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Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
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Location details: London or Cardiff. A home-based contract may also be considered if based within the UK and with frequent travel to our London and Cardiff offices.

Are you an experienced and dynamic leader with a track record of managing fast paced and high achieving teams? Are you committed to improving humanitarian outcomes? Can you inspire others, develop talent, and communicate with impact?

We are looking to recruit an exceptional Director of Finance and Operations to provide effective leadership and oversight of our operational functions, ensuring that they enable the delivery of our ambitious strategy.

Elrha is a leading actor in the humanitarian system focused on research and innovation. We work to improve outcomes for those affected by crises by ensuring that humanitarian practice is based on evidence of what works, and tools and techniques used are continually improved through research and innovation. We fund and support research and innovation projects around the world, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, the international research community, the private sector and other actors engaged in research and innovation.

Role Description

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The Director of Finance and Operations is a key member of our Senior Leadership Team. The role will work closely with Elrha’s CEO, the Director of Programmes, the Director of Policy Engagement & Communications and our Senior Management Team to deliver our strategic ambition. We are looking for an individual who is driven to achieve, who can inspire a team and collaborate and provide highly effective operations support to our programme teams. We are looking for someone who is keen to drive continual improvement in our operational functions.

To be successful you will need to have significant experience in similar senior leadership roles with a track record of delivering excellence in a range of operational functions. You will be flexible and hands-on, have exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage outsourced-providers as well as internal staff. You will be inspired and motivated by Elrha’s vision and values.

If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 January 2021

Interview date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Please note that the application link will take you to Save the Children’s job portal.  This is because Elrha makes use of the same portal.  

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates.

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