Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. We bring together funders from around the world to invest in initiatives that are working to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for millions of women, men, and children by addressing underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities so that systems better serve everyone. Building on our experience to date, as well as that of civil society, government, market actors, and philanthropic partners, we are now developing a second fund focused on advancing gender-equitable systems change at scale and women’s leadership globally. For more information, please visit www.co-impact.org and take a look at our Handbook.
Co-Impact currently operates as a fiscally-sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), and we are in the process of spinning out to an independent entity. We have incorporated a new US-based nonprofit entity and are in the process of applying for public charity status, with a goal to be operating independently by end of 2022.
Where You Fit
The Finance Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will support the overall financial management of the organization and its assets, including but not limited to procurement and vendor management, coordination of the relationship with accounting/bookkeeping and audit firms, forecasting, budgeting, and financial reporting functions, and so forth.
This is a unique time in our organization’s evolution, as we are building out our finance function independent from our fiscal sponsor, which has to date been handling all bookkeeping and maintenance of financial records, as well as all disbursement and receipt of funds. The successful candidate must have relevant experience in financial management, ideally in philanthropy or non-profit organizations, and a keen interest in both the entrepreneurial/start-up phase of a finance function as well as the ongoing management after start-up. Experience in setting up financial systems and policies for a start-up entity is highly preferred.