Vice President, Strategic Development

WCS is a non-profit conservation organization that saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. WCS delivers the full spectrum of nature conservation, from preventing loss to protecting and restoring ecosystems.

With the largest and longest-standing field conservation program in the world, WCS works with governments, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities in more than 50 countries to support the conservation of over 27 million square kilometers of the highest ecological integrity areas across the globe that collectively contain:

• Habitat for around 50% of the world’s biodiversity and a wide range of charismatic megafauna.

• Geographies important for local and global climate stability; including some of the most carbon-dense regions of the globe.

• Resources on which ~80 million people who live within these areas rely upon.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for WCS Global, the Vice President, Strategic Development is a full-time position with leadership for the development of relationships with philanthropic and other strategic partners to ensure the sustainability of WCS Global’s work. This position will lead the development of a strategy to bring stakeholders together to deepen philanthropic engagements and develop and implement a communication plan that conveys WCS Global’s conservation impact. This is an exciting opportunity to lead initiatives and communication efforts that enable the scaling of WCS’s conservation impact globally.

For further information and to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://apptrkr.com/4727577 quoting reference 6907. The deadline for applications is Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Midnight ET.

WCS is open to this position being based in various locations, with preference for WCS New York Headquarters. The salary range is $200,000-$275,000 USD. Salary and benefits subject to change depending on the geography.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share the same value.

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Governance and Human Rights Adviser

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
The Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division has a vision for just, equitable and resilient Pacific societies. It aims to achieve this by advancing human rights, GESI for all Pacific people, grounded in cultural values and principles.
In line with its vision, the work of the Division encompasses the following objectives:
Objective 1: Governance for human rights and social development: Strengthen inclusive, transparent and active governance for human rights and social development.
Objective 2: Gender equality and social inclusion: Mobilise, empower and build conditions for gender equality, equity and social inclusion in society and development.
Objective 3: Culture: Promote, preserve and protect positive expressions of culture.
Objective 4: Enhance knowledge, learning and innovative solutions to accelerate impact on human development priorities.
The role – Governance and Human Rights Adviser will provide activity management, technical advice, assistance, and capacity building under the PROJECT Governance and HRSD work programmes with a focus on human rights and good governance.  As the role requires working across the objectives of the HRSD work program, the Adviser will have a matrix reporting relationship with other Team Leaders in this regard.
The key responsibilities of the role include:

 

Provide technical assistance and support on human rights and good governance
• Support Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs) governments and civil societies to implement, and deliver on human rights and good governance commitments.
• Leads delivery of activities under PROJECT Governance
• Supports the implementation of the Pacific People Advancing Change (PPAC) programme in two PICTs.
• Provides support to HRSD colleagues leading on PROJECT Governance funded activities.
Human rights and good governance capacities and skills development
• Identify needs for development of human rights and good governance capacities and skills for PICTs and other stakeholders.
• Develop and deliver capacity building on human rights, and good governance.
• Conducts training and mentoring of PPAC grantees.
• Monitoring and evaluation of capacity building is conducted to meet desired outcomes.
Stakeholder engagement, networking and coordination
• Support stakeholder engagement, networking, and coordination to advance PROJECT Governance and divisional objectives at national, regional, and institutional levels.
• Engage in working groups, task forces and other technical committees.
• Represent SPC at national, regional, and international forums as delegated by the Director.
Project management and people management
• Matrix management of PROJECT Governance Officers
• Support the team to implement project commitments and ensure the team is able deliver on good governance commitments and country interventions.
• Provide management support to relevant project staff to report against project work plans and budgets.
• Collaborate with in country staff to develop, implement, monitor project activities.
Key selection criteria
Qualifications
• A postgraduate qualification in development, good governance, human rights, law, gender, international relations, or related discipline from a recognized university or a Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the above disciplines.
Knowledge and experience
• Seven (7) years of development experience working in the field of human rights, and/or good governance with at least 5 years of working in Pacific.
• Programming, developing, delivering, and reporting against work plans.
Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Good interpersonal skills, team player and ability to network and effectively work in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural team.
Salary, terms and conditions
Contract Duration – 3 years – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance.
Remuneration – The Governance and Human Rights Adviser is a Band 11 position in SPC’s 2023 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,091‒3,864 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 9,118–11,397 (USD 4,142–5,177; EUR 3,923–4,904). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Team Leader – Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific (SAFE Pacific) Project

The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Team Leader – Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific (SAFE Pacific) Project located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.

