Organisation: Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
Position: Senior Director, Operations
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $140,000 - $165,000 USD
Closing date: 18/07/2021 (day/month/year)
Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
Center for Civilians in Conflict
(CIVIC) is an international non-profit
with offices around the world working to improve protection for civilians
caught in conflict zones. CIVIC envisions a world in which no civilian is
harmed in conflict. Our mission is to support communities affected by conflict
in their quest for protection and strengthen the resolve and capacity of armed
actors to prevent and respond to civilian harm. We are advocates who believe
that no civilian caught in conflict should be ignored, and advisors who provide
practical solutions to preventing and responding to civilian harm.
As part of our ambitious five-year goal to champion a significant reduction in conflict-related civilian harm, we are expanding our work and global footprint with plans to soon open a European hub in the Hague in the Netherlands. We will continue our work in Africa and the Middle East and deepen our advocacy with European governments and institutions, NATO, United Nations bodies and Member States, and the United States. At the same time, we will conduct research and explore opportunities for light touch interventions in Latin America, Asia, and North Africa.
count on a diverse and sustainable funding portfolio to implement our
programming, including unrestricted funds from global donors such as Open
Society Foundations and the Swedish International Development Cooperation
Agency. This year we expect to double our revenue raised from $10M to $20M to
continue our vital work. To suppor.
CIVIC is looking for a hard-working and dedicated Senior Director,
Operations (SDO) to be responsible for leading the financial, safety &
security, administrative, grant compliance, and human resource functions within
As a Senior leader at CIVIC, the SDO works with other senior
leaders to devise strategies and polices to meet the organization’s Mission and
objectives, and reports on the performance of the organization to the ED and
the board of directors. The SDO will lead and encourage other areas within
CIVIC to reach organizational operational goals as well as implementing CIVICs
policies and regulations, recommending, and designing new ones as needed. The
SDO will support the adaptation of the culture to employ the best strategies to
help CIVIC remain an organization whose staff are excited to come to work at
Guided by CIVIC’s Strategic Plan (2021 - 2025), the SDO will lead
the organizational development and implementation of CIVICs operational
model. S/he will work closely with the
senior leaders within the organization and across our field offices to
understand potential challenges to this operational model, whether they be
human resource allocation, financial implications, safety & security
The SDO will have experience in growing organizations, supporting
efficient workflows, and leading change management processes. This person will
also have industry experience managing employees and operations and understand
the opportunities, and challenges, of implementing multiple programs in other
CIVIC provides an action-oriented environment for staff to work
independently, assume responsibility for their work, and approach all
situations creatively to develop innovative, yet pragmatic, solutions for
implementation. The ideal candidate is able to successfully work in such an
environment while working across multiple teams, with varying levels of skills
and experiences, and differing cultural viewpoints.
and Team Building
Development and Strengthening:
Specific requirements include:
CIVICs Washington, DC office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, therefore,
this position is currently a remote position until, and when, the WDC office is
re-opened, at which point, this position will be required to be located in the
office on a permanent basis.
Reports to: Executive Director
Seniority: Part of Senior
benefits (medical, vision and dental), life insurance, a 403b retirement
savings plan with employer-matched contributions (up to 5% of salary), and paid
leave plus paid holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving and the days
between Christmas and New Year’s Day).
Please send a letter of application
stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your
CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham at email@example.com.
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents
with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “CIVIC –
Senior Director Operations” in the email subject line. A full applicants pack
is also available at the same email address. Also please let us know where you
saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 18th
Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity,
and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven
skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability,
or sexual orientation.
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
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Preferred method of response: Email
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