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SOS Children’s Villages International is is seeking 01 Director of Finance & Controlling (f/m)

SOS Children’s Villages International is  is seeking 01 Director of Finance & Controlling (f/m)

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for over 130 SOS Chil­dren’s Villages associations worldwide. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living condi­tions through services in care, education and health. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, we are seeking for our Regional Office WCAF a dynamic Director of Finance & Controlling (f/m) International Office Region West & Central Africa

Location: Dakar/Senegal

Mission :

The Director of Finance & Controlling (FC) drives GSC support and development in the areas of FC in West and Central Africa in order to support the achievement of organi­zational goals. He/she works closely with Member Associations (MAs) to manage fi­nancial risks in the Region on an on-going basis, focusing on accountability in the use of resources and sustainability as per the federation-wide funding model. He/she leads the FC network in the region and works towards roll-out and execution of global po­licies, processes and projects and their translation into regional requirements where necessary. He/she enables transparency, accountability as well as the efficient and pro­per use of funds in the Region.

Tasks and Responsibilities :

  • Lead, develop and support the Regional FC team as line manager (direct reports) as well as the Regional FC Network supporting crQss-national knowledge sharing, steering regional and MA developments and ensuring capacity building;
  • Lead regional financial planning and budgeting and contribute to regional support planning strategy;
  • Consolidate the MAs budgets and endorse for approval by International Director WCAF;
  • Act as objective leader for global and regional assigned objectives/actions;
  • Give management steering support on regional level;
  • Participate and be proactive in the Regional Management Team meetings and works;
  • Participate in the development and update of financial policies and quality stan­dards and implement these policies;
  • Monitor regional financial crisis management and reduce risks for the federation;
  • Where required act as objective leader to allocate and coordinate the regional funds and endorse to the International Director WCAF for approval
  • Monitor Promoting & Supporting Association (PSA) portfolio management in the region
  • Coordinate, monitor and consolidate the regional budgeting process
  • Coordinate and monitor regional accounting process
  • Coordinate and monitor compliance to SOS CVI internal processes;
  • Monitor funds transfer process in the region
  • Monitor implementation and user support for the SOS controlling system LUCY, the accounting and HR software Dynamics NAV and the Budget Entry Tool on regional level.

Requirements :

  • Several years of Finance Management experience in a leadership position in an in­ternational setting and degree level education in a relevant subject;
  • Ability to build strong relationships/networks and to work and cooperate effecti­vely and in a spirit of partnership with line of command, peers, partners, stakeholders, and others who are not in the line of command;
  • Virtual management skills and knowledge of collaboration tools;
  • Proven implementation skills and a can-do approach;
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Experience in change management processes;
  • Fluent/Very good verbal and written English and French.
  • Diverse, creative and challenging tasks in an international working environment;
  • Possibility to make significant contribution towards the development of MAs in the –
  • Competitive compensation package and excellent development opportunities.

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application by September 16th latest to

This vacancy will however remain open until we find suitable profiles.

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