Friday, February 19, 2016


Position: Director of Finance and IT
Location: Johannesburg
AAI Grade: G
Salary: £81,857

This role is a superb opportunity for a senior management professional who wants to help shape the future success of a major international NGO and deliver a bold strategy that is focused on ending hunger and poverty by helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. As a member of the International Leadership Team within ActionAid International this role will assume overall responsibility for Finance, Information Technology and Legal compliance. It requires the skills of someone with gravitas, expertise and a passion for making a difference. Is that you
As Director of Finance & IT you will focus on delivering high standards of operations covering financial planning and reporting, financial operations, management and stewardship. You will also ensure that the information technology infrastructure and applications are robust and able to effectively support the organisation. Important too, will be the ability to drive transformational and continuous improvement and deliver initiatives that enhance performance. You will be accountable not only to management at the secretariat and countries, but also to the Treasurer of the International Board, and your role supports the respective finance ,audit and risk committees. Your influence across the organisation will be great as you provide informed decision making, act as a key change agent and develop high performing teams. In your role, you will act as mentor, guide and motivator to countries in the Federation.
 With an accountancy or financial qualification you must have significant experience in a senior finance management position as part of a senior management team with Board accountability. Your background must include substantial board governance, audit, treasury and risk management experience. A strategic thinker you will have managed a large diversified team and built high performance cultures, and have proven change management experience. You will have been involved in financial planning/reporting and control of financial resources as well as possess a clear understanding of the main finance, legal, and IT issues facing the charity sector.
If you have the expertise to deliver our bold strategy please visit our website
In order to be considered for this position, you will need to have eligibility to work in South Africa.
Application Procedures
Applications should be sent with your CV and motivation/cover letter by no later than 21st March 2016.You are requested to highlight in the motivation/cover letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we will not be able to respond personally to applicants who are not short-listed. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity


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