Education Development Trust – Regional Head of Finance, Nairobi.

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About the role

The Regional Head of Finance will provide effective financial leadership and management for Education Development Trust’s Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) programmes and projects.  The job holder will provide leadership in all Finance and Commercial activities, and specifically with responsibility for oversight of accounting; treasury and cash management; budget development and expenditure monitoring. In addition, the job holder will be responsible for internal control; compliance; risk management and quality assurance of internal and external financial reports. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The post holder is a member of the SSA senior management team and the global senior finance group, contributing to global finance projects and initiatives. The role has technical dotted line management responsibility for the Country Finance Managers (currently in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia) and leads the SSA Regional Finance Community of Practice

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About the organisation

At Education Development Trust, we improve school systems at scale; we partner with governments around the world to help turn ambitious, visionary education policy into reality. We invest annually in our programme of education research and this evidence underpins our work and informs policy and practice around the world. We have a long-established presence in Africa – running programmes since 1992 – and have worked with a range of governments, donor agencies and partners to improve education across the continent, providing short-term, expert consultancy and delivering long-term, national education programmes. We have specialist expertise in sustainable school system reform at scale – from improving literacy and numeracy outcomes, to large-scale teacher training and strengthening the capacity of national ministries. We are experienced in leading complex programmes in challenging environments and we also work with like-minded organisations to ensure we maximise our impact.

Education Development Trust has a regional hub based in Nairobi which provides operational and back office support to a number of projects delivered in the region.  The turnover of the region is c£20m and growing

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Deadline 23 Nov 2020

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who comes into contact with us.  We operate a zero tolerance policy to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH). Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and police checks. Successful candidates will be required to sign a safeguarding declaration to confirm that they will abide by the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures, including, but not limited to,  Protection from SEAH, and the Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

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