Vice President, Technical Assistance and Evaluation

Job Description

EnCompass LLC seeks an international development professional with strong leadership experience to lead and grow EnCompass’ Technical Assistance and Evaluation (TA & Evaluation) practice area. The Vice President for TA & Evaluation is responsible for providing executive leadership to leverage EnCompass’ deep portfolio of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) work, and other expertise to deepen the company’s footprint in the implementation space across several development sectors. The VP will provide strategic direction and oversight for the practice area as it pertains to new business development, client relationships, program management, employee development and engagement, and business results. The Vice President oversees a portfolio of contracts funded by USAID, foundations, and other international donors, and is accountable for the successful performance of existing projects and bringing in new business.

The position reports directly to the EnCompass President and is a member of the EnCompass Executive Team. As such, the VP is expected to contribute to the growth and support of the entire company and actively foster an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation, diversity, and inclusion. The VP serves as a thought leader who integrates expertise, knowledge, and support throughout the company.

Known for its participatory, appreciative approaches, EnCompass is a rapidly growing woman-owned business transitioning to a large business status. The TA and Evaluation practice area has an extensive portfolio of short-term and multi-year contracts providing monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to USG and non-government clients around the globe. These projects address a range of sector topics including health, education, democracy and governance, human rights, gender, and food security, among others. We currently have two country-based offices and seek to significantly grow our in-country presence, as well as expand into implementation projects.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Executive Leadership (as part of the EnCompass Executive Team)
Contributes to developing and implementing the strategic goals of the company
Ensures effective, ethical, and profitable business practices across the company
Develops and communicates policies, priorities, systems, and activities and collaborates to address issues of company culture, practices, and efficiencies
Fosters an energetic and appreciative work culture that encourages collaboration, teamwork, and mentorship
Consistently models, reinforces, and holds self and others to living EnCompass values
Manages risks that could impact EnCompass’ reputation, operational viability, and security

New Business Development

Leads new business development strategy in TA and Evaluation practice area, with an emphasis on large new opportunities for long-term growth, and ensures that new business development is tied to strategic company priorities
Takes leadership in cultivating potential clients and partners; engages with existing clients and partners to deepen relationships
Leads efforts to build extensive network of experts to meet current and future needs
Provides quality assurance to business development efforts, leading or reviewing strategic proposal efforts, as well as teaming and pricing strategy
Ensures appropriate availability of technical staff and resources to support new business development; mentors and guides staff to engage in all aspects of business development

Contract Oversight

Provides financial, technical, and advisory support and resources to enable program and project team success
Establishes and maintains standards for quality and responsiveness in contract management
Ensures successful implementation and client satisfaction on existing programs
Ensures that all projects are managed in line with budget and contractual requirements and EnCompass project management guidelines

Practice Area Management

Provides leadership and strategy for the TA and Evaluation practice area, setting team priorities and objectives as aligned with overall EnCompass strategy and objectives
Has oversight of and is accountable for attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse staff team in TA and Evaluation
Hires and develops senior staff; provides high-level guidance on management, supervision, and technical matters; deliberately “builds the bench” for staffing and succession planning
Oversees quality performance of staff and consultants across all teams within TA and Evaluation
Responsible for resource management, including managing staff workloads and billability targets, in coordination with other senior leaders
Provides leadership and strategy in the ongoing development of systems and processes for efficiency, ensuring synergy between systems and client need.

Technical Expertise

Promotes leading edge thinking, methodologies, and approaches to EnCompass’ work internally and publicly
Publishes and presents significant work with white papers and blogs, and in relevant journals, trade publications, and conferences
Builds networks and partnerships for innovation

Position Requirements
Academic Qualifications

Master’s degree and 15+ years of international development experience or PhD and 12 years of experience. Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Development, Political Science, or a related field

General Qualifications

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
Strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking
Extensive professional networks in the international development community
Flexibility and ability to travel
Experience working or living overseas
Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments and build meaningful working relations with clients and colleagues
An understanding of appreciative inquiry and appreciative processes
Fluency in English required; proficiency or fluency in other languages highly desired
Technical Qualifications

Experience developing and successfully implementing a business development strategy for long-term and diversified growth
Successful track record leading and contributing to winning proposals, particularly with USAID
Proven experience developing, leading, and managing complex international technical assistance, evaluation, and public policy projects
Expertise in at least one of the sectors in which EnCompass works – health, education, democracy, etc.
Strong research/analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations
Management Qualifications

Proven experience building and maintaining strong client relationships, including problem-solving complex project issues with client relationship in mind
Demonstrable experience leading and building diverse and effective teams, identifying talent, managing workloads and assignments, and developing technical, project management, and operational skill-sets in staff
Proven experience contributing to organization-wide strategic initiatives; ability to prioritize and realize results
Strong planning, organization, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
Proven ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and to guide others in using an appreciative approach
How to Apply:
Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application on our website.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

 

 

