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International Finance Director

Greenpeace International
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 10 days ago Permanent Competitive

Permanent* / full time (40 hours per week)

*offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract.

Location: The successful candidate must be located in the Netherlands. Therefore interested candidates will need to be willing to relocate to take up this role. Full information on the relocation package and assistance will be provided to candidates who progress within the process. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which will be shared with candidates before reaching the interview stage.

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent National/Regional Organisations and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace International is looking for an International Finance Director to provide expert leadership and added value for the Finance function, while acting as a key advisor to the Strategic Management Team.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will manage a multinational team and interact with professionals and managers across the globe. Overseeing all financial aspects of the organisational strategy, you will lead and manage the development, execution and delivery of the Finance strategy, goals, policies, systems, performance, planning cycle and reporting across the global Greenpeace network. You will be accountable for all financial performance and reporting issues and will guarantee that Greenpeace International (GPI) is financially sound, in control, compliant, accountable and financially sustainable. You will also facilitate the organisation’s development and strengthening of key financial areas, both operational and strategic.

In this role you will:

  • Contribute to the development and realisation of the overall organisational strategy and the GPI strategy from your own functional discipline.
  • Facilitate the overall decision making processes – including the long term global campaign programme at strategic level – by providing strong financial analysis, forecasts and advice.
  • Identify and assess the financial implications of all business activities and advise the Strategic Management Team (SMT).
  • Monitor financial performance of GPI and the independent National/Regional Organisations (NROs).
  • Ensure Finance strategy and policies enable and are effectively aligned with other Greenpeace strategies.
  • Lead the development and execution of GPI Finance strategy, policies, plans, budgets and practices to ensure accountability, control, transparency and compliance.
  • Support the development of Greenpeace’s presence in new priority locations and provide Finance support and services (including systems) to all independent NROs and entities.
  • Ensure sufficient financial controls/processes and provide quality financial monitoring/reporting.
  • Provide annual reserves analysis to inform decision making and support the development of an integrated risk management framework.
  • Drive a dynamic leadership and high performance learning and collaborative culture with open and transparent communication processes, strongly promoting joint accountability and teamwork.
  • Build and foster solid, trust-based working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, as well as continuing to develop a business partnering approach in the delivery of Finance services.
  • Lead, manage and develop capacity within the Finance department and staff to ensure their effective performance through objective setting, performance reviews, coaching, training and development.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

  • Extensive experience, including substantial experience gained in senior financial management-leadership within an international context.
  • Experience with multicultural senior staff and teams, plus a commitment to diversity in all its aspects.
  • A track record of bringing about significant positive changes in work culture, practices and performance.
  • Experience of managing and influencing colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, including the ability and integrity to develop trust and credibility.
  • Proven successes in a collaborative style of management, with robust coaching skills to enable growth.
  • Strategic vision and orientation, coupled to outstanding critical thinking, a hands-on approach and a decisive ability to prioritise goals, ideals and their pursuit.
  • Expert relationship-building, negotiation, influencing, communication and presentation skills.

What we can offer you:

You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

Please visit the careers site, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

To Apply:

If you share our vision, please click 'apply' to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of screening questions and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the screening questions is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at recruitment.int@greenpeace.org. Please note that all applications must be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

If you are passionate about our mission and you fit our profile then we would love to hear from you!

CLOSING DATE7th August 2022, 23:59 (CEST)