Chief Financial Officer

  • Posted on 8 July 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States | Durham, North Carolina, United States | Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
  • Closing on 7 August 2020
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Job Description

Why Join IntraHealth?

IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for 40 years in over 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.

IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence.

Join us. The future of global health starts here.


Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer is a member of the executive leadership team and a key contributor to the growth, sustainability strategy, and impact of the organization. The CFO will be responsible for ensuring IntraHealth’s resources are deployed strategically and maximized to their fullest potential. The CFO brings a cross-section of financial expertise and solution-driven approaches, developed through a senior executive career.

This position is responsible for leading, developing, and implementing financial strategies and systems that are adaptive to different business models and revenue sources. The CFO will guide and support organizational and country objectives, while strengthening the overall financial, internal control, and infrastructure policies and systems. The position directly oversees the largest area of supporting services and functions at IntraHealth and leads a diverse team of senior staff working closely with all facets of IntraHealth’s business worldwide. The CFO is responsible for finance, accounting, asset management, compliance, risk management and information services/technology (IS/IT) worldwide.

The CFO plays a key role internally and externally, representing the organization as needed, and liaises regularly with key clients and stakeholders including IntraHealth’s global workforce, its board of directors and committees, donors, partners, and beneficiaries.


  • Provide leadership and vision for IntraHealth’s financial and administrative function to ensure the highest standards of internal and management controls in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, FASB and related USAID and OMB circulars and regulations.
  • Serve as a member of the executive leadership team, working collaboratively across the organization to ensure that its programs and other priority initiatives are adequately resourced and conducted according to policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with IntraHealth’s external audit firm, ensuring timely and accurate completion, filings and follow-up; as well as, process integrity, oversight and adjustments as needed. S/he will lead and make recommendations to the competitive procurement process for external firm selection pursuant to IntraHealth policy.
  • Partner with IntraHealth staff at all levels to develop agile systems that support a diverse and dynamic portfolio responsive to applicable regulatory standards and rules; country regulations including financial, tax, labor, etc. while fostering an environment of 100% compliance.
  • Model the highest standard of stewardship for IntraHealth worldwide, ensuring that organizational resources are appropriately allocated and deployed.
  • Set, revise, and maintain corporate finance, accounting, and IS/IT policies aligned with dynamic industry best practices to ensure compliance as they relate to USAID and other donor rules and regulations. Provide oversight to headquarters and country office leadership for their implementation.
  • Lead the development and implementation of long-term strategies for finance and administration function and ensure alignment with the organization’s mission, strategy, and priorities, including the development and application of new business models.
  • Advise on and contribute to IntraHealth’s strategic roadmap to ensure its success.
  • Supervise, lead, and mentor senior leaders to ensure they have the tools and resources to partner effectively across all other areas of IntraHealth including succession planning, goal setting, professional development, performance management, compensation, and recruitment to model results focused strategies and goals.

Financial Reporting and Control

  • Establish and maintain systems and procedures to produce timely, reliable, and comprehensive financial performance reports to the board, the executive leadership team, and the senior management team. The CFO is responsible for IntraHealth’s rate analyses and reporting, including communication with interested agencies. S/he will track and provide real time and trend analysis of financial data and recommend actions accordingly.
  • Establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance with donor requirements for financial reporting and control; establish, document, and verify the operation of processes to assure the quality of financial reporting and control over the custody and disposition of corporate assets.
  • Establish, maintain, and assure compliance with a system of financial and operational controls over non-US offices that meets the standards of good financial practices, donor regulations, local and US law; provide technical support for local financial personnel and oversee their financial processes and practices, and assess their performance.
  • Establish and maintain highly efficient business systems and the culture required to proactively forecast and control future financial outcomes, including annual budgets, short-term and long-term financial plans and forecasts.

Financial and Asset Management

  • Establish and manage relationships with banks and similar financial institutions to provide timely and visible access to funds required for the conduct of the business.
  • Manage balance sheet resources and obligations to ensure efficient use of debt and equity capital.
  • Provide support to IntraHealth’s public and private resource mobilization efforts to contribute to long term sustainability.

Legal Compliance

  • Using staff and external advisors as needed, establish and maintain the capability to structure and negotiate agreements among IntraHealth donors and partners which provide reasonably for the needs of all parties while supporting the discrete objectives of IntraHealth.
  • Establish and maintain procedures to ensure appropriate access and oversight of IntraHealth’s donor agreement portfolio.
  • Establish and maintain procedures to assure compliance with all material terms of contracts, agreements, etc.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for monitoring and ensuring compliance with IntraHealth’s Code of Ethics, to include investigation of ethics violations as needed.
  • Provide oversight and management of the organization’s 401K program and corporate insurance, in conjunction with other senior staff as appropriate.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and twenty (20) years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree and eighteen (18) years of relevant work experience or other advanced degree in business, finance or related field;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years supervisory experience;
  • At least fifteen (15) years of relevant experience in an international development organization;
  • No less than five (5) years of experience in an executive leadership role;
  • At least ten (10) years of experience working with United States government funded agencies and/or projects, five (5) of which must be with projects, grants and/or contracts associated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID);
  • A robust knowledge base of a variety of donors, their models and regulations;
  • Preferred candidates will have experience in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment, a deep breadth of experience catalyzing high impact public-private partnerships and/or experience with strategic growth and restructuring strategies (i.e. M&A, joint ventures);
  • Fluent in individual and team-based leadership models, and adept at mentoring and leading to high performance in a global and culturally diverse environment;
  • Extensive profit and loss experience both from the revenue and expense side (international finance and accounting experience within developing countries contexts preferred) with solid GAAP and reporting skills coupled with strong analytical, modelling and budgetary experience;
  • Previous exposure to negotiating, reviewing and interpreting US government contracts and cooperative agreements, including extensive knowledge of current USAID policies, priorities and procedures and other major international donors supporting development assistance;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; French and/or Spanish highly desired.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Minimum noise levels in an office environment
  • Position is based in an office, requiring sitting at a desk most of the day
  • Requires lifting of 0-10 lbs. occasionally or as needed
  • Limited domestic and international travel

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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About the Organization

Dedicated to strengthening health workers and the systems that support them, IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power of partnership, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in: •Health workforce and systems strengthening •Health worker training and performance •eHealth solutions •Maternal, newborn and child health •Family planning and reproductive health •HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, treatment and care •Malaria prevention and treatment •Gender equality. Founded in 1979 as the Intrah program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, IntraHealth incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2003. We have worked in more than 75 countries throughout our history, and currently have programs in over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia. Our work is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., the Tides Foundation, and by individual contributors. IntraHealth’s main office is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We also have offices in Washington, DC, Armenia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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