Business Development Manager

Job Description
The Business Development (BD) Manager supports the BD team throughout the proposal development lifecycle to include managing and developing proposals, coordinating and submitting responses to questions, gathering feedback from clients on submitted proposals, and supporting handover to project teams. The BD Manager is responsible for ensuring that the overall strategy, approach and qualifications of the proposed staff are well integrated into proposals, and that language is concise, relevant, and persuasive and adheres to EnCompass’ quality standards.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Tracks and identifies opportunities; reviews business forecasts and requests for information (RFIs), studies requests for proposals (RFPs); and attends strategy meetings, among other activities
Provides detailed analysis of solicitations, and ensures that information presented is compliant with solicitation requirements and linked to EnCompass and team strengths and qualifications
Prepares proposal outline, compliance matrix, and summary of requirements
Collaborates with proposal team (BD and technical staff, partners, and external consultants) to develop and refine win themes/competitive advantages and develop proposal narratives
Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate language; implement changes as needed
Writes, edits, and proofs proposals and other business development materials such as brochures, capability requests from partners, and supporting proposal documents (i.e., CVs, staff matrices, etc.), and website/other BD communication-related content
Conducts interviews with potential consultants and meetings and negotiations with teaming partners
Leads proposal efforts or proposal steps or have accountability for ongoing opportunity identification or assessment and capture
Provides guidance and feedback to team members on proposals and/or new business development activities
Ensures positive and productive relationships with all opportunity or proposal stakeholders
Engages fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events
Other duties as assigned
This is a full-time position, based at EnCompass headquarters in Rockville, MD. Due to COVID-19, and subject to situational changes, the position is expected to be fully remote through June 2021. Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and six years’ experience; or a Master’s degree and four years’ experience. Degree in English, Writing, International Development, Business/Management, or related field.
Experience and Skills

Experience in the international development sector with a knowledge of donors’ programming and procurement and new business development processes
Proposal development experience with demonstrated ability to analyze, synthesize, and present information in a concise, creative manner
Demonstrated mastery of language to include advanced persuasive writing skills with superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar
Solid organizational and time management skills along with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to coordinate efforts and teams to ensure timely delivery
Exhibits dependability, reliability, and a willingness to work outside required set hours when deadlines require
Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities and deadlines
Attention to detail, accuracy and strong time management skills
Ability to understand EnCompass’ mission/services and apply this knowledge to assigned activities such as writing proposal content
Strong skills in Microsoft Office 365 Suite and apps
Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and to guide others in using an appreciative approach
How to Apply:

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application on our website.

 

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Senior Learning Specialist

Position Description
EnCompass LLC is currently seeking a Senior Learning Specialist for Leadership Development to provide technical expertise and innovative approaches to EnCompass’ leadership and coaching programs. The Senior Leadership Specialist will design, develop, deliver and evaluate leadership development courses, learning events, and coaching activities that that foster continuous improvement and innovation in professional and organizational development. Emphasis is on behavior change and soft skills development, as well as an ability to integrate learning into the broader issues of individual and organizational performance.

The position is based at the EnCompass Headquarters offices in Rockville, MD.

Due to COVID-19, and subject to situational changes, the position is expected to be fully remote through June 2021. Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Duties And Responsibilities
Essential functions include:

Technical

Bring leading-edge thinking, methodologies and approaches to leadership, coaching, management development programs, and a range of EnCompass programs
Develop blended learning courses and speak knowledgably with clients about the value of blended learning to bring about a robust experience in leadership skill and behavior development
Provide guidance and support on leadership assessment tools such as 360-degree feedback, MBTI, StrengthsFinder, and others
Design curricula for face-to-face or virtual learning sessions using creative, innovative and evidence-based approaches; develop course content for e-learning programs
Develop dynamic, experiential learning session designs, including macro designs based on client content, micro designs and training scripts
Contribute leadership project and proposal designs for proposal development
Conduct needs assessments to determine the most effective learning activities and curriculum designs that align with organizational goals, strategies, and leadership competencies
Conduct leadership training sessions in face-to-face workshops or virtual learning platforms
Develop curricula and training courses in other technical areas as needed
Design and facilitate virtual sessions (webinars), group process, strategy or work process sessions
Work with subject-matter experts to develop integrated leadership and learning programs
Management

Manage leadership and coaching contracts, including engagement with clients, prime contractors, and subcontractors
Manage teams of staff, consultants, and prime and sub-contractors
Manage budgets to ensure quality performance and fiscal responsibility
Recruit and supervise staff; recruit and manage consultants
Serve as a resource to Business Development teams by contributing to proposal development processes to include developing level of effort (LOE) estimates and writing technical approaches
Contribute to expansion of the Global leadership and Coaching Consultant Network
General

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass activities
Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ experience; or a Master’s degree and six years’ experience; or a PhD and four years’ experience. Degree in Leadership, Coaching, Organizational Development, Curriculum Design, Instructional Design, International Development or other related fields; International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification preferred.
Experience and Skills

