Chief Executive, Opportunity International
Use your leadership skills to help entrepreneurial people living in poverty realise their potential.
As a member of the Opportunity International Global Network, we are a pioneer and global leader in microfinance and training to those living in poverty in developing countries. Our aim is to enable people to make a living, put food on the table, have their children educated and to live their lives with dignity and purpose. In the course of our history we have impacted and continue to impact the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people.
Our approach is distinctive. Since the needs of people living in poverty are so great and the resources of conventional charity limited, we use market-based solutions to give people a hand up - not a hand out. We enable people to change their worlds and to do so on a financially sustainable, large scale and replicable basis.
Our ‘Clients’ - mainly entrepreneurial women - are empowered by access to small loans, savings, micro insurance and business training so that they can realise their own potential and better provide for themselves and support their families and communities. Our motivation is to seek to emulate the Good Samaritan, whose compassion crossed ethnic groups and religions.
In the course of our long history we have adopted different models to achieve our aims. In recent years we have increasingly focused on partnership working to leverage our impact. This has proven to be highly effective, enabling us to increase our support from our demanding and evidence-based donors in government, the City, Christian philanthropists and other institutions. Our income this year in the UK will be our highest ever at £6.6m.
We now seek a thoughtful, business-minded and charismatic Chief Executive to lead a talented, experienced and effective team in Oxford to ambitiously grow our income and impact. It’s an exciting opportunity for anyone who is passionate about helping the poor, adept at developing relationships, gifted as a team leader and able to provide practical support across all functional disciplines. You will have a mature Christian faith and be equally confident about working with your peers in the Opportunity CEO’s Forum to shape global strategy and with a high-powered Board of Trustees who will challenge and encourage in equal measure.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. For more details, see the job pack attached or go to www.macaulaysearch.com/opportunities
Applications must be received by 12th December 2018.