Grants & Contracts Manager

The Organization and Role

About Us

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our Policy, Advocacy, Helpline, RightsCon, Grants, and Operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About the Role

The Grants & Contracts Manager plays a key role with both the finance and development teams of our growing, global organization. The Manager leverages their financial management experience with grants for nonprofits, and collaborates across the Organization to ensure smooth and timely grant processing, accurate spending against grants budgets, and compliance with funder requirements and applicable laws. The Manager brings a detail-oriented approach to managing competing priorities and deadlines, and coordinates exceptionally well across cross-functional teams.

 

The Grants & Contracts Manager reports through the Director of Finance, and works closely with the Financial Controller and other Finance Team leads, and with Access Now’s Development Director.

 

What You Will Do

As the Grants & Contracts Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the Organization’s financial management of its grants, donations, and fundraising efforts in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based environment.

 

Budget Preparation and Adjustments

Develop and review budgets for grant proposals aligned with organizational priorities and available expense categories, whilst being responsive to funder interests
Support Development Director in responding to and managing follow-up financial requests from funders
Work closely with Financial Controller to track adjustments and projections
Support creation of the Organizational budget, primarily from a ‘budget by funder’ and an unrestricted vs. restricted perspective

Financial Grant Analysis and Compliance

Coordinate all financial reporting aspects of Access Now’s grants by working closely with accountants to allocate expenses to specific funders, according to budget and need
Provide timely and accurate financial reports for donors to Finance Director and to Development Director, to meet rolling deadlines across all funding relationships
Review time allocation to grants to ensure that allocations meet funding requirements, and that grant funds are being spent down appropriately
Support Finance Director on audits and agreed-upon-procedures as needed, providing documentation and drafting responses to audit questions
Review incoming grant agreements for their financial requirements to provide advice on their application, feasibility, and practical implementation
Ensure that directors and managerial staff understand and comply with funders’ terms and conditions as set out in grant agreements
Maintain documentation of financial documents for funding agreements and strong internal processes which intersect with the Development Team
Analyze and report on general ledger account activity for variances from budget
Prepare a periodic and annual restricted revenue release schedule
Support decision-making on grant expenses, interpreting whether the expense is appropriate and allowable within the grant framework, budget, goals, and general conditions
Work closely with EU counterparts to align and ensure financial reporting and compliance obligations as they relate to grant revenue and expenses

Additional Responsibilities

Keep abreast of accounting pronouncements and industry best practices with respect to revenue recognition and grant financial reporting for not-for-profits
Pursue additional training in grant management requirements/regulations, as needed
Perform administrative tasks (information management, maintenance of financial aspects of grant files, document destruction, etc.) as needed
Other financial projects/tasks as assigned

About You

As a top candidate you will bring:

Clear depth of understanding of (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) GAAP principles as they relate to grant-making and revenue recognition, as well as typical not-for-profit policies, procedures, and best practices
Familiarity with grants from a diverse range of sources in a not-for-profit, international context
Advanced Excel skills, including creation and use of complex pivot tables, lookup functions, and other features for formatting, manipulating, and analyzing data
Nonprofit accounting experience, including basic accounting concepts, TRNA (Temporary Restricted Net Assets)/funding with restrictrictions, deferred revenue, balance sheet items, projection, fund budget building
Exceptional ability to set and manage priorities, and exercise sound judgment
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and multi‐task
Strong orientation toward working as part of a fast-paced team
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills
Detail-oriented approaches, possessing keen analytical skills organization
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, through a combination of education, training, and/or experience, plus four years of related experience

Preferred Skills, Experience

We know that it will be helpful if you have:

Multi-year foreign government grant financial management and reporting experiences
Revenue recognition per GAAP
Familiarity with FundEZ and Salesforce

The Details

 

Location

This is a full-time position, ideally located in either of our New York City or Washington, DC offices, with ability to attend occasional in-person meetings. At this time Access Now Team Members are working remotely full-time, with a likely return to offices later in 2021. Candidates in Berlin, Brussels, San José (CR), or Tunis who meet skills and background requirements may be considered. The successful candidate must have the legal right-to-work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.

