Executive Director (Female)

Vacancy Number:0042
Title: Executive Director (Female)
Category:Business Development Management Nonprofit-Social Services Program Strategy-Planning Communication
Duration:12 Months
Exp.: 2019-04-17-(4 Weeks From now)
Jobs no:1


Organization: Helping Hands for Womens Organization - HHWO | About Helping Hands for Womens Organization - HHWO
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Education:University Degeree
Work Experience:5 Exeperience in related field. Years



University degree in a related field

Knowledge skills and abilities

Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations

Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards human rights occupational health and safety charities taxation CPP EI health coverage etc…

Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization

Knowledge of human resources management

Knowledge of financial management

Knowledge of project management

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

Word processing

Financial management



Personal characteristics

The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.

Communicate Effectively: Speak listen and write in a clear thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate understand and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance urgency and risks and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

Organize: Set priorities develop a work schedule monitor progress towards goals and track details data information and activities

Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward set goals create and implement actions plans and evaluate the process and results.

Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes gather and process relevant information generate possible solutions and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment and the vision and values of the organization.


5 or more years of progressive management experience in a voluntary sector organization

Working Conditions

Executive Directors usually work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non standard workplaces.

Executive Directors work a standard work week but additionally will often work evening weekends and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the organization at public events.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities*

The Executive Director performs some or all of the following:


Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization

Identify assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization

Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organizations activities

Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff

In addition to the Chair of the Board act as a spokesperson for the organization

Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organizations community profile

Operational planning and management

Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization

Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients Board and Funders

Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization

Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate

Ensure that personnel client donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained

Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials

Program planning and management

Oversee the planning implementation and evaluation of the organizations programs and services

Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organizations mission and reflect the priorities of the Board

Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality

Oversee the planning implementation execution and evaluation of special projects

Human resources planning and management

Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery

Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff

Establish a positive healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations

Recruit interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organizations mission

Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided

Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review

Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance

Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures

Financial planning and management

Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget

Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization

Research funding sources oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization

Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate

Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board

Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed

Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization

Provide the Board with comprehensive regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization

Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

Community relations/advocacy

Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization

Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups funders politicians and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

Risk management

Identify and evaluate the risks to the organizations people (clients staff management volunteers) property finances goodwill and image and implement measures to control risks

Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage

Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.

Submission Guideline

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their letter of application (motivation letter) curriculum vitae in English language and copies of relevant documents (Diploma job certificates):

1. Electronically
Please clearly indicate in the subject line: Executive Director_ Application
and send all the above required documents to:   [email protected]  

Email: [email protected]