Finance and Operations Director

Contract type: Permanent

Location: London or Johannesburg   

Grade: G

Do you have extensive management and leadership experience and are an expert at driving organisational strategic direction and overseeing the financial management of a complex organisation at Finance and Operations Director level.

Reporting to the Secretary General, as part of the Global Leadership Team you will work closely to Board Committees; be the organisation’s Finance lead; have line management responsibility for Finance, HR and Operations. The Finance and Operations Director will:

  • Provide overall finance leadership to ActionAid International (AAI), by coordinating the development of federation wide financial policies, standards and guidelines, supporting implementation and compliance mechanisms for monitoring, managing the accountability requirements for regulatory compliance.
  • Have oversight and leadership to internal audit; ensuring that internal financial controls; a financial reporting system, implementing processes and procedures are established and adhered to creating appropriate financial governance.
  • Lead in the significant improvement on key systems and provide oversight and ensure proper usage of Federation core processes.
  • Manage General Secretariat (GS) finances enabling the GS to operate effectively and efficiently

To be considered for this role:

You must have a relevant accountancy qualification (Degree, CA, ACCA, ACA, CPA and CIMA) as well as extensive international management and leadership experience in a Finance and Operations Director role.  You will have done significant work with donor funds and have in-depth knowledge of board governance, audit, treasury and risk management. Being a strategic thinker, you will possess strong relationship building and negotiating skills, be an expert at using finance systems and leading people. Supporting Feminist values, with the justice for the poor and disadvantaged as one of your priorities, you will have very strong spoken and written English and be able to travel frequently.

If you are keen to have a major influence on our work and help make a better world start by visiting our website: http://www.actionaid.org and applying via the link or to hrworkspace@actionaid.org with the title: Finance and Operations Director by 25 July 2018

Due to the high volumes of recruitment we deal with, we can only correspond to short listed applicants. Should you not receive feedback on your application within five weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Thank you for your continued support to AAI’s values and your personal support to the Global Justice strategy.

Please note: ActionAid does not ask for payment from applicants during the recruitment process