 

Remuneration

Access Now offers competitive salary – commensurate with experience – and benefits packages that align with our office localities. For candidates in the US, Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated between $70,000 and $80,000 USD annually, and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role, if filled within the US, include paid healthcare – medical, dental, and vision – insurance, as well as access to a 401k retirement savings program match. If filled in one of the other locations listed above, salary and benefits will align to the corresponding Region, accordingly. All Team Members also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

 

Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program
Professional development and growth opportunities
Extensive workplace flexibility
Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
Organizational resilience and support for all team members
Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents:

 

Résumé/CV (removing all personally identifying information such as age, gender, marital status, address, and photo)
Cover letter outlining your specific interest and suitability for this role

Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please be sure to add apps.bamboohr.com to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us.

 

We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

 

Coordinator

AFI Seeks Coordinator Starting Spring/Summer 2021.

ABOUT AFI

Led by immigration and human rights attorneys, Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI) facilitates pro bono immigration representation and resettlement assistance for international artists who are persecuted or censored.

Dedicated to safeguarding the right to artistic freedom, AFI was founded on the notion that artists are uniquely situated to positively and powerfully effect change, provided their voices can be heard. As artists are increasingly censored, imprisoned, restricted from moving freely across borders, tortured, or even killed, it is more critical than ever that we safeguard the right to artistic freedom and zealously champion the courageous artists who exercise it.

To this end, AFI directly assists artists who have experienced persecution, censorship, or other restrictions on their freedom of expression, and supports artists who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing progressive social change and fundamental human rights.

We work with immigrant artists to champion art produced in exile, advance creative cultural exchange, improve conditions for artists in their home countries, and safeguard their ability to express themselves creatively through the arts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

AFI seeks a full-time Coordinator to provide critical administrative, operations, and programmatic support towards executing our mission. We are looking for a highly-motivated, resourceful, articulate, versatile, and socially conscious individual to join our team. The ideal candidate is committed to human rights and the arts, and is creative, self-driven, and has an entrepreneurial spirit. This is an entry-level position with potential to grow as the organization expands. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs.

The AFI office is currently working remotely, but will be moving towards a hybrid in-person/remote model. Candidates should be willing to relocate to Brooklyn, NY.

Assist the Director of Programs and Programs Associate in the following:

Provide administrative and operations support in day to day running of the nonprofit
Provide programmatic and administrative support for AFI programs, advocacy initiatives, and events
Manage digital filing and data management systems on DropBox and Google Drive
Manage record keeping of AFI’s artist roster and pro bono services provided
Manage accounting through QuickBooks, including bill payment, donations, receipts and invoices
Copywriting and copy editing for website, social media, and white papers

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree required
Demonstrated commitment to advancing human rights
Highly organized and extremely detail oriented
Self-motivated and resourceful
Works well independently and as part of a team
Ability to communicate effectively and to present information in a concise and organized fashion in both oral and written form
Demonstrated ability to multitask, track timelines and deadlines, and prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment

PREFERRED
Work experience preferred, especially in small non-profit setting
International experience a plus
Strong command of a foreign language a plus
Familiarity with Quickbooks, Dropbox, Canva, DropBox, WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

JOB TYPE: Full-time.

SALARY: $38,000 – $42,000

Please apply by sending a single PDF document, containing a cover letter and resume, and saved as “Last Name, First Name Coordinator Application” to ashley@artisticfreedominitiative.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Request for Proposals – Gender and JEDI Advisor

Overview:

Request for Proposals – Gender and JEDI Advisor

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The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is seeking suitably qualified candidates or an organisation to support ICM in mainstreaming Gender and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principles across all its activities. The consultancy is expected to take place within six months (or earlier), starting from June 2021.

Location: home-based, consultancy interactions with ICM staff are expected to take place virtually.

Process: Submit Expression of Interest (EoI) specifying methodology, work plan for deliverables, fees and experience of undertaking similar assignments to S.Pairman@internationalmidwives.org and S.Mandke@internationalmidwives.org. The deadline for submitting EoI is: 21st April 2021.

Background

With a unique and vital role as the only organization specifically focused on supporting Associations of midwives and their midwife members around the world, ICM is recognized as a leader in providing knowledge, resources, and support to the midwifery profession. ICM also adds value to the broader global landscape by contributing to improving sexual, reproductive, maternal, and child health, gender equality, and equal access to quality health care for women and communities.

