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Chief Executive Officer

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Head of Finance, based in London, to lead the financial direction of the charity and oversee all aspects of its financial management.

As a member of the Girls Not Brides senior management team, the Head of Finance, jointly with the Head of Operations, embeds a culture of strong financial management, effective controls and efficient processes within the organisation. You will be expected to provide critical financial information, analysis and insights, and advice and support on financial and strategic management issues, and emerging opportunities and risks, to the CEO, senior management team and the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will have significant senior level experience of managing the financial activities of a not-for-profit organisation and will be empowered to set up and embed the right financial systems, processes and controls for a fast-growing and ambitious international organisation that is poised for further expansion.

Girls Not Brides is the only global partnership entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,200 civil society organisations in over 100 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage. Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include groups focused on research and advocacy as well as programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities. Our members address the issue of child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

The global partnership is supported by the Girls Not Brides secretariat with teams in UK (London), Mexico, Kenya and India and has an annual budget of approximately £5 million. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

The Secretariat plays three broad roles in relation to our membership:

  • A central support and coordination body for the only global civil society partnership to end child marriage.
  • A representative of and advocate for civil society on efforts to end child marriage.
  • An expert resource on child marriage, and central actor in the global movement to end child marriage.

The Girls Not Brides finance function works alongside the Operations Team in ensuring that opportunities and risks are identified and managed effectively. The finance function’s responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, financial analyses, maintaining financial records, embedding financial risk monitoring, mitigation and management in operational processes, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements managing donor and supplier relationships, statutory accounting, and day-to-day financial matters. This function plays a vital role in maintaining the Girls Not Brides image and brand when reporting to donors and compliance bodies.

Salary:                              Attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus a generous benefits package

Accountable to:            Chief Executive Officer

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO, the role will:

  • Lead on strategic financial planning and financial management at Girls Not Brides.
  • Ensure financial planning and objectives feed into the secretariat’s objective setting and serve well the overarching goals and objectives of the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain effective financial functions including budgeting, management accounts, preparation of annual statutory accounts, and preparation of financial reports to Girls Not Brides funders and to the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure the smooth running of all accounting, financial transactions and evidence record keeping, managing payroll, managing foreign currency exchange policy and investments.
  • Monitor financial performance, oversee reporting and cash flow management functions and systems.
  • Contribute, as a member of the organisation’s management team, to providing critical financial information, analysis, advice and support on financial issues and emerging opportunities to the CEO, management team and the Board of Trustees.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Operations to jointly develop core processes across the organisation.
  • Oversee legal aspects of Girls Not Brides’ financial and fundraising work, including trademark registrations and ensure ongoing compliance with UK finance regulation, grant agreements, liaise with the Charity Commission, Companies House and HMRC.
  • Lead on financial risk management including the implementation of appropriate risk management strategies such as financial controls, fraud prevention and systems to ensure value for money through regular reviews of the secretariat’s financial operating policies and guidelines and providing oversight and support in implementation of these systems.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with the organisation’s donors, auditors, advisors, payroll provider, bank manager, office landlord and other relevant partners.
  • Manage the production of the annual report and financial statements, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, SORP and accounting standards.
  • Manage the external audit process and implementation of the audit findings.
  • Lead on procurement systems and implementation looking for efficiencies and value for money.
  • Set goals and objectives and manage the performance and development of the finance team.
  • Play a key role in developing the financial skills of heads of teams to ensure that they have ownership of their budgets and forecasts.

All staff members are expected to:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

  • ACCA/CCAB/CIMA/MBA with significant professional experience in a similar senior-level finance role in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Advanced understanding of the principles underpinning financial management and planning and of demonstrating impact and value for money.
  • Ability to inspire and create a robust financial management culture.
  • Experience of scoping and implementing new financial procedures, processes, systems and controls in line with best practise.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK government charity legislation and statutory requirements.
  • Significant experience of working on and contributing to strategic issues as part of a management team and with Board members.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and communicate effectively, both internally and externally.
  • Skilled people manager who can effectively line-manage, support and develop staff.
  • Ability to give clear financial advice and training to non-finance staff.
  • An innovative and initiative-taking approach, with the vision and practical skills to assess, develop, improve and systems and processes.
  • Ability to deal with competing demands, multiple priorities, time constraints and unanticipated external events.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision of Girls Not Brides in relation to addressing child marriage and the empowerment of girls and women.

