: Executive DirectorREPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
:Reports Directly to
: Board of DirectorsDirect Reports include
: Field Director (GHAP), Program Director (FFH), Co-Directors in USWORK SCHEDULE
: Full time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Saturday
COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with experience
LOCATION: Based in Yangon, Myanmar (or possibly Thailand) with significant travel (up to 50%) in Asia and the United States
LENGTH OF TERM: At will
: We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader capable of advocating for CPI's goals in Burma, bringing together diverse actors toward a common vision and ambitious objectives for growth and impact, taking the organization to the next stage in its development, and expanding and diversifying its funding base.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
:Fundraising and Public Relations:
- Enhance financial viability of organization and increase fundraising both with private (high net worth individuals, family foundations) and public (public foundations, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies) donors in Asia, the United States and Europe.
- Find new funding to secure sustainability of existing programs and launch new projects.
- Pursue and negotiate partner/funding arrangements with other international NGOs working in Burma.
Organizational Leadership and Management:
- Enhance CPI’s reputation and public image. Be a skilled and active spokesperson for CPI in the many diverse settings – as an advocate for local partners, and with the media, policy makers, partners and supporters.
- Continually adapt and improve the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission and build the capacity of local partner organizations.
- Assure that CPI’s programs are responsive to the dynamic, changing needs of those it serves, and that the methods and resources employed reflect best practices.
- Refine and implement a strategic plan for growth and impact in concert with CPI staff, partners and board of directors.
- Develop and implement a plan for increased communication, coordination and convergence between the offices in Burma and Thailand.
- Ensure oversight of the operations of the organization and directly oversee the heads of the offices in Burma, Thailand and the United States.
- Consider and oversee registration processes in both Thailand and Burma.
- Promote high standards of personnel and financial management, including mentoring of local staff members and regular review of policies.
- Ensure a positive working environment in the organization, and motivate staff to attain goals.
- Seek to bring local perspectives to bear on regional and international policy impacting health issues in Burma.
- Represent the work of CPI and local partners at regional and international conferences, with government representatives, or others, as needed.
- Build relationships among and between local partners operating in central and border areas of the country, INGOs, and government agencies.
- Involve and engage the board to help the organization achieve its funding requirements and programmatic and fiduciary objectives.
- Communicate regularly and advise the board on all organizational matters to ensure their understanding and active participation in key strategic decisions. Establish open lines of communication between staff and the board.
- Perform other related duties and activities to support the overall efficiency and development of the organization.
- Passionate, authentic advocate and champion: Deep belief in and commitment to CPI’s mission. Ability to connect local organizations to each other and to the international community to strengthen and amplify their potential to improve health in Burma.
- Effective fundraiser: Ability to develop, close and steward large revenue opportunities from both private and public funding sources in Asia and the US.
- Charismatic ambassador: Experience as an ambassador and liaison externally with policy makers, donors, academic audiences and the public at large. A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who will inspire broad-based, deeply felt commitment to the advancement of the CPI mission.
- Leadership: Possesses drive and gravitas. Is well connected and has extensive experience working with local, national and international governmental, policymaking and grant making institutions and leaders. Can inspire others to accomplish results and engage in collaborative leadership. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives.
- Flexible: Thrives in and able to respond and adapt to a changing environment.
- Minimum of ten years professional experience, with at least five years at senior management level.
- Experience in securing, negotiating, and managing grants from bilateral and multilateral donors (USAID, DFID, GF).
- Experience with fundraising from high net worth individuals, including in Asia.
- Understanding of the region and political situation
- Knowledge of related projects and organizations in Burma, and experience of working with a wide range of partners and networking groups.
- Strong understanding of the local cultural and political context and ability to work successfully within these contexts.
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and good working relations between staff and board.
- An advanced degree in public health, medicine, management, public policy, international affairs, development, or other related discipline is preferred.
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Fluency in Burmese
- Proficiency in Thai and or Karen or another ethnic minority language
PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER ALONG WITH YOUR CV. To do so, click on the "Add Cover Letter" button once you have submitted the application. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.
Because of the large volume of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your submission.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
3rd August 2012