Director Support Services
● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children
● Permanent full-time position open to Vanuatu citizens and residents
● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands
Save the Children is the world's largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to the children's lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.
The Support Services Director is responsible for the overall administration of human resources, finance, ICT and supply chain of the country office in both emergency and development programming contexts. A key part of the role will be to ensure that the country office complies with Save the Children Australia’s financial policies and procedures applicable to the Pacific country offices, donor award conditions as well as implementing (when applicable) global standard operating procedures (SOPs) as developed by Save the Children International. The Support Services Director will be responsible for the implementation of SOPs relating to supply chain including procurement, asset management and accounting for gifts in kind (GIK). The position holder will work closely with the Director of Programs to ensure robust and effective management of awards with an emphasis on cost-effective and efficient procurement for program delivery. The Support Services Director will be responsible for the implementation of the in country HR manual and position holder will work closely with the Country Director to provide HR business support to line managers and design, implement and monitor a workforce development plan for the Country Office.
Essential Selection Criteria
► Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
► 7 years management experience in a SME or Corporate environment, of which 5 years are at a Senior management level within the finance and/or HR departments
► Experience leading a share services team including ICT, Finance, HR and Procurement
► Demonstrated understanding of budgeting, business and financial planning including strategic budgeting and forecasting and solid background in financial reporting
► Strong analytical skills – the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information.
Desirable Selection Criteria
► Proven experience of development, implementation and change management of financial systems and internal control procedures.
► Proven leadership / team management experience, including the ability to develop capability of staff through training and education
► Proven understanding of multiple donor requirements and award management processes and previous experience working and living in a developing country, preferably in the Pacific
► Customer service skills including delivery of high quality customer service across geographically diverse stakeholder groups