Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Girl Effect

Nairobi, Kenya   |   July 29, 2019

The Opportunity:

Girl Effect seeks an entrepreneurial, strategic, and solutions-oriented Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO) with proven experience leading global financial administration and managing the operations of a globally networked organization .

Girl Effect is at a pivotal time, moving from a headquartered organization in London to a networked structure in which resource, talent, and expertise are distributed across its geographies (Africa, Asia, the US & UK). The Finance and Operations function is therefore critical to successfully leading the organization during this transition to position it for present and future growth and impact.

This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned, hands-on finance and administrative professional with the drive and enthusiasm to develop and implement infrastructure systems to support substantial growth for an international non-profit. This role seeks a seasoned leader with experience “right-sizing” and structuring a global organization.  The CFOO plays a critical role in both day-to-day operations and long-term strategy development and implementation and will have full financial, strategic, and operational accountability as a member of the Senior Management team.

The CFOO will lead an effective and efficient accounting and finance operation which develops and recommends annual and long-term budgets, financial analyses, and forecasts required for institutional operations and growth. Additionally, the CFOO is responsible for developing and maintaining effective internal control procedures, tax compliance and filing, as well as managing insurance, procurement, and interface with external advisors. The CFOO will also oversee all functional support aspects of the organization—including HR.  This will include both implementation oversight, as well as strategy and organizational design, structure and right-sizing, setting up and running an effective networked organization. Lastly, the CFOO will establish and implement robust internal systems and processes, including leveraging Information Technology to drive collaboration and continuous improvement.

The successful CFOO will possess openness, collegiality, flexibility, and creativity and play a key role in continuing a culture of organizational ethics across a globally distributed team. Girl Effect seeks a mission-focused, energetic, results-oriented and process-minded leader who is able to help others deliver measurable, cost-effective outcomes that make the organization’s vision a reality. Importantly, the CFOO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission, effectively leading and empowering others to achieve results.

This position reports to the CEO  and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Girl Effect