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Finance and Operations Manager, VSO Papua New Guinea


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Areas of focus:Livelihoods
Location:Madang, Papua New Guinea
Salary:Competitive salary and benefits
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

It is an exciting time to join VSO in Papua New Guinea (PNG), our largest programme in Asia-Pacific.
Our programme includes mature work where we have national-level influence and are enjoying outstanding success with innovative approaches to improving access to education and health services and increasingly we are developing work around gender and social accountability. We work with the most disadvantaged communities, and draw on our unique competencies in different forms of volunteerism and active citizenship.The programme has grown significantly over the last years, with an increasingly diverse and stable funding base in place. We see huge potential for this growth to continue.

For the right individual this could be a transformational career opportunity.

Role overview

Leading and developing a high performing finance and operations team to deliver high quality finance and operations support services to enable VSO to achieve its programme strategic objectives.

Reporting directly to the Country Director, you will play a key role in the VSO Senior Management team and working closely with others to deliver quality financial management and planning, and delivering the operational services required of the programmes.
• Lead in all financial matters in the VSO office including analysing and supporting decision making on risks
• Provide support on the grant management process, donor reports, and internal management reports for programmes and the country operations as a whole and work with the programmes team closely to develop proposal bids for external funding
• Lead the operations management to create an effective functioning office with good work environment that fits for purpose for all employees and volunteers. This includes overseeing admin, logistics, facilities, IT, security, health and safety management.

Put simply, this is a hugely important role and your leadership and technical expertise will be critical to our success in bringing people together to fight against poverty and make a real difference to the lives of people in PNG

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will be a fully qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills. Skilled finance manager with knowledge of financial management of restricted donor funding, reporting, procurement procedure, grant management, grant equipment and donor rules and regulations for non-profit organisations.

You will have strong leadership experience in budget management (including project budgets), financial planning and analysis. Strong knowledge of internal financial controls and year-end procedure. Knowledge of Internal, External and Project Audit. You will bring to the post strong communication skills, attention to detail and analytical thinking.

You have strong experience in operation management in a complex global organization setting with proven track record of successfully managing office administration, logistic arrangement, health & safety, security, IT, procurement , asset and facilities management.

VSO is committed to a policy of equal opportunities, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce.
Applications are welcome from people of all origins, ethnicities, religions, gender, age and disability. Every application will be reviewed against the above requirement with the position only.

Due to a high volume of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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Application Closing Date:29 Jan 2017
Interview date:TBA
Start date:ASAP