Director of Global Assurance

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

To direct and lead the activities of the Global Assurance function, reporting directly to the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, with day-to-day leadership from the CFO. To ensure the provision of a professional service providing appropriate assurance to senior management and the Board (and, by extension, the members). To support management in improving SCI's operations and in providing a platform for learning across the organisation. To influence and facilitate change across the organisation to strengthen risk management and control - the Global Assurance functions is seen to have the ability the transform the organisation, in turn saving more children's lives.

Qualifications and experience

* evidence of progressively responsible auditing experience (internal and/or external) * significant management experience (including at a senior level) * in-depth understanding of risk and its implications * experience of working with audit committees * experience of working in a global and, where possible, not-for-profit organisation * proven ability in internal auditing * ability to summarise technical documents in language that is accessible to the target audience * conceptual and strategic thinker * ability to deliver to tight deadlines * strong team-building and motivational skills * personal credibility and effective influencing skills * excellent written, editing and reviewing skills * willingness to undertake significant amounts of travel to country and regional offices * commitment to Save the Children values.

Proficiency in at least one other language is desirable.

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 29th january 2013.

For further information on this role, please see our website at

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

Location: London, United Kingdom

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 29 January 2013

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

Know anyone else who might be interested in this job?
Why not share it with them?

Donate Now

Please select which national member organisation you would like to donate to.