Opportunity

A newly developed 2021 – 2023 strategic plan positions ICM as a partner, advocate, technical advisor, and knowledge base for midwives associations and midwives around the world. It will allow the organization to grow and expand in tailored ways that will make the largest impact on the profession of midwifery, with broader impacts on gender equality, human rights, and universal health coverage. Within this strategic plan, cross-cutting priorities have been identified for all areas of work: advancing gender equality and prioritising justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (JEDI).

As gender equality impacts every element of the three priorities of ICM’s newly developed strategic plan, understanding how pervasive inequalities affect the profession of midwifery is vital to ensuring ICM’s remit is poised to work to address these issues. By utilizing a gender lens (e.g., examining

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen

professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 143 Members

Associations (MAs), representing 124 countries across every continent and over 1 million midwives

globally.

elements of work and their impact on women and gender equality), across all of the strategic priorities, their key objectives, and ICM projects, ICM will be better positioned to both promote gender equality and to work to enact processes and approaches that will help to shape the lived realities of midwives and the women they serve in a variety of geographies.

Similarly, by acknowledging and working to combat all forms of racism and discrimination, ICM will act as a leader, modeling and prioritizing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JEDI) in all of its work. This will include efforts to promote diverse leadership, as well as equity and inclusion within ICM’s staff, programmes, and MAs. ICM will advance justice and stand against racism by fighting barriers to equitable, respectful, and culturally appropriate midwifery care for all women and communities. These efforts will enhance outcomes and drive sustainable progress for midwives, women, and communities, regardless of their ethnicity, disability, race, origin, religion, or sexual orientation/identity.

Scope of Work

ICM seeks to hire an expert/experts to strengthen our capacity to transform into a more inclusive and intersectional organization. We seek support in designing a process to understand how gender inequality, racism and discrimination operate within the global health sector and specifically midwifery, and to strengthen ICM’s organisational response to what is learnt.

We are open to hiring an individual consultants, or a team who can undertake the multi-levelled scope of work. We strongly encourage people of colour / black, indigenous, minority, ethnic, LGBTQIA+ people, those with disabilities or those from non-Western countries to apply for this role.

Activities and Deliverables

1:Conduct an intersectional analysis of ICM’s activities, including policies, strategic priorities and objectives, programmes, partnerships and structures, to develop a report outlining current organisational status from gender and JEDI lens;

2:Consult ICM staff, Board Members and other key stakeholders to draft Gender and JEDI policy for ICM and create a Gender and JEDI mainstreaming plan including a road map for both short and long- term changes;

3. Develop implementation guidelines to mainstream Gender and JEDI across all activities of ICM;

4. Develop a Gender and JEDI guide for distribution to ICM’s Member Associations and other key stakeholders.

Evaluation Criteria

  •   Deep understanding of intersectionality and experience of practical application of intersectional analysis;
  •   A deep commitment to Gender equality and JEDI principles and knowledge of contemporary thinking around Gender and JEDI issues relating to both internal organisational and individual reflection and external engagement with the ICM community;
  •   Experience in best-practice implementation of Gender and JEDI principles and policy in an organisation;
  •   Experience and expertise in SRHR and maternal health (midwifery-specific expertise a bonus);
  •   Experience of reviewing large-scale, complex global programmes through gender and intersectional lenses;
  •   Strong analytical skills to gather and organise information and resources, compile and prepare data, and synthesize knowledge from diverse sources of information.Budget

    Proposed budgets will be reviewed with respect to the suitability of the methology, work plan and activities for deliverables in a cost-effective manner. A cap of $30,000 (including VAT if applicable) has been earmarked for this exercise.

Expert on strategy development for our programme in Afghanistan

About medica mondiale

medica mondiale e.V. is a non-governmental organisation based in Cologne, Germany. As a feminist women’s rights and aid organisation medica mondiale supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world. Through own programmes and in cooperation with local women’s organisations we offer holistic support to women and girl survivors of sexualised and gender-based violence. On the political level, we pro-actively promote women’s rights, call for a rigorous punishment of crimes as well as effective protection, justice and political participation for survivors of violence. Currently medica mondiale is working in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in Westafrica, in Kosovo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the African Great Lakes Region.

