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Finance Data Model Subject Matter Expert – Member Facing

Published on 30.11.2021


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Position : Finance Data Model Subject Matter Expert – Member Facing

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Finance Data Model Subject Matter Expert – Member Facing in London or any existing Save the Children International office location. 

Role Purpose:

Save the Children International (SCI) is undergoing significant transformation across a number of core business procedures, systems, and structures, through the implementation of a number of High Performing Organization (HPO) Change Projects. 

One Programme is CAPP (Coding, Agresso, PPM PRIME) which has four core strands:

  • Deploys a new global financial data model and finance system (Agresso)
  • Introduce a new project management methodology (PMM) to improve the quality of our programming for children
  • Deliver a technology solution (PRIME) that enables the new PMM
  • Deliver this solution not only to Save the Children International but also across the Membership
  • We are aiming to deploy the programme across SCI Centre, Region and Country Offices as well as Member Offices in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In order to achieve all deployments to SCI and Members offices within this timeframe we are now recruiting a team of subject matter experts that can focus on deployment to our Member offices specifically.
  • The Member Focused Finance SME reports directly into SCI Centre’s finance function, but is positioned within the member deployment workstream of the CAPP programme to provide Finance expertise to the deployment of the programme in Members. The CAPP programme has developed a global solution, which includes the systems Agresso, PRIME and AMS, which now needs to be implemented in Member offices. The main role of the Finance SME is to ensure the Global Financial Data Model and the Agresso system are implemented in Member offices without straying away from the original global design.
  • The work with Members will include explaining the Global Financial Data Model to Members and working with other CAPP SMEs to support Members to understand the impact of implementing the full CAPP global solution. This includes working with and advising the Member on what additional financial data they need to satisfy local reporting requirements, help them with mapping from their current data model to the global data model and explain to them how key financial processes will work in the future state, such as budgeting and recording of expenditure. 
  • The Finance SME will also work closely with Business Analysts and IT colleagues to explain the standard Agresso system solution and confirm with the Member that this is fit for purpose for them or whether they have any additional requirements. An Agresso system instance will be built for each Member, which means the Finance SME will also support the Member through the design, develop and test phases for their specific Agresso solution.
Required profile for job ad : Finance Data Model Subject Matter Expert – Member Facing



  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical ability to identify and assess alternative options and proposals.
  • Strong collaboration skills, a team player, able to work collaboratively with different functions and colleagues different offices, to identify the best solutions for the organisation as a whole.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills. Ability to understand different contexts and perspectives and adjust communication style based upon this as required.
  • A strong attention to detail; 
  • Experience with and a strong technical understanding of financial management processes in a large multi-lateral organisation, ideally within an NGO


  • Experience of implementing financial systems improvement projects 
  • A good level of knowledge and experience of using finance systems, ideally Agresso
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organise and prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to work independently and judge when to ask for advice or inputs
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft applications, especially excel. 
  • Ability to challenge and negotiate assertively and cooperatively with senior staff.

We can offer circa £45,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Application Information:

  • Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. 
  • 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.

Job criteria for job ad : Finance Data Model Subject Matter Expert – Member Facing
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