TechnoServe seeks an experienced, strong and effective Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will provide strategic and day-to-day financial leadership, ensuring that proper financial systems, processes and controls support our complex global organization. Operating in 29 countries, TechnoServe is a nonprofit leader dedicated to harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty.
TechnoServe works with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We help grow strong markets that create income and jobs in poor communities. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. With nearly 50 years of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives by connecting people to information and market opportunities.
Our four core values embody our deepest beliefs and our highest aspirations – they serve as the guiding principles that drive and inform our organization at every level:
Our Vision: We will be the most effective catalyst and partner for transformative, on-the-ground, market-based solutions to poverty. To achieve our vision and mission, TechnoServe focuses on market systems in the developing world that have:
We’ve grown exponentially over the past decade, designing interventions for greatest impact and striving to ensure that the farmers and businesses we work with continue to reap financial benefits long after a TechnoServe project ends. Our 2016 Impact Results tell our story:
TechnoServe’s success in creating business solutions to poverty is due in large part to our talented and highly committed team. Governed by a 28-member international Board of Directors, we employ over 1400 people, 90% of whom are host-country nationals working in the field including Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, DC, our 2018 budget is $86M. TechnoServe works with over 140 active donors, including domestic and foreign government funding, private sector partners, finance sector funders, and foundations. For more information about TechnoServe, see www.technoserve.org .
Reporting to the CEO, the CFO provides strategic and daily financial leadership to the organization, ensuring program quality and financial integrity for this complex organization through appropriate management, planning, contracting, accounting and financial reporting, audit, and control/compliance functions. The CFO is a member of TechnoServe’s C-Suite Team (CEO, COO, CHRO, CFO) and the 12-person Executive Team, which includes the CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO, SVP, 3 VP’s and 4 Regional Directors. With four direct reports, the CFO will oversee a team of 24 finance professionals in the US and work closely with 22 directors and controllers around the globe.
Key Priorities and Responsibilities
Working with the CEO, members of the Executive Team, the finance department, and other staff at TechnoServe, the CFO will focus on the following priorities:
In addition to these key priorities, the CFO is responsible for the following:
Finance & Treasury
Planning & Policy
Accounting & Administration
TechnoServe uses a variety of tools to support its operations: Microsoft Dynamics NAV accounting software at HQ and in field offices, ADP payroll, proprietary timekeeping software, Google Office Suite, and SalesForce CRM. The CFO position also provides the opportunity to travel abroad to Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Experience and Attributes
Highly qualified candidates will share our commitment to mission and will embody our core values of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness and results. Successful candidates will bring a range of skills and experiences including (and not limited to):
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: TechnoServeCFO@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact James Sunshine at email@example.com . Resume reviews begin immediately.
TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.