Description

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Land Resources Division (LRD) provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories on all aspects of agriculture and forestry. This includes plant protection, conservation, plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, biosecurity and trade facilitation, and sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management. This work has two objectives: improved food and nutritional security, and resilient communities. The division’s services are provided through seven technical/thematic teams: Animal Health and Production; Plant Health; Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation; Forest and Agriculture Diversification; Crop Production and Extension; Genetic Resources; and Forests and Trees.

The Pacific Regional Integration Support (PRISE) Programme is a EUR 37m programme aimed to support greater economic integration among the small and scattered countries of the region, and between the Pacific Region and the global economy. The overall objective is to contribute to improving the economic and social benefits for 15 Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States arising from stronger regional economic integration.

The ‘Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific’ (SAFE Pacific) project funded by the European Union under PRISE will be managed and implemented by SPC in all 15 Pacific Africa Caribbean and Pacific (PACPs) countries. SPC is taking the lead in implementing 2 key outputs with an allocation of EUR 12m: Output 1.2 Sanitary and Phytosanitary services are improved; and Output 2.3: Strengthened competitiveness of sustainable agricultural value-chains in the Pacific as part of the SAFE Pacific project.

The role – Team Leader – SAFE Pacific Project will provide technical assistance, value chain development advice and implementation support to small and medium enterprises, clusters, and producers organisations in the development of market linkages in the agriculture sector so that these become profitable, bankable, and self-sustaining in the long run.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Performance and Leadership
• Create a team environment, within the project and across the division that fosters and develops effective working relationships, coordinated interventions and high performance.
• Ensure members of the Operational Support Team are managed effectively (in particular recruitment, performance management, and training and development and effective operational management – work planning, reporting, knowledge management, budget management).
• Monitor the performance and workloads of direct reports and staff members and provide directions and guidance for effective performance to ensure that objectives are met
• Develop and monitor contracts of short-term technical experts.
• Create linkages and integrate with LRD Pillars and programmes.

Project Management and Coordination
• Effective management of the donor funding agreement and all its stipulations with regards to technical and financial requirements.
• Ensure that the 2 components of the project (SPS and Value chains) are well coordinated, and operational support is provided in a timely manner.
• Coordinates the reporting from the different components of the SAFE Pacific programme and ensure all reporting both internally and externally (to the European Union) is completed comprehensively, accurately and on time.
• Ensure that MEL, communications and gender / human rights are adequately incorporated into reports to the EU to meet their requirements.
• Coordinate development of and regularly review annual work plans and budgets of project components in line with the project document with component leaders and ensuring cross cutting issues of gender and social inclusion are adequately addressed.
• Ensure all internal SPC policies and procedures are followed with regard to procurement, human resources and financial management.
• Ensure that all procurement is properly planned and executed timely.
• Ensure that records management is robust and well maintained.
• Contribute where applicable to Programme, Divisional and Corporate publications and communications materials, such as programme articles and reports.
• Ensure that all knowledge management products created during the life of the project is well disseminated and stored in a relevant depository for future access and use.
• Proactively identify and respond to new opportunities that will enhance project objectives.
• Effective exit strategy developed.

Partner Relationship Management
• Liaise and work closely with all the component areas under the SAFE Pacific programme including PIFS and UNCTAD.
• Ensure appropriate representation at all SAFE Pacific coordination and steering committee meetings.
• Effectively communicate regularly with key partners, including private sector, civil society and Government sectors.
• Ensure project activities are undertaken in an open and transparent manner.
• Intervene early and effectively when potential problems arise.
• Take a pro-active role in the coordination of efforts of other development agencies initiatives in so far as they relate to trade in the Pacific (EDF-OCT; PACER+; PHAMA; ITC).
• Establish and maintain close working relationships with other relevant agencies both within the Pacific Region and further afield and ensure the establishment of effective synergies among stakeholders.

Sourcing Additional Funding Resources
• Participate effectively and contribute towards the coordination of overall PRISE Programme.
• Support in development of PRISE Integrated Workplans.
• Represent SPC and provide updates to PRISE Steering Committee & Technical Committee.
• Maintain healthy relationships with prospective development partners.
• Identify potential sources of funds to bolster the work of the components of SAFE Pacific and other LRD teams and ensure the sustainability of SAFE Pacific outcomes.

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

• A postgraduate degree from a recognised university in a field relevant to management and planning in the agriculture sector.

Technical expertise

• At least 12 years of programme management experience with donors, government or non-governmental organizations.
• Strong leadership skills with ability to manage multicultural teams.
• Demonstrated project/programme management skills, including strong proposal and report writing skills.
• Proven experience in negotiating, building and maintaining professional, client-focused relationship and mutually beneficial partnerships.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, creative thinker and ability to work independently.

Language skills

• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

• Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – until 31 December 2024 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance.
Remuneration – The Team Leader – SAFE Pacific Project is a band 12 position in SPC’s 2023 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,565‒4,456 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 10,516–13,146 (USD 4,777–5,971; EUR 4,525–5,657). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.
Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).
Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.
Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Application procedure

Closing Date: 20 November 2023 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)
Job Reference: CB000346

Applicants must apply online at http://careers.spc.int/
Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.
For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:
• an updated resume with contact details for three professional referees
• a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
• responses to all screening questions
Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage if all the above documents are not provided. Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
For international staff in Fiji, only one foreign national per family can be employed with an entity operating in Fiji at any one given time. SPC may assist on a case-by-case basis with submissions to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their consideration and final approval. SPC cannot and does not make any guarantee whatsoever of approval for such applications to Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and where an application is approved, the spouse or partner will subject to such terms and conditions as may be set from time to time by the Ministry.
SPC does not charge a fee to consider your application and will never ask for your banking or financial information during the recruitment process.

Screening Questions (maximum of 2,000 characters per question):

1. Please provide examples of donor-funded programmes you have managed. Highlight what challenges you faced in programme and financial management, and what you did to overcome these challenges.
2. What do you consider are the keys to the successful management of a programme involving communities, private and public sector stakeholders across multiple countries?
3. Thinking about the specific outputs of the PRISE/SAFE Pacific Project, what do you foresee as the main challenges to implementation of this project and how will you manage these challenges?

Team Leader – Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific (SAFE Pacific) Project

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Land Resources Division (LRD) provides advice, technical assistance, research and training support to Pacific Island countries and territories on all aspects of agriculture and forestry. This includes plant protection, conservation, plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, biosecurity and trade facilitation, and sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management. This work has two objectives: improved food and nutritional security, and resilient communities. The division’s services are provided through seven technical/thematic teams: Animal Health and Production; Plant Health; Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation; Forest and Agriculture Diversification; Crop Production and Extension; Genetic Resources; and Forests and Trees.

The Pacific Regional Integration Support (PRISE) Programme is a EUR 37m programme aimed to support greater economic integration among the small and scattered countries of the region, and between the Pacific Region and the global economy. The overall objective is to contribute to improving the economic and social benefits for 15 Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States arising from stronger regional economic integration. SPC is taking the lead in implementing 2 key outputs with an allocation of EUR 12m: Output 1.2 Sanitary and Phytosanitary services are improved; and Output 2.3: Strengthened competitiveness of sustainable agricultural value-chains in the Pacific. PRISE Outputs 1.2 and 2.3 with the title ‘Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific’ (SAFE Pacific) project will be managed and implemented by SPC in all 15 Pacific Africa Caribbean and Pacific (PACPs) countries.

The role – Team Leader – SAFE Pacific Project will provide technical assistance, value chain development advice and implementation support to small and medium enterprises, clusters, and producers organisations in the development of market linkages in the agriculture sector so that these become profitable, bankable, and self-sustaining in the long run.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Performance and Leadership
• Create a team environment, within the project and across the division that fosters and develops effective working relationships, coordinated interventions and high performance.
• Ensure members of the Operational Support Team are managed effectively (in particular recruitment, performance management, and training and development and effective operational management – work planning, reporting, knowledge management, budget management).
• Monitor the performance and workloads of direct reports and staff members and provide directions and guidance for effective performance to ensure that objectives are met
• Develop and monitor contracts of short-term technical experts.
• Create linkages and integrate with LRD Pillars and programmes.

