World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Ghana

World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979. It currently implements 34 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in all the 10 administrative regions in Ghana and seven major special projects. These directly benefit about two million people through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programmes.

World Vision Ghana wishes to invite applications from highly competent, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacancies in the organization.

Current Opportunities:

MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

Project Description

The Improved Feeding Practices for first 1,000 Days project will be implemented by World Vision Ghana (WVG) with anticipated funding from the Japan Social Development Fund/World Bank. The project is focused on reducing nutritional deficiencies in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of 2 (the so-called first 1,000 days) among the rural poor in Ghana. The project will use an innovative market oriented approach that integrates the deployment of nutrient supplements, intake of micronutrients and amino acids/protein and nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches to address nutrient deficiencies among selected rural poor populations. The project aims to increase the food availability, access, and consumption of diverse and nutritious food for individuals within the target group.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this role is to provide timely, accurate information on project implementation and ensure that monitoring and evaluation are in line with specific project donor requirements. The roles support is to achieve accountability, transparency and programme quality in project locations. The post holder is to ensure that project activities are in line with the Logical Framework and relevant guidelines.

Locations

One of the districts below (with frequent travel to the other two)

  • Kassena Nankana

  • Sekyere East

  • Kintampo South in the Brong Ahafo region (in one of these locations)

Major Responsibilities:

Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Lead the development of a Food and Nutrition M&E framework aligned with donor framework, WV Ghana Health Service

  • Regularly gather relevant and reliable project performance data based on agreed data collection tools, monitors and understands projects outcomes, outputs and process indicators

  • Train staff in the use of digital data collection tools

  • Assist in the development, adoption and usage of innovative M&E tools and equipment

  • Track project implementation and provide sound monitoring support

  • Focal person for project evaluations

  • Guide the collection and compilation of appropriately disaggregated data for indicators

  • Provide support for the baseline and end line evaluations and all other evaluations

Data Analysis, Reporting and learning sharing

  • Prepare tables, graphs and written reports summarizing project M&E data

  • Collect, document, edit, analyze and present all relevant project data for reports

  • Lead in the preparation of project-related reports (monthly & quarterly), presentations, stories, publications and other technical reports in all type of media

Database Management

  • Ensure that all data in Horizon and other databases are updated in a timely manner

  • Compile, manipulate, and refine data from a variety of sources including public domain, field observation, and existing data bases

  • Perform regular quality control checks of databases to ensure data integrity

  • Support the verification of the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases and ensure that errors are corrected

Technical Support and Capacity building

  • Build the capacity of the team in data collection, data input in the database systems, ensuring high quality of data

  • Provide support to NO and other WV entities for any PM&E

  • Provide support to WV partners, communities and Government institutions for the development and implementation of PM&E initiatives

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Development Studies or in another relevant field such as Statistics, Planning, Public Health or fields related to Agriculture. A Professional certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

  • Experience: 3 to 5 years’ experience in implementing integrated Nutrition & Health and food security projects in developing countries

  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects

  • Strong M&E background in food based approaches such as nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and pathways especially for women and children in the first 1000 days

  • Prior experience in social enterprise /microenterprise/ micro franchising will be an added advantage

  • Prior Knowledge of JSDF/World Bank regulations and processes (operations, procurement, finance, environmental safeguard policies, etc.) will be an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Competence in developing and implementing Project M&E Systems/Plans

  • Have capacity in data collection, analysis and database management

  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Capacity to work under pressure and manage stress levels.

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations

  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position with basic working and living conditions

  • Travel: Minimum 50% domestic travel required

PROJECT OFFICER

Background of project

The Improved Feeding Practices for first 1,000 Days project will be implemented by World Vision Ghana (WVG) with anticipated funding from the Japan Social Development Fund/World Bank. The project is focused on reducing nutritional deficiencies in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of 2 (the so-called first 1,000 days) among the rural poor in Ghana. The project will use an innovative market oriented approach that integrates the deployment of nutrient supplements, intake of micronutrients and amino acids/protein and nutrition-sensitive agricultural approaches to address nutrient deficiencies among selected rural poor populations. The project aims to increase the food availability, access, and consumption of diverse and nutritious food for individuals within the target group.

