Raleigh International Job Vacancy: Country Director - Borneo Project, Malaysia

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We harness the passion and energy of young people to effect positive change in sustainable development. Our programmes focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building resilient communities.

Raleigh International is looking to recruit a Country Director for our operations in Borneo, Malaysia. The role provides strategic leadership of our programme in Malaysia in accordance with the overarching organisational strategy, the country strategy 2017-2020 and relevant policies, processes and standards. This role will manage the country leadership team to establish, build, represent and lead all aspects of the Country programme; overseeing risk and reputation management for Raleigh in Borneo. The Country Director has responsibility for strategic planning and implementation; programme development, implementation and reporting; fundraising and finance and resource management.

This includes:
  • Taking the lead in the implementation of the Country Strategy including managing and communicating the overall country direction, as well as forward planning and positioning for beyond 2016
  • Representing Raleigh and the Country Programme at the highest levels in country, with partners, and the government within the region and globally
  • Providing leadership to deliver programme quality, by teams of Raleigh volunteers and all implementing affiliates. This includes delivery against donor requirements and agreed outcomes, either directly or through partners, in line with country strategy and operational plan.
  • Supporting the growth and development of the regional national societies in Kuala Lumpur and Raleigh Sabah in Kota Kinabalu
  • Reporting under a matrix of KPIs
  • Personally leading on fundraising from corporates and trusts/foundations locally and responsible for delivery against agreed fundraising targets
Managing the country leadership team (2 direct reports; the team currently has 7 full time staff members) to establish, build, represent and lead all aspects of the Country programme; overseeing risk and reputation management for Raleigh in Borneo.

Person Specification (Skills and Experience)

  • Senior management experience in leading the development, and ensuring the delivery of programme strategy, in one or more international locations
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the country programme context and to act within a regional and global framework
  • A commitment to the delivery of programmes through youth and through volunteers
  • Ability to manage the development of, and contribute to, the high level analysis of factors driving youth active citizenship, poverty, marginalisation and vulnerability in developing country contexts, including the ability to 'think politically' by understanding motivations, pressures and challenges faced by different groups of stakeholders especially youth
  • Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in the delivery of the programme strategy; a high degree of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and support an excellent team (including volunteer staff)
  • Experience of building, developing and managing relationships with partners, government, agencies, private sector organisations, and donors at senior level: locally, regionally and globally
  • Experience of fundraising from diverse institutions especially corporates, both local and international
  • Understanding of managing safety, security and risk within an International NGO context and with young volunteers
  • Good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (preferably, development, economics, politics, sociology, humanities)
  • Proven experience of programme development
  • Entrepreneurial, with a proven ability to initiate, maintain and develop trust based relationships – and secure funding
  • Knowledge of local language
  • Expertise in rural development
  • Experience of living and working in Malaysia and/or South-east Asia
How to apply:
If you have the relevant experience and skills, and the passion to join an innovative and fast developing environment, please apply by sending your CV and a motivation letter to hr@raleighinternational.org

Closing Date: 31 August 2016