Diakonia Sweden Job Vacancy: Regional Administrator - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Vacancy Announcement
Diakonia is a Swedish non-profit and non-political organization for international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Diakonia supports around 350 partner organisations in 25 countries – in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The base for Diakonia’s work is people’s will to improve and change the world. Fundamental thematic areas for Diakonia are democracy, gender equity, human rights, conflict and justice and social and economic justice.

The Asia Regional Office is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Diakonia Asia Regional Office is recruiting a Regional Administrator for Asia

Placement: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Condition of employment: Permanent/Full-Time
Start: February 21, 2019

Report to: Regional Director
The successful candidate will report directly to the Regional Director of the Diakonia Asia Region and will be an active member of the Asia management team, playing a key role in strategic direction as well as finance management of the region. The role entails full responsibility for the finance and administration requirements of regional office and 5 country offices. The successful candidate should possess both technical and managerial skills as well as strategic skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage, develop and secure administrative and financial routines within the region.
  • Ensure the region finance team are appropriately resourced and possess the skills required to support the needs of the organisation.
  • Monitor and review strategic finance initiatives.
  • Managing the annual budget and forecasting progress for the region.
  • Take full responsibility for monthly financial report to Head Office and manage the external audit process in the region.
  • Supervise the finance and administrative staff of the regional office.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • University degree in finance and administration, 4-5 years’ experience in relevant area, including management experience.
  • Very good planning, organizing, reporting and writing skills (in English and Thai).
  • Experience of operating in an international development cooperation environment and managing remote teams.
  • Good leadership and interpersonal, training and facilitation skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Experience from a strategic role on finance and administration
  • Experience in donor relations and resource mobilization.
  • A 'hands-on' approach.
For information about the position:
Please download Application Form to be filled in English and submitted to chutima.sungkumpa@diakonia.se no later than January 15, 2019.