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Chief Executive Officer - International Women's Development Agency

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Recruit For Good Seeking a CEO for IWDA

A commercially savvy feminist CEO is sought by the International Women’s Development Agency (‘IWDA’), an Australian based Not For Profit organisation focused on contributing to global feminist movements to advance the vision of gender equality for all. This is achieved via partnering with a diverse range of women’s rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a positive and tangible difference in the lives of women and girls, in all their diversity, across Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. IWDA is a unique organisation with strong government, commercial and philanthropic connections.

The CEO would need to be available to travel to meet with partners across the Asia Pacific Region and attend global events that help to advance the IWDA vision and purpose, whilst adhering to the IWDA values.

VISION: Gender equality for all

PURPOSE: To defend and advance the rights of diverse women and girls

VALUES: Feminist, Accountable, Collaborative, Transformative

IWDA is poised for strong growth and is looking for a commercially astute, dynamic and energetic CEO to drive organisational growth and fulfil the IWDA vision, and achieve IWDA goals, on a global stage.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Organisational Strategy and Leadership.
  • Advocacy and Representation, including national and international travel to meet with partners & potential funders.
  • Resource Mobilisation - Oversee fundraising efforts, including grant applications, donor relationships, and revenue diversification.
  • Organisational Culture, Team Building and Management.
  • Program Development and Impact.
  • Engaging with a supportive and empowering Board.
  • Public Relations and Communications.
  • Legal and Compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess a deep commitment to feminist principles and social justice and be able to demonstrate:

  • Leadership experience (NFP experience desirable, but not essential).
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving & change leadership skills.
  • The ability to quickly adapt and learn from failure.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo.
  • Experience in building and leading diverse, high-performing teams.
  • Knowledge of gender-related issues and priorities.
  • Financial management capabilities.
  • Partnership building with a deep commitment to advancing collaborative approaches and movement strengthening.
  • Ability to confidently manage and navigate diverse constituencies, complex politics and relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

On offer is a values led, friendly, supportive and inclusive working culture, along with an attractive salary package. Additional benefits include flexible work arrangements, optional annual leave purchase, additional end of year leave, professional development opportunities, salary packaging options & onsite facilities including showers and secure bike storage.

About Recruit For Good

Recruit for Good is a B Corp and Social Traders Certified recruitment agency that operates as a social enterprise, donating 20% of all recruitment fees to client nominated charities and NFPs.

If you are successful in securing this role, or you refer someone who is successful in securing this role, you will have played a part in generating a donation of approximately $5,000.00 from Recruit For Good towards one of IWDA’s projects working towards gender equality for all.

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Equal Opportunity Exemption

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has an Equal Opportunity exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from people who identify as women only (including trans women).

IWDA welcomes people with different skills and life experiences, and encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and First Nations women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in, or strong community ties to, one of the countries in which IWDA supports partners.

Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia.


For more information, please apply for this role via the "Apply Now" button or contact Andrew at Recruit For Good via email [email protected] using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer - International Women’s Development Agency enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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