About Women for Women International
Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI), a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.
Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enrol in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.
We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
That is the power of women, for women.
This is an exciting and critical time to join WfWI to lead, shape and implement the ambitious strategy and significant change processes and projects that are already in motion.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has the overall responsibility and accountability for efficient and effective internal organizational/operations systems, policies, processes, practices, and infrastructure that enable individuals (staff, volunteers, consultant, contractors), teams and organizations (country offices) in WfWI at all levels from local to national to conduct, perform, develop and deliver their best in their functions and roles in line with WfWI values, vision, mission, goals and strategy
You will have a successful track-record of leading change and managing multiple organizational functions at a senior level:- human resources, information-communication technology, safeguarding and security, internal communications, risk management- preferably in a geographically diverse/dispersed, international non-profit organization.
You will have deep and direct experience collaborating in, leading and managing multicultural, diverse teams.
You will lead with confidence; inspiring, engaging with and empowering others to develop.
You will demonstrate a commitment to WfWI’s values, mission, strategies and approach and to women’s issues, particularly in international development and conflict situations.
You will demonstrate creativity, flexibility and pro-activity- working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment internationally, whilst remaining gracious and focused.
We invite you to please download the Chief Operating Officer Candidate pack from the link below for full details about the required qualifications, skills and experience for this role.
This is a full-time, permanent position.
Location: High preference for someone to be located in the following countries where WfWI has an office. (United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Bosnia or Kosovo). WfWI may be able to consider candidates in other locations close to and within the same regions as the existing offices above, subject to agreement.
Starting salary: £95,000 (UK only). Other locations commensurate with the seniority of the position and offered on national terms.
Candidates are required to have and be able to maintain the right to work in their current location. WfWI is not able to relocate candidates to take up the position.
How to apply:
Closing date: 30th January 2022 @23:59 GMT
Women for Women International is partnering with Red Sea Executive Search for this role.
To find out more about the role please email Susan Bandow and Irene Gikemi at email@example.com
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application.
For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: WFWI_COO
Women for Women International are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All Women for Women staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience. https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/our-ethics
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