Minimum of 6 years’ experience in designing and facilitating interactive leadership and development experiences and designing curricula based on experiential, adult-centered learning, and using blended learning and innovative technologies
Expertise in leadership and management development theory and practice
Expertise in professional leading communities of practice for professional coaching programs
Expertise in various assessment tools including 360-degree assessments, StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) among others
Experience in field of international development, working in cross-cultural environments
Knowledge of the principles of learning including adult learning, learning styles, participatory methods, instructional design, Appreciative Inquiry, whole systems design, e-learning and related topics
Knowledge of leadership frameworks, behaviors, developmental activities and approaches
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously and deliver quality, client-focused results on time and within budget
Demonstrated experience managing and supervising consultants, staff, and teams
Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment, and to use strengths-based tools with clients
Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
Ability to work effectively across cultures and excel in multi-cultural environments
Ability to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues; strong interpersonal skills
Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style
Flexibility and ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time
Skilled in word processing, spreadsheets (Excel), and web-based programs
Past experience working with United Nations agencies, USAID, and other international organizations preferred
Leadership coaching experience preferred
Fluency in language(s) other than English and experience working or living overseas preferred
How To Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter with your application.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

 

Learning Specialist II

Position Description
EnCompass LLC seeks a Learning Specialist II to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate learning courses, activities, and events. The Learning Specialist II will provide innovative approaches in instructional design for courses featuring all elements of blended learning: experiential, participatory in-person courses, virtual instructor-led training, e-learning courses, instructional videos, job aids, action learning, mentoring and other peer learning elements. Successful candidates will design learning experiences with a focus on incorporating a variety of learning methods and the creation of an effective learning environment for participants.

The Learning Specialist II will work as part of an appreciative, collaborative team to design, develop, deliver, and/or evaluate courses for EnCompass clients, including international organizations, U.S. government agencies, and private and public-sector organizations. Applicants with experience in leadership and coaching programs are encouraged to apply.

The position is based at EnCompass Rockville, MD headquarters. The Learning Specialist II will be expected to work from client sites in the Washington, DC metro area as needed.

Due to COVID-19, and subject to situational changes, the position is expected to be fully remote through June 2021. Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions include:

 

Technical

Design curricula, storyboards, and/or other learning tools, using creative, adult-learning and evidence-based approaches
Work with subject-matter experts to define learning objectives, identify competencies, select content, and create evaluation measures
Develop dynamic, experiential learning session designs for face-to-face and virtual training including blended learning architectures, macro designs/outlines based on client content, micro designs or facilitator and participant guides, and trainer scripts and slides
Develop scripts for e-learning, LMS platform-based modules, and instructional videos/animations, and work with an animator in designing the accompanying visual imagery
Facilitate face-to-face workshops and virtual instructor-led training sessions
Conduct training for various clients including but not limited to U.S. government and UN agencies
Contribute expertise and innovative approaches; bring leading-edge thinking, methodologies and approaches to training, learning and leadership development programs
Contribute to, and potentially lead, learning evaluations, using Kirkpatrick Levels 1, 2, and 3
Serve as a resource to Business Development teams by contributing to proposal development processes to include developing level of effort estimates and writing technical approaches

Management

Manage learning programs
Manage projects from design to implementation, including scope, budget, timeline, and quality assurance for assigned training activities
Manage consultants working to develop training sessions or programs, ensuring that they remain on budget and on time in delivering expected materials
Commission and manage additional internal or external resources as required
Effectively communicate project deliverables to clients, team members, and other stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
May supervise and/or mentor staff

General

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass activities
Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements
Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years’ experience; or Master’s degree and 5+ years’ experience; or PhD and 2 years’ experience.
Degree in Curriculum Design, Organizational Development, Instructional Design, International Development or other related fields.

 

Experience and Skills

Extensive experience in designing and facilitating interactive learning experiences and designing curricula based on experiential, adult-centered learning, using blended learning and innovative technologies
Experience in instructional design with a focus on blended learning for in-person and virtual learning
Knowledge of learning principles including adult learning, learning styles theory, participatory methods, instructional design, Appreciative Inquiry, whole systems thinking, and related topics
Experience in designing and delivering learning activities for U.S. government and/or UN agencies
Expertise in leading-edge thinking, methodologies and approaches to leadership, coaching, management development programs
Knowledge of leadership behaviors, developmental activities and approaches to building leadership competency frameworks.
Familiarity with various assessment tools including 360-degree assessments, StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) among others
Experience in designing storyboards for e-learning, LMS platforms, videos, and animations, particularly for Articulate Storyline, Rise, and Adobe Connect
Experience in face-to-face facilitation of participatory sessions
Experience in learning evaluation a plus
Strong planning, organization, critical and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with a dynamic, engaging facilitation style
Able to confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations, collaborate on projects, and communicate results
Experience in the field of international development, working in cross-cultural environments
Ability to work in an environment committed to appreciative, strengths-based approaches
Commitment to providing the highest level of service
Fluency in language(s) other than English and experience working or living overseas preferable
Ability to travel, including internationally, may be required for some assignments

How To Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter with your application.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Project Manager I

The Project Manager I provides management and operational support to the Technical Assistance/Evaluation (TA/Eval) team’s projects. As a member of the team’s Project Operations and Management (POM) Function, the Project Manager I ensures that EnCompass delivers the highest quality of work in response to client needs and contract deliverables, within budget and on time.

