Chief Executive Officer

at ChildFund Ireland
Published June 12, 2022
Location Dublin, Ireland
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  




Founded in 1991, ChildFund Ireland works in 13 countries partnering with ChildFund International and other ChildFund Alliance members to support programs for children. ChildFund Ireland’s programs support children’s holistic development through a life stage model, connecting them with the people and resources they need to grow up healthy, educated, skilled and safe. Core to its mission, ChildFund leverages the support of its sponsors and donors, talented global staff, and local partners to:


help children living in poverty develop the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to bring lasting change to their communities

promote societies that value, protect, and advance the well-being and rights of children, and enrich supporters’ lives through their support of the organization’s cause

Duties and Responsibilities


Lead on the development and execution of a strategic plan for significant growth

Diversify ChildFund’s revenue by driving new partnerships with individual donors; Irish and European government agencies; organizations engaged in international development; foundations; and private corporations

Directly cultivate donor relationships to support ChildFund programs and lead the preparation of winning proposals for seven-figure grants

Working with ChildFund International develop marketing and fundraising plans to grow revenue and brand recognition for ChildFund in Ireland

Work closely with ChildFund International Programs and Partnerships division in program and business development.

Serve as the spokesperson for ChildFund Ireland.

Build a small but mighty team that values and champions diversity, equity and inclusion and results for children

Oversee operational performance against established annual goals and stretch targets. This includes creating financial stability and ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards and policies

Work with staff and the Board to ensure that ChildFund Ireland is robustly governed to meet the highest levels of regulatory compliance

Report in a transparent and thorough manner to the Board on all matters relating to the management and finances of the organisation

To be successful in this role, you will need experience in acquiring and managing grants from bilateral and multilateral donors; business savvy and success in leading the strategy, finances, human resources, and operations of a small business or charity; and a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.If you’re dedicated to improving the lives of Children and families experiencing deprivation, exclusion, and vulnerability across the globe in a leadership role with a large international organisation, we would love to hear from you!


How to apply


Please email  the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use “ChildFund CEO” as the subject of your email. Cover letters should be addressed to Damian Peston, Recruitment Manager.

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