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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
  • The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orienta...
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    Head of Finance Risk and Procurement SEO

    About The Job
    Main purpose of job:

    • BHC Accra is a large post and is charged with delivering high impact and complex policy, programmes and campaigns on the full breadth of the Africa Strategy. 
    • All staff embody the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s approach to cross-departmental ways of working and the High Commission aims to be a highly-inclusive place to work, celebrating a workforce with both diversity of thought and background.
    • We are looking for a self-starting and enthusiastic person, with strong finance, accounting skills and extensive programme management experience. 
    • This post will involve ensuring effective compliance and delivery across a range of key BHC functions.    
    • The post will work across ODA and Admin budgets and play a key role in ensuring best practice in financial, commercial and risk management, as well as being the main contact on fraud prevention and supporting the Senior Programme Manager on programme management delivery. 
    • The post will involve working closely with the Corporate and Cross-Cutting Teams – including playing a key role in the delivery up to £10m of development assistance annually – and direct line management of finance and procurement staff. 
    • The successful applicant should be a good communicator and able to work alongside colleagues across a range of grades.  
    • As well as finance skills, experience of international development programming, risk management, procurement and corporate working will be highly desirable. 
    • This post is critical in bringing together legacy departmental elements in the merged FCDO and the post will necessarily flex to some extent as these structures bed down.

    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

    • Up to 7 staff – direct management or objective lead.
    • A complex budget
    • Essential qualifications, skills and experience  
    • A relevant Bachelor’s degree.
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience office experience in a fast-paced working environment in a project/risk/finance managerial role.
    • Proven experience of working on development programmes, including experience of commercial, financial and risk management.   
    • Proven experience of manging fraud and safeguarding risks. 
    • Understanding of ODA and development policy and ability to translate this into effective programming. 
    • Excellent people management skills and ability to work collaboratively.
    • Able to work flexibly, managing competing demands and under minimal supervision.
    • Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail.
    • Good team player with strong customer service skills who is able to operate at senior levels.
    • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate problems, as well as being able to respond to urgent demands.
    • Ability to build highly effective relationships with external organisations. 
    • Demonstrates discretion and respect for confidentiality.
    • Excellent English.
    • Required behaviours  
    • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Leadership, Communicating and Influencing

    Learning and development opportunities: 

    • The British High Commission in Ghana takes learning and development seriously. 
    • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop many core and transferable skills through both formal and informal learning and development opportunities. 
    • Members of staff are encouraged to make use of the learning and development opportunities that the office has to offer and many then benefit from internal promotion opportunities.

    Working patterns:

    • Flexible working will be required, working around the demands of the office.

    Additional information:  

    • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
    • The successful applicant will demonstrate that they meet the requirements under Ghanaian law to work in Ghana.
    • The British High Commission in Accra is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
    • Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Ghanaian employment law.
    • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.

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