Job Title: Social Enterprise Director
Organisation: CARE International in Timor-Leste (CITL)
Location: Dili, Timor-Leste
Closing Date: 5 May 2021
Salary: USD 69,411
Contract Type: Fixed Term, Field Assignment
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Yes
Make your mark by leading the evolution of the country’s most established social and educational development program into an exciting social enterprise in Timor-Leste. The Lafaek Social Enterprise Director will be the key leader in building the vision and driving strategy and operations for Lafaek.
CARE is looking for a leader who will transition this successful project into a social enterprise and open doors for domestic and international funding and partnerships for Lafaek. A key responsibility includes developing an effective and sustainable business model to secure the long-term future of the project’s important contributions to Timorese society. The position reports to the Assistant Country Director for Programs for CARE International in Timor-Leste.
Role and Responsibilities
To drive the transition of the Lafaek Learning Media Project to a subsidized, sustainable Social Business.
To create key recommendations for such a transition in close liaison with the Country Director and Assistant Country Director for Programs of CARE International in Timor-Leste and other key stakeholders.
Lead the process of a 3 year business and strategic plan creation and implementation.
Develop the sales and marketing strategy for the Lafaek social enterprise in line with the objectives of the Lafaek Business and CARE’s guidelines.
To engage, build and develop key partnerships to enhance the effectiveness of Lafaek and CARE to achieve sustainable high impact, including with CARE Member Partners, government, donors, development stakeholders, and private sector companies.
Lead business development opportunities within the education sector to enable growth of Lafaek.
Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and ensure a consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE safety and security policies and procedures.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Experience of working with an international NGO in an international development context.
Extensive experience in and knowledge of innovative business approaches including social enterprise development, management and sustainability in developing country contexts.
Demonstrated skills in leadership and management in a complex international setting including excellent people management skills and interpersonal skills, and the ability to coach and mentor staff and build capacity.
Representational skills including experience building and developing networks and relationships with government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines.
High level strategic thinking and analytical skills including the ability to develop and implement strategic and creative communications approaches.
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