Dear Sir or Madam,
For years, I have had a strong desire to do something important and helpful for other people. Since I began working with The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) -Afghanistan, almost four years ago, I have been interested in applying my skills to an international position. Seeing our expatriates' work in the field missions, their lifestyle in different cultures, and willingness to know more about community, has really challenged me to become a part of a bigger mission.
I am especially interested in the “Financial Planning and Budgeting Analyst” position for several reasons:
First, I have ten years of solid experience in government, private sector and in humanitarian organization roles.
Second, as a Finance Officer in ICRC-Afghanistan, being a national staff member, who is an expert in local legislation, I have participated and assisted in financial coordinating and resource management in budgeting procedures.
Third, as I am qualified with the Certificate of CAP (Certified Accounting Practitioner) by Eurasian Council of Certified Accountants and Auditors, program for professional accountants, I am skilled in financial planning and budgeting, but I really need to master my practical budgeting skills within your organization.
Fourth, ICRC-Afghanistan was a sub-recipient of global fund resources (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) and as I was responsible in the preparation, reconciliation and submission of quarterly financial reports, I know how to work closely with donors and accurately prepare all required financial documents.
Finally, when I have the right mix of experience and skill, promotion to a more senior level may become a realistic goal.
This is a genuine opportunity for me to properly utilize the skills I have gained internationally and to obtain further valuable experience.
I am confident that I would bring positive outcomes to the management system of Save the Children.
Until now I have always postponed my ambition for the future because of my family, children (they were young), and now I think it is really time to challenge myself to discover new experience outside of my normal comfort zone.
I strongly believe that I have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience.
I am highly aware of the importance of the field missions of international organizations, as well as of the difficulties of working in conflict areas.
I believe I meet the requirements and I hope for a positive reply.