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Acting Executive Director - Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation


Employer: NGO Recruitment & Consulting
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Executive & Senior Management, Indigenous, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation is a global non-profit public health organisation. The Foundation delivers sustainable eye care services, education and training programs in remote and isolated communities in Australia and overseas. The Foundation is focused on the elimination of uncorrected vision impairment and avoidable blindness by developing eye care solutions within communities in most need, thereby improving opportunities in education, employment and quality of life.

The global need for vision correction has created disability and a poverty inducing health care crisis worldwide. For 20 years the Foundation has worked to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness improving the quality of life for millions of people. The Foundation is inspired by the difference its partnerships make not only in the health outcomes but in the lives, changed and improved.

The Role

As Acting Executive Director you will lead the implementation of annual business plans in line with the current strategy direction of the BHVIF board. You will manage and deliver complex humanitarian projects via the engagement of a geographically diverse staff, overseas consultants, governments, global funding organisations and agencies including DFAT, USAID and ACFID.

You will take the lead role in advocacy, engagement with the media, and oversee the Foundations budget and fundraising strategy. This role practically reports to the CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and also to the board of the Foundation.

Skills Required

You have developed your executive career in international development or public health, ideally with delivery of services to indigenous communities. You may also have a professional interest in or a connection to the work of the Foundation via a like-minded corporate with a working knowledge of fundraising. You’re politically astute with innate advocacy and stakeholder engagement skills.

You’re also entrepreneurial and advocate with the understanding of the importance of building diverse income streams, strong teams and engaged members. Additionally you can demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Availability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Management and delivery on a range of complex programs
  • Developing a high performance environment and ideally experience in remote management
  • Responsibility for organisation finances with a focus on sustainable financial stability
  • Oversight of all regulatory and governance requirements including accreditation
  • Risk management covering operations and reputation
How to apply for this job

If you’re passionate about improving community based health outcomes and building strong organisations please click here to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required in MS Word format. Alternatively, please call Annie Barker or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.