Executive Directors Assistant

Central Asia / Administration / 2+ years / Job ID: 1615

A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development working together in hope for the welfare of the people of the country.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and supporting others in leadership the Executive Assistant will be capable of handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks. A critical team-player role enabling effective service of an NGO which is transforming lives in a challenging context.

Alignment with NGO internationals vision and values of integral mission and partnership. Bachelors degree. Organisational logistical and planning skills with attention to detail. A team player with good interpersonal skills adaptability and flexibility. Able to exercise good judgement when under pressure and cope with multiple priorities.

Finance Director

Central Asia / Administration / 2+ years / Job ID: 1532

A non-profit organisation where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development working together in hope for the welfare of the people of the country.

The Finance Director will work with a team of competent local staff to develop and maintain strong and transparent financial management systems in line with global best practices for NGOs reflecting the organisations values. S/He reports to the organisations Board is responsible to the Executive Director and participates as a key member of the organisations field-based Leadership Team.

The FD will preferably be a Certified Public Accountant/Chartered Accountant with administrative and cross-cultural communication skills proficient in English. S/He will be able to effectively lead and manage a small team committed to capacity building. S/He will welcome challenges and be willing to make tough decisions while caring for people. S/He will be able to prioritise and perform well under pressure while living and working in an unpredictable cross-cultural context.

Operations Security Manager

Central Asia / Administration / 2+ years / Job ID: 1533

A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development working together in hope for the welfare of the people of the country.

To develop and maintain an operating environment that encourages and empowers staff to work wholeheartedly and effectively enables projects to reach their objectives and enables the organisation to fulfil its mission.

This person will have a bachelors degree in a relevant field preferably with senior management experience in nonprofit developing world context. S/He will be competent in strategic planning project management and leadership. S/He will be able to build organization and staff capacity to communicate objectives and strategies needed to achieve organizational goals and to design and implement systems necessary for nonprofit organisations to run well. S/He will have technical capability in logistics and security related work and effective interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

Social work and software

OSCaR is one of those things that’s hard to write about. It’s a social work case management and database software package. It doesn’t tug at your heartstrings like rehabilitating drug users, or rescuing people from trafficking, or reuniting children with their families. It’s certainly not what I had in mind when our family left Australia for Cambodia in 2014.

In my life before Cambodia, I was a case management social worker in a high school, working directly with disengaged young people. I also had some experience supervising social work students through their university placements. Coming here, I knew that I probably wouldn’t be doing the same thing – social work in a second language is really tough – and I assumed I would fit into a support role at an NGO.

Social work is a fledgling discipline in Cambodia.The Royal University of Phnom Penh started offering the Bachelor of Social Work in 2008, and the number of qualified social workers in the country is low. While there are many Cambodians at NGOs with a lot of life experience, the lack of formal education often results in people making things up as they go. It goes without saying that social work like that often doesn’t lead to the best outcomes for vulnerable people. Unfortunately, there is also a history of some missionaries obtaining visas as social workers despite being unqualified, contributing to the perception that social work is not a real discipline. But now work is in progress to address these issues.

I now work at Children in Families (CIF), a local NGO dedicated to providing family-based care for vulnerable children. When I started here in 2015, I was asked to conduct a social work audit. We had some good practice strengths, but weaknesses in client assessment and record-keeping. Those administrative things don’t sound particularly exciting, but they have knock-on effects for the quality of social work generally. How can you make a good plan for someone if you haven’t assessed and understood their situation? How can you keep the details of 20 people fresh in your mind and provide high quality follow-up every single day, if you never adequately write down the things you’re doing with them? And how can you ever hope to report on your work to your donors (and so keep on doing that work in the future!) if you haven’t got records of what you’ve done?

I’m not a computer programmer, but I grew up comfortable with computers. And our office already did most of its work digitally, so it felt natural to look at supporting our work with better software. We applied for (and won!) a grant to develop a case management system in late 2015. The system has continued to be more and more widely adopted, but it’s tempting to ask, so what?

