A new senior management post of Chief Operating Officer (COO) has been created to drive FSD’s operational effectiveness across our expanding programme. Reporting directly to FSD’s Director, the COO will have full managerial responsibility within the senior management team for all aspects of FSD’s operations. As deputy head of the organisation, this role will be at the sharp end of ensuring that FSD delivers against its plan.
Expertise in operational management is vital for this position. A background in the development field would be advantageous but more important will be your track record in managing resources, creating and driving business systems and processes to deliver against strategic goals. The COO will have lead responsibility for the application of technology across the organisation, demanding capacity in managing appropriate system developments. This a key leadership position and will involve working effectively about a range of cross-functional teams.
To succeed you will need to be agile in thought and action, highly motivated, eager to take responsibility and deliver on a demanding set of outputs.
At a minimum you will have:
Management experience in an operational role (at least 10 years’ experience)
Relevant professional qualification (minimum of master’s degree or professional equivalent)
Excellent communication (written and oral) ability
Strong finance skills