Finance Business Partner

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 March 2020
  • Dakar, Senegal | Durham, North Carolina, United States | Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
  • Closing on 8 April 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.

Summary of Job

The Regional Finance Business Partner works closely with the Director of Global Financial Operations and other Finance Business Partners to ensure field office financial structures and systems are consistent with IntraHealth systems and donor reporting requirements. S/he works closely with HQ Program, Contracts, Grants & Procurement, Accounting, Risk Management & Compliance and Country Office technical and finance staff to establish, develop, and strengthen uniform practices and procedures in support of international field operations to the maximum extent practical.

This position is responsible for providing financial management and administrative support to IntraHealth’s country programs as assigned in areas such as budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, audits management, and taxation, which are necessary to effectively managing financial risks. A team approach is encouraged; however, based on geographic and size considerations, s/he will manage specific countries as assigned. S/he will be responsible for a portfolio of between $15 million to $25 million spend per year.

Essential Functions

Budget and Budget Monitoring

  • Oversee and support Country Office efforts to gather, analyze, summarize and prepare financial plans, budgets, cash flow projections, pipeline analyses, and operating forecasts
  • Review assigned project budgets down to sub-category level as required on monthly basis, assessing expenditure burn rates, funding requirements and financial commitments
  • Assist in the annual budgeting process for assigned projects
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and graphic packages to assemble, manipulate, format data and/or reports
  • Evaluates the costs, benefits, and risks of programs, and projects

Finance and Accounting

  • Process monthly country office financial data uploads into the corporate accounting system
  • Review monthly country office cash requests including monitoring cash holding in the field offices
  • Develop, guide and monitor procedures for the allocation of shared costs among different projects in country offices
  • Reconcile monthly outstanding country office cash balances. Reconciles transactions by comparing and correcting data.
  • Interpret financial transactions and events for non-financial staff
  • Review PMS drawdowns and quarterly expenditure reports to ensure accuracy among different funding streams
  • Coordinate and review monthly accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and project completion as required
  • Ensure that financial reporting requirements stated in award documents are met
  • Work closely with field finance staff regarding compliance over direct project and sub-award expenditures to assist in the follow-up of required sub-award compliance matters such as risk assessment, reporting audits etc.
  • Provide training and capacity building to country office financial staff as needed
  • Follow-up with staff submitting invoices to donors to ensure timely submission of reports and invoices in compliance with terms and conditions of the grant/contract
  • Provide guidance as able, regarding the interpretations of applicable contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as 2 CFR Chapter I Chapter II, Part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals and Audit) requirements for federal awards
  • Advise program staff in determination of allowable and allocable program costs and advise staff where contemplated costs should be charged
  • Assist and provide information requested by the auditors
  • Work with local partners to determine NICRA equivalents and overhead/administrative costs, when necessary


  • Participate in the roll-out/implementation and follow-up of any new policies and procedure at field office level
  • Serve as a resource person during the annual inventory certification process
  • Assist with opening and closing of country offices and awards
  • Establish and implement uniform financial practices and procedures in support of international field operations
  • Facilitate opening of new bank accounts, deletion or addition of signatories, and processing Power of Attorney documentation
  • Contribute to the selection of new country office financial staff in assigned offices as well as ensuring they have the proper access rights to various online financial tools
  • Backstop as necessary in the event of an absence of in-country financial staff.
  • Review cost share reports to ensure conformity with applicable rules and regulations
  • Serve as a critical connection on financial matters between the country office and the Center of Operations Excellence Division in the United States.
  • Perform internal control review of assigned country offices, prepare recommendations and monitor implementation of remedial plans
  • Attend project review meetings with donors, field and HQ staff and provide insight on matters related to finance, budgets, projections, compliance and audits.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and 12 years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of USAID and other Federal programs fiscal and compliance requirements, principles and practices
  • Understanding and interpretation of USG Assistance and Acquisition rules and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates a management style that works in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Effective communicator with ability to communicate organization’s direction and ability to motivate others with strong, honest leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effectively manage several major activities simultaneously
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Extensive experience supporting USG funded complex health projects including annual work plan and budget development, financial and risk management, USAID rules and regulations, and project and financial reporting. Contract management experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal stakeholders (i.e. HR, Finance, Contracts and Grants, Programs, Communications, and Business Development) and with external stakeholder groups (i.e. funders, government officials, private sector, civil society, faith-based) and facilitate participatory discussion and joint decision-making.
  • French language skills is desirable

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Minimum noise levels in an office environment
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally approximately 15% of the time
  • 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
  • This position is based in IntraHealth HQ, Chapel Hill, NC, or Dakar, Senegal
  • Applicants must be residents of the U.S. or Senegal. No Third Country National (TCN) allowances will be provided.

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, age, 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.

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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