Director, Finance (Nigeria)


About Us:

At Marie Stopes International we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Our team members, working across 37 countries, provide high quality, safe services to women, when and where they need them. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

The role

The core responsibility of the Director of Finance is to provide strategic financial management, vision and leadership while ensuring compliance of accounting, legal, global and donor requirements.

The role also contributes to furthering MSI’s Vision: to create A WORLD IN WHICH EVERY BIRTH IS WANTED and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Extensive experience in a leadership role for a large division or Company.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution of plans to achieve objective and targets.
  • Demonstrated success in formulating policy, development and implementation of strategies.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial management systems and reporting.
  • Hands-on experience with computerised Accounting Systems; Knowledge of Sun Systems is desirable.
  • Knowledge of donor contract requirements for budgeting and reporting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts with senior-level government and donor officals.
  • Experience of working with colleagues in geographically separate locations.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels.
  • Cross-functional team player.

Personal attributes

  • Strategic thinker, excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Excellent leadership and management aptitude leading diverse teams at a distance.
  • Pro-choice.
  • Interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health.
  • Flexibility to operate in a changing environment.

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: Nigeria, Africa

Full time: 40hrs per week

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 30th September 2020 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Salary: Country Programme Salary Range

For internal staff applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

MSI is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.

Our organisation is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

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