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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 14, 2021
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    Regional Commercial Finance Manager - Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

    Contract Duration: Indefinite | Location: Nairobi, Kenya | Pay Band: 9 |  Contract terms: Locally appointed | Closing date: 14 February 2020 at 23.59 (UK time)


    The Role:
    Regional Commercial Finance Manager Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

    The Location:
    The location for this role is Nairobi Kenya; candidates are expected to have pre-existing rights to live and work in Kenya at the time of application. Some travel may be required but it is not expected to be significant. Our preference is to have a successful candidate working in the region, close to the business and based in Nairobi.

    The Opportunity:

    This senior leadership role is business critical and is expected to provide financial leadership focussed on delivering a sustainable and commercially successful contracts business. The successful job holder will be required to work closely with the regional leadership team to provide commercial insights and management information to support decision-making.  The Commercial Finance role supports the team in:

    Drafting Commercial proposals

    Preparing accurate costing models

    Being the custodian for the financial resources of donor funding, ensuring that contracts are accounted for and reported accurately and that they pass internal and external scrutiny.

     

    Contract management, commercial acumen, senior stakeholder management and demonstrable track record of success are required in this role.

     

    What we require of the successful candidate: 

    •  You will have experience in contract management
    • You will have proficiency in finance modelling and analysis, especially costing and pricing
    • You will hold a degree in finance related field and be a fully qualified accountant with   minimum 5 years post qualification experience in a comparable senior finance role
    • You will have strong negotiation and persuasive skills
    • You will have excellent communication skills and be fluent in written and spoken  English

    Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification which can be found by following the link below.

    If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply by 23:59 UK time on the 14 February 2020 using the details provided within the advert on the British Council Jobs portal.

    Our Equality Commitment:

    Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

    In line with the British Council's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal record checks.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on jobs.britishcouncil.org to apply
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