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

How to apply:

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@GirlsNotBrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 26th June 2019 clearly stating “Head of Finance” and your name in the subject line.

First round interviews will take place on 3rd July 2019 and final interviews will take place in mid-July in our London office.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Donor Engagement Associate

Date butoir 1 July 2019 Télécharger la description de poste

Girls Not Brides is seeking a Senior Gender Officer within our learning team in London to take forward our efforts to foster the uptake of evidence based solutions to ending child marriage that have gender equality at their heart.

Girls Not Brides is the only global partnership entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,200 civil society organisations in over 100 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage. Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include groups focused on research and advocacy as well as programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities. Our members address the issue of child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development.

The global partnership is supported by the Girls Not Brides secretariat with teams in UK (London), Mexico, Kenya and India. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

This role sits within the learning team. The learning team builds an understanding of how child marriage happens, and what needs to be done to address it, by sharing the latest research and evidence about what works, identifying and building consensus about solutions needed, and using this to support the work of Girls Not Brides members and partners.

The job-holder will work closely with regional teams to identify and facilitate learning about gender transformative solutions to ending child marriage, and with the partnership team to support capacity strengthening of Girls Not Brides members and national partnerships in this area.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Based in the Girls Not Brides office in central London, the successful candidate will report to the Head of Learning and will have the following responsibilities:

Strengthen Girls Not Brides work promoting gender transformative approaches to end child marriage  

  • Strengthen the capacity, knowledge and positioning of the Girls Not Brides secretariat on gender transformative approaches.
  • Design learning initiatives on gender transformative responses to end child marriage with Regional Teams.
  • Drawing on the findings from the capacity development review and strategy (forthcoming), work across teams, particularly with Regional Teams and the Partnership Team to design capacity building initiatives in this area.
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of effective approaches to tackle harmful gender norms and promote the empowerment of girls and women including those undertaken by Girls Not Brides
  • Identify and develop tools and resources to support the Secretariat and members to include a strong gender lens in their work.

Facilitate learning about comprehensive responses to child marriage in priority countries

  • Support Regional Teams to design initiatives to support stronger holistic responses to child marriage in priority countries which respond to root causes.
  • Identify, create and take forward opportunities for disseminating evidence of what works to end child marriage including through in-country events.

Facilitate learning about approaches to end child marriage among Girls Not Brides members

  • Oversee the consolidation of evidence, tools and resources about solutions to end child marriage to support Girls Not Brides members in their work.
  • Highlight learnings and evidence from other key online knowledge-sharing platforms which could help Girls Not Brides members to apply new learning to their work.
  • Participate in external initiatives which can help to fill knowledge gaps on promising programmes and approaches.
  • Lead the design and delivery of learning activities (such as webinars) in priority thematic areas.

Contribute to the overall work of the Learning team

  • Represent the Learning Team internally and externally as required.
  • Contribute to the direction of initiatives in the Learning Team.
  • Oversee the design and budgeting of specific projects, and manage cross team initiatives.
  • Participate in a capacity building task team across the secretariat to drive all related activities.

Contribute to the broader work of Girls Not Brides

  • Provide input and advice on Girls Not Brides’ communications materials and serve as a resource on gender transformative solutions to addressing child marriage for Girls Not Brides staff and members.
  • Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
  • Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Comply with Girls Not Brides policies and processes, with particular note for safeguarding, the code of conduct and data protection.
  • Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of the Girls Not Brides.

Person specification

We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of designing learning initiatives and capacity building opportunities for civil society organisations from a range of different contexts. Candidates must have a strong gender and development background, and experience in international development. We need someone with direct experience of programme development, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. A strong understanding of dynamics on gender and development issues, and of child marriage, is desirable.

