Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR) - Finance Director in Bucuresti

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!Employee Contract Type:International Assignment - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)Job Description:Possible position locations: Romania, Ukraine, Poland, MoldovaApplication Deadline: We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found.The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 5 million people - mostly women and children - to flee to neighbouring countries. With the escalating crisis, the needs are growing by the hour. More than half of Ukraine's children have either fled for safety within the country or are living as refugees.Since the conflict started, our teams have been on the ground assessing and responding to the urgent needs of those searching for safety. We are currently scaling up our multi-country response across three countries (Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine) and are recruiting for many key positions that will make a direct impact on the lives of people who have been caught up in conflict.HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN:As the Finance Director for World Vision's Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR), you will provide overall leadership, oversight and management support for all aspects of financial management in the Office. This position is part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Response Hubs constituting the Ukrainian Crisis Response, with a focus on ensuring accountability, compliance and stewardship, coordinating financial planning and developing financial strategy that best serves the response strategic and program objectives.You will be responsible for the finance staff and partner capacity strengthening, development and implementation of good internal controls, compliance at all levels, and utilization and safeguarding of assets according to World Vision approved policies and procedures. You will provide overall leadership to the finance team based in four countries (Romania, Poland, Moldova & Ukraine) and provide adequate management information to members of the Senior Leadership Team and project/program managers. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services. Coordinate professional and personal development of finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning. Model Christ-centred servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team. Actively participate in the UCR Senior Leadership team meetings. Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings. Facilitate Response Director, Operations and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements. Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners as appropriate. Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and GC entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship. Promote shared resource networks within the region and the partnership. Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.Stewardship Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through: Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels. Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services. Exploring the most economic ways of addressing the response needs without compromising the ministry’s quality.Financial Planning and BudgetingAdvise the Response Director on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with recommendations approved by the Regional Leader. Lead the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met. Review and follow up alignment of budgets between Response Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS and Support Offices. Ensure control of Response budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely information & advice to budget managers.Contribute to the development of Response strategic direction and priorities.Fiscal accounting, compliance, monitoring and reporting.Ensure adequate financial systems are established and maintained in order to provide appropriate levels of security and controls over the organization's resources and operations. Ensure compliance with the policies and standards in the WV Field Financial Manual.Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal & external users. Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems. Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, year-end closing, carry forward, accounting and reporting. Provide regular financial analysis to the SLT to support decision making Ensure field and partners monitoring as required.Financial Risk Management and Controls Establish and manage appropriate financial systems and controls to reduce financial risks and avoid significant finance audit risk ratings at all response levels. Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the response projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels. Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits. Perform site project financial checks. Take appropriate action to address audit findings and recommendations.Manage Financial Risk. Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a related fieldMinimum 7 years’ experience in senior finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agencyMinimum 5 years’ experience in finance management positionPREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSMBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing is preferredACCA, CIMA or CPA preferredExperience in treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferredExperience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plusSolid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls. Ability to solve complex problems and exercise independent judgment. Ability to lead and manage a team. Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferredGood oral/written and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staffA full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statementFull adherence to World Vision South Caucasus Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policiesFull Adherence to security protocolsTRAVEL AND/OR WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTAbility to travel regionally and internationally Proficiency in written and spoken English.Applicant Types Accepted:Local and International Applicants (IA's) Accepted


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