Project Management and Coordination
• Effective management of the donor funding agreement and all its stipulations with regards to technical and financial requirements.
• Ensure that the 2 components of the project (SPS and Value chains) are well coordinated, and operational support is provided in a timely manner.
• Coordinates the reporting from the different components of the SAFE Pacific programme and ensure all reporting both internally and externally (to the European Union) is completed comprehensively, accurately and on time.
• Ensure that MEL, communications and gender / human rights are adequately incorporated into reports to the EU to meet their requirements.
• Coordinate development of and regularly review annual work plans and budgets of project components in line with the project document with component leaders and ensuring cross cutting issues of gender and social inclusion are adequately addressed.
• Ensure all internal SPC policies and procedures are followed with regard to procurement, human resources and financial management.
• Ensure that all procurement is properly planned and executed timely.
• Ensure that records management is robust and well maintained.
• Contribute where applicable to Programme, Divisional and Corporate publications and communications materials, such as programme articles and reports.
• Ensure that all knowledge management products created during the life of the project is well disseminated and stored in a relevant depository for future access and use.
• Proactively identify and respond to new opportunities that will enhance project objectives.
• Effective exit strategy developed.

Partner Relationship Management
• Liaise and work closely with all the component areas under the SAFE Pacific programme including PIFS and UNCTAD.
• Ensure appropriate representation at all SAFE Pacific coordination and steering committee meetings.
• Effectively communicate regularly with key partners, including private sector, civil society and Government sectors.
• Ensure project activities are undertaken in an open and transparent manner.
• Intervene early and effectively when potential problems arise.
• Take a pro-active role in the coordination of efforts of other development agencies initiatives in so far as they relate to trade in the Pacific (EDF-OCT; PACER+; PHAMA; ITC).
• Establish and maintain close working relationships with other relevant agencies both within the Pacific Region and further afield and ensure the establishment of effective synergies among stakeholders.

Sourcing Additional Funding Resources
• Participate effectively and contribute towards the coordination of overall PRISE Programme.
• Support in development of PRISE Integrated Workplans.
• Represent SPC and provide updates to PRISE Steering Committee & Technical Committee.
• Maintain healthy relationships with prospective development partners.
• Identify potential sources of funds to bolster the work of the components of SAFE Pacific and other LRD teams and ensure the sustainability of SAFE Pacific outcomes.

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications
• A postgraduate degree from a recognised university in a field relevant to management and planning in the agriculture sector.

Technical expertise
• At least 12 years of programme management experience with donors, government or non-governmental organizations.
• Strong leadership skills with ability to manage multicultural teams.
• Demonstrated project/programme management skills, including strong proposal and report writing skills.
• Proven experience in negotiating, building and maintaining professional, client-focused relationship and mutually beneficial partnerships.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, creative thinker and ability to work independently.

Language skills
• Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
• Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract Duration – until 31 December 2024 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance.
Remuneration – The Team Leader – SAFE Pacific Project is a band 12 position in SPC’s 2023 salary scale, with a starting salary range of 3,565‒4,456 SDR (special drawing rights) per month, which currently converts to approximately FJD 10,516–13,146 (USD 4,777–5,971; EUR 4,525–5,657). An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of expatriate SPC staff members is not subject to income tax in Fiji; Fiji nationals employed by SPC in Fiji will be subject to income tax.

Benefits for international employees based in Fiji – SPC provides a housing allowance of FJD 1,350–3,000 per month. Establishment and repatriation grant, removal expenses, airfares, home leave travel, health and life and disability insurances and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Employees are entitled to 25 working days of annual leave per annum and other types of leave, and access to SPC’s Provident Fund (contributing 8% of salary, to which SPC adds a matching contribution).

Languages – SPC’s working languages are English and French.

Recruitment principles – SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander. Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

Specialist, Trusts and Foundations

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking to hire someone with knowledge in the trusts and foundations landscape to fill the position of Trusts and Foundations Specialist. Europe and the Middle East’s (EME) Resource and Development team is expanding its scope with this new role that will lead the research and acquisition of funds from trusts and foundations across the region. Working closely with the Leadership Giving Associate Director, and within the supportive environment of an experienced Resource and Development team, the role will involve research, relationship building and written applications to create a pipeline of funds from this new income stream. Being a new role and income stream for HFHI EME, the team member should be ambitious and ready to take on independent research with the ability to assess good strategic alignment with Habitat’s work.

This position may be based remotely in Slovakia or the UK and requires 10% travel.