Purpose of the position:

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of project activities of project. The Project Coordinator will take active steps in liaising with development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame.

Locations:

  • Kassena Nankana

  • Sekyere East

  • Kintampo South

Major Responsibilities:

Project Planning & Implementation

  • Support in the identification of community nutrition volunteers and Mother support groups for community mobilization and promotion of IYCF key messages among child caregivers

  • Identify, form and support Mother-to-mother support groups

  • Identify and training peer leaders for the MTMSGs on nutrition-centered education

  • Ensure project activities are carried out on schedule.

  • Mobilise communities and project participants to fully take advantage of the project during the life of the project.

  • Organise and plan training of Health Workers in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

  • Conduct food demonstration

  • Work with Village Based Enterprise to make fortified foods available to families.

  • Assist families in establishing home gardens

  • Educate care-givers on good nutrition practices.

  • Work with partners to facilitate the distribution of nutritional supplements.

Project Monitoring & Documentation

  • Provides monitoring oversight to all the project components and consistently work to ensure adequate community involvement in the project.

  • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key stakeholders and promptly report any deviations.

  • Contribute to the development of nutrition messaging by documenting evidence.

  • Track the distribution of Instant Foods to children and propose remedies for gaps identified for continuous project design

  • Writing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices and sharing them at forums

  • Identify all forms of project risks and manage and escalate where necessary

Procurement and Finance

  • Actively participate in the monthly programmes and finance meeting to provide explanations on variances, share areas of concerns.

  • Maintain adequate supply of Nutrition supplies. Coordinate with Supply Chain to ensure that nutrition supplies are procured/delivered in a timely manner.

  • Timely submission of all project costs and ensure prompt payment of partners

Networking, collaboration, and communication

  • Build relationship within communities and facilitate working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement.

  • Represent the project at external engagement meetings.

  • Lead project review sessions (annual workplan meetings…) at the district level with stakeholders

  • Nurture and sustain partnerships with relevant stakeholders particularly GHS with Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service etc. at the regional, district and community level, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the project.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human interest stories that meet donor requirements.

  • Contribute to the development of proper stakeholder communication tools to ensure continues flow of information

  • Monitor budget and expenditure and advice Project Manager to take necessary action.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: BSc Nutrition/ Food, Public Health, Agriculture or related fields. A Master’s degree in relevant fields will be an added advantage

  • Experience: At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in implementing integrated Nutrition & Health and food security projects in developing countries

  • Strong understanding of food based approaches -Nutrition-sensitive agriculture approaches and pathways

  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects

  • Strong M&E background

  • Prior experience in social enterprise /microenterprise/ micro franchising will be an added advantage

  • Prior Knowledge of JSDF/World Bank regulations and processes (operations, procurement, finance, environmental safeguard policies, etc.) will be an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations

  • Ability to speak the local language in project locations will be added advantage

  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams

  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.

  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet timelines

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

  • Travel: Minimum 30% domestic travel required

Project Coordinator

Background of project

Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority in Ghana. According to the Multi-Center Point-Prevalence Survey on healthcare-acquired infections in Ghana, 14.4% of infections in secondary and tertiary health care facilities are HAIs (Labi, et al, 2019). The percentage of HAIs is expected to be higher in primary health care facilities in deprived settings in Ghana where access to infrastructure and services that augment health delivery is limited. The containment, management, and elimination of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana and the World at large depends on effective Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures in both Health Care Facilities (HCFs) and communities. Effective IPC is fundamental to the quality of health care because it carries the potential benefit of reducing the disease burden on patients, health institutions, and the nation. The concentration of government support has been in urban areas and the major hospitals due to limited resources. The HCFs in remote and hard-to-reach areas of Greater Accra Region lack access to the necessary support and equipment needed to tackle HAIs and community spread of the COVID-19. The project seeks to contribute towards the elimination of HAIs and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Purpose of the position:

World Vision Ghana is seeking a Project Coordinator to be based in Accra to provide strategic implementation of the project to produce expected results. The Project Coordinator will be responsible and ultimately accountable for projects implementation, co-ordination, quality programming, generating reports, ensuring donor policy compliance, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables. The Project Coordinator will take active steps in liaising with the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame.

