.
  • Provides directives on the administration and control of budget by projects.
  • Ensures that monthly budget transfers to projects are affected on time.
  • On the basis of monthly budget utilization or financial statements of projects and functional units of NO, exercises the overall control on the use of budget.
  • Proposes adjustments to budget in the face of new circumstances.
  • Approves expenditures and payments ensuring that these are appropriate, supported by necessary documents are as per budget.
  • Directs, coordinates and supervises the follow-up and receipt of Regional Office’s donations, donors’ fund and sponsors’ gifts and the proper use and accounting of the same.
  • Directs, coordinates and ensures the proper collection and accounting of fees and other income of the Association by NO and projects.
  • Ensures proper and timely recording of income and expenditures.
  • Ensures the proper accounting of assets and property of the Association.
  • Visits projects, checks and ensures the adherence to financial and accounting policies and procedures. Provides guidance and advice thereon as necessary.
  • Participates in the selection, recruitment, training and development of the staff of the NO and the Finance Service.
  • Holds regular meetings with the staff of the Service to discuss activities, problems, concerns and new ideas to improve efficiency of work, open communication and cooperation.
  • Provides solutions and decisions to problems faced as per the delegation thereon.
  • Upholds the rights and responsibilities of each staff member and ensures positive degree of staff discipline.
  • Holds regular reviews and performance appraisal with all staff of the Service to assess performance and identify areas for development.


  • Directs, coordinates and performs the timely closing of accounts and preparation of financial statements at all levels.
  • Ensures the auditing of accounts of the Association by internal and external auditors.
  • Directs, coordinates and performs the preparation and submission to National Director periodic and annual financial statements of the Association for the submission to the National Director, Regional Office and other concerned offices.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by the National Director.


  • Ensuring that Child Safeguarding measures are in place within their area of managerial responsibility and that staff, associates and other key stakeholders are made aware of these measures and are supported in implementing them
  • Ensuring that Child safeguarding is integrated in all management processes including performance management, team meetings, annual planning process field-level monitoring, IWP, IDP etc.
  • Creating and maintaining a managerial and operational environment where the Child Safeguarding Policy is effectively implemented.
  • Fulfilling specific and additional responsibilities in achieving compliance of SOS Children’s Villages Child Protection Policy.
  • Ensure the best interest of the child is applied and considered.

SOS Children’s Villages offers a competitive package, including a 13th Cheque and 50% medical aid cover.

If you are interested in the above post, please send a detailed CV and letter of application to The Human Resource Manager: email to:  recruitment@sos-swaziland.org . Enclose a detailed CV, cover letter and names of three most recent referees. If you are not contacted within 10 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Submission requirements are as follows:

    1. An application letter and CV (The curriculum vitae to be submitted as one document. Pictures of CVs or pages of a CV that are submitted as separate documents will not be considered)
    2. Certified Qualification Copies
    3. Electronic submission: The subject of the email should be the position that one is applying for and the name and surname of the applicant. Example of format: Finance Manager /Joe Smith.
    4. Three (3) most recent job references. Character references will not be accepted

 Closing date for applications is the 10th March 2023, close of business day. No application will be accepted if submitted after the closing date.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.