The Global Fund - Advisor, Finance and Administration

Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Controlling the role will lead the co-ordination and dissemination of key information from the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to the Finance and Administration (FA) Division and key stakeholders. 

  • To track, measure and report the effectiveness of the FA Division in the achievement of its key priorities through effective collaboration with FA Managers and their teams. 

  • To support the CFO in the undertaking of the CFO’s reporting and committee responsibilities. 

  • To lead and support specific projects as defined by the Manager, Strategic Controlling. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the CFO using their professional judgment and knowledge to facilitate the implementation of changes and the achievement of KPIs across the FA Division that result from the outputs of Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports; Risk; Management Executive Committee (MEC); Board Committees; Board; Divisional Priorities etc.

  • With an ability to understand complex issues is able to develop innovative solutions to ill-defined problems with unclear or insufficient information by considering multiple perspectives and future implications of decisions taken to the FA leadership team or the MEC.

  • Lead the presentation and interpretation of complex information to non-technical stakeholders whilst maintaining the integrity and substance of the subject.

  • Lead the co-ordination of issues raised at CFO level between other Divisional Heads or departments; project leads.

  • Coordinate the follow-up and provide consolidated responses on audit recommendations (i.e. external audit and OIG AMAs)

  • Manage engagement with MEC, Board Committees and Board for all FA division matters.

  • Lead the co-ordination of timely input from specific teams to provide the required information/data in order to develop reports/committee papers required by the CFO for the governance bodies.

  • Support the development of FA Division strategy and coordinate cascading of objectives to department level.

  • Coordinate and review implementation of the Signature Authority Procedure at CFO level.

  • Under the guidance of the Manager Strategic Controlling contribute to business efficiency and development projects to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the Secretariat operations.

  • Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at his sole discretion.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in finance; economics; engineering; strategic planning or other relevant discipline.

Desirable:

  • Certification in Lean or other holistic long term thinking approaches.

  • Six sigma or other continuous improvement methodology certification.

Essential:

  • Project management and business development experience.

  • Will have held positions of incremental responsibility since undergraduate education finished and will have at least 5 years post graduate (post Masters)working experience.

  • Will have worked or gained experience within multi-cultural & international environments/organisations.

  • Ability to develop trust and confidence.

  • Will have worked in an advisory capacity and have developed credibility and trust with Executive leaders whilst taking ownership for delivery of key reports, findings, and initiatives.

  • Will have applied and led change management approaches successfully and be able to demonstrate success in this.

  • The ability to flexibly and effectively adapt between operational implementation and strategic thinking.

  • Strong evidence of successfully leading projects which highlight their project management skills and capabilities.

  • Ability to manage multiple complex stakeholders and multiple reporting lines with flexibility, resilience and well developed emotional intelligence.

  • An understanding and effective application of project management methodologies.

Desirable:

  • Ideally 7 year of professional experience

  • Working/ Living within developing countries supported by the Global Fund

  • Consultancy firm experience

Languages:

Fluency in English and a good working knowledge of one of the following would be an asset: French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.