Location:

  • Accra

Major Responsibilities:

Project Planning & Implementation

  • Support in the identification of health facilities and communities where the project will be implemented in Accra.

  • Facilitate a Stakeholder Engagement for project start up, Meeting with Ghana Health Service, CHAG and MOH

  • Coordinate and facilitate the training of health staff and cleaners on infection prevention control (IPC) using virtual technology

  • Support in the development of IEC materials on IPC with context appropriate in two local languages for 10 health facilities

  • Coordinate and facilitate the development and Production of short films jingles and video & radio messaging

  • Coordinate and Facilitate an online exchange learning between health staff in Ghana and Taiwan in the health facilities where the project is been implemented

  • Coordinate and facilitate the categorization of medical waste bins per service delivery points in health facilities (outpatients, observation, ANC, immunization rooms, delivery rooms) and in kitchens and toilet

  • Ensure that all project activities are carried out on schedule.

  • Mobilize communities and project participants to fully take advantage of the project during the life of the project.

  • Work with partners to facilitate the distribution of PPEs and hand washing equipment

  • Sensitize communities on IPC against COVID-19 and also facilitate the Production and distribution of IEC materials on COVID-19 IPC in local languages for targeted communities.

Project Monitoring & Documentation

  • Provides monitoring oversight to all the project components and consistently work to ensure adequate Health facility staff and community involvement in the project.

  • Maintain and manage records of project activities and regularly provide project updates to key stakeholders and promptly report any deviations.

  • Contribute to the development of Infection Prevention and Control messaging in the health facilities and the communities.

  • Track the distribution of PPEs to the Health facility and communities in the project site

  • Writing and documentation of lessons learned and best practices and sharing them at forums

  • Identify all forms of project risks and manage and escalate where necessary

Procurement and Finance

  • Actively participate in the monthly programmes and finance meeting to provide explanations on variances, share areas of concerns.

  • Maintain adequate supply of PPEs. Coordinate with Supply Chain to ensure that PPEs a and related items for donations are procured/delivered in a timely manner.

  • Timely submission of all project costs and ensure prompt payment of partners

Networking, collaboration, and communication

  • Build relationship within communities and facilitate working with partners and various stakeholders towards high community involvement.

  • Represent the project at external engagement meetings.

  • Lead project review sessions (workplan meetings…) at the district level with stakeholders

  • Nurture and sustain partnerships with relevant stakeholders particularly with Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service etc. at the regional, district and community level, in order to ensure transition and sustainability of the project.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit quality reports and other project documents, including case studies and stories of human-interest stories that meet donor requirements.

  • Contribute to the development of proper stakeholder communication tools to ensure continues flow of information

  • Monitor budget and expenditure and advice Project Manager to take necessary action.

  • Write two proposals related to the current project and health facility-based interventions.

  • Develop two abstracts from the project

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: BSc Nursing/Public Health, A Master’s degree in relevant fields will be an added advantage

  • Experience: At least 1 year experience in implementing Health projects

  • Strong understanding of Infection Prevention Control Standards

  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing large scale internationally funded grant projects

  • Strong M&E background

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations

  • Ability to speak the local language in project locations will be added advantage

  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams

  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

  • Aptitude for community mobilization and capacity-building.

