OneSky Job Vacancy: Country Director – Danang, Viet Nam

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September 1, 2016

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POSITION DESCRIPTION
Title: OneSky Vietnam Country Director
Reports to: Chief of Global Partnerships

SUMMARY OF JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
OneSky seeks someone who is a motivated and accomplished leader with
interest in providing quality and innovated programs to the world’s
disadvantaged children and combines proven business disciplines with
inspirational management skills to provide exceptional guidance to staff
and to oversee all areas of operations.

The OneSky Vietnam Country Director will be directly accountable for
leadership of the country office operations, human resources management
and program expansion in the country. S/he is additionally responsible
for participating as a key contributor to global advocacy efforts,
development of a country-level strategy, and oversight of the successful
implementation of all OneSky programs in country. S/he will be the
primary representative of the OneSky organization to various
stakeholders, including (but not limited to) government officials,
donors, and other local and international partner organizations.

S/he will be a seasoned professional with the knowledge and
experience to quickly gain the trust and confidence of colleagues at all
levels, both inside and outside of Vietnam and must be able to work in a
fast-moving, entrepreneurial global non-profit organization.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Experience
A minimum of ten years of professional experience in non-profit
development. Knowledge of the fields of education, child development,
and/or related experience is required, as is familiarity with early
childhood education models, current research and trends.


Education
Bachelors degree (or equivalent). Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree.
Other


  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal skills.

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with diverse responsibilities.

  • Proven track record of getting results while successfully building strong support networks.

  • Very strong organizational skills with the ability to meet
    deadlines and respond quickly to requests from diverse stakeholders.

  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas and present coherent work/implementation plans.

  • Possess a professional attitude and diligence, and be able to work
    independently as well as lead a multi-cultural, multi-focal team based
    in various locations.

  • Frequent domestic and occasional international travel is required,
    as well as the ability to regularly take calls with participants in
    various time zones.

  • The candidate will have experience working in, and be very familiar with Vietnamese culture and customs.

  • Oral and written fluency in Vietnamese and English is required.

JOB FUNCTIONS
The OneSky Vietnam Country Director will work closely with the OneSky
Leadership Team, Program team, Communications team, and consultants to
engage in the following activities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and develop action plans to further OneSky’s mission and programs in Vietnam.
     
    • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy.
    • Work with OneSky leadership and development team to maintain
      positive working relationships with funders. Work with other internal
      and external stakeholders to assess and pursue funding opportunities as
      needed.
    • Arrange and participate in high-level meetings of stakeholders as required.
    • Effectively communicate the goals of the OneSky programs and enlist
      engagement of government, civic leaders and the communities at large.


  • Effectively manage local staff to achieve objectives.
  • Effectively communicate with local government partners on project status and enlist appropriate help when needed.
    • Ensure policies and processes conform to country mandates.
    • Work with relevant global and country-based staff to ensure country
      compliance with OS policies and procedures regarding procurement,
      records management, HR administration, lease and contract management.
    • Ensure terms of all contractual agreements are met.

  • Assist with planning and implementation of Model Early Learning Center programs including:
     
    • Planning and deadlines of the site/construction process
    • Oversight and participation in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training of program staff.
    • Supervise, train and ensure staff performs duties as identified in
      their job description and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity.


  • Assist with development and monitoring of program budgets, and overall responsibility for budget oversight.
     
    • Review and authorize expenditures and ensure compliance with procedures required by grant or contractual agreements.

  • Work with the program team to assess community needs and program
    effectiveness, including formal and informal evaluations. Look for
    opportunities to increase impact and pursue those opportunities in
    collaboration with the program team.
  • Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities provided by OneSky.

BENEFITS
OneSky offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience. OneSky is an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact carol@onesky.org with your letter of interest and CV.
Closing Date: 29 September 2016 

ABOUT ONESKY
OneSky envisions a time where all the world’s children are valued and
considered a precious human resource worthy of investment. We create and
implement simple, replicable, model early learning programs designed to
unlock the vast potential of vulnerable at-risk young children through
nurturing, responsive care.

OneSky builds early childhood development and learning models to help
caregivers and institutions better serve marginalized young children in
their communities. After two decades of successfully operating programs
in China we have transformed the lives of 130,000 orphaned and abandoned
children and trained more than 13,000 caregivers. Our Orphanage Model
has become China’s national standard of care for institutionalized
children. Our Village Model offers a scalable, low-cost approach to
mitigating the damage to young children left behind in poverty-stricken
rural villages. We help train and improve the caregivers’ nurturing
skills, which in turn increases children’s learning readiness and
social- emotional development. We also create partnership opportunities
for government agencies, business owners and communities to invest in
the healthy development of the next generation of their society. We
believe that engaging and empowering local organizations and people is
the key to our success, and that in so doing OneSky’s contribution will
continue long after our pilot models are successfully implemented.

Now that our approach has been proven, we understand that it can have an
even wider and more profound impact on the lives of millions of at-risk
children, in all parts of the world. The next step is to bring our
proven models and adapt them to the unique cultural context and needs of
other countries, with the ultimate goal of informing and influencing
government policy/spurring systemic change vis a vis vulnerable
children.

To this end, OneSky has recently committed to developing an early
childcare program in Vietnam for migrant and working families in
industrial zones where childcare is unregulated and/or non-existent. We
hope this new and exciting initiative will have profoundly positive
effect on the lives of children there. It will also be the first time
OneSky has expanded its services beyond China. Vietnam will therefore
serve as the pilot for expansion into other countries in the future.
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