Position: Deputy Director for Finance / Secretary to the Board;

Reporting to: Executive Board;

Start time: Spring, 2018;

Direct Reports: 2 – 4;

Terms: Competitive;

Role Overview

Governance coordination:

• Is responsible for coordination of all governance-related meetings (Governing Board, Executive Board, Academic Committee, Policy Committee), task ownership assignment and tracking, implementation assessment;

 • Oversees internal communication of strategic and financial performance.

Finance and HR:

• Is responsible for managing the Finance and HR departments;

• Is responsible for appropriate control of Finance, Accounting, Performance Reporting, and HR;

• Oversees the implementation of a 3-5 year strategy to ensure ISET and ISET-PI sustainability;

• Collaborates with other departments and management to identify and pursue funding prospects, supports the development of funding proposals and donor reports (Including PI funding proposals);

• Provides appropriate management reports as directed by the Director and the Executive Board;

• Provides high-level management for all financial activities including strategic financial planning, budget analysis and management, financial modeling and reporting, cost benefit analysis, forecasting, accounting and maintaining operations;

• Is responsible for implementing appropriate internal financial systems and processes to ensure compliance with accepted accounting policies and practices;

• Provides HR leadership by overseeing the implementation and maintenance of HR policies and procedures, talent acquisition, employee career development, succession planning, retention programs, training and leadership development;

• Coordinates management audit process, whether internal or external lead.

Qualifications (Recommended):


• Recognized degree in the field of Finance or Accounting;

• Certified/Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent.


• Minimum of 10 years of corporate experience, of which minimum 5 years is a senior financial management role;

• Proven expertise in accounting principles and strong understanding of financial, accounting, and taxation requirements;

• Proven expertise in HR policies and procedures management;


• Manages resources effectively through strong organization skills, multi-tasking, delegation, time management and project management skills;

• Detail oriented and highly organized with strong analytical skills;

• Excellent communication and relationship building skills;

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

• Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in the Caucasus is desirable.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter (in English) to [email protected] Please indicate “Deputy Director for Finance / Secretary to the Board” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The deadline to apply is March 24, 2019.

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