  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet timelines

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

  • Travel to health facility locations: Minimum 50% required

Project Assistant

Background of project

Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority in Ghana. According to the Multi-Center Point-Prevalence Survey on healthcare-acquired infections in Ghana, 14.4% of infections in secondary and tertiary health care facilities are HAIs (Labi, et al, 2019). The percentage of HAIs is expected to be higher in primary health care facilities in deprived settings in Ghana where access to infrastructure and services that augment health delivery is limited. The containment, management, and elimination of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana and the World at large depends on effective Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures in both Health Care Facilities (HCFs) and communities. Effective IPC is fundamental to the quality of health care because it carries the potential benefit of reducing the disease burden on patients, health institutions, and the nation. The concentration of government support has been in urban areas and the major hospitals due to limited resources. The HCFs in remote and hard-to-reach areas of Greater Accra Region lack access to the necessary support and equipment needed to tackle HAIs and community spread of the COVID-19. The project seeks to contribute towards the elimination of HAIs and containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Purpose of the position:

The Project assistant will support the Project Coordinator to be based in Accra to provide strategic implementation of the project to produce expected results. The Project assistant will be responsible and ultimately accountable for supporting project’s implementation, co-ordination, quality programming, generating reports, ensuring donor policy compliance, stakeholder and partner relations, and donor deliverables. The Project assistant will take active steps in supporting the project coordinator in liaising with the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, development partners and other stakeholders to ensure that all project milestones are achieved in accordance with the work plan and within the agreed time frame.

Project/Operational Responsibilities

  • To provide support to Project Coordinator on partner and community mobilization

  • Support Project Coordinator in the generation of Monthly Report and submitting activity reports

  • Work with stores and prepare the necessary documents for distribution of PPEs to Health Facilities

  • Support Project Coordinator in engagement of partners in the project implementation

  • Support Project Coordinator in monitoring and follow ups on project interventions

  • Support in project documentation processes

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: BSc Social Science and relevant field will be an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Good analytical and report writing skills

  • Good communication skills (oral and written), able to make convincing presentations

  • Ability to speak the local language in project locations will be added advantage

  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams

  • Competency in the use of MS Office suite

  • Aptitude for community mobilization and capacity-building.

  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

  • Travel to health facility locations: Minimum 50% required

Internal Audit Manager - VisionFund Ghana

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Helps MicroFinance Institution (MFI) accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Monitor compliance with the existing laws, rules and regulations of the institution’s country.

Advice the Board of Directors and management of the institution on the adequacy of the internal control systems and risk management.

Perform a statutory function if working in a regulated entity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Develops and submits for approval to the BAC annual audit plan that outlines the activities to be undertaken by the Internal Audit Department (IAD) during the year.

Reporting:

  • Submits timely reports to management for all the audits conducted during the year.

  • Submits written audit reports to the Audit Committee before every scheduled Board meeting.

  • Submits high quality dashboard and any other required reports to the RAM timely.

  • Tracks the status of issues / corrective actions arising from audit reports and provides updates to Management, RAM and BAC.

  • Informs all concerned staff on changes in Internal control and audit policies and procedures.

Audit Work:

  • Carries out the Internal Audit Plan with the assistance of the Internal Auditors (if any) or on their own.

  • Performs testing or ensures testing done by Internal Auditors is as per required standards and latest Audit Program.

  • Prepares, reviews and issues all IAD audit reportsafter approval by the RAM.

  • Discusses the results of audits with respective units/branch department managers and advices on appropriate actions to improve conditions.

  • Ensures all audit testing is adequately documented and archived as required by local regulatory authorities and the RAM.

  • Provides and independently appraises all operational functions of the institution.

  • Reviews and updates Audit Programs and the Audit Manual when there are changes to products, processes, regulations or systems.

Supervision and Training:

  • Supervises, motivates and reviews the work of the Internal Auditors (if any).

  • Trains less experienced auditors to meet IAD audit standards.

  • Appraises and evaluates all IAD staff development plans.

  • Works to develop self and team members continuously.

  • Ensures all members of IAD complete the required number of CPE hours every year.

Assist in Fraud Investigations and External Audits:

  • Assist in the execution of external audits as well as examination to be conducted by government regulatory agencies and other stakeholder / raters.

