Application Deadline: Midnight, Monday , December 31 , 2018 (US
Pacific Standard Time)
Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment
(VOICE) is seeking a dedicated Executive Director to lead our
dynamic and growing US-based international organization.
VOICE is a U.S. 501(c)(3) formally established in 2007, with
grassroots activities spanning the previous decade. VOICE’s mission
is to advocate for Vietnamese refugees’ rights, and work as a
catalyst for concrete and sustainable civil society development in
Vietnam. To that extent, VOICE invests its resources in advocacy,
capacity building training programs, and on-the-ground projects,
through four key focus areas: freedom of expression, access to
justice, environmental protection, and religious freedom.
VOICE is a leading civil society organization with a unique and
effective long-term approach to civil society development in
Vietnam. In alignment with our strategy, our team leverages
in-depth country knowledge to identify synergy between the
Vietnamese overseas community, its international partners and local
Vietnamese civil society leaders’ needs and objectives to deliver
on VOICE’s focused capacity building training and grant making
VOICE’s efforts are assisted and enhanced by our independent
affiliates, which share our mission. Our partnership comprises of
the following organizations: VOICE Australia, VOICE Canada, VOICE
Norway, VOICE U.K., and Voice EUROPE based in Brussels,
The Executive Director will be visionary and forward-thinking.
The successful candidate must possess an awareness of critical
needs and social and political issues Vietnam is facing;
familiarity with VOICE operation in Southeast Asia; ability to
identify and connect with other established nonprofits; knowledge
of socio-political conditions at the community level; access to key
stakeholders; and an understanding of the policy environments,
particularly the U.S, and the EU.
The successful candidate will have strong operational experience
and administrative acumen to make effective decisions regarding the
future and growth of the organization. Ideally, the position will
be based in the United States, with regular international travel;
however, location is open to discussion.
The position reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive
Director is responsible for operational and personnel management of
VOICE international operations, with approximately 15 staff and 30
short-term and long-term interns and regular volunteers; fund
development for and financial management of VOICE annual budget;
long-range planning & strategic visioning.
Leadership & Strategic Planning
Provide leadership and work with Board, staff, volunteers, and
affiliates to implement VOICE refugee resettlement program; and
develop and expand VOICE’s civil society initiatives in Vietnam and
Lead the development of local, regional and international
strategies, and take action to ensure implementation.
Develop initiatives and collaborative partnerships that advance
VOICE’s goals across its areas of strategic focus.
Assess progress toward goals, making strategy adjustments as
Represent VOICE’s strategy before stakeholders, cultivating
leaders, and establishing additional VOICE affiliates.
Work closely with grantors and grantees to elevate VOICE’s
profile among human rights defenders in Vietnam, civic leadership,
and other key stakeholders.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with VOICE
affiliates and colleagues around the world; ensure that they are
aware of, support and participate in VOICE’s strategy and its
Develop and maintain a productive network of professional
relationships with key government, philanthropic, non-profit and
community leaders, including those at senior levels.
Improve awareness and visibility of VOICE’s activities and
achievements internally and externally; represent VOICE at key
conferences and meetings, and drive the development of VOICE’s
projects for internal and external support.
Communicate VOICE’s strategy to multiple internal constituencies
including its interns.
Work closely with media relations and other partners to maximize
coverage of and participation in events and projects.
Financial Planning and Management
Work with the Board and staff to prepare annual organizational
Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation
of the organization
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular financial
Monitor and provide oversight to ensure timely and accurate
reporting to funders.
Oversee re-granting projects, including review of grant
proposals for Board approval, ensuring adherence to project plan,
reviewing impact reports, identifying challenges and
troubleshooting as needed
Ensure that the organization complies with regulations and legal
requirements as stipulated by US Internal Revenue Services’
Fund Development and Grant Management
Participate in fundraising activities and events as
Work closely with the Board, staff and VOICE affiliates to
identify funding opportunities and leverage international grantor
Report impact to grantors, affiliates, partners and other
stakeholder, and help distill insights and lessons learned from
VOICE’s various programs in and outside of Vietnam.
Human Resources Planning and Management
Recruit, hire, and manage an international team of (5) Program
Directors and (up to 10) support staff, working in multiple offices
in the US and Asia.
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies,
procedures and practices including the development of job
Prepare annual staff performance evaluations; and provide
training, coaching and mentoring as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field
Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant work experience in
policy/program development and implementation; demonstrated ability
to think critically and strategically about program design and
Experienced in organizational leadership and management,
including strategic development, community engagement, budget and
financial management, human resources and operations.
Familiarity, experience and commitment to advancing human
Passion for VOICE’s mission; deep knowledge of and experience
related to civil society development
Experienced in grant-writing and grant-making and the non-profit
sector; ability to fundraise and assess the leadership, track
record, fiscal integrity and capacity of a nonprofit
Creative, flexible and collaborative with an ability to work in
a multi-cultural and team-oriented environment, with commitment to
equal opportunities and non-discrimination
Demonstrates a high degree of initiative; results-oriented, high
level of attention to details and deadlines
Familiarity with international laws and policies, as well as
Vietnamese laws relating to human rights
Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English;
ability to represent VOICE in diverse forums and organizational
Command of Vietnamese language a plus
Frequent travel, including internationally, is required
Salary: Competitive salary, n egotiable based on qualific
ations, availability , ability to travel, country of employment and
desired benefit package.
How to apply: email firstname.lastname@example.org , by deadline of
midnight, December 31 , 2018 . with subject line: VOICE ED Search ;
One (1) PDF or Word Doc file/attachment, that includes all three
(3) following items:
At least three (3) professional references, listing:
relationship to applicant
country of work or residence
Additional references may be requested for short-listed
candidates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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