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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation via People for Purpose

Location : Sydney (Pyrmont)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation via People for Purpose

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (CHFF) is an independent charity established in Australia in 2012 to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, in Ethiopia.  For more than six decades Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has focused on the treatment and prevention of one of the most horrific childbirth injuries – obstetric fistula.

Dr Catherine Hamlin was a pioneering Australian surgeon whose work for women with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia continued uninterrupted for more than half a century. Today, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (HFE) is a healthcare network of over 550 Ethiopian staff servicing the major hospital in Addis Ababa; five regional hospitals, Desta Mender rehabilitation and reintegration centre, the Hamlin College of Midwives and 50 Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics. Hamlin is the reference organisation and leader in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula around the world, blazing a trail for holistic treatment and care that empowers women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities.

About the role

  • Work with a small, high performing team & strong committed Board
  • Lead the engagement with donors & the Ethiopian based organisation
  • Continue to diversify revenue & build the philanthropic program

The role of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is to manage and lead CHFF staff and activities to raise funds and awareness for HFE within the Australian, USA and Canadian markets.

Reporting to and working closely in collaboration with the Chair and Board of Directors, the CEO of CHFF drives the mission and strategic direction of CHFF and leads the management team to ensure high quality and innovative delivery of all strategic objectives to achieve revenue growth.

How to apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation to lead the search for this role.  

We invite you to read the position description located on the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at 

We also invite you to review Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation website for further information at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.


Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 28 August 2022.


Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Overseas_Aid_and_Development


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