The TA&Eval Project Manager I reports to the POM Project Manager II and is located in the EnCompass Rockville office.
Due to COVID-19, and subject to situational changes, the position is expected to be fully remote through June 2021. Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions:

Project Responsibilities

Ensures smooth day-to-day project operations using effective project management and operational processes
Liaises with EnCompass operations teams on behalf of project teams, as needed
Oversees financial aspects of the assigned projects by leading yearly projections, ensuring accurate review of monthly invoices (for accuracy and compliance with the contract provisions), monitoring monthly costs, and tracking contract expenditures against budget and total obligated funds. Reviews and determines causes for variances to the budget and ensures that the Project Lead and Corporate Officer are aware of the status of budget and contractual performance.
Works closely with Project Leads and finance and contracts teams on preparation of budget realignments, contract modifications, and subcontract modifications
Supports subcontract management
Supports project startup and closeout for all assigned projects (US and country-based). In addition, for in-country projects, supports sourcing of field office space, onboarding country teams, and mobilizing expats
Ensures that project-related files and documentation are maintained, shared, and stored according to established protocols
Conducts quality control reviews and ensures project milestones and deadlines are met, revising activities, timing, and resources, as needed, in response to shifting client deadlines and ad hoc requests
Works with project staff to plan and document best practices
Collaborates with Talent Acquisition team to recruit project staff and consultants, including preparing job description, conducting interviews with candidates, and onboarding new hires; may serve as Hiring Manager
Supervises and develops assigned staff

General

Supports business development activities, as appropriate, including drafting project management role descriptions, describing EnCompass project management processes, and preparing proposal budgets
Contributes to project management guidelines and standards, as appropriate
Engages fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events
Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of experience or Master’s Degree and 4+ years of experience or a PhD and 2 years of experience
Experience and Skills

Minimum of two years of project management experience managing large portfolios in the international development sector supporting all administrative, operations and financial aspects
At least two years of strong financial management experience required
Professional fluency in French required
Experience working with international organizations, including U.S. Government (with main focus on USAID), the UN, NGOs, or the private sector
Experience supervising larger teams working on multi complex portfolios with strong knowledge of the range of contracts and budget requirements (FAR and AIDAR) – cost plus fixed fee, time & materials, and fixed price contracts.
Excellent management, organization, communication (verbal and written) and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and meet required deadlines
Ability to confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations, collaborate on projects and communicate results
Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
Flexibility in working in a dynamic environment managing multiple activities, ad hoc requests, and changing requirements
Ability to integrate diverse information from varied sources
Adept at identifying and framing problems, setting priorities, and making critical assessments
Committed to providing the highest level of service to clients via numerous channels (writing concise emails and participating in client meetings as needed) and technical teams
Expertise in project management software (SharePoint, UNANET, MS Project, etc..), word processing, database management, spreadsheets (Excel), and web-based programs
Ability to travel required
Experience working or living overseas preferred, and working in difficult and volatile country contexts is desirable
Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and to guide others in using an appreciative approach
How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

 

 

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Position Description
EnCompass LLC is seeking an experienced Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist to lead MEL services for a variety of clients in the international development space. The Senior MEL Specialist will be responsible for leading technical teams consisting of EnCompass staff and consultants, and will be accountable for technical quality, effective client relations, contract compliance, and budget. We are looking for someone with expert technical and management skills, deep experience in the international development MEL space, the ability to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, productivity, fairness, equity, and innovation, and support for diversity in working with team members, clients, and stakeholders.

 

The position is based at the EnCompass Headquarters offices in Rockville, MD, with possibility for part time remote work. Due to COVID-19, the position will be fully remote through June 2021.

