The Opportunity

Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Australia
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Start Date: 2021-07-06
Reference: BH-28543
Contact Name: Ellie Beggs
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2021 12:49

Job Description

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women Australia is a registered charity in Australia which exists to raise funds for and awareness of UN Women’s work across the Pacific and around the world.

UN Women’s approach is through partnership. Working in close consultation with community leaders and governments, UN Women collects and disseminates evidence to shape effective policies and programs.

UN Women Australia was established to support UN Women in its work by raising significant funds, as well as supporting advocacy goals. UN Women Australia seeks a transformational and inspirational Executive Director to take the organisation to the next level, in terms of influencing, public awareness of its objectives, advocacy and brand and, most importantly, creating a step change in national fundraising to achieve UN Women’s global goals.

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will set the organisation’s strategic direction and oversee, design, develop and execute all the operations of UN Women Australia, including corporate partnerships, events, advocacy, and fundraising, as well as managing significant stakeholder relationships ranging from the highest levels of the Australian Government to UN Women headquarters in New York.

About You
  • Committed to, passionate about and with demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the promotion of gender equality and leading advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success leading change.
  • Measurable results developing new strategic and corporate partnerships.
  • Experience in operational and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience raising significant funds for an organisation.
  • Substantial corporate and government networks including at the senior executive level.
  • Excellent ability to build and maintain collaborative and productive relationships across a range of stakeholders.
This is a unique opportunity to play a significant role in working towards the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of the world’s women and girls.

Currently the position is based in the Canberra Head Office, however UN Women Australia are flexible on location for the right candidate.

Applying for this Role
Please contact Margot Faraci of Derwent Search on for more information about the role quoting reference number #28543.

To apply for this position, please follow the links and submit a resume and cover letter addressing your motivation for the role and your most relevant achievements.

Applicants must have the valid authority to work in Australia.

Applications Close
20th July 2021

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