Responsibilities

*Conduct desk and phone research, with a special focus on trusts and foundations in Austria, Belgium, France and Switzerland, to identify and create a robust database of funders with potential to support Habitat’s global work
*Analyze alignment with Habitat’s work to prioritise opportunities with an assessment of potential funding size, thematic and geographic fit and other relevant details for each trust or foundation
*Proactively build relationships with staff members within these trusts and foundations, sharing Habitat’s mission and engaging interest in Habitat’s work
*Write applications to trusts and foundations where the funding interests match Habitat’s work
*Manage grants once funds are secured including reporting deadlines, communication with project implementation country teams and interactions with donor trust or foundation

Requirements

*Bachelor’s degree in International Development, International Relations, European Studies, Social Sciences, Communications/Marketing, Business or other related fields
*At least 2-4 years of experience in trusts and foundations market
*Research skills
*Strong knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
*Strong written and verbal communication
*Fluency in English (written and verbal)
*Strong interest in international development and global development issues, practices and principles
*High ethical standards
*Excellent management and interpersonal skills
*Team-player, strong collaborative approach
*Active support of HFHI values and commitments:
– Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves.
– Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular.
– Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission.
– Safeguarding – HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Preferred

*Working knowledge of French or German
*Experience with working in multi-national and cross-cultural setting
*Experience with fundraising, resource development, project management or account management

Open Books, Executive Director

Based in Chicago, Open Books, a nonprofit organization, launched in 2006 to transform lives through reading, writing, and the unlimited power of books. Since inception, Open Books has impacted tens of thousands of Chicagoans, primarily children (birth – 12th grade), through in- and out-of-school literacy programs and the provision of free books via an increasing number of channels. Open Books envisions a Chicago where all kids have a chance to develop the reading and writing skills they need to feel confident and flourish on their academic journeys and beyond.

Open Books approaches its work with an equity lens and addresses the barriers that make access to books and literacy programs uniquely difficult for children and families in Chicago’s resource-withheld neighborhoods. Ten priority neighborhoods served by Open Books include Austin, Back of the Yards, Brighton Park, Englewood, Gage Park, Garfield Park, Little Village, McKinley Park, North Lawndale, and Pilsen. Open Books literacy programs include reading, writing, and free book distribution primarily to their priority communities. The organization is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors and there is an Associate Board that serves as an active fundraising body.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall growth and impact of Open Books and all its functions. The Executive Director leads all facets of Open Books, which includes three brick and mortar neighborhood bookstores, administration of all programs and community engagement initiatives. The Executive Director will develop and oversee a budget of $3.5M, manage and develop a dedicated paid staff of 25 and more than 300 volunteers. The Executive Director provides a leadership role in initiating and maintaining community relationships and securing the operating and investment funds necessary to sustain current and future operations.

The next Executive Director will have a commitment to Open Book’s mission and equity in promoting and expanding literacy among Chicago children and families. Ten years or more of professional experience, including strong organizational vision, demonstrated leadership and management experience is required; non-profit experience preferred. The qualified candidate will have strong fundraising experience across multiple funding audiences, including corporations, foundations, and individuals. The drive to support and foster high-impact in-and out-of-school programs designed to strengthen reading and literacy in Chicago communities that lack relevant resources is expected. Experience in, or commitment to, furthering organizational goals towards diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) among internal and external stakeholders is needed. Demonstrated leadership in organizational change is desired.

SALARY & BENEFITS
$130,000 – $150,000 plus competitive benefits, including medical and dental insurance (multiple BlueCross BlueShield plans for individuals and families). Voluntary vision and life insurance and 401(k) contribution. Paid time off and paid holidays. Flexible work environment.

Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search. For more information, visit www.noeticexsearch.com or www.open-books.org

Open Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the spirit and law of anti-discrimination protections to foster a diverse workforce.

Rise Up Grants & Contracts Manager

Location: California/WFH

This is a regular full-time remote position.

Employment Type: Full Time

Full salary range for this position: $73,813 to $107,089 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $73,813 (minimum) to $90,451 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Grant and Contract Administration: 65%

About The Employer

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Public Health Institute, works to advance gender equity and justice in education, health, and economic opportunity by partnering with visionary local leaders around the world. We build power with women, girls, and their allies by providing training, funding, and connection to a global network to help them achieve meaningful, lasting change. Rise Up works with leaders in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States to create a future where all people can thrive. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of 800 leaders has successfully advocated for over 185 new and improved laws and policies, positively impacting more than 160 million people around the world.
Position Summary

The Rise Up Grants and Contracts Manager plays a crucial role in the success of Rise Up by overseeing the management of grants and contracts for multiple projects for the organization. Reporting to the Rise Up Director of Operations, the position is responsible for grant-making activities including planning and application activities, contracting, day-to-day administration, reporting and close out.

