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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the FMS Developer in Centre -London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide


As part of their long term strategy, Save the Children is building regional hubs of technology specialists to service their global IT needs. This role is part of the Global IT team focused on delivering a global service to all Save the Children countries. The FMS developer will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso.


The FMS Developer will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing & new modules of the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso. The primary focus will be on implementing new functionality in the FMS system, as directed by the SCI global strategy.

The role will also be responsible for being part of the 2nd & 3rd line support queue, helping support analysts to resolve problem which require source code analysis, or advanced business knowledge.

The FMS Developer may be required to deputise for the Senior FMS Developer when (s)he is out of the office, along with other FMS Developers in other regions.

The FMS Developer will work closely with country, regional and centre based finance teams to provide reporting and analytical information to assist in the running of an efficient and effective finance global function.

The FMS Developer will work with the FMS Technical Architect and other FMS Developers in other locations to provide a reliable, scalable and performant Agresso system to all SCI countries and those members that participate in the shared service.

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.



  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an IT development role
  • Strong understanding of the business processes of a financial Management systems preferably an ERP
  • Proven technical skills in a mainstream programming language, or database system (cross training will be provided if required)
  • Good T-SQL language skills
  • Experience of solving complex business and technical issues through trouble shooting and analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • A desire to work on an enterprise level ERP / finance system based on the Microsoft stack (Windows Server, .NET, SQL Server, IIS)
  • Experience of CI/CD process for global development team, allowing for frequent code updates with zero downtime
  • Knowledge of major cloud service providers, like AWS, Azure etc.
  • Ability to explain complex technical and non-technical information in a succinct and compelling manner to all levels of seniority
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • Proven experience in implementing and managing Agresso applications
  • Experience with any of the following Agresso modules: Financials, Project Costing & Billing, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, Planner, Workflow
  • Track record of administering & supporting applications in a complex global organisation
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries
  • Automated build and deployment process with tools like Jenkins and Maven, eliminating 80% of manual work
  • Experience of using GitHub, including branching, merging, and tagging
  • Good hands-on knowledge of Source Code Management (Version Control System) tools like Git and Subversion

We can offer circa £58,000 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 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.

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The Organisation

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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 Description

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Job description

7 Jul 2023

24 Jul 2023 - 02:59 EAT


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