Call for Expressions of Interest:
Expert on strategy development for our programme in Afghanistan
Preliminary terms of reference (Date: 30/03/2021)

 

Consultant(s) on development and promotion of safeguarding policies for medica mondiale’s partner organisations

About medica mondiale
medica mondiale e.V. is a non-governmental organisation based in Cologne, Germany. As a feminist women’s rights and aid organisation medica mondiale supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world. Through own programmes and in cooperation with local women’s organisations we offer holistic support to women and girl survivors of sexualised and gender-based violence. On the political level, we pro-actively promote women’s rights, call for a rigorous punishment of crimes as well as effective protection, justice and political participation for survivors of violence. Currently medica mondiale is working in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in West Africa, in Southeastern Europe as well as the African Great Lakes Region.
Call for Expressions of Interest
for
Consultant(s) on development and promotion of safeguarding policies for medica mondiale’s partner organisations
(Afghanistan, Iraq/Kurdistan, South Eastern Europe, West Africa, African Great Lakes Region)
(Preliminary Terms of Reference: 30/03/2021)
Context
medica mondiale has a zero tolerance towards all forms of sexualized and gender-based violence and power abuse. medica mondiale puts the well-being and safety of her own staff, of staff of her partner organisations and all individuals participating in the projects and programs funded by medica mondiale or implemented jointly with her partner organisations at the heart of her work. Therefore, medica mondiale is committed to assessing and promoting existing safeguarding policies, procedures and mechanisms both for herself and for her partners as well as to developing complementary ones.
While medica mondiale aims at supporting her partner organisations to develop and/or strengthen and implement safeguarding solutions, policies and procedures, she recognises that the organisational development processes connected with it are always context-specific and must be locally owned. Therefore, medica mondiale is committed to supporting the safeguarding development processes tailored to the needs of specific organisations and donor requirements.
medica mondiale does this by:
• Engaging in dialogue about safeguarding, jointly exploring and reviewing the safeguarding policies and standards with her partner organizations and providing guidance if needed.
• Sharing safeguarding resources and relevant external capacity building and training opportunities.
• Supporting partners to set up partner-owned processes to strengthening their safeguarding, facilitated by independent safeguarding experts who facilitate e.g. orientation workshops, partner-led needs assessment, training and technical support for the development and roll out of safeguarding procedures.
• Setting up a pool of external safeguarding experts/consultants who work from a feminist perspective and have regional expertise in medica mondiale’s partner regions.
Purpose and Objectives of Assignment
To facilitate the safeguarding development processes in medica mondiale partner organisations, develop and/or promote context specific, partner-owned safeguarding policies for medica mondiale partner organizations in a participative way and accompany the respective implementation of policy related processes.
The specific objectives are to:
a) Assessment of the existing safeguarding policies, packages, procedures within medica mondiale´s partner organisations.
b) Conceptualisation, facilitation, and documentation of workshops and/or exchange meetings on the development of safeguarding policies.
c) Participative development and/or promotion of existing partner-owned and context specific safeguarding policies and procedures for medica mondiale partner organisations.
d) Support and consultation with medica mondiale´s partner organisations on the implementation of safeguarding procedures.
Scope of Work / Activities
The consultant is responsible to conduct the following tasks:
1. Inception Phase:
– To conduct an inception meeting with relevant medica mondiale staff.
– To conduct orientation workshop(s) with medica mondiale and partner organisation(s).
– To conduct interviews with CEO’s of partner organisations and conduct desk review of existing safeguarding policies within partner organisations.
– To compile an inception report, including:
a. To compile and analyse existing safeguarding policies, mechanisms and procedures of medica mondiale´s partner organisation.
