Chief Executive Officer

After 14 years of distinguished service, the current CEO of ChildFund Australia is stepping down and the Board is seeking to appoint an exceptional, purpose-driven Chief Executive to continue the impactful work of the organisation.

The CEO will lead the organisation in this era of change to ensure excellence in programming for children and communities in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Promoting ChildFund’s brand and reputation with relevant stakeholders, the incumbent will seek to develop new collaborations with other NGOs, donors, research bodies, local and international agencies as it leads advocacy around childrens’ issues.  In close partnership with the Board, the CEO will drive a positive, value based culture, ensure alignment to the mission, as well as design and implement a new strategic plan in order to diversify revenue and enable growth and sustainability.

You will be an inspirational, visible and courageous leader, committed to creating a high-performance culture in diverse cultural contexts. A highly action oriented individual, you will demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit and ability to grow a Not for Profit organisation.  Exceptional advocacy, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills are essential.  Prior experience in leading international development or humanitarian response organisations will be highly regarded, but not essential.  Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Services, Business Administration or related fields are required.

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To apply
Please go to Fisher Leadership website and click on ‘Apply online’ using reference CHFceo0719, addressing your cover letter, reponse to Key Selection Criteria and resume to Kate Wheeler or Lesley Lightfoot of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

ChildFund Australia is looking for an Advisor in Child Protection.  You ensure our programming has a child protection focus to enable children and youth to be safe, confident, and resilient and able to play a constructive role in an increasingly turbulent world. Working closely with the Senior Advisor for Child Protection, the International Program Team and focal staff in Country Offices, you will advance ChildFund Australia’s quality of programming on Child Protection in our Country Offices.

All applicants are required to:
(1) Complete this Application Form, and
(2) Submit the application form along with your cover letter and resume via email to