Finance Policy and Capacity Lead

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world. 


About the Role

The Finance Capacity Lead is responsible for improving the finance capacity of our country programmes. This is a crucial stream of the finance strategy, as we strive to ensure our country finance teams are high performing and efficient, giving them the opportunity to act as a partner to operations.

This role will report to the Head of Finance Transformation, with a dotted line to the Head of Talent, 
Inclusion and Training providing a link into the global talent and training projects.

This role will have three main areas of responsibility:
1. Global finance talent programme focusing on the Country Finance Director pipeline
2. Finance-to-finance training programme for country programmes
3. Global finance policies and technical accounting

About You

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

• Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment, respecting and collaborating with all 
individuals equally, and with a commitment to overcome bias and prejudice
• Ability to determine and implement ways of attracting, retaining, and developing talent
• Ability to develop and deliver high quality training to finance and non-finance professionals
• Ability to work through accounting problems and able to deal with ambiguity
• Ability to evaluate technical issues, research and analyse facts, ability to influence and deal with 
senior individuals
• Strong team player – someone who can build good relationships both within the global finance 
function and in the wider organisation
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to juggle multiple pieces of work simultaneously
• Strong attention to detail.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:

• Demonstrated success in formulating and embedding policy
• Excellent knowledge of Charities SORP (UK)
• Perform key technical accounting research including keeping up to date with changes in 
accounting standards and relevant regulations
• Provision of high quality and practical training and education for finance and non-finance 
• Ability to establish and maintain contacts throughout an organisation and develop external 
networks to stay abreast of regulatory changes and best practice
• Experience of working with colleagues in geographically separate locations


• Qualified Accountant (essential).
• Degree-educated or equivalent (essential).
• Fluency in English (written and spoken, full business proficiency).

Personal Attributes

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity. 

• Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups
• Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviours
• Strong technical accounting analysis
• Strong aptitude for coaching, mentoring and developing talent
• Strong results orientation
• Pro-choice
• Flexibility to operate in a changing environment
• Able to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels
• Cross-functional team player.


For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London Support Office, or any country where MSI operates

Part-time: 28 hours a week

Contract type: Permanent

Salary:  £54,000 - £63,500 + benefits (UK salary range only) For applicants not based in the UK, the role will be banded within the national context

Closing date: 30 March 2023 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

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