Global Fund for Children

Global Fund for Children (GFC) works to build a world where all children and youth are safe, strong, and valued. To that end, we partner with innovative, locally-led organizations, helping them deepen their impact and build their capacity for social change. By pairing flexible funding with targeted capacity development services, we help our partners grow stronger and more responsive to challenges on the ground.


Since 1997, we have invested more than $63 million in over 1,000 organizations. Our work advances the rights of children and youth across four focus areas: education, gender equity, youth empowerment, and freedom from violence and exploitation.


You will join a multinational team of caring and committed individuals who believe in investing in bold ideas to help grassroots organizations deepen their impact and advocate for children’s rights. We value courage, excellence, learning, partnership, and inclusion, as well as kindness and passion. Our partners’ visions for change inspire all we do. Feedback and learning inspire us to do better, and we strive to be youth-centered.


You can learn more about the organization here: www.globalfundforchildren.org


Our Values

Courage | Take risks for change

When there’s an opportunity to spark big change, we’re willing to take smart risks that others won’t. We recognize that social innovation requires thinking big and breaking down barriers, so we strive to be courageous but not single-minded, visionary but rooted in real progress.


Excellence | Take good to great

In our interactions as a team and with partners, donors, and other collaborators, we strive not just to meet commitments but to exceed expectations, making every GFC experience better than anticipated.


Learning | Wonder, discover, reflect, and adapt

We approach work with childlike curiosity and enthusiasm for discovery, and we share our experiences and resources generously. We innovate by learning from success and failure, trying again, and encouraging others to do the same.


Partnership | Serve partners first

Our community-based partners develop solutions. We help. We amplify their ideas and voices and make choices that maximize their freedom to pursue their goals. Global questions demand local answers, and our partners are best positioned to find them.


Passion | Embrace passion and kindness

We energize and inspire others by drawing on passion and kindness. In a world full of stress and difficulty, a culture of enthusiasm, empathy, and collaboration helps us thrive in our work.


Inclusion | Include intentionally

Innovation and brilliance exist at the margins, so we make space for diverse perspectives, and we amplify unheard voices. We recognize that intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other factors create inequalities, which we work to disrupt.

Role purpose

The Vice President of Finance is an integral member of the senior management team and will be responsible for developing GFC’s financial management strategy and contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. The Vice President of Finance will lead the finance team, provide financial strategic direction, and ensure strong financial management of the global organization. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of effective and creative leadership, teamwork and a passion for working for a high-impact, mission-driven organization. This is a full-time position reporting to the Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO).


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy and Vision

  • Advise the Co-CEOs and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
  • Contribute to the development of GFC’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Help GFC build and maintain innovative funding models to achieve the organizations’ goals.



  • Oversee, direct and organize the work and the professional development of the 4-person finance team including the Finance Controller, Finance Manager and Associates.
  • Serve as the management liaison to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select Committee and Board meetings.
  • Collaborate and support GFC’s internal management team, particularly on areas like partnership and fundraising.



  • Help GFC standardize and modernize its financial systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Ensure the existence of an appropriate environment of internal controls and accounting procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and all government or other regulations.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute the annual budget process.


  • Support the continual improvement of financial systems and provide cross-departmental financial management support.
  • Oversee the procurement and appropriate usage of database and software services.
  • Safeguard the assets of the organization through policies and procedures related to fiscal responsibility, document retention, etc.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking, insurance and contract negotiations.
  • Oversee GFC’s investment policy.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Strong commitment to GFC's mission, values and vision.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a senior financial management role that included operational responsibilities and the responsibility for the implementation of fiscal controls, ideally in a grant- making institution.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with an international nonprofit organization, ideally in a grant- making institution.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Understanding of grant management best practices, including ability to prepare the organization to meet government grants.
  • Strong team management experience with a focus on building and supporting high-performing teams while prioritizing wellbeing.
  • Experience building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to manage multiple strands of work to a high standard, balancing competing priorities and fast-paced project implementation.
  • Demonstrable commitment to practical DEIA and experience of embedding this within your work.
  • Stature, gravitas, and confidence to maintain the credibility and respect of a high-performing Board of Directors.
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated; willing to roll up his/her sleeves; not dependent upon an army of support staff.


What GFC Offers You


Our team dreams big.


We work together to build a world where all children and youth are safe, strong and valued.


GFC fosters a caring work environment that promotes collaboration, respect, and professional development. We set standards of excellence and quality in our work, firmly believing that children and youth deserve the best we can offer.


We believe that every person has equal rights, and we affirm the diversity that enriches our globalized world. In line with these core values, it is our policy to actively seek diverse candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to Global Fund for Children’s mission.


Our values shape our vision, guide our daily decision making, and signal to the world what to expect when you encounter Global Fund for Children. We hold ourselves to these values to best serve our local partners and the children and youth they support. We attract talented people from all over the world because we believe deeply in living our values.


Terms of Appointment

The selected candidate will be appointed on a full-time, permanent basis. The salary range for this position is £80,000 – £150,000 annually, equivalent to $100,000 – $190,000 USD.


They strive to build a culture that embraces care and well-being. Employee benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Generous paid time off (annual leave, enhanced sickness leave, well-being days, sabbatical leave, family-friendly leave)
  • Flexible work arrangements – remote/hybrid/compressed work schedules
  • Pension plan contributions
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Team Building and Social Committees
  • *Other benefits may apply, depending on the location of the employee



This position is available for remote work from any location with the preferred areas being in the Eastern USA, Europe, or Africa.


Global Fund for Children operates two offices in Washington DC and London, UK. Candidates not located near an office would be expected to travel there for important meetings.


Travel – Business travel is required. Travel requirements for the role will be less than 20% if the candidate is based in London or Washington, DC. For remote candidates, travel may increase to approximately 30%


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please ensure you complete the Application Form provided below by 05 August 2024 (23:59 hrs, GMT-4). It is essential that you submit your CV in English, specifically in Microsoft Word format (.doc/.docx).


Applications in other languages or formats will not be considered.


Rest assured, all information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.


SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Global Fund for Children to undertake this assignment.


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