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Regional Director Asia

Do you want to change the world by leading and developing one of our regions? For the experienced leader we have an exciting and challenging opportunity in an international environment.

We know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires persistence and courage. Diakonia supports programs that empowers people to leave poverty and oppression. Our work focus on Democracy, Human Rights, Social & Economic Justice, Conflict & Justice, Gender and Emergency Response and Disaster resilience. This work is done through 400 local organizations in over 25 countries in four regions. Our principals are the Christian denominations the Swedish Alliance Mission and the Uniting Church in Sweden. In Asia Diakonia has offices in 5 countries and the region handles a budget of MSEK 55 per year. Read more about us on www.diakonia.se

Role & responsibilities:

As Regional Director you are responsible of contributing to Diakonia´s strategic development and of leading and developing the operations in the organization of your region. Diakonia has made a commitment to become an organization that operates based on feminist principles and the regional director needs to have the necessary understanding, experience and will to contribute to this change process. You head the regional management team, you play an important role in Diakonia´s global management team and you report to the International Director at Head Office.

Some examples are:

Overall responsibility for compliance with Diakonia policy, strategy, budget and guidelines

Overall responsibility for HR, Security and working environment in the region

To maintain and develop dialogue with current and new back donors

Experience & qualifications:

We are looking for an experienced leader that knows how to create and promote trust in the organization. You are an authentic and genuine people person, an excellent listener who truly believes in teamwork while you are very clear on mandate and decision making. You are pro-active and well organized and have excellent communication skills both speaking and writing.

From your professional life you have extensive experience from:

Development cooperation and work in different cultural contexts

Work in an international Civil Society Organization

Social and political analysis

Diakonia's prioritized thematic areas

Management of donor relations and resource mobilization

Financial management including budgeting

Knowledge of Human Resource Management

Proficiency in English and Swedish

This is a plus:

Experience from working in Asia

Knowledge of Diakonia and the founding churches

We offer:

We offer you to become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment and openness. We also offer a package according to conditions for sent-out staff

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Start date: August 1st 2020
Employment type: Two-year contract with possible extension

Send us your application before January 7th 2020.

Interviews may start before closure of the application period. We ask you to send your application, CV and cover letter, in English and mark it with the desired region. Tests may be a part of the recruitments. Please apply here: applications@diakonia.se

For inquiries, please contact: 
HR-Partner: Ylva Lindahl 076-501 17 06
Union representatives:
Akademikerföreningen: Robert Törlind, 08-453 69 27
Unionen: Annika Andersson, 08-453 69 20

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