Country Director

Country Director (m/f) - Vietnam

CBM wants to hire a Country Director for its program in Vietnam.

This position is for Vietnamese nationals.

CBM is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. In the context of CBM’s Federation Strategy and new Operating Model aiming at increasing the programmatic impact and its overall effectiveness and efficiency as an international organisation, we are upgrading the leadership position at the country level in Vietnam to Country Director.

Main objective of the position

The Country Director will manage the delivery of CBM’s Disability and Inclusive Development work in Vietnam. They will be responsible and accountable for leading the development and effective implementation of CBM’s country plan and its operational requirements within Vietnam, ensuring high quality performance and alignment with CBM’s federation strategy.

The Country Director takes responsibility for strong financial discipline within the Country Office and for ensuring with partners that they are meeting and fulfilling CBM’s programmatic, operational and financial requirements. The Country Director identifies programme opportunities and areas where the organisation can demonstrate its value and relevance. The Country Director promotes the CBM vision and country plan to external stakeholders. This includes developing effective relations with other organisations, representing CBM to partners, local and national governments, other development organisations and voluntary agencies, as well as in-country media, donor agencies and local communities to influence the country’s development agenda towards inclusion and poverty alleviation. The Country Director foster the development of a high quality CBM team in Vietnam.

We are looking for someone who will…

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the country plan
  • Identify suitable organisations for new partnerships and manage relationships with existing CBM partners
  • Oversee the financial management at country level, ensuring compliance with CBM finance standards
  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy components of the country plan
  • Promote the organisation and its mission to local partners and authorities
  • Provide leadership and develop national and expatriate staff at the country office
  • Actively support partners to develop and deliver quality projects and programmes in line with need and capacity, and with Country Plan objectives

We are looking for someone who has…

  • A passion to make a difference for improving the life of people with disabilities
  • Relevant academic degree (technical area, social sciences, international development, ..)
  • Professional experience of at least 5 years at a senior management level in a national or international NGO
  • Proven experience in the programmatic and financial management of large project portfolios
  • Proven experience in building and managing effective partnerships
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Significant experience in strategic planning and project cycle management
  • Significant experience in capacity building, organisational development and change management
  • Experience in the field of social inclusion with disability or inclusion would be a plus
  • A lived experience of a disability would be an advantage
  • A native Vietnamese speaker with superior English language skills

The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and will commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please see Here. If you feel that this position would be a good fit for your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and cover letter to this address: [email protected]

Application deadline: 11th November 2018
Start Date: as soon as possible
Fixed Term Contract: 2 years.

This is a local position.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-11-11