Chief Executive

Full Time, Permanent
Oxford, UK
Posted 4 weeks ago


INTRAC is an independent not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to strengthening the effectiveness of civil society across the world to challenge poverty and inequality, empowering people to gain greater control over their own futures. They support civil society around the world to organise and develop in ways that give voice to marginalised people and holds power to account.

In the regions and countries where they work, INTRAC seeks to strengthen access to sustainable, high quality, transformative capacity development support for civil society and to influence policy makers, government regulators and funders to improve civil society-related policy, strategy and practice. Their work is currently funded through a combination of consultancy contracts, training fees and grant funding.

The Role

You will lead INTRAC In developing and implementing its ambitious strategy through wide ranging programmes of support, increasing INTRAC’s profile and forging international partnerships and collaborations. The role combines the leadership of the senior team and acting as an ambassador to a large external platform of members, policy makers and wider civil society. This will involve further building the resilience and financial health of the organisation.

Person Specification

You will be a visionary yet practical leader with significant experience in strategically leading and managing international organisations. You will be a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build diverse relationships with a range of partners and donors and the wider INTRAC network. You will have a proven track record in raising funds and working with donors.

Candidates will have a passion for INTRAC’s mission and embody its core values and will demonstrate the following qualities:

Experience and knowledge

  • Significant and successful experience of leadership and management at senior level.
  • Leadership in the development of strategy and the ability to inspire and manage its implementation.
  • Considerable involvement in leading change management processes.
  • A strong and proven track record in raising funds from diverse sources.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to promote INTRAC with confidence and authority.
  • Experience of international development especially linked to civil society.
  • Experience and knowledge of network organisations and alliances is desirable.

Other qualities

  • A passion for and commitment to the aims and values of INTRAC.
  • Strong personal credibility and integrity with the ability to inspire the staff team and a diverse network of stakeholders.
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with the ability of identify and galvanise others to seize new opportunities.
  • Leader who encourages collaboration, innovation and action.
  • Emotional intelligence, resilience and an ability to encourage collaborative and transparent working relationships.

Job Features

Job CategoryNGO
LocationOxford, UK
SalaryUp to £80,000
Closing Date1 July 2019 midnight UK time

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The role is based in Oxford with UK and overseas travel.

Salary: up to £80,000

To apply please send a two-page covering letter of application addressing the job specification and a CV to

The closing date for applications is 1 July 2019 midnight UK time

We aim to interview shortlisted candidates in the first half of July.

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Job Features

Job CategoryNGO
LocationOxford, UK
SalaryUp to £80,000
Closing Date1 July 2019 midnight UK time

Apply Online

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