Mar 162017

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the), Philippines, Viet Nam
Closing date: 28 Mar 2017

  • International Development Organisation
  • Key role in working as part of our East Asia Regional Team
  • Be a significant contributor to ending avoidable blindness in the region
  • Full-time position, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Beijing or Kunming, China; Mataram, Indonesia; Vientiane, Laos; Manila, Philippines; or Da Nang, Vietnam.

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.

In order to help us achieve our vision, we are currently looking for a Regional Operations Coordinator. This is a newly created position in which your skills and expertise will be used to build operational capacity at a Country Level and improve integration and compliance with Head Office. Working closely with the Regional Associate Director, You will have oversight of all aspects of program management and planning overseeing and coordinating key operational initiatives which help facilitate high quality program development and consistent program delivery. With a focus on building capacity you will support countries to effectively comply with operational policies, systems and processes as well as developing and refining work processes and systems that are regionally appropriate. Specific areas of responsibility include; program planning, management and reporting with a particular emphasis on the development and effective integration of operational systems and processes that improve the quality of our programs, improving The Foundation’s capacity to work towards eradicating avoidable blindness by 2020.

To be successful in this position, you will have relevant tertiary qualification and substantive amount of experience working within the international development sector. You will have excellent knowledge of program management/coordination, bringing your skills to ensure we deliver even greater impact across the region.

Essential criteria includes;

  • Relevant Master’s degree from a reputable academic institution
  • At least 5 years’ experience coordinating international development programs
  • Previous experience working in a head office capacity as well as in- country
  • Knowledge of organisational strategies, systems, processes and standards
  • Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to support and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Advanced written communication skills, with the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences; including program design documents, donor proposals, reports, publications

This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation as we seek to deliver even greater impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

How to apply:

How to apply & who to contact

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description as well as details of your current and expected salary.

For further information please contact People Partner, Angela Williams on

Closing Date for Applications: 28th March, 2017

To be eligible to apply for this position, you must have the appropriate right to work in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines or Vietnam, with the ability to travel freely throughout the Region.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

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