• Permanent
  • Dublin
  • €101635 - €109792 per annum

Concern WorldwideFounded in 1968, Concern Worldwide, is Ireland's largest humanitarian organisation. Concern's mission is to support people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support. Concern's work supports communities across 26 countries and spans six main programme areas: livelihoods, emergencies, innovations, health and nutrition, education, gender equality and education.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key leadership position that supports the overall management of the organisation leading a team of c.85 staff across Finance, IT, Compliance, Internal Audit, Investigations, Governance and Systems Improvement support.

The post-holder is responsible for ensuring that Concern's support functions operate in a way that maximises the overall effectiveness of the organisation, including that the necessary controls and effective business systems are in place to facilitate deliverables and ensure Directors and their teams are able to deliver on time, within budget, and within contractual and regulatory obligations. The role also leads the executive interaction with the Board of Concern and its subsidiary Boards relating to governance, accountability, and financial control.


Third-level qualified or equivalent years of professional experience, the successful candidate will have strong strategic and operational capabilities and a proven leadership track record gained in an organisation of relevant scale and complexity operating across multiple international jurisdictions. The appointee will be highly motivated with excellent judgement, communication and organisational skills coupled with the ability to lead a diverse team of finance, risk, compliance, and regulatory professionals. Experience in the international development sector would be advantageous while a commitment to the mission, vision and values of Concern is an essential requirement.


A fixed annual salary of €101,635 to €109,792 plus benefits will be on offer to the successful candidate.


If you believe that you meet the requirements necessary to take on this important role, please submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae via the available 'Apply Option' in strictest confidence, for the attention of Eilish Devine, Practice Leader, of our retained executive search partners, Principal Connections - executive search on or before 12 noon on Friday 8th March 2024.

For a confidential discussion please contact Eilish Devine on +353 (0)1 703 88 09.


Principal Connections is acting as an employment agency and has been retained to manage this key appointment.

Our client is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

Candidates for this post will be sourced through both an advertised selection and executive search process.

Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to satisfactory reference checks as well as any other background checks and assessments considered appropriate to the process.


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