30 Sep 2022

Chief Finance Officer at IntraHealth

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Job Description



At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we have built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.  Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

The USAID Ingobyi Activity is a five-year cooperative agreement to improve the quality of reproductive, Maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and malaria services, in a sustainable manner with the goal of reducing neonatal, child and maternal mortality in Rwanda. The Ingobyi Activity builds upon the tremendous gains Rwanda has made in the health sector as well as previous USAID investments in the health sector to provide a healthier, more productive future for all Rwandans. Ingobyi works to improve the availability, quality, and utilization of RMNCH and malaria services with resilience and sustainability.


The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is a key member of IntraHealth project leadership team, responsible for providing fiscal leadership in the implementation of IntraHealth projects in Rwanda, ensuring the projects can effectively and responsibly use USAID resources to meet projects goals. The role is responsible for the financial systems of the project, including project budgeting, financial monitoring, meeting legal, auditing, and contractual responsibilities, and coordinating with state financial officers. The CFO is the principal financial representative for IntraHealth Rwanda Country Office and coordinates financial support to project zones. The CFO develops project financial plan, to include monitoring and reporting systems that meet USG requirements and to manage contracting activities.  The position also manages all procurement activities and assure compliance with organizational and donor policies.

This position reports to the Chief of Party and collaborates closely with Senior HR & Operations Manager, Technical Team, and US-based staff from the IntraHealth Chapel Hill office.



  • Establish accounting and financial systems for the project in compliance with USAID regulations and IntraHealth policies and procedures.
  • Document, maintain and ensure compliance with updated finance and administration policies for entire project.
  • Manage all banking transactions, including the use of mobile money.
  • Oversee preparation of all vouchers and checks for approved core office expenditures.
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial reports to headquarters in North Carolina.
  • Manage cash flow—including preparing and submitting funds requests to headquarters.
  • Maintain general ledger and balance sheets.
  • Prepare budget variance reports on monthly basis.


  • Develop project procurement plan and ensure proper procurement policies and guidelines are followed when purchasing project supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee management procurement activities including risk management.

Grants & Awards Management

  • Ensuring effective management of Grants and Awards.
  • Maintain payroll system including tracking benefits and allowances, ensuring compliance with all applicable taxes and tax reporting.


  • Manage organizational risk and liability, particularly related to ensuring compliance with all relevant USAID regulations and local laws.
  • Conduct analyses of financial data to inform project management.
  • Provide strategic guidance and assistance in problem-solving to the project leadership.


  • Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field of study.  Professional qualification in CPA or ACCA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience managing finance teams, in increasing roles of responsibility, finance, procurement, contracts management for international development activities of similar dollar value ($50 million), with a strong preference for USAID cooperative agreements and contracts
  • Familiar with USG financial reporting and compliance regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to set up and maintain accounting and financial management systems and ability to build and review budgets
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants.
  • Demonstrated expertise in setting up and enforcing systems to prevent fraud, abuse, and waste
  • Extensive knowledge of US and Rwandan government laws and regulations
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English, and ability to negotiate with partners and USAID
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team-based environment, supervise a professional team and ability to interact with a variety of technical, clinical and other specialists
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Proficiency using online financial systems and databases
  • Excellent personal integrity and confidentiality


Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.

Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision-making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.

Effective Communication (Oral & Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within assigned role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’ s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.

Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high-quality results for IntraHealth’ s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.

Method of Application

The application file containing the following documents should consolidated in one PDF file & submitted to the Chief of Party via our recruitment portal: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers no later than October 29, 2022.

These documents include: 

  • Motivation letter.
  • Updated CV which has 3 professional references, including current and previous direct supervisors with their full names, phone number and email address;
  • Notarised academic degrees;

  • Previous employment certification.
Learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us

Shortlisting and interviews will be done on rolling basis until the position is filled. Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within one month from the submission date of your application

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