  • Promptly investigates any fraud incidents escalated by management, staff, RAM, BAC or through Whistle Blowing channel.

  • Monitors implementation of issues raised by the external auditor’s management letters and Regulatory reviews.

Meeting Budget:

  • Prepares the IAD budget in line with the Annual Plan timely.

  • Tracks performance against the budget and ensures that the budget is not exceeded.

Relationship Building:

  • Build strong working relationships with the CEO and Senior Management team of the MFI.

  • Build strong relationship with the RAM and demonstrate leadership skills with IA team.

  • Build strong relationships with the BAC, external regulators / auditors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • University degree in accountancy or business administration.

  • Professional accounting(CPA/ACCA/CIA) qualification a must – CISA certification will be an dded advantage.

  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience in banking supervision and/or microfinance(with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated strong leadership experience inplanning, supervision and management of an internal audit department a must).

  • Experience advising senior management and reporting to audit committees on risk management and monitoring a must.

  • Experience in systems analysis and audit would be added advantage.

  • Understanding of sun systems, eMerge, TMS or other relevant accounting and loan tracking software would be an advantage.

  • Excellent proficiency in the use of all Microsoft office applications especially Excel.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility.

  • A high sense of integrity.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage the team.

  • Must be a committed Christian and able and willing to participate and lead in daily devotions.

Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Director, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis – Global Centre leads a team that is responsible for the financial aspects of financial planning, reporting and analysis for the WVI Global Centre. This is a critical role that supports the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the budgeting processes, reporting and analysis for the Global Centre is timely, accurate and supports strategic conversations regarding resource allocation in line with Our Promise.

To achieve this, the position is responsible for:

  • Leading the team.

  • Overseeing timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Leadership Team, senior leaders and managers in the Global Centre.

  • Building strategic reporting and analysis capability that facilitates strategic resource allocation decisions of the Global Centre allowing leaders to invest in activities to deliver of Our Promise.

  • Driving a customer focused culture, ensuring staff develop a deep understanding of the business units of the Global Centre from the perspective of Executive Leadership and Partnership Leaders, and cost centre managers.

  • Leading and oversee projects to continuously improve reporting and analytics by utilizing new technology capability and working with the Director, Data, Systems and Services to drive new capabilities.

  • Working closely with peers to understand the end-to-end Support Office/Global Centre/Field Office financial eco-system and ensuring budgeting, financial reporting and analysis is consistent and aligned.

  • Working closely with peers to ensure financial systems and processes are seamless from a customer perspective.

  • Advising on issues related to partnership budgeting, reporting, compliance, internal controls, liquidity, and systems.

  • Initiating and participating in global and departmental initiatives.

  • Being a thought leader on broader Partnership financial management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis and achieve business outcomes.

Design and continuously improve a reporting framework for the Global Centre to ensure reports are streamlined, timely, clear, provide actionable insights, inform decision making and meet customer needs.

This involves:

  • Thinking forward and pre-empting and identifying key decision and reporting needs of stakeholders in future years (possibly before they even ask), driven primarily from the vision articulated in Our Promise and from deep knowledge of stakeholders.

  • Identifying appropriate sources of data that need to be captured and design solutions for capturing data in systems, utilizing systems thinking skills, technology developments, internal controls and quality control.

  • Be the business owner for the Finance systems projects designed and implemented as a result of needing to capture the new data, engaging stakeholders and driving the Finance Data, Systems and Services team and IT to deliver an appropriate technological solution.

  • Design and oversee the implementation of new reporting and analysis that can be created as a result of the new data available.

  • Review the existing reports and analysis to identify their appropriateness of need for update and rebuild as a result of the new data and technology available.

  • Seek feedback from customers and iterate reporting and analysis to be fit for purpose.

  • Oversee the production of regular reports and analysis to stakeholders (monthly, quarterly, annually, key meetings) to ensure decision makers are empowered with accurate and timely information to support their activities, including cost centre reporting.

