Location: Milton Keynes with regular travel
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021, contract issued subject to funding approval
World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9th place in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.
Would you like to be part of an exciting new team being set up to manage Department of International Development Strengthening Partnerships for Accountability and Civic Engagement - Civic Engagement Support Facility working to deliver improved accountability within Myanmar.
We are looking for a Finance & Contract Officer to be responsible for the performance and contract management for our Strengthening Partnerships for Accountability and Civic Engagement - Civic Engagement Support Facility contract with DFID. You will work in a bespoke team within WVUK and alongside our international field offices to ensure that the contract is managed in accordance with DFID requirements, upholding the principles of financial accountability and risk management.
This is a role that is UK based involving 25% of time on travel to our field offices, to monitor contract and financial performance, provide business support and training and promote effective standards of contract management.
We are looking for someone who brings strong relationship building skills, a good sense of humour and perseverance, underpinned by expertise in financial, contract and compliance management.
Perhaps you are currently working in audit, compliance or risk management in a commercial or professional services firm with a passion for international development, or you could be a humanitarian professional already familiar with the challenges, potential and complexity of grant management…. if so this job could be for you!
All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In order to apply, please use the link provided. You will need to upload your CV along with a covering letter which must include your answers to the following 4 job-specific questions:
- Outline what attracted you to apply for this role, and how you feel you would be able to contribute effectively to the work of World Vision through the financial management of The Strengthening Partnerships for Accountability and Civic Engagement - Civic Engagement Support Facility contract.
- Please outline how you will work effectively with colleagues within the World Vision partnership, external stakeholders and consortia partners to ensure the highest levels of performance management and accountability for the delivery of WVUK’s Strengthening Partnerships for Accountability and Civic Engagement - Civic Engagement Support Facility contract.
- What actions will you take and with whom to manage a sub-contractor that is under performing?
- Please describe how you meet the Core Capabilities shown on the Job Description.
Closing Date: 21st March 2017
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
No agencies please