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Save the Children is seeking qualified candidate to fulfill the following vacancy in its Ramallah OR Gaza Area Offices:
Senior Manager Compliance and Quality
Position Ref.: SCI/ SM-C&Q/oPt
Reporting directly to the Country Director, the SM-C&Q is accountable for assessing, monitoring and mitigating both internal and external risks across the oPt Country Programme. Developing high quality approaches and systems, the SM-C&Q, works closely with function/department leads and other senior staff, ensuring effective monitoring and response to external risks, associated with: local government and authorities, compliance with external policy and regulations, legal issues and local political issues. Collaborating with teams across the country programme, the SM-C&Q will also ensure that high quality, effective systems are in place to monitor and respond to internal risks, associated with: partnerships and local NGO relationships, compliance with SCI policy and regulation, child safe guarding, fraud and corruption. Additionally, as a member of the oPt Senior Management Team (SMT), the SM-C&Q contributes to the overall strategic leadership of the country programme, participating in all SMT processes and leading on relevant SMT tasks.
External Risk and Quality Assurance:
-Together with the security manager, monitor the external political and security environment and potential impact on operations, advise the CD and SMT on any new or changing patterns in risk and develop effective mitigation actions.
-Maintain relationships with key staff within local authorities and government departments, sharing and collecting appropriate information.
-Ensure effective monitoring of the external policy and regulatory environment in all areas of operation and collaborate with relevant function/department leads to develop effective response and mitigation measures.
-Maintain relationships with key staff in local and international NGOs, coordinating and sharing relevant information related to organizational compliance or reporting processes with local government, or other developments in local government affecting operations.
Internal Risk and Quality Assurance:
-Ensure that function/department leads are aware of critical internal policies and support them in developing plans and measures to mitigate risks and where appropriate, lead internal investigations (whistle blowing, fraud, child safe guarding).
-Actively participate in the partner assessment process as identified, monitor partnerships with local organisations in Gaza and the West Bank, raise any concerns or issues with the relevant manager and support the development of mitigation measures including delivery of child safeguarding, fraud and corruptions trainings, and support to internal review of financial procedures and review of financial reports.
-Work closely with the Finance Director to ensure effective external and internal audit processes (country wide and project specific).
-Work closely with Supply Chain departments in the procurement process, ensuring regular spot checks and minimizing risk in procurement processes.
-Ensure the effective implementation of the child safe guarding policy across the country programme and that all staff access CSG training and support.
Country Programme Leadership:
-Participate in all SMT processes and activities and lead relevant SMT actions
-Support the SMT in its internal CO risk reviews, related analysis, and development of risk mitigation strategies.
-Directly advise the CD of any changes in the internal or external risk environment, identifying specific risks and potential mitigation plans and actions.
-Participate in Country Programme operational and strategic planning processes.
-Ensure a high level of SCI policy awareness among all staff in oPt.
Applications will be considered based on the following essential criteria:
-Accounting or relevant degree and relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA) is preferable or a plus (CPA/CA/ACCA).
-Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, with at least 5 years of them spent working at NGO Senior Management level.
-Experience in fraud awareness and case investigation management.
-Experience in audit management.
-An unquestionably high level of integrity and ethics.
-Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems.
-Understanding of strategic finance issues with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment.
-Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships and utilising collaborative approaches.
-Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently is essential.
-Strong analytical, problem solving skills.
-Available to travel frequently to all country locations.
-Fluent in written and spoken Arabic.
-Very high proficiency English speaking and writing.
-Experience with Save the Children award management and financial systems (AMS and Agresso).
-Experience in fraud and corruption prevention and investigation.
-Sound understanding of critical SCI policies.
-Knowledge of the oPt legal framework.
Applications should be submitted to the
no later than December 20, 2016, please make sure to mention the position ref. in the subject. The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Application package should include the following:
Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information and position applying for in the subject.
Resume including Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information).
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.