 

Position Duties And Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Technical

Lead design and implementation of large/complex MEL contracts or project task orders
Oversee technical designs of MEL activities
Develop or review drafts of data collection strategies/instruments, consent forms, analysis strategies, and reports
Ensure technical work is continuously positioned for use by the client and other key audiences
Provide leadership to data collection teams, including training data collectors, managing issues that arise during the data collection phase, directly leading data collection as needed, and facilitating workshops using appreciative inquiry and adult learning good practice in line with participatory approaches to MEL
Provide technical guidance and quality assurance on deliverables
Provide technical mentorship and guidance to EnCompass MEL technical specialists in leading and managing smaller/less complex MEL contract
Support integration of collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles across all aspects of technical MEL work
Develop and deepen innovative approaches to evaluation and participate actively in the broader MEL community
Management

Serve as Project Technical Lead for larger/complex projects
Serve as Point of Contact for client and manage all client and partner relations
Manage EnCompass staff and consultants, including delegating tasks, ensuring timely and quality production, and generating solutions for issues that arise
Oversee budget, ensuring profitability on all contracts under purview. Review monthly projections and budget updates with Project Management team.
Review and approve internal and external project workplans, and ensure appropriate delegation to staff and consultants
Review and approve project deliverables
Review and approve recruitment of project staff and consultants
Report progress and challenges to TA&Eval and EnCompass leadership
Supervise and mentor staff on the EnCompass MEL team
Contribute to deepening synergies across all teams and practices at EnCompass
New Business

Lead technical proposals on small to medium size proposals. May also serve as technical lead on large/complex MEL proposals. Leadership includes overseeing the development of the technical approach, management approach, and budget, as well as managing partner relations during the bidding process.
Contribute to company business development through networking in professional circles
Participate in new business generation discussions with potential partners and EnCompass staff
Recruit, hire, and manage consultants for proposals and contribute to expansion of the Global Consultant Network
General

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events
Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
Qualifications

Minimum of a Master’s degree and 8 years of experience
Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Education, Public Health or a related field
Experience and Skills

Minimum of six years of direct MEL experience with demonstrated progression in taking on leadership roles
Demonstrated technical expertise in MEL approaches and implementation good practice
Demonstrated experience leading complex efforts of international development programs, including developing MEL technical designs and data collection tools, managing large/complex data collection efforts, leading analysis, and preparing high quality reports
Sector experience in health, education, or democracy and governance a plus
Experience with contract and budget management and oversight
Direct client engagement experience
Demonstrated understanding of international development processes, actors, and cultures
Strong qualitative research skills, including sample design, instrument development, data analysis (using software), and reporting on qualitative evidence. Quantitative skills a plus and should include good command of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info
Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources
Strong technical expertise within one or more social development sectors, such as education, democracy and governance, public health, gender, etc.
Experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings and workshops
Fluency in languages other than English highly desirable
Experience in applying appreciative inquiry and participatory approaches and ability to model that approach for others highly desirable
Experience implementing USAID monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives required. Familiarity with USAID policy and guidance with respect to monitoring and evaluation required
Direct experience engaging with USAID missions with respect to monitoring, evaluation, and learning strongly desired
Management

Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
Demonstrated experience managing and supervising consultants, staff, and teams
Proven ability to cultivate team work and empower colleagues at all levels of a team
Capability to identify, develop, and maintain a strong network of consultants
Ability to be flexible in adjusting to client needs and project requirements
General

Strong technical and general writing skills
Flexibility and ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time
Proven track record of successful teamwork, good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
Ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously and deliver quality, expected results on time
Skilled in word processing, database management, spreadsheets (Excel), and web-based programs
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels
Ability to work in an appreciate and strengths-based environment and coach others in using appreciative approaches

How To Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter at https://encompassworld.com/careers-and-consulting/.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Partnership Equality Review Consultant

The IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (the ‘PEER System’ or ‘PEERS’) sets out the IRC’s policy, process, guidance and tools for working in partnership. The primary objective of PEERS is to ensure the IRC defines and delivers its role in each context based on how we can best ‘add value’ to the roles, capacities and strategies of local civil society, government, and private sector actors. PEERS aims to promote principled, collaborative partnerships that share power and harness the complementary knowledge, expertise and power of each partner, to develop better solutions for more people caught in crisis. The global application of PEERS is supported by a global training program, e-learning modules, and training webinars.

SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will review the PEER System Handbook and associated training curricula and learning resources and make specific, actionable recommendations for how the IRC can improve the extent to which PEERS applies and promotes the core institutional and partnership principle of equality in practice. The consultant will apply three overlapping lens to the review, identifying opportunities to improve the extent to which PEERS:

​drives an anti-racist approach to the IRC’s work;
​applies feminist principles in practice; and
​promotes the expressed priorities of global south actors.

It is anticipated that the work, described in more detail below, will be performed over a 6-9 month time frame. The methodology should be designed to address issues of power within the consultancy. The methodology and time frame is to be agreed with the consultant.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The specific responsibilities of the consultant are:

