Chief Finance and Administration Officer

Chief Finance and Administration Officer


Location Flexible, USA   |   September 30, 2020

About Internews

The rapid evolution of technology provides access to information for more people than ever before, but this expansion has challenges as well: the dangerous rise of disinformation; new, more invasive government surveillance and censorship; malign actors intervening in the global information space; digital and physical insecurity of journalists and storytellers; and the disintegration of the market for local news. Since our beginning, Internews has envisioned and worked toward building a world in which all people could seek, receive, and impart credible information. There is no simple solution to today’s challenges, but we do know that every human, in every country, will need access to — and the ability to discern — good, credible information to navigate the seismic shifts that are confronting our world. We have the depth and breadth of experience to tackle these challenges.

At Internews, we work to ensure that the free flow of trusted information empowers people to make informed decisions about their lives and their futures.

The Opportunity

The Chief Finance & Administration Officer (CFAO) is responsible for directing the fiscal and operational functions of Internews in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and agency regulations, general business practices, and best practices for international non-profits. A fundamental responsibility of the CFAO will be to provide strategy, leadership, and guidance on the process re-engineering and operational integration of the administrative and business operations of the HHQ offices of Internews US (IUS) and Internews Europe (IEU) in order to optimize our organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Reporting relationships: The CFAO will oversee a high-functioning team of Vice Presidents and Senior Directors in business administration departments and is responsible for helping to craft the overall vision for the business operations strategy at Internews. This position serves on the senior leadership team of five and is a key decision-maker on organizational direction; they are supervised by the IUS President and have a dual reporting relationship to the CEOs of both IUS and IEU.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been engaged by Internews to advise in this hire. Leading the search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of Global Practice and Sarah Avendaño, consultant. Please submit a compelling Cover letter and CV/resume here. Completed applications will only be considered and will include:

  • Cover letter – expressing our suitability, experience in directing fiscal and operational functions (per the details above) interest, and personal motivation for this role
  • CV/Resume – your professional chronological journey highlighting your key outcomes

Internews is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All inquiries will be considered and kept strictly confidential. The deadline for applications is: December 1, 2020.

To view the Position Profile, click HERE.