• Leilani Sikkema

Head of Finance


Applications close Sun 21 November 2021


● An exciting opportunity to become a valued and integral part of a growing international aviation safety organization

● 3 Year Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila


The Organisation

The mission of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is to establish a collaborative and regionally based aviation safety and security oversight programme for the benefit of stakeholders and the region. In pursuing this mission, PASO has committed itself “to provide for continuous improvement in the quality of aviation safety and security oversight services to comply with international standards, required under the PICASST and ICAO Conventions’’


The Position

The Head of Finance will work across the business with all departments, engage directly with Member States, and key external stakeholders. Building and maintaining relationships, managing teams, and developing people, as well as having a strong written communication will be key requirements to ensure PASO has a strong finance function.


The Head of Finance will manage a team of 3 with a further 3-4 consultants.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Has a minimum of 5 years of relevant financial experience in similar or related field

► Be a Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) and a member of a recognized professional accounting body

► Have proven financial and management experience and an in-depth understanding of business systems

► Experience interacting successfully with government officials, key stakeholders, and third-party representatives

► Well developed knowledge and experience of accounting procedures and practices

► Proven leadership experience in achieving strategic goals and objectives in a complex environment, especially where high levels of customer focus and stakeholder engagement are involved

► Strong analytical skills with ability to present relevant information in a clear and concise manner

► Proven ability of effective time management and organisational skills

► Experienced at working in donor- funded, not for profit business

► Use of Xero or similar software

► Keeps abreast of trends and issues across the civil aviation sector and related areas (across the Pacific and overseas), knows when and where to go and get knowledge and expertise


Job Description

Please read the Job Description before applying for this role.


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.


Applications close Sun 21 November 2021

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