Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

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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