(Senior) Finance and Operations Officer

About Together for Girls

 

Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership working to break the cycle of violence, with special attention to sexual violence against girls. Together for Girls partners include several private sector organizations led by BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company), six UN entities (UNICEF, WHO/PAHO, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNFPA and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children), the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, the U.S. Government (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and USAID), and the Government of Canada.

 

Working closely with national governments, our model focuses on contributing across three pillars of action:

  • National surveys to document the magnitude, nature and impact of physical, emotional, and sexual violence against children;
  • Evidence-based, coordinated policy and program actions in countries to address issues identified through the surveys; and
  • Global advocacy and public awareness efforts.

 

The Together for Girls partnership, established in 2009, has grown exponentially, and is now active in over 20 countries, contributing to results across multiple Sustainable Development Goals. We are demonstrating that with the leadership of governments, the strong technical expertise and advocacy platforms of Together for Girls partners, and a comprehensive multi-sector approach for implementation, progress toward breaking longstanding cycles of violence is achievable.

 

The partnership is supported by a small secretariat team, primarily based in Washington, D.C. Together for Girls is a growing organization with an average annual operating budget of approximately $2M in grants from multiple donors, including the Government of Canada, USAID and private donors.

 

The Together for Girls secretariat team is a small, nimble, highly collaborative group of people deeply committed to the cause of ending violence against children and lifting up survivors’ voices. To learn more, visit  www.togetherforgirls.org.  

 

Position Overview

 

The (Senior) Finance and Operations Officer will be work under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Finance and Operations Officer will provide essential support to the COO on all aspects of the portfolio of responsibilities, focused primarily on budget and operations management.  As Together for Girls is a growing organization, the Finance and Operations Officer will also assist the COO in the establishment of new systems to efficiently oversee the growing portfolio of grants, contracts, and staff needs. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties:    

 

Under the direction of the COO:

 

Finance:

  • Using the annual work-plan as a foundation, support the preparation and monitoring of a comprehensive annual budget for TfG, Inc.;
  • Monitor and track grant spending and recommend adjustments as needed
  • Support preparation of federal and state tax forms
  • Ensure accuracy of bookkeeping and financial reports
  • Support annual audit
  • Oversee development of and monitoring of consultant contracts
  • Ensure timely payment of all invoices

 

Grant management:

  • Support the team in developing and implementing tracking systems for grants
  • Support grant reporting including on program indicators, budget, and overall reporting
  • Support sub-agreements including establishing and maintaining relationships with grantees; monitoring sub-grantee reporting, payments, etc.

 

Fundraising:

  • Support the development of proposals and budgets for new donors

 

People/Human Resources:

  • Support further development of TfG’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, and performance evaluation.
  • Support effective hiring and onboarding of new team members

System and policy development/implementation:

  • Support internal policy development and effective policy implementation
  • Assist with internal control implementation and monitoring
  • Assessing and implementing new systems, including technology needs, across the range of TfG management on an as-needed basis.

Other management support:

  • Preparation and follow-up for TfG Board meetings, Leadership Council meetings, and other partner meetings and communications

 

Any other duties as assigned

Desired, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, including at least 2 years specifically in nonprofit administration, operations, and/or finance (or for the Senior Officer position, at least 7 years of professional experience, including 5 years specifically in nonprofit administration, operations, and/or finance).
  • A track record in grants management, ideally with government-related grant experience
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors
  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software, including Quickbooks
  • Excellent analytical skills with sharp attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be a self-starter with strong project management skills and the ability to work in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of international development, violence or gender issues is a plus. Experience working in a partnership environment is also a plus

 

Languages:

 

  • Must be fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, French, and/or Swahili is a plus but not required

 

Location: 

 

This position is a U.S.-based remote, 40-hour per week position. The location is flexible;

Together for Girls offers a flexible work environment. All team members are expected to be available during Together for Girls’ core working hours of 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Position may require a small amount of domestic and international travel when it is safe to do so.

 

Work Permits:

 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

 

Compensation:

 

The base salary for the position is $45,500-$61,000. An additional amount – a cost of living adjustment – will be added to the base pay to account for the candidate’s cost of living in the city in which they reside, using the U.S. government’s Federal Locality Pay. For example, the minimum payband for a team member living in low cost of living area is $53,000-$71,000. For a team member based in Washington, D.C. (a high cost of living area), the salary range would be adjusted to $60,000-$80,000. Final salary within this adjusted core range will be determined by the candidate’s years of experience, expertise, and any academic qualifications or certifications.

 

Together for Girls also offers excellent benefits and a flexible work environment. Current benefits for full-time employees include:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • 20 paid vacation and 5 paid sick days
  • 1 paid community service day
  • 3% employer match on employee contributions to Simple IRA retirement plan, 100% vested
  • 100% of the cost of a Carefirst BlueChoice Advantage Gold 500 plan for the full-time employee only (for 2021 plan year)
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment – $50,000 coverage