b. To define the assignment(s) and outline a detailed work plan (in agreement with medica mondiale and partner organisation).
2. Analysis and conception phase:
– To conduct a detailed assessment and analysis of existing policies, mechanisms, procedures, donor minimum standards and project stakeholders such as staff, target groups, partners.
– To develop partner-owned safeguarding development plans related to establishing and strengthening safeguarding (e.g., workshops, feedback loops, interviews, etc.).
– To document the processes (i.e., workshops, interviews, etc.).
3. Writing phase
– To develop policies, procedures, etc. based on the results of the analysis phase in close coordination with partner organisations (feedback loops, meetings, etc.)
4. Wrap-up phase
– To conduct a validation workshop with all involved stakeholders
Deliverables
• Work plan and inception report,
• Regular reports, documentations and updates on the implementation status in the analysis / conception phase (frequency and templates to be defined),
• Development plan for strengthening safeguarding policies and mechanisms,
• Safeguarding policies, action plans, SOPs, etc.
• Final report of the consultancy with the key achievements and lessons learnt/recommendations.
Methodology
• The assignment is to be carried out through desk research, regular meetings and interactive learning formats and writing/reporting (online or in person meetings, workshops, etc.  depending on the safety and security context in the relevant country).
• The process should be partner-owned, participatory, contextualized and process oriented.
• The consultant should advise the partner organisation to form an inclusive safeguarding team representing all relevant duty-bearers and right-holders of the envisioned safeguarding policy and on innovative ways to implement the policies and how to embed a safeguarding practice in their organisation, e.g through SOPs.
• The consultant should also be able to realise the facilitation of the process remotely, depending on the current Covid-19 situation and travel restrictions.
• The final documents should be compiled by the consultant with feedback loops and content input by medica mondiale and its partners and by making use of existing policies, guidelines, papers and practices of the partner organisations.
Qualification
• A minimum of master’s degree in social science or related fields.
• 5+ years of experience in international development projects and program implementation.
• Demonstrated expertise and experience in cooperating with organisations working in the field of SGBV in at least one relevant project region: Afghanistan, MENA, Southeast Europe, West Afrika, African Great Lakes Region.
• Demonstrated conceptual knowledge of feminist theory and practice in the context of sexual and gender-based violence.
• Excellent understanding of and practical experience with safeguarding and policies in the context of SGBV projects.
• Excellent conceptual, analytical, writing, communication and organisational development skills
• Strong problem-solving skills and flexibility.
• Experience of supporting the strengthening of staff/partners’ capacities on safeguarding and developing workshop packages and activities.
• Excellent written and spoken language skills in English and ideally one other relevant language (French, Dari, Pashto, Kurdish, Arabic, BCS, Albanian, etc.)
• In case of travel: recent security training
Preliminary Time Table
The time table will be developed jointly with the consultant(s) as the safeguarding organisational development processes will differ from country to country and partner to partner. Some of the processes are directly linked to donor-funded projects.
The first assignment (Afghan partner organization) is expected to start ideally in May in cooperation with medica mondiale and its partner organisation Medica Afghanistan.
How to apply:
To indicate your interest, please send your CV, cover letter, description of methodology including your daily rate and links to work samples if possible (please send all documents as one PDF file with a maximum of 4 MB). Please indicate your availability and which of the above-mentioned regions you are willing to travel to. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The interviews will take place online in in April/May 2021.
Please send your application with the subject ‘Consultant Safeguarding Policies – International Programmes’ to  recruitment@medicamondiale.org until 15 April 2021.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Further information on medica mondiale and our projects can be found on our website.

