The CD is responsible and accountable for implementing MCNV’s strategy in Lao PDR to create positive and inclusive change in Lao PDR’s society. The CD is responsible for coaching and co-working with the colleagues and partners, ensuring that the programs are adequately resourced and deliver successful outcomes. He or she has representational and influencing skills, and can engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders (program beneficiaries, government officials, institutional and private donors, business leaders and other NGO’s). The CD creates new leads for funding and co-develops proposals.
- Management/coaching of the staff and offices in Lao PDR;
- Take final responsibility (for the delegation of responsibilities to staff) in the areas of policy, finance, HRM, communication, fundraising, reporting and quality;
- Responsible for a timely and accurate reporting cycle of the programs, which run in Lao PDR and for overall MCNV Lao PDR quarterly reporting;
- Ensure that the programs are implemented effectively and efficiently, in accordance with policies and procedures of donors and MCNV;
- Support and contribute to generating financial resources for MCNV;
- Contribute to MCNV’s strategic development;
- Ensure and promote the visibility and good name of MCNV;
- Liaise with key stakeholders to support and position MCNV well and to develop MCNV’s network;
- Represent MCNV at (high-level) meetings or seminars;
- Contribute to activities of the organisation as a whole, ensuring smooth functioning.
- Affinity with the aims and culture of MCNV;
- At minimum, a Master’s degree in a relevant field, with a strong preference for public health/food security, plus 7 years’ experience in a senior management position, preferably within an (I)NGO environment;
- Demonstrated experience and skills in leadership, staff management, organisational development, program development and management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;
- Demonstrated ability to generate program funding including donor cultivation and grant writing;
- A motivating and coaching style of working with natural leadership;
- Committed to teambuilding and able to develop and support other team members;
- Excellent problem solving skills and ability to resolve ambiguity and conflict;
- Flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks and conflicting priorities within tight deadlines;
- Able to communicate well in multicultural settings and at different levels;
- Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written);
- Experience working within Lao PDR is preferred; within SE Asia development context is a plus.
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