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Chief Executive Officer


Employer: Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Executive & Senior Management, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Australia-Wide

Job posted on: 12 March, 2019.
Applications close: 12 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Lead a not-for-profit supporting businesses, government and civil society to manage water better
  • Work with an international team in a fast-paced environment
  • Location negotiable (in Australia)

The Organisation

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a global multi-stakeholder organisation comprising businesses, government and non-government organisations. Our members unite under our mission to protect and enhance the sustainability of water resources through water stewardship.

AWS Asia-Pacific is a founding member and regional partner of AWS. AWS Asia-Pacific leads the development of water stewardship in the region by training, advising, and supporting organisations in implementing water stewardship. Our staff are currently based in Australia, China and Indonesia.

AWS Asia-Pacific is the business name of Water Stewardship Australia Ltd (ABN 74 143 616 764) and is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

The Role

We are currently seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the transformation of our not-for-profit organisation from a successful start-up into an internationally respected organisation.

As CEO, you will implement the Global AWS Strategy 201921, adapting it to the specific needs and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. As the organisation lead, you will promote the value of water stewardship to relevant Asia-Pacific stakeholders in civil society and the public and private sectors. You will leverage your business acumen to build new partnerships and improve the long-term financial viability of the organisation. Using your technical expertise, you will maintain the integrity of the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard and its associated systems, ensuring high quality training programs are developed and implemented for potential water stewards and service providers.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multi-sited team in Melbourne and the Gold Coast (Australia), Shanghai (China), Hong Kong and Bogor (Indonesia). The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and will collaborate with AWS Global and Regional Partner staff in the United Kingdom, United States, South Asia, and Africa.

This is a full-time position based in Australia. Your location in Australia is negotiable; the AWS Asia-Pacific Office and Chairperson are based in Melbourne and the COO is based on the Gold Coast.

Regular overseas and domestic travel is required for this role. After business hours work may be required to accommodate partner time zones.

Skills Required

You are a capable leader with a passion for sustainable water management and a strong commitment to water stewardship. You have a proven track record in achieving desirable outcomes through collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders, including industries, industry associations, regulators, governments and civil society organisations. You are a visionary fundraiser with strong negotiation and persuasive skills, and demonstrated success in enhancing revenue streams. You are comfortable working with an international team and can lead by example to promote an inclusive, positive and high-performance culture.

You must have the right to work and live in Australia.

If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply for this job

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