Location: Washington, DC
Category: Chief Executive Officer
Post Type: Part-Time – 20-25 hours/week
Peace Winds America is seeking a CEO to lead the organization through a period of strategic restructuring and growth to position Peace Winds’ unique trans-Pacific alliance for the future. The CEO will be based in Washington, DC with anticipated travel (Japan, U.S., Middle East, Asia, and Africa).
Peace Winds America is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization working in strategic alliance with founding partner Peace Winds Japan to advance the cause of disaster response and humanitarian support globally. Currently the Peace Winds alliance operates in over a dozen countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and is one of the few trans-Pacific NGO alliances anchored in Asia. Peace Winds is in the process of realigning its strategy to work as a singular global organization. The realignment opens many challenges and opportunities for Peace Winds America as it shifts from direct implementation of ad hoc projects to providing financial resources and technical support for a broad footprint of programs on multiple continents. The CEO is responsible for deepening and widening this foundation of support by expanding and enhancing the Peace Winds network and brand with U.S. governmental and private sources.
The CEO will provide strategic vision and management of day-to-day operations, including:
Strategic Vision and Leadership:
Work in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the senior leadership of Peace Winds America and Japan, to develop and implement a strategic plan to support and further expand Peace Winds’ global impact;
Ensure that Peace Winds embraces in principle and in practice international standards of accountability and humanitarian principles;
Provide outspoken advocacy for Peace Winds within the humanitarian community in the U.S.;
Seek and pursue opportunities to align policies and protocols between the alliance partners.
Support the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitate optimal performance by the Board, its committees and individual members;
Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open and timely communication about financial and programmatic performance against stated milestones and goals;
Support a diverse and inclusive Board that is highly engaged and willing to leverage their network and resources in support of the organization’s mission.
Organizational Management and Development:
Maintain effective communication and coordination with Peace Winds Japan senior management and program teams;
Ensure that Peace Winds America is adequately staffed and manages personnel under human resource policies appropriate to the size and mission of the organization (Presently CEO, Senior Advisor, Program Manager, Communications Officer, Financing/Accounting team);
Provide sound and transparent fiscal management, maintaining operations within budget and in compliance with applicable regulations;
Provide managerial oversight to program managers implementing projects and grants;
Ensure Peace Winds America appropriately and effectively presents the capabilities and capacities of Peace Winds.
Actively track and pursue applicable funding opportunities with current and potential U.S. Government agencies supporting disaster response and recovery, refugee assistance and humanitarian programing, including USBPRM, USAID, OFDA, Food for Peace and others;
Cultivate a diverse portfolio of private sources of support for Peace Winds program and operations.
Peace Winds America profile:
FY ‘19 portfolio: $3 million
Primary funders: US State/BPRM, USAID/OFDA, private donors
Global footprint via Peace Winds Japan: Kenya, Uganda, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, Haiti, Timor Leste, Japan
Strong interpersonal skills and experience effectively managing inter-cultural teams;
Master’s degree in related subject;
At least ten years’ experience in humanitarian relief and/or disaster response, including a minimum of five years in field management roles with responsibility for staff and program management;
Experience managing grants from a variety of funding organizations;
Experience applying monitoring and evaluation constructs as well as with international accountability and programming standards;
Substantive experience managing organizational finances and reporting;
Demonstrable writing skills;
Experience with Japan, and Japanese is a plus
Base Salary: Commensurate with experience
Open: October 2019
Please provide resume and cover letter including what you can accomplish as CEO by email to firstname.lastname@example.org