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Organisation : Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation

Location : Sydney (Kensington - Eastern Suburbs)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Health – General, Humanitarian, Indigenous, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Global NGO providing life-changing optometry to 2.5 million people
  • Executive candidates from international development or public health welcomed
  • 12 month contract with possible extension, based on the campus of the UNSW

The Organisation
Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation is a global non-profit public health organisation. The Foundation delivers sustainable eye care services, education and training programs in remote and isolated communities in Australia and overseas. The Foundation is focused on the elimination of uncorrected vision impairment and avoidable blindness by developing eye care solutions within communities in most need, thereby improving opportunities in education, employment and quality of life.
The global need for vision correction has created disability and a poverty inducing health care crisis worldwide. For 20 years the Foundation has worked to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness improving the quality of life for millions of people. The Foundation is inspired by the difference its partnerships make not only in the health outcomes but in the lives, changed and improved.

The Role
As Acting Executive Director you will lead the implementation of annual business plans in line with the current strategy direction of the BHVIF board. You will manage and deliver complex humanitarian projects via the engagement of a geographically diverse staff, overseas consultants, governments, global funding organisations and agencies including DFAT, USAID and ACFID.
You will take the lead role in advocacy, engagement with the media, and oversee the Foundations budget and fundraising strategy. This role practically reports to the CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and also to the board of the Foundation.

Skills Required
You have developed your executive career in international development or public health, ideally with delivery of services to indigenous communities.  You may also have a professional interest in or a connection to the work of the Foundation via a like-minded corporate with a working knowledge of fundraising. You’re politically astute with innate advocacy and stakeholder engagement skills.
You’re also entrepreneurial and advocate with the understanding of the importance of building diverse income streams, strong teams and engaged members. Additionally you can demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Availability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Management and delivery on a range of complex programs
  • Developing a high performance environment and ideally experience in remote management
  • Responsibility for organisation finances with a focus on sustainable financial stability
  • Oversight of all regulatory and governance requirements including accreditation
  • Risk management covering operations and reputation

If you’re passionate about improving community based health outcomes and building strong organisations please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required in MS Word format.  Alternatively, please call Annie Barker or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Acting Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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