Head of International Programs Finance (maternity cover initially for 12 months)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role


As a key member of the financial team, you will: * lead (with the Director of Financial Management) in all matters of international programs finance for development and humanitarian responses; both in terms of developing processes, and delivering plans via these processes * build the capacity of country office finance teams through provision of clear processes, toolkits and training materials to enable them to support beneficiaries, members and donors * lead on management reporting of country office performance to SCI senior management, members and SCI board * support and challenge the regional office finance teams

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience

* finance professional with significant experience of country finance within a complex INGO * experience of developing and building capacity in a finance function * highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching * highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures * strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets * ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner * experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries * experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in * highest standards of ethics and integrity * willingness to undertake travel to country and regional offices for training, support and capacity-building purposes * ability to speak other languages such as French and Spanish would be preferable * commitment to Save the Children values

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 22nd January 2013

For further information on this role, please see our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided

Location: London, United Kingdom

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Thursday 31 January 2013

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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