NGO Director

END FGM European Network
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Mar-20-2020
  • Posted
    Mar 12

Position description

The End FGM European Network is looking to recruit for the role of Director. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and grow a fast growing regional organisation that plays a key role in the global movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Board is looking for a dynamic individual to build on its success and lead the networks experienced and passionate team into the next stage of its development and impact.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of values-driven, creative and collaborative leadership. You will have experience of influencing high-level, international and diverse stakeholders, creating impactful partnerships and of inspiring and motivating teams. You will be a strong operational manager, networker and communicator, with high integrity and credibility.

Job description

Strategic oversight

  • Work with the Board to grow and sustain End FGM EU’s role in leading the European movement to End FGM;
  • Act as chief strategist and advisor to the Board on the long-term strategic planning;
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with the EU institutions and agencies, donors, politicians, and other organisations to help achieve the goals of the organisation;
  • Oversee and advance the development and implementation of effective advocacy and campaigns programmes to achieve the objectives;
  • Sustain and grow End FGM EU’s membership base, and oversee membership structure.

External relations

  • Actively represent the interests of End FGM EU to the representatives of the European Commission, the members of the European Parliament, the Council and other relevant European and International bodies;
  • Ensure effective partnerships and strategic alliances with key stakeholders both at European and global level;
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organisation and to identify changes and trends at the EU and national levels;
  • Represent the organisation at high-level events and conferences to enhance the organisation’s profile;
  • Act as a spokesperson for End FGM EU in all matters as directed by the Board, this includes media interviews.

Operational planning management and reporting

  • Manage End FGM EU’s programme of work;
  • Develop annual operational plans, which incorporates goals and objectives in line with the strategic direction and vision of the organisation;
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organisation’s work;
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organisational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate;
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organisation's programmes and strategies to ensure they contribute to the organisation's mission and priorities;
  • Oversee the preparation of reports and policy papers, research and related information in relation to advocacy activities;
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programmes of the organisation to maintain or improve quality;
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of specific projects.

Human resources

  • Guide strategically the staff in their daily work through individual and team meetings;
  • Determine staffing requirements for organisational management and programme delivery and takes care of recruitment;
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff;
  • Establish a positive, open, non-discriminatory, healthy and safe work environment;
  • Ensure that all staff are properly inducted to the organisation and appropriate training is provided;
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review;
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance, including through annual staff evaluation.

Fundraising and financial

  • Work with staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive annual budget;
  • Lead on fundraising and donor relations to ensure adequate resourcing of programmes;
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organisation;
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to adequately resource the operations of the organisation;
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board;
  • Ensure that sound book-keeping and accounting procedures are followed;
  • Administer the funds of the organisation according to approved budget and monitor monthly cash flow of the organisation;
  • Oversee the preparation of financial reports to donors and ensure that they are submitted properly and timely;
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation;
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with all legislation.

Risk management

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organisation's people (staff, Board, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks;
  • Ensure that the Board and the organisation carry appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.

General duties

  • Undertake other duties as required;
  • Undertake on-going professional development and any other training and development as required to address gaps in skills or knowledge;
  • Contribute towards developing a supportive working environment, to demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and respect, transparency and accountability and uphold quality standards as outlined in policies and procedures, and in compliance with the organisation’s policies.

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