Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
CARE is seeking a Finance, IT & Internal Audit Department Coordinator. The FIAT Coordinator is responsible for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of CARE’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, which is comprised of Finance, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Treasury, and Donor Compliance Assurance Unit (DCAU). The FIAT Coordinator is also key liaison with the Shared Services Center, based in Manila Philippines. A key responsibility will be to serve as liaison between senior team and divisional staff, other CARE divisions, and external constituencies (consultants, donors, fundraisers, the Board, the Finance Committee, the Audit & Risk Management Committee, and members of CARE International), and to manage the information flow between these constituencies. As a member of the Finance and IT team, this individual requires a high degree of tact and integrity due to the great frequency of senior level internal and external contacts and the high exposure to confidential information/data. This individual must know which types of confidential information may be shared with which parties.
The FIAT Coordinator will design and operationalize support systems and processes to advance the change processes in the Finance/IT/Internal Audit departments and provide day-to-day staff support to the Office of the CFO on a wide range of issues. The incumbent will also drive continuous improvement by working with various staff across the organization to identify and implement solutions that help the FIAT, other Departments, and COs operate more effectively, efficiently and seamlessly.The FIAT Coordinator will become knowledgeable about the issues facing the FIAT department and conversant with all the various constituents both internal and external to the organization and represent FIAT issues and be a champion for FIAT across CARE. The FIAT Coordinator will act as the key FIAT trouble-shooter and problem-solver on tactical issues that arise at HQ.
5+ years of progressively professional experience in managing projects that produce major change within an organization and require significant reliance on relationships throughout the organization
Proven success in a role requiring influencing change without line management responsibility
Building collaboration across and working with multi-sectoral and multi-cultural teams to drive results
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Partnership brokering, coordination, facilitation and strong inter-personal skills
Strong analytical, processes- and systems-orientation.
Demonstrated competence and experience in finance, administration and contract management
Initiative and self-starter
Critical thinking and logical reasoning
Problem-solving and lateral thinking skills
Appreciates and comfortable with complexity and complex tasks
Appreciates and comfortable with dealing with diversity in all its various aspects
Technical Skills Required
Planning and budgeting
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
Strong Analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Critical thinking and logical reasoning
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and produce results in a timely manner
Advanced MS Office capabilities (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Advanced MS SharePoint capabilities
Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials is desired