Save The Children

Director of Finance – Save the Children – Port Vila, Efate Vanuatu

Posted: 16-06-2024

Job Description

Director of Finance

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. We’re ambitious, creative, and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights in Vanuatu. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from abuse & violence. We run programs in Vanuatu, Australia and elsewhere in the Pacific, responding to natural disaster/emergencies and other long-term projects; particularly in the education, child protection and Health.

Where you come in:
Reporting to the Country Director, this role is responsible for providing strategic financial management to the Save the Children Vanuatu project and to ensure that the Finance department complies with local, international, Save the Children and donor rules and regulations.

The Director of Finance is a member of the Senior Management Team in Vanuatu, covering a broad range of management accounting activities including monthly management accounting and reporting, regular forecasting and annual budgeting re-setting. This role will lead a range of activities from standard financial management reporting to high-end strategic support including advising the leadership team. The role will ensure the robust and effective management of grants with an emphasis on cost-effective and efficient procurement for program delivery. The role will drive business and financial outcomes to meet strategic goals for the wellbeing of children in Vanuatu. The role is also expected to oversee financial accounting and month end close process to support the Finance Team in country & at Melbourne Head Office.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing strategic financial oversight report to the Country Director on regular bases
    and upon request.
  • Leading the development of the Country Master Budget and the periodic re- forecasting processes
  • Analyse and interpret financial performance in monthly monitoring forums to coach, guide, achieve better practice financial management.
  • Lead the development, phase management and re-forecasting of new business development and existing programmatic budgets to ensure both programmatic and operational targets are met.
  • Responsible for managing the cash flow projections for programs and organization
  • ensuring sufficient funds are always available.
  • Driving continuous development and improvements in financial processes
  • Ensure the Financial Control and Compliance Frameworks and policies are robustly and consistently applied in accordance with International Accounting standards across all aspects of financial operations.
  • Responsible for monitoring project cash advances and that project staff are meeting.
  • Be receptive to training provided and to develop his or her technical and professional competence.
  • Build capacity of all budget holders to implement and analyse their budgets in line with organizational policies and procedures, including setting the Finance Team

Does this sound like you?
Being effective in managing an organization’s financial health and contributing to its strategic direction, balancing analytical rigor with strategic insights having an ethical leadership with effective communications, driving suitable growth and organizational success.

This role requires

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of accounting experience, with a particular focus on
    management accounting
  • Accounting Qualification through Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
  • Computer literate with significant experience in advanced Excel
  • Experience using accounting software packages (knowledge of the Agresso system is an added advantage)
  • Strong integrity and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Receptive to training provided and to develop his or her technical and professional competence.
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Significant experience in an environment involving high levels of change and complexity.
  • Demonstrated expertise in budgeting, business and financial planning including strategic budgeting and forecasting.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills
  • High levels of attention to detail and quality
  • Strong commitment to providing high levels of customer service

Ni-Vanuatu applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

For a detailed position description, please click on this link:

Van 2024 – Save the Children -Position Description – Director of Finance.pdf

How to Apply

We only accept applications from link provide online , by  Monday 24th  June 2024 at 8am.

For additional role information, direct email to [email protected]

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in.  We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this  commitment through all our employment practices.  Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

  As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

  Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organization. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Job Category: Non Government Organization (NGO). Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: Not stated.
Closes 24/06/2024

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