Jobs in international development
Based near Rugby
Practical Action helps poor people use technology to transform their lives. Working across Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America we help people use technology that is often simple and always appropriate to improve their food security, get access to basic services such as water and energy and reduce their vulnerability to the effects of natural disasters and climate change. Established by the economist E F Schumacher in 1966 and with a current income of around £30m per annum, offices in 11 countries and 650 staff, we are a well-established and dynamic international NGO.
We are currently recruiting for an Internal Auditor to provide assurance services across the organisation. This is a senior role, reporting directly to the CEO and the Board of Trustees. The post involves regular travel to our offices and programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America and offers the right candidate a great opportunity to hone their audit skills in a variety of environments and to play an important role assessing the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the Practical Action’s financial, physical and information resources are managed.
We are looking for an experienced auditor, ideally with a track record of working on internal audit internationally in the development charity sector. We can offer an attractive working environment in the countryside close to Rugby, a competitive salary and a one off allowance to support a candidate who needs to relocate.
If you fit this description, are dynamic, available to travel up to 15 weeks a year, able to work to deadlines and to communicate clearly and in a way that helps Management prioritise action, then please use the following link to download an application pack: www.practical action.org.uk/jobs or contact: The HR Unit, Practical Action, Tel: 01926 634503, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for Applications: 20th May 2013
Interviews will be held at the Schumacher Centre on Thursday 6th June 2013
We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Reg. Charity No. 247257
Jobs in international development
Salary: £57,316 plus non-contributory pension
The World Development Movement (WDM) is a vibrant organisation campaigning for a fairer world. Working in solidarity with activists, we tackle the causes of poverty. We research and promote positive alternatives that put the rights of poor communities before the interests of big business.
After four years with WDM, the current Director is moving overseas to pursue her interest in global justice at the grassroots level.
You will be joining WDM at an exciting time. With the ongoing global economic crisis, caused in part by an unaccountable finance sector, we are cutting to the heart of the power of the City of London, with campaigns on food speculation and investment in dirty energy projects. We are also at the centre of the growing food sovereignty movement in the UK. The current Director leaves WDM in a strong position. Public interest in our core issues is rising, as awareness of the systemic failure of unjust economic models comes to light. We are investing significant capacity in supporting and building WDM’s core support with an increasing membership base.
But there are more challenges ahead. You will play a central role in taking WDM even further. You will represent WDM externally, to opinion formers, donors, media and decision makers. You will provide leadership to the organisation and the staff body. Successful experience in managing and delivering organisational strategies, an in-depth knowledge of campaigning coupled with the ability to articulate our agenda for change with clarity, commitment and passion are essential for this position.
If you are interested in the post and believe you meet our requirements, we would very much like to hear from you.
For more information about WDM, the role and a full job application pack, please visit our website at www.wdm.org.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/director
For an informal discussion with the current director, please email email@example.com, or to discuss with the current chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 29th May 2013
Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach WDM regarding this or any other post. Only direct applications will be considered.