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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Organisation : Global Voices

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Time required : Able to commit 22 hours per week (on average)

Duration of project : 2 Years (with the possibility of 1 year extension, upon mutual agreement)

Skill area : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Education & Employment

Application closing date : 17 Sep, 2021

About the role

Global Voices is looking for an experienced and motivated individual with excellent managerial and communication skills to join our Executive Team as our new Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will join Australia’s leading international policy-focused young professional organisation. 

The role will involve leading a team of 4 – 6 direct reports, overseeing the organisation’s budget, financial management and governance, reporting to the Board of Directors, guiding the strategic direction of the organisation, overseeing the organisation’s ongoing international and domestic activities, and building relationships with key stakeholders and partners. 

Global Voices manages and coordinates 8 – 10 international delegations every year, around half of which are focused on economics, development and finance, with the other half focused on environment and sustainability as well as defence and national security issues. The ideal candidate will have a work/study background in international relations, national security, political science, business, and/or economics and demonstrate a keen interest in foreign policy and diplomacy. This position is Melbourne-based and requires the commitment of a minimum of one day per week in our CBD office. 

Position Responsibilities 

Developing the strategic direction of the organisation, through continually identifying growth opportunities and risks, as well as establishing and meeting measurable goals; Overseeing the organisation’s ongoing activities, understanding the involvement and expectations of various stakeholders at different stages and identifying opportunities for improvement; 

Manage risk exposure and developing travel restrictions both domestically and internationally Managing a small and dynamic team, including through allocating workload, monitoring performance and providing regular mentoring; 

Building relations with senior domestic and international stakeholders, including Ministers and the Opposition, Government departments, other NGOs, leading academics, the media, and summit secretariats; 

Promoting, cultivating and managing funding partnerships, particularly with universities, the government, foundations, and the corporate community; 

Supporting the board of directors, including through producing papers and reports for meetings and providing regular updates; 

Representing the organisation as appropriate, particularly in the media and at various events; Monitoring the organisation’s finances, including through setting and maintaining budgets, producing reports and complying with various regulations; 

Completing various administration functions, including arranging logistical items and other tasks; Managing organisational risk appropriately through an updated whole-of-organisation risk register, maintaining and ensuring the implementation of organisational policies (with specific focus on the Critical Incident Policy), and appropriately escalating matters to the board; and, Managing the delivery of the Scholarship Program to ensure that all participants have a positive development experience, in which they are able to grow both personally and professionally and develop a strong understanding of policy-making, international relations, and diplomacy.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Global Voices

Global Voices is an independent, youth-led, not-for-profit organisation with the mission to develop Australia’s future leaders in diplomacy, policy and advocacy through practical international experience. Since our founding in 2011, we have supported over 290 young people to attend over 85 international summits at the United Nations, OECD, World Health Organisation, and World Bank. Each year, we are also responsible for selecting the Australian representatives to the Y20 Youth Summit. 

How to apply

To apply, please follow these instructions: 


Email with the subject line ‘[Name] Application for CEO position’ (applications should be addressed to Rodney Cocks.) 

  1. Include the following attachments: 
  2. A Cover Letter (max. 1 page) that clearly outlines why you are applying for the position; ii. A Statement (max. 2 pages) addressing the key selection criteria, outlining specific examples of how you display the relevant experience or skillset; and, 

iii. A Curriculum Vitae or Resume (max. 2 pages) that includes the contact details of two referees. 

Please note that Global Voices accepts applications by email only. All queries about this role can also be directed to CEO Jack Dalrymple at 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview after applications close. The role will begin shortly after this process has been finalised. The successful applicant will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and be supervised by the current Chief Executive Officer until handover is completed. 

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


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