The Rise Up Grants and Contracts Manager reviews grants applications, agreements, and other grant information and ensures the accuracy of information in the Salesforce CRM. This position works closely with the Director of Operations and the Sr. Finance and Administrative Manager to improve organizational compliance to minimize risks to Rise Up and ensure effective and efficient processes are implemented. Functioning as a key liaison, the position ensures effective communications with key stakeholders. They compile and manage grant information/resources, respond to requests from partners and Rise Up staff, and maintain a complete, accurate, and up-to-date filing and tracking system.

The position will effectively supervise the Administrative Assistant and mentor India Operations Associate. This role requires that consultants/grants/vendor agreements are accurately processed, and domestic and international payments and transactions for all agreements are administered efficiently and effectively.

Responsibilities

• Lead the entire lifecycle of grants and contracts, including proposal development, award negotiation, and post-award management.
• Ensure compliance with donor requirements, organizational policies, and relevant regulations.
• Develop and maintain grant and contract files, ensuring all documentation is complete and current.
• Implement systems and processes for receiving, reviewing, and awarding grants, sub-grants, contracts, and vendor agreements.
• Monitor grant and contract timelines, reporting deadlines, and deliverables.
• Work closely with the Sr. Manager, Finance and Administration to allocate annual contracts and payment budgets.
• Act as the primary point of contact and liaison with PHI on all grants and contracts processes
• Organize, systemizes, and maintains consultants, vendors, and grants files
• Provide technical assistance to consultants, grantees, partner organizations, and vendors on PHI processes and policies.
• Ensure complete, accurate, and timely data and information is maintained in Salesforce CRM.
• Work with MEL to resolve timeline, tracking and processing issues in Salesforce CRM, and recommend system improvement as appropriate.
• Communicate grant-making timelines and processes with PHI Office of Research and Agreement Administration (ORAA)’s team.
• Manage files and grants tracking systems.
• Track frequently asked questions and developed training and related tools to address gaps and build staff and partner capacity.

Financial Support: 15%

• Monitor grant and contract budgets, track expenditures, and ensure financial compliance.
• Work closely with finance and program teams to reconcile financial reports and resolve discrepancies.
• Provide financial analysis of grantees’ financials and report inconsistencies and irregularities with submission to the Director of Operations to support decision making.
• Work with PHI on streamlining the process of returning unspent funds from agreements.

Operations and Management 20%

• Support programs with tracking and submission of grantees progress/technical and financial reports.
• Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements and deadlines are communicated to programs for timely delivery.
• Identify and mitigate compliance risks and issues proactively.
• Provide guidance and training to staff and partners on grants and contracts management best practices.
• Foster a culture of compliance and accountability within the organization.
• Collaborate with Fiscal sponsor legal counsel and ORAA team to review and approve contract agreements.
• Support Rise Up departments with the development of SOW, deliverables and budget for consultants, grantees and partner organizations.
• Provide oversight and input on process efficiencies, workflow, and timelines with grants & contracts.
• Manage procurement for domestic and international contracts including payments and payments for domestic and vendor agreements.
• Review for understanding and compliance with funder/donor agreements.
• Liaise with consultants and vendors to develop SOWs/deliverables, help set rates, and negotiate contracts.
• Work with Director of Operations with partner organizations EOR due diligence and risk assessments, tracking and communications.
• Supervise Administrative Assistant and manage their performance.
• Travel up to 10% of the time, both domestically and internationally.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Minimum Qualifications

• 5 years of experience in grants and contracts management, including 2 years in a supervisory or managerial role.
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or related field, or substitute with four additional years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications

• Previous experience with a grants management system.
• Strong knowledge of grant and contract regulations and compliance requirements.
• Experience working in a multi-cultural setting and with projects around the world preferred.
• Experience with international non-profit organizations preferred.
• Experience with Salesforces or other CRMs preferred.
• Familiarity with financial systems preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong project management skills.
• Proficiency in financial management, reporting, and budget analysis.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse team.
• Excellent Computer Skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
• Ability to work effectively with remote colleagues and stakeholders across the world.
• Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time, both domestically and internationally.
• Spanish proficiency or other language skills preferred.
• Must be able to pass background checks required for this job.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic-based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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