Home' Rotary Down Under : February 2014 (NZ Pacific) Contents 20 Issue 558. Februar y 2014
On October 8, 2013 Rotary Club of Santo, Vanuatu,
representative AG Rufino Pineda and Joseph Mape from
Rural Health Department witnessed the start of a mass
vaccination campaign at Stone Hill in the interior of the
island of Espiritu Santo.
For the past three years, no vaccinations were conducted
in this area because the fridge of the nearby Fanafo
Health Clinic had broken down. Difficulties in access to
these remote terrains had compelled Rural Health staff to
conduct mass vaccinations over a long period as vaccines
couldn’t be preserved in the nearby health clinic.
With a new fridge, generously donated by the Rotary
Club of Santo, a nine-day mass vaccination campaign was
organised to immunise the young population scattered
around the interior bush.
Willie Tangis is the Nurse Practitioner leading the
vaccination campaign that started at Willie Rau Nakamal
as the local Aid Post was not yet operational.
This campaign began with six-month old Suzan, who
received her pentavalent vaccines by intra muscular
injection, including Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Tetanus,
Whooping Cough and Petausis, along with oral Polio
vaccine. Hundreds of young children were then immunised.
A few weeks earlier, a young boy from Fanafo was
hospitalised in a critical condition at the Northern
Hospital in Luganville. Fortunately, acute treatment saved
him after he was diagnosed as having Tetanus from a
nasty cut. It is hoped that such things won’t happen again
when the whole community of this area benefits from the
Rotar y Down Under Pty Ltd (the Company) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director, due to the pending retirement of the
incumbent. The Company is a leading regional publisher of the monthly humanitarian magazine Rotary Down Under and provides digital media
communications services for Rotary Clubs and partner projects across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The office is located in Parramatta,
New South Wales.
The Executive Director provides professional and innovative leadership and strategic direction to the activities of the Company. This includes overall
responsibility for financial operations including revenue generation, marketing and promotion, technology and innovation, media and communications
and subscriptions management for over 40,000 members of Rotary Clubs.
The key roles of the position include:
Ensuring that the Company has a strong professional presence in
government, business, not-for-profit, and community sectors through
advocacy, representation on committees, consistent with the development
of corporate partnerships and liaison with the general media
Advising the Company Board of Directors on strategic direction;
assisting in its decision-making processes; implementing Board decisions
in line with the objectives of the organisation and undertaking Board
Providing financial management, generating income for the Company,
ensuring resource and IT development and staff training
Working with project and organisational partners and volunteers across
local, national and international boundaries
Ensuring the effective operation and day-to-day management of the
Interstate and International travel for AGM’s and other meetings
To be considered for this role the applicant will:
Be a highly respected professional, with proven leadership expertise in
one or more of the fields of media and communications, community
development and/or digital innovation.
Possess exceptional leadership, management, communication and
negotiation skills and an ability to tender and budget for, coordinate, manage
and report on key projects maintaining them on time and on budget.
Display an engaging personality, have strong public relations leadership
skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with senior
Rotary International staff and leaders.
A general knowledge of Rotary and being a Rotarian is desirable, but is not
essential. A three-year contract with appropriate remuneration will be
offered to the successful applicant, to take up duties in May 2014.
For a detailed position description and further information about
Rotary Down Under, please visit our website
To find out more about Rotary visit: www.rotary.org.
Applications should be forwarded to the
Chairman, Peter Sandercock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone enquiries: + 61 416 153 577
Applications close 5.00pm Friday 14 February 2014.
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