The Executive Director manages a team of approximately 15 professionals and support staff and provides effective leadership and management oversight across the two main units of the organization, namely the Citizen Security Coordination Unit and the Social Innovation Unit.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
The Executive Director undertakes the following:
A. Executive Leadership and Management
- Lead and manage the organization within the parameters of the strategic and operating plans as directed by the CEO and in accordance with decisions by the Citizen Security Council.
- Foster the development of effective partnerships and working relationships with other relevant government ministries, departments, and agencies in order to maximizes synergies and resources.
- Create an environment for staff, in which they can achieve professional and personal development, and where they are motivated to contribute to Belize’s citizen security and its socio-economic development, RESTORE Belize’s mandate, and the efficient implementation of its programmes.
- Develop and implement performance metrics and reporting system that allows for the CEO and the Council to be kept informed on the organization’s strategic, operational, and financial progress and performance, and on all matters of significance to the organization.
- Develop annual capital commitment and expenditure budgets for approval by the CEO.
- Develop annual operating forecasts of revenue, expenditures, operational results, and financial performance.
- Authorise commitment of institutional resources and legally enter into agreements, contracts, and leases in the ordinary course of business, and on behalf of the organization, in order to pursue its approved strategies, work plans, and objectives. Major exposures, conflict of interest issues, financial risks, and legal risks shall be reported to the CEO on a regular and timely basis.
- Develop and maintain an effective organisation structure. The ED is expected to maintain effective employee and management succession planning, progressive employee training, and staff development opportunities.
- Represent the organisation at official events nationally and internationally and presents its goals and objectives to internal and external stakeholders through interaction with the media, public speaking, and other relevant activities;
a. Strategic Planning
1.Annually and quarterly coordinate intra-unit objectives and initiatives, in a form of a SMART Plan, to ensure a team approach within all units of RESTORE Belize.
2. Work with management to develop strategic direction and annual performance targets for the organisation in general and for units specifically.
3.Continually work with the Deputy Executive Director to devise, implement, and oversee schemes to improve the organisation’s processes, policies, synergies, resource management, all in line with the overall organisation’s direction, vision and mission.
4.Every two (2) years prepare and submit a Two-Year Action Plan for the National Citizen Security Policy to the CEO and the Council for approval.
5.Annually participate in long-term organisational and strategic planning among RESTORE Belize and its governmental and non-governmental partners.
b.Monitoring & Evaluation
1. Annually and quarterly measure and evaluate the organisation’s performance indicators and provide recommendations for continual improvements.
2. Prepare and submit quarterly socio-economic impact analysis reports to the CEO and the Council, indicating relevant metrics.
3.Ensure that organisational and unit objectives are being achieved and resources are fully utilized and maximized.
c. Programmatic Management
1.Be responsible for the programme’s management, collaborating with the partner agencies and the management team to design cross-programmatic initiatives and to draft relevant project proposals in the areas of:
i. National Citizen Security Policy and Plan
Pathway 1: a) increased social resilience, b) increased economic prosperity; c) improved central political authority, and d) effective monitoring and evaluation of citizen security.
Pathway 2: a) improved coordination of citizen security.
ii. Social Innovation
1) Programme Design and Implementation – to fill gaps in citizen security programming, and
2) Programme Incubation & Mainstreaming – to transition pilot programmes to partner agencies, where appropriate.
- Oversee the analysis, selection, planning, tracking and documentation, coordination and execution of all programmes, from the project writing phase to project monitoring and evaluation.
- Be responsible for grant writing: direct and oversee the research of funding opportunities.
4. Oversee the writing and successful submission of grant proposals based on programme goals.
D. Citizen Security Council: Other Substantive Responsibilities
1.Plan, schedule, set agendas, and facilitate Council meetings effectively, in accordance with established protocols and norms. The agenda for the Council meetings should take full account of the issues and concerns of all Council members and sufficient time should be allowed for discussion of complex or contentious issues. Agendas, approved by the Chairperson, should be circulated to Council members at least seven (7) days prior to a Council meeting.
- Ensure that accurate and relevant information is provided to the Council on a timely basis particularly as regards institutional performance in order that the Council may make sound decisions, monitor issues effectively and provide appropriate advice.
- Ensure that the views of major stakeholders, both internal and external, are communicated to the Council and that members have enough information to develop an understanding of those views.
- Report to the Council in accordance with the schedule and reporting protocols approved by the Council, on the results and overall progress of implementation against strategic, financial, and operating objectives.
- At the request of the Council and the CEO, perform any other duties relevant to the post, as may be required from time to time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
- A minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in Economic Development, Sociology, Urban Policy, Criminal Justice, or a related discipline. Candidates with only bachelor-level education, but with outstanding relevant professional experience will be considered.
- At least seven (7) years working experience at a senior management level, directing a multidisciplinary team of professionals in business, government, or international/regional organisations.
- A minimum of a cumulative of fifteen (15) years of professional employment.
- Demonstrated ability in organisation and people management at a senior level and in leading teams in the achievement of organisational and strategic goals.
- Demonstrated ability in establishing closely knitted, dynamic partnerships in order to achieve shared national goals.
- Experience working at the regional or international level including in the Caribbean and Central American regions.
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of Belize’s development goals and objectives, in particular with regards to citizen security, and social innovation to reduce the exclusion of vulnerable populations.
- An understanding of Belize’s socio-environmental issues, in particular relating to social resilience, economic prosperity, and community development.
- Familiarity with human resource management, project management, and driving social innovation.
- Familiarity with analysis of organisation and project financing.
- Working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of key performance indicators.
- Ability to identify and implement best practices, and to work independently, think strategically, plan for the long-term success of the organisation and effectively delegate tasks.
- Ability to speak Spanish would be an asset.
Respect for Diversity
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from all backgrounds and professional levels, both internal and external to the organisation.
- Treat men and women equally and with respect and dignity.
- Demonstrate a profound understanding and respect for children’s rights.
- Create a professional working environment where diversity is respected and welcomed.
- Ability to create an inspiring vision and to translate the vision to a credible statement of purpose for the organisation.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals to agreed outcomes.
- Provide advanced professional advice on programmatic, strategic, and technical issues.
- Effectively evaluate and advise the CEO and the Council on major programmes and activities and make informed decisions on issues of interest and importance to the organisation.
- Effectively communicate RESTORE Belize’s vision, programmes, achievements, and impact in a manner which inspires enthusiasm in employees and confidence amongst national and international partners.
- Communicate effectively with, and gain understanding of, key policy makers and of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
Planning & Decision Making
- Organize and implement approved annual work programmes with measurable goals and outputs.
- Manage and balance effort and resources in order to deliver organisational mandate.
- Execute informed decisions that are fundamental to the focus and profile of organisation.
Salary will be at a senior executive level commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application Process Interested applicants must request a detailed Terms of Reference by email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, references and proof of qualifications should be submitted via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line REF: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VACANCY. The deadline for applications is close of business on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview