12 October, 2017

7180 Executive Director

Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV)

Non Government Organization
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Two (2) - year term
Due Date:
16-Oct-17, 5.00pm

Would you like to be that difference for youth development in Vanuatu? Are you interested in leading the growth of a small, local organisation developing youth for our tomorrow?
If so, Youth Challenge Vanuatu would love to hear from you!

Job Description:
Youth Challenge Vanuatu is seeking an organised and committed leader who is passionate about developing the youth of Vanuatu.

The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing and ensuring the long term sustainability of the youth employment, small business and social enterprise programs run by YCV. 

Who is Youth Challenge Vanuatu?
Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) is a registered charitable organisation in Vanuatu and has been working with Vanuatu’s young people since 2001. Youth Challenge Vanuatu aspires to empower young people to reach and realise their potential through social enterprise, leadership, business, career and employment programs and services.

Why would I want to be an Executive Director?
The question is why not? The Executive Director role is a visionary and leadership position, which mobilizes programs that provide Vanuatu’s young people with leadership, employment, career development and small business opportunities. 

You will meet young leaders and share in their successes due to their involvement in YCV’s programs.

What are the Executive Director responsibilities?
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Performance management of staff
  • Fundraising and Donor Relationships
  • Budget Management and Financial Reporting
  • Organizational and Program Development
  • Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • YCV Promotion and Networking
  • Governance
  • Work Planning
Please request Job Description for full details.

Desired skills and qualifications:
  • Resident of Vanuatu
  • Held a senior leadership/management position for a minimum of 3 years
  • Holds a relevant tertiary degree
  • Is informed of the agenda for youth development in Vanuatu
  • Knowledge and applied skills in Program Management, Financial Management and Governance
  • Has a clean criminal record.

  • Proven track record as a leader and manager either in private sector, NGO or Government setting, able to motivate and mobilise team members to achieve objectives
  • Successful fundraising experience and/or donor proposal writing experience
  • An ability to demonstrate experience and innovation in all aspects human resource management including recruitment, performance management, promotion pathway planning and building a successful workplace culture
  • Experience implementing a new organisational structure
  • Experience implementing newly designed programs
  • Proven experience in developing strong networks with key national stakeholders such as Business Houses/Private Sector, Government; Cooperatives Department, Department of Youth and Sport, TVET, Department of Labour, Vanuatu Society for People with Disabilities, Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA), etc
  • Experience and success in developing, managing and reporting on program budgets.


Vatu 2.1 million to 3.1 million commensurate with experience 


Fluent in written and spoken English and Bislama`

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should write to shirley.abraham@youthchallengevanuatu.com for a full job description.

Apply in writing with a) a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria (maximum ½ page for each selection criteria) note your experience against the Key Job Elements in the job description and b) attach a CV of not more than 5 pages long.

Posted applications must note “Application for the Executive Director” on the envelope, and  be addressed to:  YCV Recruitment Committee, PO Box 1105, Port Vila.

Email applications can be sent to: shirley.abraham@youthchallengevanuatu.com with the subject heading “Application for the Executive Director”

Application closes on Monday, 16th October 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact Person:

Shirley Abraham


(+678) 27834
Youth Challenge Vanuatu, PO Box 1105, Port Vila, Vanuatu



 Not Stated
              03-October-17 Direct from Employer 

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