​Review recent literature exploring decolonizing aid and anti-racism as it relates to partnerships, as well as literature relating to the application of feminist principles in partnership, and relating to participatory approaches in the community development sector
​Review the public positions of key ‘global south’ networks articulating their priorities in partnerships with INGOs, including the NEAR Network’s Localization Performance Measurement Framework
​Review best practice from southern-based grant-making bodies, such as Women’s Fund Asia and FRIDA
​Review the complete PEERS handbook and key tools (e.g. organizational snapshot, vetting, PPCR, partnership agreement, meeting & monitoring, feedback, etc) through anti-racist, feminist and ‘global south’ lenses
​Review the PEERS training curriculum and e-learning module through anti-racist, feminist and ‘global south’ lenses
​Meet with IRC partners and staff at different levels as appropriate and conduct interviews to understand their perspective on the power imbalances in the systems, processes and policies
​Set out specific, actionable recommendations to strengthen the extent to which PEER System and the associated training program and learning materials promote an anti-racist, feminist approach to partnerships that aligns with the expressed priorities of global south actors. The draft recommendations should propose sequencing of application and distinguish between changes that are possible within existing donor regulatory frameworks, and those that should be the focus of advocacy with donors and/or other relevant parties
​Facilitate a review of those recommendations with a cross-section of IRC staff and partners to determine feasibility (having regard to change management issues), sequencing and timing, as well as alignment with the IRC Strategy 100 framework and donor regulatory requirements
​As part of the process described above, identify terminology in use that risks perpetuating power imbalances (e.g. ‘localization’) and alternatives

KEY DELIVERABLES

​An Inception Report including a methodology and workplan for approval
​A set of draft recommendations, with accompanying rationale, to be reviewed with a cross-section of IRC staff and partners as described above
​A brief final report summarizing methodology, findings, recommendations (including rationale for each) and outcomes
​A presentation of the findings and recommendations in audio/ visual/ webinar format designed to improve accessibility for a wider audience

Partnership Equality Review Consultant

The IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (the ‘PEER System’ or ‘PEERS’) sets out the IRC’s policy, process, guidance and tools for working in partnership. The primary objective of PEERS is to ensure the IRC defines and delivers its role in each context based on how we can best ‘add value’ to the roles, capacities and strategies of local civil society, government, and private sector actors. PEERS aims to promote principled, collaborative partnerships that share power and harness the complementary knowledge, expertise and power of each partner, to develop better solutions for more people caught in crisis. The global application of PEERS is supported by a global training program, e-learning modules, and training webinars.

SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will review the PEER System Handbook and associated training curricula and learning resources and make specific, actionable recommendations for how the IRC can improve the extent to which PEERS applies and promotes the core institutional and partnership principle of equality in practice. The consultant will apply three overlapping lens to the review, identifying opportunities to improve the extent to which PEERS:

​drives an anti-racist approach to the IRC’s work;
​applies feminist principles in practice; and
​promotes the expressed priorities of global south actors.

It is anticipated that the work, described in more detail below, will be performed over a 6-9 month time frame. The methodology should be designed to address issues of power within the consultancy. The methodology and time frame is to be agreed with the consultant.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The specific responsibilities of the consultant are:

​Review recent literature exploring decolonizing aid and anti-racism as it relates to partnerships, as well as literature relating to the application of feminist principles in partnership, and relating to participatory approaches in the community development sector
​Review the public positions of key ‘global south’ networks articulating their priorities in partnerships with INGOs, including the NEAR Network’s Localization Performance Measurement Framework
​Review best practice from southern-based grant-making bodies, such as Women’s Fund Asia and FRIDA
​Review the complete PEERS handbook and key tools (e.g. organizational snapshot, vetting, PPCR, partnership agreement, meeting & monitoring, feedback, etc) through anti-racist, feminist and ‘global south’ lenses
​Review the PEERS training curriculum and e-learning module through anti-racist, feminist and ‘global south’ lenses
​Meet with IRC partners and staff at different levels as appropriate and conduct interviews to understand their perspective on the power imbalances in the systems, processes and policies
​Set out specific, actionable recommendations to strengthen the extent to which PEER System and the associated training program and learning materials promote an anti-racist, feminist approach to partnerships that aligns with the expressed priorities of global south actors. The draft recommendations should propose sequencing of application and distinguish between changes that are possible within existing donor regulatory frameworks, and those that should be the focus of advocacy with donors and/or other relevant parties
​Facilitate a review of those recommendations with a cross-section of IRC staff and partners to determine feasibility (having regard to change management issues), sequencing and timing, as well as alignment with the IRC Strategy 100 framework and donor regulatory requirements
​As part of the process described above, identify terminology in use that risks perpetuating power imbalances (e.g. ‘localization’) and alternatives

KEY DELIVERABLES

​An Inception Report including a methodology and workplan for approval
​A set of draft recommendations, with accompanying rationale, to be reviewed with a cross-section of IRC staff and partners as described above
​A brief final report summarizing methodology, findings, recommendations (including rationale for each) and outcomes
​A presentation of the findings and recommendations in audio/ visual/ webinar format designed to improve accessibility for a wider audience

