Helen Keller Intl JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Finance Director, Cote d’Ivoire
(Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)
Guided by the remarkable legacy of its co-founder, Helen Keller, Helen Keller Intl partners with communitiesstriving to overcome longstanding cycles of poverty. By delivering the essential building blocks of good health, sound nutrition and clear vision, we help millions of people create lasting change in their own lives. Working in more than 20 countries – across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States – and together with a global community of supporters, we are ensuring every person has the opportunity – as Helen did – to reach their true potential.
We are currently seeking a Finance Director in Cote d’Ivoire to lead all aspects of the finance function and to facilitate the integration betweenaccounting, finance, and program staff towards the common goal of ensuring that project objectives are met. The Director will serve as a thoughtpartner to the Country Director to analyze and maintain the financial health of the program portfolio.
Helen Keller has a matrixed reporting structure. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
TheFinance Director reports directly to the Country Director and is a key memberof the Country Management Team (CMT). To ensure congruity and consistency of global financial policies and procedures, the Director will also be amember of the global Finance department with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Controller.
Theposition directly supervises a team of staff at different professional skilllevels, works closely with colleaguesat all levels of Helen Keller’s global management structure, especially subjectmatter experts in accounting, budget and finance, business development, finance systems and grants compliance. S/he may be called upon to participate inglobal working groups or steering committees and/or to provide support to colleagues in other country offices.
This position liaises with donors and/or subrecipients for the country’s portfolio, representing Helen Keller at donor and project partner meetings.