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Chief Financial Officer

Kigali | Hargeysa | Assosa | London | Nairobi

  • Organization: Prospectus
  • Location: Kigali | Hargeysa | Assosa | London | Nairobi
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Banking and Finance
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Pharo Foundation (@PharoFoundation) / Twitter


The Pharo Foundation is a privately funded, highly entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programmes as well as for-profit social enterprises. We have a vision of an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa, and we achieve this by by investing in human and physical capital on the continent with a current focus on East Africa. Our strategic pillars are education, health, water, and agriculture. In 2020, the Foundation also established Pharo Ventures, its wholly owned social enterprise arm, with the objectives of economic value and job creation.


With a presence in London, the Foundation has an operational HQ in Nairobi and offices in Addis Ababa, Assosa, Hargeisa and Kigali.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key leadership role within The Pharo Foundation, responsible for the organisation’s financial strategy and operations. The CFO will work closely with the CEO and Board of Trustees to deliver on the Foundation’s long-term vision and mission.


As CFO you will have the responsibility of planning the Foundation’s financial goals and budgets, driving measurable value and establishing core financial processes and reporting requirements that ensure that the achievement of our strategic objectives. You will work across multiple countries in East Africa as well as a variety of different programmes and projects in health, education, agriculture and more, and we are ambitious to expand further in and beyond these areas.


We are seeking a passionate and proactive leader who can drive real change across the Foundation. You bring a proven record of accomplishments in overseeing all elements of finance in complex and fast growing international organisations, and you are highly organised, driven and ambitious.


Key dates:

Application closing date: 16.2.23

Prospectus interviews: 22-24.2.23

Final interviews: March 2023


The Pharo Foundation welcomes applications from all regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

This vacancy is now closed.
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