SOS Children`s Villages is hiring an
SOS Children's Villages, founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner, is the world's largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it.
Child neglect, abuse and abandonment is everywhere. Families are at risk of separation. Locally led, we work in more than 130 countries and territories to strengthen families who are under pressure so they can stay together. When this is not in a child or young person's best interests, we provide quality care according to their unique needs.
Together with partners, donors, communities, children, young people and families, we enable children to grow up with the bonds they need to develop and become their strongest selves. We speak up for each child's rights and advocate for change so all children can grow up in a supportive environment.
Location: Innsbruck, Vienna, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dakar, Faridabad, Skopje
Duration: limited contract of 5 years, with possibility of prolongation , Part time or full time (30h-38.5h)
The Finance & Controlling competence center supports the financial management of member associations (MAs), mainly by:
coordinating the financial planning, budgeting and portfolio management in the federation,
conducting the international transfers from promoting and supporting association to National Associations including bank (account) management,
coordinating controlling and liquidity management during the year,
consolidating and reporting federation financial figures,
defining finance-related policies, processes and tools for the federation,
coordinating accounting and auditing activities in Member Associations,
including financial risk and crisis management as required.
This enables Member Associations to fulfil their important mission and provides them with the required financial resources to do so. It also ensures that financial resources are used efficiently and in a compliant manner.
Finance & Controlling conducts the planning, controlling, accounting, and reporting of the SOS Children’s Villages International finances, including the audited consolidated annual report.
The International Director leads the Finance & Controlling function in the International Office, and has a dotted line to the Finance & Controlling directors of the regional offices. The International Director thus bundles all finance-related processes and activities of the General Secretariat (GSC), and must make sure that resources in the federation and the GSC are efficiently and compliantly used and support the pursuit of our mission.
The International Director closely aligns with other functions and the regional offices, and follow-up on developments in MAs (National Associations and promoting and supporting associations).
The International Director makes sure that financial developments in the federation and the General Secretariat are adequately analyzed and summarized, and that conclusions are drawn and presented to the competent decision bodies (Executive Board, Finance and Audit Committee, Senate, Management Council).
The International Director must critically and competently question current practices and processes, and develop and propose strategic changes in terms of financial but also broader management of the federation and the General Secretariat.
The International Director, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, is contributing to ensuring the safeguarding principles and child rights-based approaches are respected and serves as a role model for values-based conduct in the organisation
Tasks & Responsibilities
Strategy & Leadership:
Defines the priorities for the Finance & Controlling function, strategic development of practices, processes and tools.
Leads of the International Office Finance & Controlling team, coordinates the Finance and Controlling Network (i.e., regional finance directors), exchange with MAs’ finance directors (especially with the funding partners, PSAs) in order to achieve alignment and functioning of the Finance & Controlling network in the federation.
Represents the Finance & Controlling in General Secretariat Leadership Team, with federation decision bodies and other meetings in order to bring in finance perspective and mirror business development with finance figures.
Regarding the federation finances:
Regarding the General Secretariat (GSC) finances:
The role can be on part time (30h) or full time basis and the salary is competitive with the seniority of the role.
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, this position will be subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. The successful candidate will be required to understand and sign the SOS Code of Conduct.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Female and part-time candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your detailed application in English by 21st November 2022 at https://careers-sos-kd.icims.com