Senior Program Officer

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is a private grantmaking foundation based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. We work towards a world in which every person controls their reproduction and all reproductive decisions are treated with dignity and respect. Toward this end, our core mission is to prevent unintended pregnancy and ensure access to safe abortion.
Position Title: Senior Program Officer
Reports To: Director of Global Programs
Job Location: Remote
Classification: Exempt
Background | STBF’s Global Programs (GP) strategy invests in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. At the core of our strategy is the central tenet that our funding will lead to permanent change: We want our funding to help build the systems, organizations, and institutions that will outlive our grantmaking, so that women and girls will continue to receive services when our funding comes to an end. In order to deliver on this ambitious strategy, the GP team is expanding thoughtfully, adding strategic and grants management capacity in key areas. Compared to the size of its grant-making, the GP team is small in staff size, though growing globally. We aim to identify opportunities for impact by questioning, piloting, reflecting, learning, and putting learned information to effective use. We are not afraid to fail or change our approach in light of new learnings. We regard our investments as partnerships and regard our grantees as our partners.
Position Description | The primary role of the Senior Program Officer (SPO) is to contribute to investment strategies that align with both the Foundation’s goals as well as the Global Program team’s strategy, and to manage a portfolio of grants. The SPO will report to the Director of Global Programs and play a critical role in modeling the mind-sets and behaviors of a highly nimble, collaborative and inclusive team culture, helping to lead implementation of GP’s ambitious strategy. They will demonstrate adaptability with regard to managing and addressing the needs of different stakeholders, both internal and external. The SPO will see themselves as a leader who embraces the opportunity to positively contribute to the team — through curiosity, humility, empathy, and humor — our strategy, and our partners in all facets of work.
The Ideal Candidate | This position is right for you if you are:
● A strategic thinker | You are aligned with and have a deep understanding of the GP strategy and can work to connect and align sub-strategies and any program work with it as needed. You are creative and discerning, seeking to understand the evolution of strategy in light of learning and new analysis. You have a constant eye on the big picture — and are OK switching course based on exposure to new information. You are able to break down a complex vision into actionable steps. You balance your bias for action with a need for reflection time to consider how to maximize the opportunity before you.
● Thrive in complexity and ambiguity | You are comfortable in the grey, and can find ways to take meaningful steps forward toward clarity amidst a changing backdrop. You seek clarity and guidance when needed, yet remain solutions-oriented and self-directed. You aim to create clarity, not add to complexity.
● An effective communicator | You know that individuals give and receive messages differently and, therefore, adjust your communication tactics — regarding content, technique, and tone — to land your ideas effectively in a global and remote team. You are committed to transparency and visibility to ensure alignment with the Director and to support an effective, collaborative team. You remain aware of cultural context and power dynamics, thoughtfully communicating to bring others in and along — even in hard conversations. You take the time to listen actively and understand the value of diverse ideas and opinions.
● Adaptable with a good sense of humor | You keep sight of the end-goal and are flexible in how that is achieved, ready to pivot as needed. You are able to manage up, down, and sideways with relative ease. You aren’t out for ownership and credit, but to help build and achieve something truly big. You see yourself in service to the mission always, and as part of a team working to realize an ambitious vision.
● A leader | You are self-aware — embracing continuous learning and leveraging your ability to influence. You understand that energy — positive and negative — is contagious and consciously create collaborative, inclusive, and rich working dynamics. You look for opportunities to develop yourself, coach and mentor other team members, and provide thoughtful and appropriate management of grantees.
Responsibilities | Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Strategy Development and Management
● Collaborate on the development, management, analysis, and refinement of strategy
● Consider and evaluate grantmaking opportunities against the Global Programs team’s evolving strategy
Grants Management
● Collaborate with and provide guidance to grantees throughout proposal development, program implementation, and the reporting process
● Assess grantee performance, program progress, and strategy alignment through written communications and in-person visits
● Represent the Foundation thoughtfully to past, present, and potential grantee partners, and in external meetings and events
Team Leader
● Exhibit a growth mindset, bringing positivity, creativity, and a commitment to continuous learning to the team
● Enthusiasm for collaboration and shared learning, mentoring and cultivating the growth of team members
● Is an engaged, committed contributor to team initiatives, efforts, and activities
Qualifications | Skills and knowledge the candidate must possess:
● ~10-15 years of relevant professional experience
● Strong background leading work in global health and development in the public or private sector in low-resource settings, preferably on sexual and reproductive health and rights
● Excellent relationship manager, with a track record of fostering and maintaining trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including high-level government officials and multilaterals
● Excellent communicator who is responsive, thoughtful, culturally humble, and able to convey complex content in clear ways to a range of audiences
● Proven commitment to reproductive justice, as well as power shift within the global health and development field, including in philanthropy
● Superior organizational, scheduling, and planning skills to balance multiple activities and projects
● Strong initiative with the ability to work independently and solve problems with limited supervision
● Attention to detail as well as an ability to take a big-picture perspective
● Collaborative work style and eagerness to continually learn and grow
● Patience, flexibility, adaptability, and a sense of humor
● Ability to travel up minimum of 50% of the time (dependent on COVID-19 pandemic), including to STBF offices as needed.
Education and Experience | A range of professional experiences or educational preparation will be considered. A background in SRHR or philanthropy is helpful, but not critical. Rather, transferrable experience working in a dynamic, global setting adapting to competing needs and priorities of a range of stakeholders is more critical. An unapologetic commitment to reproductive justice is non-negotiable.
Benefits and Compensation | The annual salary range for this position is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers a full and generous benefits package, including medical/dental insurance and a retirement program.
Application Process | Send cover letter and CV to internationalprograms@stbfoundation.org with subject line Senior Program Officer. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. References and other information may be requested.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Investigator – Employee Relations

This role is part of the People and Culture team, reporting to the Head of Safeguarding and PSHEA. Safeguarding and PSHEA are critical skills and the role is reporting to a technical expert and specialist in planning, and managing investigations to ensure that CARE offices are prepared and able to respond to reports of misconduct. These investigations may include serious misconduct of CARE staff, and they must be fair and robust.

