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Project Controller - Save the Children Denmark

Project Controller - West and Central Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe

If you have a background in finance and thrive building strong, collaborative working relationships, this may be your chance to join the world’s largest independent organization for children. Save the Children Denmark is looking for a Project Controller to financially monitor its projects in West and Central Africa, in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Speaking French would be a strong asset.

The position is located in Copenhagen.


Within the Business Support and Development Department, you will join our Project Finance section (8 persons), whose key mandate is to provide financial support and quality assurance regarding all financial aspects throughout the whole project cycle from proposal to close-out stage.

While ensuring sound financial project management, you will support, advise, and interact with a wide range of stakeholders at the headquarters and in operation countries. Your role will be divided into the following key areas:

  • Financial business partnering to the project coordinators and acting as donor focal point for budget and financial reporting issues

As financial counterpart to the project coordinators of your country portfolio, you will provide financial support on following up and on finalizing projects, incl. preparing elements for the final financial reports for auditors and/or donors. You will also provide advisory support on donor compliance.

  • Capacity building of the country offices

It will be part of your role to continuously supporting country offices on financial issues such as quality assurance or donor compliance as well as developing their capacities so that they comply with donor requirements, formats and regulations. You will also assist them in making the financial reporting to donors as smooth as possible.

  • Digitization

You will contribute to the development and implementation of an improved set of digital and automated processes incl. reports and templates.

The position requires occasional travels to your portfolio countries (2-3 weeks a year).


  • A relevant education and/or experience, for example in the areas of finance or international business. Applications of young professionals will be considered.  
  • Data management skills and good command of Excel.
  • Full proficiency in English. Speaking French is a strong asset. Some knowledge of Danish is preferable but not mandatory.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and experience with ERP systems.
  • Experience working in an international environment.

As a person, we imagine you

  • Are autonomous, self-motivated, and eager to learn.
  • Have a problem-solving mindset and ability to make effective, considered, and timely decisions.
  • Can work effectively with others to achieve shared goals and thrive on diversity of people and perspectives.
  • Thrive in a changing environment and are able to adapt. 


  • A full-time permanent AC position (37 hours per week) according to the terms and conditions of the local Collective Agreement between Save the Children Denmark and the relevant unions (incl. pension, 6 weeks holidays, care days).
  • Joining a prestigious and socially impactful organization and working in an international environment.  
  • Travel as well as carrier development opportunities in Denmark and abroad.
  • Flexible work conditions and the possibility of working from home up to 4 days a week.


If you recognize yourself in the above, send you application (CV + cover letter) to recruitment.cd(@)oxalis-scop.org mentioning Project Controller in the subject. Oxalis will handle this recruitment on Save the Children Denmark’s behalf. For further question, feel free to contact Christel Décatoire: +45 53 76 42 75.

Deadline for applications is May 15, 2022, but we recommend you apply as soon as possible as we will be doing interviews on an ongoing basis. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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