Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International is embarking on an ambitious and exciting change process, to make the organisation more relevant, bold, engaging and effective in a new global context.
As a member of the GA management team (GAMT) and Operational Management Team (OMT) the Head of Internal Audit will be expected to partner with other senior leaders across the organisation to lead on first class stewardship of our resources and operational performance. The post holder will bring her/his expertise and leadership skills to bear to ensure a high quality review and assurance is in place to support continuous improvement of business processes, contributing towards cost effectiveness of business resources.
Key responsibilities of the role;
Manages the delivery of internal audit and assurance services across Plan International Inc (PII)
Provides objective, evidence based opinion on all aspects of the organisation’s governance, risk management and internal control matters
Works with the Director of Global Assurance and Finance Director, liaises with external auditors regarding audit plans and results
Liaises with compliance/assurance resources elsewhere in PII and National Organisations to ensure effective use of assurance resources globally across Plan network
Manages a dispersed team of 4 regionally based team managers and group of subject matter expert GA roles in IH
Works with other managers and Executive Directors to ensure an effective management control environment is in place to support the purpose and strategy of Plan International
Partners with Head of Counter fraud to ensure effective liaison and learning between Internal Audit and Counter fraud activities
Part of the Operational Management Team
You will have demonstrable, progressive, innovative and successful audit and assurance understanding and experience within a dynamic, global, complex and change focussed organisation and proven managerial experience, with an emphasis on motivating and getting the best out of others.
You are an experienced business partner with expertise in sharing knowledge, recommendations and ideas to contribute towards a high performing, diverse and ambitious organisation and a credible and influential networker adept at building and sustaining strategic relationships across the global organisation.
Please follow this link for a full job description and person specification; https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjhbvj12g33il0u/Head%20of%20Internal%20Audit%20role%20profile%20.docx?dl=0
Location: International Headquarters in Woking, Surrey
Type of Role: Permanent
Reports to: Director of Global Assurance
Closing Date: Friday 11th August
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.
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