Vice President, Global Services & CFO

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Description

Medical Teams International is a global health organization working to provide life-saving medical care to people affected by disasters, conflict, and protracted crises. Through humanitarian aid that empowers communities to live full and healthy lives, we work with grassroots organizations, ministries of health, and churches to ensure that our projects fit seamlessly into local contexts. Our volunteers, staff, and supporters form a closely-knit team that is deeply committed to facilitating lasting solutions.

Despite advances in global health, many people live amid humanitarian emergencies in which there is little or no access to life-sustaining health services. Medical Teams International is bringing health and healing to these extremely fragile situations. Our 1800 combined headquarter employees and international field staff constantly review our commitments based on needs, capacity, and potential for impact. We work closely with local health authorities to help assure positive outcomes and reestablish quality health care, enabling us to exit when communities are capable and independent.
Our calling is our highest aspiration. Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Our goal is to save lives, improve health and access to health services, and empower communities to take charge of their own health among vulnerable people who live in challenging and difficult places around the world.

THE ROLE
The Vice President of Global Services & CFO provides executive leadership of the key strategic functions of finance, human resources, information technology & services, compliance, risk management, procurement, security, and administration. The purpose of this role is to continuously improve the strategic and operational effectiveness, efficiency, and speed of these critical functions to increase MTI’s ability to quickly and nimbly deploy health services to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

The successful candidate will appreciate our deep Christian roots, and will demonstrate a personal commitment to, and passion for leading others in living out our calling, “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.”

Reports to: President & CEO. Serves on both the Executive and the Senior Leadership Teams

Direct Reports: Director, Finance; Director, Technical & Information Services; Director, Human Resources, Director, Compliance.
Indirect Reports: All US finance, accounting, compliance, facilities & safety, human resources, and Information Technology staff.

Location: Tigard, Oregon (Portland Metro). Open to offsite working arrangements on West Coast.

Qualifications:
• Minimum 15 years of increasingly responsible work experience in international accounting/finance.
• Significant managerial experience working in a complex international environment.
• Experience developing and implementing strategy for international accounting/finance at either the organizational level or a sizeable/autonomous unit of a larger organization.
• Experience initiating and leading change initiatives with significant impact organization-wide.
• Preferred: Experience in humanitarian or development INGO sector; and/or experience overseeing human resources, compliance, and/or information technology disciplines.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, e.g., economics, accounting, finance, business administration, information systems, and public administration/management; Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
HOW TO APPLY
Global executive search firm Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with a public advertisement of the role. Following a thorough review of all applications by Perrett Laver and MTI’s search committee, selected candidates then will be invited to interview.

The appointment will be made subject to compensation alignment and satisfactory references and background checks. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post as soon as is reasonably possible in the Portland Metro area, offsite working arrangements on West Coast are a possibility. For further information, or if you would like to speak to someone prior to applying with any questions, please feel free to contact Perrett Laver by sending an email to Daniel.Flynn@perrettlaver.com.

Completed applications only will be accepted. To be fully considered, this should include a:
• Resume/CV listing your qualifications, education, and employment history.
• Cover letter describing how you feel suitable and aligned for the role at this time. Please include your personal motivation for working with Medical Teams International and how you would personally live out, and lead others to live out, our calling, “Daring to love like Jesus we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.”

For more details, visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 3529.

The closing date for applications is Monday, April 29. Applicants are asked to provide suitable daytime and evening telephone and email (and Skype) contact details.

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