Appointment of Vice President, Global Services

Ref: 3529

Medical Teams International

Tigard, Oregon (Portland Metro)

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Role Managed by:

Teresa Phiri

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6273


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date: 09/10/2018

Formal Interview Date: November 27th and December 6th TBC

Medical Teams International | Appointment of Vice President, Global Services


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 1500 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 Vice President of Global Services 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."

The position is based in Tigard, Oregon (Portland Metro).


• Minimum 15 years of increasingly responsible work experience in a combination of finance, human resources, compliance, or information technology disciplines (i.e., experience across several of the functions that this role oversees). Financial or accounting background is required.

• Demonstrated experience and understanding of international development and humanitarian response.

• Required: 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. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.


Global 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 MTI’s search committee, the candidates then will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver.

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 in the Portland, Oregon area as soon as is reasonably possible. 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

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 quoting reference number 3529.

The closing date for applications is October 9th at 12 PM CDT. Applicants are asked to provide suitable daytime and evening telephone and email (and Skype) contact details.