Save the Children is a global child rights organisation with a dual mandate to deliver world-class, quality programming in health, education and child protect and to be the leading INGO for children in emergencies.
Save the Children: • reaches 50 million children every year • raises $1.4 billion for children every year • has 29 national organizations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia • works in more than 90 countries and has over 15,000 employees
The role Working on your own as well as part of a team you will carry out audits, reviews and investigations to deliver opinions on the effectiveness of the controls and risk framework operating across Save the Children International (SCI) to the various stakeholders. These opinions, together with the agreed action plans resulting from your work, will contribute to the overall work of the department to provide assurance to the management and Board of SCI as well as to all Save the Children members. You will work closely with a team of three auditors under your direct management as well as other members of the global team. You will have a close working relationship with country programmes, in-country audit resource, the regional offices and the internal audit resources within individual members. Specific requirements include:
• manage and develop a team of auditors • completion and supervision of audits, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to you to agreed professional standards, on time and within budget • production of high quality, value-adding audit reports that are clear, concise, timely and solutions-driven • influencing the controls and risk behaviours of the organisation • supporting the Head of Global Assurance in delivering their objectives • building strong relationships across the organisation and ensuring that you keep up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of your actual or potential assignments.
Required skills and experience • qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant • preference is for those with international commercial or large INGO internal audit experience, with substantial financial analysis experience, where possible for large institutional donors such as USAID, ECHO, and EC • detailed understanding of the grant requirements of major donors, specifically USAID, EU, DfID, Global Fund • highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis • some knowledge of AGRESSO financial software is an advantage • established track record of producing high quality reports in English presenting issues, risks and recommendations concisely and clearly • understanding of complex risks and processes in developing countries through direct experience.
In addition you will have the following attributes:
• highest standards of ethics and integrity • strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets • highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures • highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching and relationship building • self-motivating able to work with little or no supervision under difficult conditions in some of the most underdeveloped, insecure and remote parts of the world • able to look at the bigger picture when assessing organisational performance and risk • willingness to undertake high amount of travel to the country and regional offices • excellent communicator in English, both written and oral • commitment to Save the Children values • proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children is desirable (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic)