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Social Enterprise Director - Timor-Leste


Employer: CARE Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Business Development & Sales, Communications & Marketing, Executive & Senior Management, Management, International Aid & Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP), Social Enterprise
Location: International

Job posted on: 09 May, 2019.
Applications close: 27 May, 2019. (Expired)

  • Based in Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Fixed Term – 24 months, Full Time

CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

About the Role

Make your mark leading an exciting education project, Lafaek. Leading the project, the director will focus on the line management, leadership and coordination activities of the team.

With limited professional and management supervision, the role will develop the social enterprise operating within CARE as an effective and sustainable operating business model.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead implementation of the Lafaek Business Plan;
  • Lead business development opportunities within the education sector;
  • Ensure effective performance management and professional development of education teams;
  • Develop the sales and marketing strategy for the Lafaek social enterprise in line with the objectives of the Lafaek Business Plan;
  • Ensure that robust and effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place;
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial management, budgeting, and reporting according to CARE's and the donor's processes and procedures.

Ideally you will have

  • Experience of working with an international NGO not-for-profit in an international development context;
  • Extensive experience in and knowledge of innovative business approaches including social enterprise development, management and sustainability in developing country contexts;
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and management in a complex international setting;
  • Representational skills including experience building and developing networks and relationships;
  • High level strategic thinking and analytical skills;
  • Excellent ability to transfer skills to national counterpart(s) to promote national leadership.

What we can offer you

  • Access to generous leave benefits, appropriate insurance and allowances
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • The opportunity to use your skills to fight poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities
  • A range of creative solutions offered that may be negotiated where possible, on a case-by-case basis, to help you balance work with life

CARE Australia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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