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21 Jan 2022

Full-Time Executive Director

Council for International Development  Wellington City, Wellington Up to $135k

Job Description

  • Strategic and operational role; lead a small team
  • Strong relationship management and stakeholder engagement focus
  • Based in Wellington CBD

The Council for International Development (CID) is the national umbrella agency of international development organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are the guardians of professional standards, by promoting learning, innovation, the principles of good development, and shared practice. CID connects and strengthens a dynamic network of international NGOs and their partners by creating opportunities for organisations to collaborate and come together for training, debates, analysis and events.

The incumbent Executive Director is moving on after over six years at the helm, having taken the organisation from strength to strength during their tenure; they leave a fantastic foundation from which to continue moving forward.

The Chief Executive we are now seeking will be a charismatic, inclusive leader who brings a clear, strategic perspective, an innovative approach to organisational growth, and well-honed stakeholder engagement skills.

You’ll provide strategic direction to CID, and together with a small team will work with members to enhance the sector’s professional standards and increase its impact and influence. You’ll be a connector and will help the sector to speak with one voice on common issues to the government and public.

Your exceptional relationship management and communication skills will ensure CID continues to be recognised as a thought-leader and a respected and independent expert advisor to government on humanitarian aid and development, and that the organisation maintains relevance to its members.

Person Profile:

  • Experience in the international humanitarian aid and development field, or similar field
  • Ability to lead the strategic direction of CID, with clear vision and strong strategic skills
  • Proven ability of achieving organisational goals at an executive level
  • A connector and collaborator with a track record of success in building and maintaining exceptional relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Very highly developed communication skills, and ability to promote development to the New Zealand public; a skilled spokesperson and presenter
  • Strong advocacy skills and ability to influence decision makers
  • Strong political awareness and ability to work effectively across all political parties
  • Ability to connect with Maori iwi, Trusts, NGO, business and Community leaders, networks and organisations who have an interest in development work. Knowledge of tikanga Maori an advantage. 
  • Ability to connect with Pacific diaspora & Pacific regional leaders, NGOs, business and community leaders, networks and organisations in Aotearoa & the Pacific region. Cultural competence and awareness of Pacific cultural protocols an advantage. 
  • Experience in identifying and maximising funding opportunities
  • Proven business acumen and financial literacy
  • Demonstrated people management expertise
  • A consultative and open style with a ‘no surprises’ approach

 All staff and visitors to the CID office must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and therefore all applicants must be vaccinated and be able to provide a vaccine pass as evidence.

Job Expired February 20, 2022

Job Category: Management. Job Type: Full-Time.

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