Junior Professional

About CRS
As the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through integrated programming in emergency response, health, agriculture/livelihoods, education, peacebuilding and more. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Program Summary
The Junior Professionals Program (JPP) is a unique career-building opportunity for women who are passionate about relief and development work and have the skills, attitude and approach to grow into managerial positions with CRS. This structured and intentional field-based learning program is designed to prepare Junior Professionals for positions of greater responsibility with CRS.
Under the supervision of experienced staff, Junior Professionals actively support CRS’ relief and/or development projects while building foundational skills in programming and operations. During the 12-month program, Junior Professionals gain experience in project management (including monitoring and evaluation), project design and proposal development, partnership and capacity building, budget and resource management, supply chain, logistics, human resources and more. With this practical training and the support of strong mentors, graduates of the JPP are strong candidates for onward positions with CRS.
Primary Responsibilities
Under the supervision of an experienced staff member, the Junior Professional will support CRS’ programming and operations as follows:
Project Management
• Support implementation of current projects (e.g. participate in planning/review workshops, support development of capacity building/awareness raising materials)
• Support monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities (review/develop survey instruments, oversee periodic collection of monitoring data, train data collectors, support evaluations, document lessons learned, etc).
• Support appropriate management of cash and in-kind resources (monitor/analyze spending on project budgets, prepare cash forecasts, participate in financial reporting to donors, study & support commodity management, etc).
• Support timely and accurate reporting (review/synthesize data to report on project indicators, draft/edit narrative reports in collaboration with CRS staff and partners, etc).
Project Design and Proposal Development
• Support research & analysis to inform project design (primary & secondary data collection, needs assessments, problem identification, stakeholder analysis, gender analysis, gap analysis, theory of change, etc).
• Support proposal development for CRS and partners (draft sections of technical narratives and budget, package/edit proposals for submission).
Partnership & Capacity Building
• Support CRS partners with activity planning & implementation, project design, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
• Support partnership strengthening and capacity building (e.g. participate in partnership reflection workshops, partner assessments and monitoring visits).
Finance, Supply Chain, HR, Compliance
• Support strong financial management by analyzing budgets, monitoring & forecasting spending, reviewing supporting documentation for financial transactions by CRS and sub-recipients.
• Support supply chain management by reviewing systems for delivery, storage and distribution of goods, assisting with inventory counts, data collection, analysis & verification.
• Support procurement by assisting with bid analysis and vendor selection, contracting, receipt and warehousing of goods.
• Support human resources by preparing job descriptions, reviewing applications/shortlisting candidates.
• Support audit and compliance by reviewing internal controls, systems for fraud prevention, studying CRS policies and donor regulations.
• Support security by reviewing security protocols and manuals, updating as needed.
Key Working Relationships
Internal: CRS Country Representative, Head of Programming, Head of Operations, Program Managers, Finance, Supply Chain and HR staff
External: CRS partner organizations
Required Qualifications
• Masters degree in related field or Bac + 5 equivalent (e.g. International Development, Agriculture, Health, Business, Public Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain)
• Graduated within 18 months of October 2021
• At least 6 months of relevant work experience (includes internships, volunteer or paid work experience)
• Excellent speaking and writing skills in official language of country (English or French)
• Citizen of a participating country (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gambia)
• Desire to work in development and humanitarian field
• Works well in teams and multicultural environment
• Willingness to travel (up to 10-15% of the time)
Preferred qualifications:
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, strong research skills, sound judgement
• Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
• Strong relation management abilities (ability to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds)
• Good presentation and facilitation skills
• Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Web Conferencing Applications
Agency-wide Competencies
Based on the mission, values, and guiding principles of the agency, CRS competencies are to be exemplified by all staff in fulfillment of his or her respective roles and responsibilities.
• Integrity
• Accountability and Stewardship
• Builds Relationships
• Develops Talent
• Continuous Improvement & Innovation
• Strategic Mindset

