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CBM International - Asia Director

This position will be leading the CBM Regional Hub for Asia and its Country offices through times of change within the organisation and the civil society sector in Asia as a whole. As part of the change the Asia Director will be overseeing the implementation of all aspects of the CBM’s new operating model relevant for the Asian region. They will be the driving force in building the capacity of the regional team as well as country office teams across the region to deliver most effectively towards CBMs Federation Strategy.

About CBM

CBM is an international Christian development organisation employing people from many backgrounds and religions, and committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world irrespective of their faith or beliefs.

Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnerships to create an inclusive society for all.

About the Role

The Asia Director will provide effective leadership and line management to CBM Country Directors in the region, and to senior staff at the Regional Hub Office. They will be responsible and accountable for guiding and overseeing the translation of CBM’s global strategy into the development and effective implementation in the region and its country offices. The Asia Director will also be accountable for the delivery of the yearly regional budget in terms of financial results and agreed output targets. Driving and effectively implementing a change process devolving functions from the regional to the country level and strengthening Country Office capacity will be one of the key objectives of this role. The Asia Director facilitates learning, exchange, effective collaboration across the CBM Federation and the provision of financial, HR, programmatic and technical standards and support into the countries in the region.

Purpose of the Role

The Asia Director will provide effective leadership and line management to CBM Country Directors in the region, and to senior staff at the Regional Office in the context of CBM’s Federation Strategy and a new Operating Model aiming to increase the programmatic impact and its overall effectiveness and efficiency as an international organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities

As the Asia Director for CBM International you will:

  • Provide leadership to Country Directors in the Asian region, ensuring effective programmatic delivery and high operational performance of CBM’s work across its country offices.
  • Develop and implement an integrated change management plan for the region and its Country Offices, based on the new Operating Model.
  • Identify opportunities for regional and multi-countries projects and programmes.
  • Facilitate the provision of financial services and support to Country Offices and their partners.
  • Build capacity among the country and regional teams, as well as ensure professional HR and safety & security support to Country Offices.

Skills and Experience

  • A passion for making a difference for people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NGO sector, its networks and operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in change management.
  • Experience in strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Experience leading a multicultural team.
  • Experience in Disability Inclusive Development would be a plus.