Director, Programmes and Development ( Job No : JOB-2021-04281 )

  • Adults & Families
Aidha Ltd - North Bridge Road

Aidha is an award-winning Singapore-registered charity. Our mission is to provide financial literacy and self-development skills to migrant domestic workers and lower income women to enable them and their families to break out of the cycle of poverty. Started initially under the auspices of UNIFEM (now UN Women), Aidha became an organisation in its own right in 2006. Since its inception, Aidha has impacted more than 5,000 women and their families and communities. We attained much-coveted IPC (Institution of Public Character) status in 2015 and have retained it ever since.

Aidha provides training in money management, computer skills, leadership entrepreneurship and English. We usually conduct classes on Sundays (when most migrant domestic workers have their day off) at our main campus at United World College (UWC) in Dover and recently opened a satellite campus at the FAST Hub near Eunos. At any given time, Aidha typically has 400-500 students attending classes and a pool of 150-200 active volunteers conducting these classes. Due to Covid-19 precautions, our UWC campus is currently still closed and most of Aidha’s classes and learning sessions have been offered online.

Aidha is a small but successful organisation, now in an exciting stage of growth and scaling up of its operations.

About The Role

The role of Director, Programmes and Development, is one that contributes to the strategic development of Aidha’s programme offerings and is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with partner organisations.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Programmes and Development Director is responsible for guiding the development of new programmes as well as determining the direction of the current student and alumni programmes; overseeing the research and evaluation initiatives that will track the success and impact of Aidha’s programmes; and managing curriculum reviews to ensure Aidha’s programmes remain effective and relevant to its students. The Programmes and Development Director will also play a key role in developing new partnerships to further Aidha’s programme priorities, including partnerships with local and international non-profits as well as funders.

The position is full-time. The Programmes and Development Director is expected to spend 1-2 Sundays a month on campus or, in light of Covid-19, supporting Sunday online activities. (Note: time off-in-lieu will be provided for work on weekends.)

Please visit our website for a detailed view of the job description. Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive resume and cover letter, stating current and expected salary to

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

- Develop a comprehensive strategy to guide programme development and oversee the implementation of a portfolio of impactful programmes
- Develop and build partnerships with corporate partners or other non-profit organisations to expand outreach and enhance the impact of Aidha’s programmes

Core Competencies:

- Passion for working and interacting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
- Possess strong organisational skills
- Able to work with different internal and external stakeholders from across nationalities and industries

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

- Experience in the non-profit sector would be an asset

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Job Details
Area of Specialisation:

Employment Type:
Full Time (Permanent)
Profession Type:
Manager or Executive (Programme)
Min Educational Qualification:
Bachelor Degree
Posting Date:

08 Dec 2021

Closing Date:

28 Feb 2022

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