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis and Chief Financial Officer, ensuring they have appropriate information and insights for decision making.

  • Manage a team of trusted Finance Business Partners to work closely with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers on business cases and other financial analysis to support their decisions.

  • Ensure integration and alignment with the activities of peers to build a seamless customer experience.

Lead the Global Centre annual cycle from planning through to year end.

Collaborate with peers to ensure alignment and integration of processes and activity of the annual financial cycle from planning to year-end close, in particular:

  • Lead the Global Centre annual and multi-year planning and budgeting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring alignment with all aspects of the global planning process;

  • Leading the preparation of financial information for the Chief Financial Officer as they facilitate high-level resource negotiations and planning parameters with the Executive Leadership Team at the start of the process;

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process;

  • Leading the execution of the process across all Global Centre departments, supported by a team of Finance Business Partners and analysts;

  • Being an escalation point for issues identified by Finance Business Partners during the process and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters;

  • Preparing reports and analysis of the submitted budget for review and approval by the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer, identifying opportunities and issues for consideration;

  • Preparing Board pre-reads and presentations regarding the Global Centre budget for the WVI Stewardship Committee and WVI Board for their approval;

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Global Centre are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated;

Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the annual Chargeback setting process, by:

  • Designing the process for the upcoming fiscal planning period, ensuring that it connects appropriate to the timelines for the Field Office and Support Office planning processes.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Convening the Chargeback Committee, delivering a process that has clear recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer for approval that are in line with principles.

  • Ensuring stakeholders from across the Partnership (including Field Offices and Support Offices) are appropriately engaged during and after the process and that decisions are clearly communicated.

  • Leading a post implementation review with stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement.

Lead the Global Centre forecast process throughout the fiscal year, by:

  • Designing the process.

  • Overseeing the production of tools, templates and communications to execute the process.

  • Executing the process at key points during the year through a team of Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts.

  • Overseeing the review of business cases submitted by departments seeking redistribution of resources and negotiating resource allocation with Executive Leaders, Partnership Leaders and cost centre managers to ensure compliance with approved budget parameters.

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic realignment of resources to ensure key organizational priorities have appropriate resources for delivery and presenting this information to the Senor Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis and the Chief Financial Officer for consideration and approval.

  • Communicating outcomes of the process to stakeholders.

Lead a component of the Global Centre year-end processes, by:

  • Ensuring that costs are recorded in the appropriate period and cost centre.

  • Reviewing actual expenditure against budget and identifying issues and ensuring corrections prior to the general ledger close.

  • Negotiating carry forward of savings from the current year to the next fiscal year (with approval from the Chief Financial Officer).

  • Working with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure year-end adjustments are minimized through effective monitoring and identification of issues and corrections well prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Leadership and Management:

  • Management responsibilities, including cost centre management, people management and strategic planning for the team.

  • Oversee continuous improvement initiatives that will support the Group’s business plan and objectives.

Other duties as requested:

  • Perform other duties as requested by Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, including, but not limited to, participation in organizational projects as a representative of GC Finance and the interests of the Global Centre and broader team leadership and management responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance.

  • Extensive knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and audit and/or internal controls.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and performance management in large, global organizations.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects and performing finance functions in a corporation, financial institution or non-profit organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing financial best practices, work-flow, and procedures for a large global organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • MBA preferred.

  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge in MS Office Suite, SunSystems and PowerBI.

  • High level of working knowledge related to automated accounting / financial systems.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to translate technical information into common language so that non-financial individuals can readily understand the information.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading large global team of financial analysts across multiple countries and regions.

  • Ability to translate or communicate complex finance and accounting principles into common language so that non-finance people or finance staff with very basic knowledge in finance can readily understand the information.

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams, with demonstrable ability to communicate and engage effectively.

  • Experience in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives.

  • Cost centre management.

  • Experience managing and developing people, including hiring, talent and succession planning and performance management.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the year.