Head of Grants Management

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) envisions a world where all people are equally valued and lead self-determined lives. FJS advances the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people and promotes gender and racial justice by ensuring those most affected by injustice have the resources they need to cultivate the leadership and solutions that transform our world.
FJS makes grants to local, national, regional, and global organizations and networks with an emphasis on Francophone West Africa, Mesoamerica, South and Southeast Asia, and the US Southeast. FJS supports efforts that advance long-term, structural change and meet immediate needs that enable women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice to be leaders, strategists, and agents of change. The projected grants budget for 2021 is $53 million.
POSITION SUMMARY
The head of grants management (“HGM”) will report to the chief financial officer and will be structurally integrated within the program team. This deliberate cross-functional structure is designed to allow the HGM to have a general understanding of the programmatic direction, be aware of priorities, be alerted to developing plans that might be complex from a grants management perspective, and build relationships with Foundation staff and grantee partners, all while implementing best practices in grants management and compliance.
The HGM will lead FJS’s growing grants management team, currently comprised of one grants manager and two grants associates, and will ensure the successful implementation of the FJS grants administration process. The HGM will directly manage the grants manager overseeing the FJS grants portfolio.
The HGM will be responsible for implementing a new grants management system (GivingData) in 2021 and will work closely with the CFO and director of programs to develop and implement new and revised grantmaking procedures and reporting protocols.
This position is based in New York City and requires some international and domestic travel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Grants Administration:
● Ensure the smooth flow of proposal processing throughout the grant cycle, from application to closeout.
● Update existing, and develop new, policies and procedures to improve grantmaking processes for FJS staff and grantee partners.
● In collaboration with the head of learning, monitoring and evaluation, identify opportunities and implement processes to collect grants data and qualitative information that informs learning, monitoring, and evaluation.
● Represent the foundation at the PEAK Grantmaking conference and in other meetings and forums.
Compliance:
● Serve as a resource for program and grants management staff on compliance, legal, and procedural questions.
● Conduct legal compliance review, interacting with program officers and grantee partners, to ensure that all grantee reports and supporting documentation are accurate, adequate, and consistent with IRS regulations and foundation policies.
● Develop and update workflows, compliance checklists, and the grants management manual.
● Stay abreast of funding trends and compliance issues, attend relevant professional meetings and activities, and incorporate lessons learned as appropriate into the foundation’s grants management process.
Systems and Training:
● Provide ongoing guidance for program and grants management staff to improve and streamline the foundation’s grantmaking processes, and lead the development and enhancement of the GivingData database.
● Recommend changes in the grants management process and technology to improve efficiency, transparency, compliance, and applicant experience.
● Create and administer staff training on policies and procedures related to grants document management, due diligence requirements, risk management, grants management best practices, database coding, and compliance with areas such as lobbying restrictions, OFAC regulations, and expenditure responsibilities. Set in place systems to ensure these policies and procedures are documented and followed.
● Review all grant payments entered in JP Morgan Access and coordinate with the CEO, director of programs, and CFO to release wire payments.
● Oversee the 2021 implementation of the new grants management database for FJS.
Other Related Duties:
● Manage the grants management team. Provide appropriate guidance, training, and support to staff, including focus on work/life balance. Identify grantmaking professional development and training opportunities for staff and self.
● Assist the program team in the preparation of docket materials for Board and committee meetings.
● Provide support to the finance team with the annual audit and Form 990PF preparation.
● Provide leadership on special projects for the grants management team and in collaboration with program and operations teams, as needed.
● Support the annual budget process for the program team and co-create and coordinate the grants management team budget.
● Prepare reports and presentations on the Foundation’s giving history, projections, and trends, including preparing detailed progress reports to the CEO and Board on the organization’s grantmaking.
Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.
REQUIREMENTS
Education:
● Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience:
● Minimum 10 years of grants management experience. Experience must include international grantmaking, grantmaking to US-based organizations, grassroots organizations, and re-granting institutions.
● Strong leadership and management skills with a minimum three years of experience managing and mentoring staff from diverse backgrounds.
● Adept at leading grants management strategy development from conceptualization to completion and balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.
● Experience collaborating with organizational leadership on grants management strategy.
● Strong understanding of IRS rules and Congressional regulations governing private foundations and all related activity.
● Experience managing and implementing a new grants management database.
● Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures.
● Experience training staff on grants management related issues and processes.
Related Skills & Other Requirements:
● Demonstrated commitment to women’s, girls’ and LGBTQI rights, and alignment with the foundation’s values.
● Ability to work in a cross-cultural and multiracial environment and a commitment to examining and addressing racism and power imbalances within FJS and external engagements.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
● Excellent speaking, writing ,and research skills.
● Ability to define objectives and consistently meet deadlines.
● Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
● Strong project management skills.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and spearhead initiatives.
● Ability to create and refine systems to ensure good grantmaking.
● Ability to anticipate needs and plan ahead.
● Solid judgment and critical thinking skills.
● Positive attitude, sense of humor, and a commitment to being a part of an energetic, demanding work environment.
● Eligibility to work in the United States.
PREFERRED ASSETS
● Working knowledge of GivingData database.
● Fluency in Spanish and/or French.
COMPENSATION AND CULTURE
Salary Range: $120,000 to $150,000 depending on experience.
FJS offers a benefits package that includes:
● 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for all eligible employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and eligible dependents.
● Paid vacation days, and closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.
● 401(k) retirement plan (with employer match).
● 100% employer-paid life insurance, supplemental short-term disability, and long-term disability.
● Generous parental leave with full salary continuation.
● Educational support benefits – tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, dependent tuition assistance.
● Supplemental benefits for adoption, reproductive health, surrogacy, and transgender and intersex health.
FJS is committed to cultivating an organizational culture where everyone is able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The foundation believes a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, education, or disability, are valued and respected.
HOW TO APPLY
APPLY HERE (https://foundationforajustsociety.applytojob.com/apply/lEhAZGjrks/Head-Of-Grants-Management?source=Women+In+Dev) – Submit a concise cover letter explaining why this role would be a great fit for you as well as your resume in one PDF by April 10, 2021.
All applications must be received via the APPLY HERE link above. No phone inquiries please.