Chief Financial Officer - Global Water Partnership Organisation Gwpo - Ekonomichefsjobb i Stockholm
Chief Financial Officer
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JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
REPORTS TO: Executive Secretary (ES)

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a globally operating multi-stakeholder action network dedicated to working with countries towards the equitable, sustainable, and efficient management of water resources. The network is hosted by an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and it comprises of 3,000+ partner organisations in over 180 countries. Organized across 67 Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships, GWP convenes, brokers and delivers coordinated action by government and non-government actors, including the private sector. GWP's vision is a water-secure world. . More information:


The CFO shall:
ensure the effective and efficient operation of the day to day activities and processes of the Secretariat, covering Finance, Human Resources and Administration
act for the Executive Secretary in her/his absence, as requested
ensure the fiduciary control and financial oversight of GWPO
be responsible for the development, maintenance and control of all accounting, budget, cash management and the financial reporting functions of GWPO
be responsible for the preparation of annual audited financial reports as well as monthly/quarterly reports, statistics and analysis necessary to support the effective financial management of GWPO
evaluate and ensure professional and efficient performance of all activities relating to accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis and internal control in accordance with international standards and the GWPO Financial Rules and Regulation and with all current internal Financial and Administrative Policies
responsible for managing and developing the Secretariat's administrative arrangements, procedures and tools for well-functioning office facilities
manage the work of the Finance & Admin team, provide advice and support to the team members
maintain cooperation and contacts with donors on matters relating to contracts, contributions, and financial reports
provide oversight of all human resources matters, and be responsible for matters related to payment of salaries and allowances, ensure adequate staff insurances and pension contribution as set out in the Staff Rules and Regulations and Administrative Instructions
be a resource to the GWP Network on financial management matters as needed
work pro-actively with the ES, the Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Communications Specialist on the GWP Management Team in order to ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the GWPO Secretariat.
actively contribute to building a learning culture within GWPO by modeling good learning practices and supporting others in doing so.

University degree in accounting, finance, business administration or management;
At least fifteen years working experience in the private or public sector, with a focus on accounting or finance
Audit experience an advantage
Demonstrated strategic and creative thinking
Strong interpersonal skills and integrity, including excellent communication and negotiation skills
Capacity to address and deliver training to an international audience
Proven supervisory ability and technical leadership
Experience from developing countries or international environment an advantage
Conscientious, socially skilled and service-minded attitude as well as high attention to detail and numerical accuracy
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Swedish/Spanish/French and other languages are considered an asset
Proficient in MS Office Program with advanced skills in MS Excel

Professionalism: Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity. Demonstrates corporate knowledge, self-development and initiative-taking. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and international environment based on mutual respect and tolerance. Ability to exercise good judgement, discretion and tact in handling sensitive issues.
Planning and Organising: Excellent organisational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to details and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and under tight deadlines. Ability to manage multiple workflows at the same time. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment where adaptability is essential.
E-literacy: Excellent e-skills, including the ability to use modern office technology and related software. Practical knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required. Ability to do internet research, compile information and find solutions online to information gaps is essential.
Teamwork: Support colleagues, contribute to team culture, and share responsibility for decision-making and results. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility. Ability to "lead from behind" and work without direct authority to deliver timely and high-quality products.
Personal: A good sense of humour. Love for nature, its beauty and its resources. Willingness to 'get the job' done with a positive attitude to take on a wide range of tasks.

Please note
Professionals with a background from and/or living and working in Asian, African, Eastern European, Latin American, or Middle Eastern countries are encouraged to apply.

The position is expected to be a long-term assignment and part of the core team. The contract is initially offered for 2 years with possibility for extension. The appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
Questions can be directed to
Applications must be submitted in English and are accepted only through the online application system and not via e-mail.


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Global Water Partnership Organisation Gwpo
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