Finance Director - CTG Global, Juba

Closing date:  30 Nov 2011

Overview of CTG Global CTG Global is a Personnel Management Service Company specialised in Recruitment, Management Consultancy, and Human Resources in countries experiencing or emerging from armed conflict, natural disasters, or acute social and economic crisis worldwide. CTG Global provides tailored personnel management support enabling a growing number of public and private sector agencies and individuals to achieve their objectives in complex and challenging environments. CTG Global clients currently comprise UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and different corporate organisations such as security companies.

Overview of the Position

Our client is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning, reproductive and sexual healthcare and allied services. The South Sudan office is a member of a Global Partnership, which operates in over 42 countries worldwide. Our client’s goal is to improve quality of life in South Sudan by dramatically improving access to and use of family planning and other reproductive health services.

The Finance and Human Resources Director is responsible for managing the overall provision of Financial and Human Resources policies and services for our client. The Finance and Human Resources Director is expected to bring a modern, business-like approach to the leadership of both functions. S/he will lead the development and implementation of Finance and People & Development strategies that will support the attainment of our client’s organisational goals and objectives. To achieve this, our client requires an innovative, result oriented individual who has a vision, and wants the challenge of developing finance and managing organisational change.

The Core responsibility of this post is to use your:
 Initiative
 Energy
 Persistence
 Results orientation
 Drive
 Enthusiasm
 Integrity
 Commitment to finance and personal development

To further the goals of the Global Partnership

General Functions
Strategic Development – Finance:  Lead the annual business planning process for finance and advise on finance aspects of other areas of business planning;  Contribute to the strategic direction of our client’s South Sudan office  Establish and manage a finance team able to effectively implement all key functions - establishing the priorities and focus of team members;  Focus on our client’s financial viability and sustainability.

 Provide creative critical analysis in the areas of value-for-money, cost-effectiveness, income generation/resource development and the minimisation of wastage of resources.
Direct Finance  Ensuring that the finance and financial administration functions are implemented efficiently and cost-effectively and provide adequate support to our client’s programmes;  Establish and manage a finance team able to effectively implement all key functions;  Establish the priorities and focus of team members on priorities as the programme expands;  Managing our client’s bank accounts. Maximise interest earnings balancing these against exposure to currency exchange risk.  Production of high quality management information that is both succinct and comprehensive.  Providing leadership to management in interpreting this information, highlighting the key issues for consideration and follow-up.  Work with the management team, including the Programme Managers to enhance staff competencies in finance, financial administration and donor reporting and compliance.  Identify, document and share best practices and play a key role in training both finance and non-finance staff.  Lead special projects as assigned.

Internal and External Relations:  Donor and regulatory agency liaison: providing continuing dialogue with actual and potential funding sources and government regulatory bodies.  Develop management information reporting systems and provide timely reports to senior managers;  Ensure that our client’s finance policies and practices comply with requirements under South Sudan’s law;  Responsible for liaison with external bodies and with legislative authorities related to finance;  Provide employee relations support and advice that ensures effective communication between management and employees.

Performance and Success Indicators
 Dynamic, productive, pro-active and effective teams  Settled managers and staff who are committed to the development of our client’s office  Regular design of innovative new approaches to minimise costs and maximise income. A track record of success in introducing these measures  Streamlined banking arrangements, high level of interest earnings, rare instances of overdrawn accounts and rare instances of high balances in non-interest bearing unrestricted current accounts  A proven track record of keeping management fully appraised with key information, and for this information to be produced and presented within deadlines  A track record of open, cordial and productive relations with donors and regulatory bodies  Adequate Representation of finance during the annual business planning process  High rating of FCAT indicators / Finance Scorecard  High rating of External Audits  Consistently correct P & L Accounts and Income Statements  Correct sun system management and reconciliations  Correctly managed donor funding and allocation  Increased staff productivity  Timely Reporting Regular monitoring of spend and project reviews with Senior Management Team. Project tracking internal reports and donor reports.  Unqualified External Audit, Internal Audit (only low risk areas identified) and our client’s Financial Scorecard (75% or over).  Current national and international developments factored into on-going plans.  Low level of creditors and debtors maintained. Cash flow managed on a monthly basis.  Management reports.  Evidence that management team understand organisational performance and take decisions accordingly.  Knowledge disseminated through reports, Open Door and conferences.  Management of assigned projects.  Internal and External Relations  Evidence of regular contacts and interactions with donor representatives.

 Timely submission of reports – accuracy of data validated through internal audit.
 All annual returns submitted to relevant bodies on time – evidence of this is sent to London: donor and our client’s Audits.
 Evidence of regular contacts and interactions with financial and legislative representatives.
 Organisational performance; Organisational Development Tool completed and continually improving scores received.

Essential Experience  Educated to degree level and hold either a Certified Public Accountant (K) or recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent). Postgraduate qualification is desirable.  Fluent English both oral and written  Detailed knowledge of South Sudan’s finance laws is desirable  Good computer skills with knowledge of office software packages and other programs are essential  Demonstrable post qualifying experience, preferably with some commercial experience in financial management, auditing and reporting;

 Successfully held a finance management position, ideally in a customer orientated, dynamic organisation
 Experience of implementing transformation in finance and achieving organisational change, bringing modern, progressive approaches to finance practice through systems and procedures implementation;  Familiarity with donor funded projects and project reporting is desirable though commercial experience can be equally valid;  Ability to manage the overall work process of a finance unit by ensuring effective work assignments, supervision and development to ensure availability of competent and well-motivated staff.  Have experience of developing and successfully implementing a strategy for Finance aligned with organisational objectives;  Proven ability to train and develop others. Skills  Able to develop and articulate a clear strategic vision of finance  Negotiation, influencing and conflict management skills  Able to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and to achieve organisational change  Proven ability to ‘sell’ ideas, concepts  Ability to interact effectively with donors, counterparts and other organizations  A proven ability to consistently meet strict deadlines is mandatory Personality / Aptitudes / Motivation  Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills  Outward looking and ability to influence new ways of working  Collaborative and supportive approach to finance  Empathy and understanding of human behaviour and motivation  Assertive;  Outgoing/personable  Strategic thinking and management  Coach/ mentor  Commercial/customer focused outlook  Keen to pursue personal development  Passionate about financial management and up-to-date on recent research  Strong commitment to the goal and vision of our client.

Working Conditions  Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work. Work may require frequent overnight travel.  Based in South Sudan with competitive international package.

Languages Fluency in English essential
How to apply: 
Applicants should send a letter of application and their CV to . Please subject your email with BHJOB2678_104.