We are specifically looking for candidates who can:

  • Design, implement and assess the impact of learning and capacity building initiatives for civil society organisations.
  • Help strengthen the Girls Not Brides Secretariat to ensure a strong gender lens in its support to member organisations.
  • Develop user-friendly, interactive learning resources which help to translate complex concepts into accessible language for member organisations to use in their work.
  • Take strategic leadership and ownership of projects which will add value to Girls Not Brides members and the work of the Secretariat.
  • Provide strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills, and can appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Listen, distil issues and communicate well with diverse actors from different cultural contexts.
  • Interpret, analyse and synthesise qualitative and quantitative data and evidence from different sources.
  • Operate independently to a high level of impact and quality, while also remaining agile, flexible and collaborative within, and across, the Secretariat team.
  • Use a wide range of software suites and project management tools, and is able and willing to learn new ones.

Requirements

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (such as public policy, development studies, international relations, human rights or gender issues) or proven experience in a related field.
  • Significant relevant professional experience, including experience of designing and monitoring the impact of learning initiatives among non-governmental or civil society organisations, particularly in low- to middle income countries.
  • Experience designing face-to-face and remote capacity development initiatives for organisations working on gender and development.
  • Strong commitment to the aims and values of Girls Not Brides, including an understanding of approaches to empower girls and women, and to ensure gender equality.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of all MS office suite, and use of databases (SalesForce would be preferable).

Desirable

  • Proficiency in French or Spanish.
  • Policy and/or programme experience of working on child marriage, or broader work on the empowerment of girls and women.

At Girls Not Brides, we are committed to the wellbeing, empowerment and rights of children, and to safeguarding children from harm in all of our activities. Girls Not Brides aims to promote an environment of trust and understanding where the welfare of children is paramount. You will be expected to adhere to the Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy and its Code of Conduct and report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children in accordance with agreed procedures.

Reporting lines: To the Head of Learning

Salary range: £35,000-£42,000, depending upon experience, plus a generous benefits package

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to recruitment@GirlsNotBrides.org by 23:00 GMT on 1 July 2019 clearly stating “Senior Gender Officer” and your name in the subject line. The first round of interviews are expected to take place on 8 / 9 July 2019 and the second round of in person interviews will take place on 24 / 25 July 2019.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Operations Coordinator

Date butoir 21 June 2019 Télécharger la description de poste

Financial Systems Consultant

Girls Not Brides’ Secretariat is a small, ambitious organisation (staff of 35, income of £5 million, staff presence in five countries) that is now preparing for the next stages in its development.

To support and enable its further growth, we are looking for a financial systems expert to review its current financial policies, processes and systems with a view to making recommendations on the capabilities (people, policies, processes and systems) that it will need to deliver its exciting future plans. We are anticipating an increase in both our restricted and unrestricted funding, more sub-granting activity and the need to work with a larger number of global suppliers.

We are looking for an experienced and personable consultant who can conduct this review within a reasonably compressed timeframe and who can make pragmatic and prioritised recommendations on our financial systems. We expect that the work will take a total of 10-15 days, spread part-time over a period of 2-3 months.

The consultant will review the Secretariat’s systems of financial controls and due diligence and make recommendations as part of our overall risk management strategy. The review will also make recommendations on systems to ensure value for money through greater effectiveness, efficiency and economy in our operations.

The consultant needs to be able to work collaboratively with others, to demonstrate the Girls Not Brides values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, pragmatism, determination and respect and to quickly develop an understanding of the organisation and its strategy. They will be a fully qualified accountant as well as having expert knowledge of process improvement methodologies, finance systems (particularly those used successfully in small organisations) and charity governance.

A broader understanding of the legal requirements, financial best practice and core operations of charitable organisations will also be important in order to ensure that all finance interfaces are properly understood and reviewed.

The consultant will report to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Head of Finance and the Head of Operations.

Ideally this project would start in July 2019, we anticipate that the consultant may spend some time on-site at our offices in the City and some time working at home. Recommendations need to be delivered by the end of September 2019.

Application process

Proposals should be sent to recruitment@girlsnotbrides.org by 23.00 GMT on Friday 21st June and should refer to:

  1. Your experience, approach and methodology;
  2. Examples of similar work undertaken (and referees);
  3. What you would require from Girls Not Brides to undertake the work successfully;
  4. Your fee proposal;
  5. Confirmation of your availability for period outlined above.