Job Description Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in , with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War. SummaryAs Head of the Directorate, you will be responsible for building the function’s brand as a global partner through the provision of strategic leadership, insight generation, and effective resource allocation in budgeting and reporting processes for the finance function. You will oversee financial planning, financial performance analysis and management, and strategic and global financial modelling. The Directorate will have responsibility for management of the data and information sets and systems to create confidence across the function and wider organisation in what is being provided.The Director will form part of the Finance Leadership Team and will own the development of the five-year Finance Strategy alongside the CFO. You will also be accountable for providing day-to-day oversight and management of the Directorate, including reporting, people management, and quality assurance responsibilities.The RequirementsLeadership behaviours: Provides Strategic Leadership within the function and to the wider organisation, acting as a partner in the delivery of outcomes.Is customer focussed and embeds those behaviours across the Strategic Finance Directorate.Develops, motivates, coaches and manages the Strategic Finance Directorate team and broader finance teams at global, regional and country level.Promotes high performance and continuous improvement by all staff.Promotes innovation and ongoing learning and development of all teams within the region.Resilient and outcome focussed, with an ability to build those qualities in the team.Communicates clearly and effectively with internal and external stakeholders.Gains, develops and retains credibility about their performance.Sees the bigger picture and helps teams and leaders to develop this perspective. Skills specific to the post: Demonstrable experience of transforming Financial Strategy, Planning and Insight services.Strong financial analysis and modelling skills, with the ability to provide insights and recommendations to support decision-making.Knowledge and ability to create a variety of modelling techniques and methods to support planning and analysis.Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial information in a clear and concise manner to non-financial stakeholders.Managing and mitigating financial and operational risk, working across teams to mitigate and manage response.Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet).Possess the capabilities needed to deliver effective solutions to complex business challenges.Ability to translate strategy into delivery through plans, programmes, people and culture.Communication skills, tailored to the audiences with whom you will work – including external stakeholders, and global, regional, and local teams.Highly developed interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills to work effectively with stakeholders and bring the best out of teams.Possess the capabilities needed to deliver effective solutions to complex business challenges.Knowledge and experience of using any/all of the following would be an added value: SAP ERP systemsPower BIDynamics Preferred qualifications and experience Chartered professional membership of a recognised professional accountancy body (CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW or recognised equivalent)Multi-disciplinary financial expert; thought leader in financial strategy, planning and critical thinking and political context.Degree/international equivalent in Finance or Economics or other relevant discipline and ideally MBA.Breadth of financial experience ideally within the INGO (ideally humanitarian and development) or non-profit sectors, ideally of experience working in countries delivering development programmesExperience of converting strategic thinking into operational reality, managing multiple conflicting priorities.Additional languages advantageous
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