Join the National Executive: Chief International Operations Officer

By · 16 June, 2020 · Announcements, News

The Chief International Operations Officer hold primary responsibility for developing and overseeing our International Major Programs and risk management strategies.

 The Chief International Operations Officer is responsible for:

  • Supervising all major international activities through regular meetings with convenors;
  • Assisting in the development and addition of Major Activities and programs in the organisation; and
  • Developing best practice guidelines for oversight and convening in the organisation.

Additionally, the Chief International Operations Officer is expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative;
  • Ability to support and execute strategic direction;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with clarity; and
  • Strong problem solving skills.

The full position description can be found here.


The National Executive are the operating staff of UN Youth Australia, a company limited by guarantee that serves as the federal body for eight UN Youth state and territory divisions. The National Executive consists of ten officers, each holding a specific portfolio. The National Executive is appointed by the Board of Directors.

What does National Executive do?

The National Executive’s job is to run the day-to-day operations of the national organisation, and help guide the strategy for the entire organisation. This involves overseeing the organisation’s administration, finances, educational content and mission, external relations, national and international programs, and volunteer management.

What is the time commitment of being on NExec?

Each National Executive member is appointed for 12-month, renewable contract. During this time, each officer is obliged to attend:

  • Weekly National Executive teleconference meeting (usually for one hour).
  • Twice yearly National Executive Face to Face meetings (usually held over two days in both February and August)
  • Twice yearly National Council meetings (held over one week in July and December).

National Executive members are expected to spend 10-15 hours per week on their portfolio. It is expected that UN Youth will be each National Executive member’s top priority outside of university and employment.

National Executive members serve in a volunteer capacity and do not receive a stipend. However, reimbursements are made for travel and accommodation for National Councils and National Executive Face to Face meetings.

Oversight and accountability

Each member of the National Executive is directly overseen by the National President, and is subject to a quarterly performance review conducted by the Board of Directors.

Closing date: 24 June 2020

Click here to apply

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