PanamáPlease click here to apply Regional Finance Director LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) – (190002HT)
As a key member of the regional leadership team, you will take shared responsibility for delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the region. You will:
be the trusted partner of the Regional Director and his / her immediate team on all finance related matters
contribute to the development of multi-year strategic and operational plans, and be accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial analytical review and best-in-class forecasting
develop the capacity of Country Office (CO) Finance Directors and their teams in order that they meet Save the Children International finance and award management essential standards and comply with Save the Children International standard operating procedures
ensure that appropriate controls are in place across the region and that financial risk is minimised
enable appropriate operational and investment decisions to be made on the grounds of sound financial analysis support financial readiness, planning and response to humanitarian situations.
Financial Leadership and Management, including:
contributing to the development of multi-year strategic and operational plans, and being accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial analytical review and world-class forecasting accuracy
key business partner to the Regional Leadership team and Centre Finance Leadership team for all finance, risk and strategic related matters in the LAC region
ensuring integrity of the accounts of the countries within the region. Make sure that policies and procedures are well understood; accountability is clear, carrying out proper management review of reported results
ensuring internal control measures are followed- that funds are used as intended. Accountable for control of assets and liabilities, ensuring costs are accurately charged against awards or budgets,
providing decision support to the Regional Director and Regional Leadership Team. Responsibility for oversight of deployment financial resources extending to all key activities of the organisation: awards management, logistics, operations etc and short term and strategic issues
focusing on cost effectiveness and cash-flow. Champion cost effectiveness in general ensuring that countries and regions are operating with a sustainable cost base, taking into account cost recoveries and strategic role
ensuring Country FDs and regional finance staff have the right finance skills and experience to carry out their roles.
contributing to development and implementation of global finance strategy. Helping develop the overall functional strategy for Save the Children, lead or participate in specific initiatives on behalf of the whole organisation and drive implementation of agreed strategies within the region and the organization as a whole
developing the financial management capacity of the finance staff and budget holders at CO level to ensure the organisation’s dual mandate goals and business objectives are met
providing high quality financial and accounting support to SCI; providing oversight to ensure:
COs provide accurate and timely recording of accounting transactions
CO financial controls are in place and adhered to
COs comply with SCI financial standards
providing input into CO accounts and strategic / operational plans; critically reviewing CO budgets and performance against targets, and identifying action plans required to ensure the region is on track for achieving objectives
ensuring compliance with legal and grant regulations and financial management policies and procedures; reviewing monthly exception reporting in conjunction with CO finance and Country Director to understand performance issues on grants highlighted
developing the capacity of CO staff to comply with and enforce counter-fraud policies, and involvement (where necessary) in investigations of incidents of alleged fraud
providing ongoing support and coaching to strengthen the finance team’s performance towards serving stakeholders’ needs, and the performance of finance professionals within the COs Setting performance objectives and developing action plans with direct reports to achieve goals.
providing surge capacity for emergency response including dramatically changing work practices and cooperating with in-coming response teams
managing the regional office budget, providing accounting, payroll, grant management and financial management support; jointly accountable for achieving the results laid out in the short-term plans
assisting with financial recruitment across the region, to ensure a world-class function
Support the change management process within your region, including:
role modelling and supporting the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors
ensuring constant attention is paid to all elements of the change management process.
Staff management, mentorship and development, including:
managing the regional finance team; defining expectations, providing leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluating direct reports regularly;
being responsible for the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensuring availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff;
managing the performance of all staff in the finance and support services work area through staff development strategies and performance management systems. Establishing results based system and follow up.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
Significant senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organisation in finance.
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching and capacity building.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in highest standards of ethics and integrity
Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Willingness to undertake significant amounts of travel to the country offices for training, support and capacity building purposes
Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job. Commitment to Save the Children child protection policy.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.
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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
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.
Location: Panama City
Employee Status: Permanent
Closing Date: Aug 18, 2019
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