Senior Operations Director, Tara

Country: Singapore
Organization: European Climate Foundation
Closing date: 14 Jun 2021
  • Leadership role scaling up a dynamic, fast-growing organisation
  • Singapore-based; part of an international team
  • Initial one-year contract; with strong possibility for renewal

The Organisation
Tara is a new philanthropic re-granting initiative in Asia that supports a diverse group of partners to accelerate the transition to sustainable, clean energy. Tara is currently hosted at the European Climate Foundation, but with a mandate to localise and become an independent Asia-based regional foundation in the future. Tara’s vision is a just and thriving Asia powered by renewable energy. The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 to help Europe foster the development of a low-carbon society and play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change.

Benefits and Culture

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible work environment and with scope for development

The Role

The Senior Operations Director is responsible for ensuring professional operational management of an exciting multimillion-dollar programme and organisation. Reporting to the Managing Director of Tara, you will lead the design and planning of the operational and financial structure of a new foundation. Once Tara becomes an independent organisation, you will have overall responsibility for the operational and financial management of the entire organisation.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing operational and administrative functions including grant making, finance, human resources, and technology.
  • Overseeing all financial management including managing budgets, forecasts, and cash flow.
  • Implementing a robust financial management and reporting system.
  • Establishing Tara’s human resources capacity and ensuring professional staff development.
  • Leading all aspects of the organisation’s grant making administration.
  • Developing and implementing all necessary organisational policies.
  • Recruiting and line managing a culturally and functionally diverse operations team.

Skills Required

You will be a visionary Senior Operations Director with several years of cross-functional management experience, including scaling up operations, gained in a similar role. You will be excited at the prospect of working for a fast-growing organisation with a mission to solve the climate crisis.

Additionally you offer:

  • 10+ years’ senior operations leadership role managing similar functions in a related organization.
  • Deep understanding of several operational areas, including finance, technology, and HR systems.
  • Broad experience including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing.
  • Experience managing complexity and a wide scope of responsibilities.
  • Exceptional capacity for managing, leading and developing teams, as well as a hands-on approach.
  • High standards of integrity, ethics, and teamwork.
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, and experience working with staff on all levels.
  • Experience living and working in Asia; fluency in an Asian language would be an asset.
  • Candidates with a legal permit to reside and work in Singapore will be strongly preferred.

How to apply:

If you are a skilled operations leader, with an interest to work towards addressing the climate crisis, please send your resume and cover letter, addressing the key skills and experience required, to quoting #727399, or call Lois Freeke in Sydney in confidence on +61 (0) 2 8243 0570.

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