Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) Finance Director

Job posted by: World Vision - International. - Fri, 21 Jan 2022

Job Details:

Organisation: World Vision - International.

Deadline Mon, 31 Jan 2022

Job type: Permanent


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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT) Finance Director, you will provide finance leadership and oversight for World Vision’s Global Responses / Category 3 emergencies. This includes budgeting, financial reporting, internal controls, Grant accounting and risk management. You will also often act as Support Services Director, which could additionally include oversight for Administration, IT, Fleet Management and sometimes Supply Chain.

Normally the role is for Response start up, and you may be required to deploy within 24 to 72 hours from the onset of an emergency. In this instance, you will establish various structures, systems, processes, policies and guidance, and to quickly recruit and build a new team. Often these emergencies are in high risk contexts, with a shortage of skilled professionals, scarce resources, insecure locations with various armed non state actors, and high levels of fraud & corruption. There is pressure to quickly respond to humanitarian need, through often life-saving interventions, and you will need to be able to take intelligent risks under high pressure, on a daily basis.

Requirements include:

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years Accounting and Financial experience in a Field Office for an International Non-Government Organisation, with a minimum of five years’ experience in Humanitarian programmes.
  • At least five years of Finance leadership in a Field Office. Ideally experience in leading Support Services (Administration, IT, Fleet, Supply Chain Management). Experience in risk assessment and risk management.
  • Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.
  • English is required.
  • Other languages an advantage (eg, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili).
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally and also to travel to high risk security environments at short notice.
  • Be able to travel at 24 to 72 hours’ notice for deployments, typically 3 months’ duration. Work environments are often high risk, insecure and challenging.

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 10 FEB 2022. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. For more information, please visit our website:

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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