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Country Director at Operation Smile Ireland

Operation Smile Ireland
Country Director
Expiry Date
22 May 2024
EUR65000 - EUR70000
Posted on
01 May 2024

Salary:  €65,000 - €70,000 per annum

Employment: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: 31 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, with options for hybrid working.



About our client


Operation Smile is a global non-profit organisation, specialising in expert cleft surgery and care. Working across 33 countries over the last four decades, Operation Smile has improved the health and dignity of patients with cleft conditions across the world, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak, and live lives of greater quality and confidence. Operation Smile believes that safe, well-timed surgery is an essential health service that should be accessible to all families. Crucial to this work is the support of generous donors.


Operation Smile Ireland is at a pivotal point in its Irish journey with the impending retirement of the current CEO and a new 10-year strategy being formed. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the organisation as its new Country Director, to lead the organisation as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary year and beyond.



About the role


The Country Director is the most senior role at Operation Smile Ireland and will be responsible for the strategic development, vision and direction of the charity, overall business and financial practice of the organisation, management and staffing, fundraising, relationship management and promotion.


The successful candidate will work closely with the Operation Smile Ireland board, staff and partners to:

  • Increase Operation Smile Ireland's profile and fundraising capacity.
  • Better position Operation Smile Ireland across the country through advocacy/medical diplomacy as a global healthcare charity.
  • Support the global programmes of Operation Smile with volunteers and funding to reach even more children in desperate need of cleft surgeries.


To succeed in this role, it is essential that you are:

  • An experienced leader/ manager who brings a combination of business and financial acumen and has the ability to maximise financial resources and to manage complexity.
  • Someone with a knowledge and track record of successful fundraising and marketing who brings experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies and campaigns.
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to lead and motivate a small team and foster a positive culture and environment.
  • A people person with a natural capacity to facilitate productive relationships with external partners.
  • An authentic individual who has gravitas and is targets-driven self-motivated, energetic, enterprising and solutions focused.
  • Someone who is passionate about the work of Operation Smile and wants to join in a vision of helping improve health and dignity for those in need around the world.





To apply for this position, fill out this form to get the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details.


If you have further questions, email, using Operation Smile Ireland — Country Director as the subject of your email.


The recruitment campaign for this position is being managed exclusively on behalf of Operation Smile Ireland by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.


It is CCI's policy to ensure that as much accommodation as possible is provided to facilitate the participation of individuals with special needs in the recruitment process and the workplace. If you require any specific accommodations, please let us know.


Deadline for applications: 22/05/2024 17:00

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