Save the Children has been working in Mainland China since the late 1980s; we were formally registered in 1995. We implement programmes in five thematic areas (Education, Child Protection, Child Rights
Governance, Health and Disaster risk and Preparedness) in ten provinces, through five programme offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, and Urumqi. We also respond to emergencies as needed. In the meanwhile, SC China is working on the pathway towards a “Prospect Member”. As a ‘Prospect Member’ China has been identified as one of the of new member growth country, which focusses on preparation of strengthening and localizing our voice for children in country and then to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and effective strategic planning and management, reaching financial sustainability and compliance, designing and delivering high quality programs, being an effective advocate for children, having robust child safeguarding measures in place, building a strong brand and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the preparation phase will set China on a pathway to prospect membership.
The Director of Finance (FD) will have two main mandates. The first is accountability for Country Program’s on-going development and emergency programming of the existing portfolio in China in order to achieve ambitious breakthroughs for children. The second is to lead the successful transition from Country Office into Prospect Membership in China. The FD will therefore be expected to:
Raise brand awareness, profile and reputation of the organization overall,
Safeguard and champion child safeguarding both within the organization and externally,
Identify, monitor and mitigate risk for the organization,
Overall accountability over the Member growth preparation plans and budgets and specifically in the area of Finance,
Ensuring active participation and role in the movement by participating in global and/or regional working groups, projects or moments and sharing of globally relevant knowledge and best practices with the wider organization.
The Director of Finance in his/her capacity will work with the COO to provide overall leadership, vision, strategic direction and management of Country Program’s financial planning and management across the organisation and ensure the sustainability and viability of the organisation while establishing and embedding a strong financial governance framework. The post holder will be accountable for the planning and execution of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) including but not limited to financial resources to carry out the CSP. Specifically, he/she is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management, taxation, financial and grant reporting, in both emergency and development programming contexts. The scope of responsibilities includes financial management of our programs and operations. In this, the post holder will also take into consideration risks to the organisation and ensure it is in compliance with SCI and Country program policy and legal and regulatory laws.
Working with the COO, within senior leadership team, the post holder shares the accountability to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and ensure that the management, staffing and culture of the organisation are suitably aligned with the mission, evolving goals and strategic ambitions aligned with the organzation.
The post holder will be responsible for global KPI’s as follows:
· Co-lead on achievement of Operations Delivery indicators (KPI 1,2,3)
· Support to achievement of Awards Managementindicators (KPI 6,7,8)
· Co-lead on achievement of financial viability and sustainability indicator (KPI 10)