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Offer: Job: Executive Director, The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Closing date: August 31, 2011.

The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), is seeking to appoint an outstanding women’s rights activist as Executive Director.

ARROW is a leading regional women’s rights organisation that advocates for women’s health and rights, especially sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). ARROW has a dynamic programme in the areas of information and communication, evidence-based policy advocacy, partnership building, capacity building and organisational development that is focused on over thirteen priority countries in the Asia Pacific region. The programme works in partnership with national women’s and health rights organizations in order to strengthen policy advocacy capacities within the women's health and rights movement and improve government accountability to international policy agreements.

The post will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for providing strategic and visionary leadership to ensure effective achievement of the organisation's mission. Key responsibilities include:

Leading strategic thinking and operational management in policy and programme development and evaluation; organisational structure and effectiveness; and financial sustainability.
Overseeing the development of excellent and winning funding proposals.
Contributing strategically and providing high level technical inputs to publications development and other aspects of programme implementation.
Representing ARROW regionally and internationally in advocacy on key issues.

Ideal Person:

The ideal person will:

Have very high motivation and commitment to the vision, objectives and strategies of ARROW and the women's activist movement.
Be known as a strategic and analytical thinker who communicates vision and ideas very well.
Have strong leadership and social relationship abilities both within an organisation and externally, particularly in developing partnerships with diverse agencies including civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and donors.
Have extensive knowledge in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights; information and evidence-based advocacy on SRHR; health systems; women's rights; and monitoring and research.
Have led or managed a related national or regional organisation or programme to achieve high quality and innovative positive results.
Have excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
Possess at least ten years of effective experience working in a development or a women's rights organisation, of which time at least half was spent in the Asia Pacific region.

To Apply:

Applicants with relevant experience and appropriate qualifications in women's issues, social sciences, development/gender studies or public health, or other related fields should send an application letter with CV, academic transcripts, two work references, and samples of written work by email to the below address by 31st August 2011. The application letter must address the selection criteria. Only short listed applicants shall be notified.

The Board of Directors
Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women
No. 1 & 2, Jalan Scott, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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