I’ve been really excited to see how OSCaR has contributed to the development of social work practice at CIF. Our assessment structure is now more relevant and lets us track long-term whether the work we do is improving the lives of the kids we support. We keep records in Khmer, with processes in place to let managers supervise their staff. We track all the things we need to in order to report on our work to our donors, and our managers are beginning to understand how they can be involved in monitoring and evaluation processes themselves. As I’ve helped other organisations integrate OSCaR into their practice, I’ve seen how they also wrestle more with their own work and consider how best to serve their beneficiaries.

I believe that God wants to see Christians not only reach out to the vulnerable, but reach out in ways that are helpful, relevant and competent. And while OSCaR by itself does not work with vulnerable people, it is supporting hundreds of social workers, in Cambodia and in other countries, to do so more effectively. This isn’t the work I expected to do, when I left Australia five years ago. But I’ve seen God bring things in line, and I’m grateful to have been put where I am.

Chris and his wife Stacie advocate for family-based care for children. Their family lives in Cambodia.

Operations manager / mentor

Bangladesh / Administration / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 804

At this social enterprise in Dhaka Bangladesh women gain job skills develop into leaders and entrepreneurs and experience Biblical values lived out. The business provides full-time dignified employment to these women at high risk for trafficking.

The Operations Manager will provide assistance in administration staff mentoring product development community-building and strategic planning. Some travel may be required.

The qualified individual will be committed to missional business pursuing excellence creativity and witness through prayer compassion and hard work. S/he will practise a mature sound Christian faith.

Paediatrician

South Asia / Administration / 2+ years / Job ID: 1595

This organisation strives to help all national women and men achieve a fuller and more satisfying life. There are many opportunities for expatriates from different countries to contribute their professional skills.

A Paediatrician is sought. Flexibility the ability to work in a resource-limited setting and an interest in teaching and mentoring junior doctors are required for all doctors. Long-term applicants preferred.

A Masters degree or equivalent and at least five years of relevant work experience is now required by the government for the visa holder. We normally require a minimum four-year initial commitment for Advisor posts. Some posts will require occasional trips to the organisations working areas.

Finance Advisor

South Asia / Administration / 2+ years / Job ID: 1034

This organisation strives to help all national women and men achieve a fuller and more satisfying life. There are many opportunities for expatriates from different countries to contribute their professional skills.

An NGO which strives to address root causes of poverty as it serves the people of its host country is looking for a Finance Advisor to work alongside our national professionals to ensure that sound financial practices are implemented to properly manage the funds entrusted to us.

A strong financial background preferably with accountancy is required and experience in the not-for-profit sector would be an advantage. A Masters degree or equivalent and at least five years of relevant work experience is now required by the government for the visa holder. We normally require a minimum four year initial commitment for Advisor posts. Some posts will require occasional trips to the organisations working areas.

Financial Analyst

South Asia / Administration / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1457

The project is a development project situated in the rural north west of the country. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work a research hub an English-medium school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments).

The Financial Analyst analyzes the financial status of the many service centers and support services of the project by collecting monitoring studying and interpreting data such as trends and forecasts and recommends actions such as changes in methods materials or policies. The Financial Analyst helps determine costs of operations by establishing standard costs and identifies financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts (variances) for all relevant departments.

The Analyst may be involved in financial planning strategy development and research for any or all of the projects support services and service centers.

Epidemiologist/ResearchAnalyst

South Asia / Administration / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1466

This is a development project situated in a rural area. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work an MIS-Research Department an English-speaking school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments).

The project partners with local and international researchers to plan execute and publish high-quality research primarily in mother and child health and health systems. They are seeking an epidemiologist / experienced health researcher to join the team.

The project is seeking an epidemiologist / experienced health researcher to join the team to handle an increased demand for the departments services and the need to further train current staff.

Human Resources Manager

Central Asia / Administration / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1486

A faith-based NGO working in an insecure environment. Impacts communities in areas of health economy and social empowerment.

The Human Resources Manager provides leadership for both expatriate and local personnel functions in order to promote good practice in staff recruitment and retention and oversees the on-boarding process of both expatriate and local personnel.

Requirements include good administrative skills good interpersonal and relational skills good written and verbal communication skills experience in developing and training HR policies including child protection vulnerable adults whistle blowing etc. and a willingness to learn the local language and culture.