Fixed Term
Sydney
Close Date: 16/09/2019
REF: CHFceo0719
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Chief Executive Officer

Fixed Term
Sydney
Close Date: 16/09/2019
REF: CHFceo0719
  • Outstanding executive leadership opportunity
  • Support long-term community development
  • Promote children’s rights through innovative programs

The Position

After 14 years of distinguished service, the current CEO of ChildFund Australia is stepping down and the Board is seeking to appoint an exceptional, purpose-driven Chief Executive to continue the impactful work of the organisation.

Based in Sydney, the CEO will lead the organisation in this era of change to ensure excellence in programming for children and communities in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Promoting ChildFund’s brand and reputation with relevant stakeholders, the incumbent will seek to develop new collaborations with other NGOs, donors, research bodies, local and international agencies as it leads advocacy around childrens’ issues.  In close partnership with the Board, the CEO will drive a positive, value based culture, ensure alignment to the mission, as well as design and implement a new strategic plan in order to diversify revenue and enable growth and sustainability.

You will be an inspirational, visible and courageous leader, committed to creating a high-performance culture in diverse cultural contexts. A highly action oriented individual, you will demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit and ability to grow a Not for Profit organisation.  Exceptional advocacy, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills are essential.  Prior experience in leading international development or humanitarian response organisations will be highly regarded, but not essential.  Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Services, Business Administration or related fields are required.

The Organisation

ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities as a member of the ChildFund Alliance, a global network of 11 organisations working with more than 13 million children and their families in over 60 countries. ChildFund Australia has responsibility for Country Offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, and directly implements programs through local partners in Pacific nations. All work is funded through child and community sponsorship, as well as public donations and government grants.

For more information visit: childfund.org.au

ChildFund Australia is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. And we are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. ChildFund Australia will consistently apply robust recruitment procedures for all staff and volunteers. The successful candidate will be required to agree to the ChildFund Australia Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and Childfund Australia’s Code of Conduct and will require a clear criminal record check.

To apply – please click on ‘Apply online’ using reference CHFceo0719, addressing your cover letter, reponse to Key Selection Criteria and resume to Kate Wheeler or Lesley Lightfoot of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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