Head of Operations

  • Leadership role - growing humanitarian/international development non-profit   
  • Empower vulnerable, conflict-affected communities in Asia 
  • Bangkok-based, regional and international travel, annually renewable contract

The Organization 

Community Partners International (CPI) is a U.S. non-profit organization working throughout Asia with offices and field offices located in Thailand (Bangkok), Bangladesh and Myanmar (Yangon). For more than 20 years, CPI has empowered communities and transformed lives. CPI works in partnership with conflict-affected, hard-to-reach and underserved communities enabling them to access quality health services and generate the resources to meet their own health, learning, and development needs. Founded by U.S. doctors and philanthropists in 1998, the organization has grown to serve more than one million people each year in Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Benefits & Culture

  • Flexible and resilient organisation; empowering and collaborative culture.
  • Supportive and highly capable board, and a team of dedicated senior management and staff.
  • CPI believes in community-centered development, building trust in communities, and respectful partnerships. 
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. Annually renewable contract.
  • A key member of the senior leadership team with regional and US exposure. 

The Person

The head of operations (HOO) will provide senior level leadership, management and guidance across operations teams including administration, finance, grants, human resources, information technology, and safety & security units. The HOO will coach and mentor the multifunctional teams and strengthen and refine CPI’s systems and processes, providing expert advice and implementing international best practice. The HOO will also manage key relationship with internal and external stakeholders and work closely with the executive director offering strategic guidance at the organizational level and across regional operations teams where CPI operates. Other key responsibilities are to: 

  • Advise and counsel all functional heads, develop the grant management system 
  • Build robust operational infrastructure for continued organizational growth 
  • Drive the organizational vision and strategy in collaboration with the executive director 
  • Work closely with the finance director to ensure USA compliance and risk management 
  • Provide strategic oversight for operations ensuring all goals and objectives are achieved

Skills & Experience Required

You are an outstanding, established operations leader, ideally from an international non-profit, or similar organization, with demonstrated experience building and shaping operational and systems architecture. You can offer proven successful leadership expertise across multifunctional teams in a similar Asian context and expertise overseeing US grants and reporting. Additionally, you bring:

  • An advanced degree or equivalent proven experience as a regional operations head   
  • Deep knowledge of US finance and accounting standards, and California Tax/Labor Law 
  • A supportive and empowering leadership style with a high degree of flexibility
  • Outstanding communication abilities with good listening and collaboration skills
  • Solid strategic development and analytical capacities with a solutions-focus
  • Proven ability building excellent relationships with local staff and all partners
  • Experience working successfully in Asia in the field, excellent English skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and internationally for field and HQ visits as required
  •  A willingness to consider transfer to Yangon if/when the political situation allows 

If you would like to help CPI realize its mission to build thriving communities in Asia through equitable access to quality services for health and social welfare, and you meet the above criteria, please apply by addressing the key skills and experience required, submitting your cover letter and resume quoting reference #989511. Alternatively, call Lois Freeke in Australia (AEDT) in confidence on: +61 (0) 2 8080 8978.

Source: https://ngorecruitment.com/permanent-job/?job_id=601705&index=1