To be successful in this role she/he will be is responsible for the investigation of misconduct reports across our operations as directed by the Head of Safeguarding and PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Exploitation and Abuse). She/He will conduct investigations ensuring all HR processes and procedures are followed to ensure that misconduct is dealt with in a professional, fair and timely manner. It is critical to evaluate all support mechanisms are in place for all those implicated, and that all actions are consistent with our values policies and procedures All cases should be closed out in a timely manner and communicated to the appropriate stakeholders.

She/He is a part of CARE’s centre of excellence in investigation management and will provide, coaching and mentoring across the organisation. Training and coaching staff to meet our high standards in this area.

This is a global role and (25-30%) travel is a key aspect of this role. The post holder is required to travel to locations of humanitarian disaster and conflict as part of this role and should be willing and able to do so (the role is home based during the COVID 19 pandemic).

Responsibilities:

Investigation management
Training coaching and capacity building
Analysis and feedback to support culture change
Development of a centre of excellence
Work as part of the wider team
Carrying out other responsibilities as directed by the Head of Safegurding and PSHEA

Qualifications:

Degree level of education or equivalent work experience in HR
3-5 years of investigation management experience including complex cases
Training in managing complex and sensitive investigations
Training in interview skills and techniques and/ or mediation techniques
Confident and self-assured but acts with humility
Technical expertise in running misconduct and complex misconduct investigations
A background in HR, with experience of employee relations and employment law
Training in complex investigations
Excellent interviewing skills
Ability to run a number of complex processes concurrently while adhering to a demanding time schedule
Highly organised with excellent time management skills

Program Manager II

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Background: CRS has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since 1961 and currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian relief, urban and agricultural livelihoods, civil society strengthening, and social justice promotion through its offices in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.

In Gaza and the West Bank, CRS is implementing Salalem, an innovative, gender-transformative project that supports young women (YW) and youth with disabilities (YwD). The CAD $10 million project five-year (2019-2024) project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), seeks to reduce barriers and improve the networks and skills of YW and YwD to enter and remain in the labor market. Through participation in a “Leadership Institute” YW and YwD build employer-prioritized skills and apply these skills in the real world through internships or small business management training, while fostering support from key influencers in the home, workplace and community. SALALEM is being implemented with a high-capacity CRS team and 3 local partners (2 in Gaza and 1 in West Bank) as well as in coordination with well-established higher education institutions in the West Bank and Gaza.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager II will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) gender and livelihoods programming, particularly for the Salalem project, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its gender and livelihoods programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Effectively manage talent for gender and livelihoods and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP gender and livelihoods portfolio throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices. The PM II will be responsible for guiding team members and partners through CRS and GAC standards and guidelines.
Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning in the area of gender and livelihoods and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
Ensure the safety, dignity and safeguarding of project participants is prioritized throughout the project cycle. Promote CP accountability systems that feed into programmatic learning.
Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP gender and livelihoods portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in gender and livelihoods per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in gender and livelihoods for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to gender and livelihoods and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources. Provide detailed oversight to budget planning, expenditures, forecasting and financial reporting that adhere to GAC financial requirements and CRS policy.

Required Languages – Fluent English (written and verbal) required; proficiency in Arabic preferred but not required.

Travel – Frequent travel throughout JWBG required; occasional travel anticipated within the region for trainings and workshops.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Senior Programming staff

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Head of Programs, Country Representative, Head of Office in Gaza, Head of Operations, Other Program Managers within the CP, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisers, PIQA gender and disability TAs

External: Global Affairs Canada donor focal points, partners, relevant cluster coordinators

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications

Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including Global Affairs Canada.
Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals and reports.
Experience implementing large projects with multiple partner organizations
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or a similar field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of urban livelihoods and/or social and behavior change programming and/or gender transformative programming and/or disability inclusion.
Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
MEAL skills and experience required.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

Integrity
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship

Note: CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Coordinator – Global Health Policy

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Program Coordinator for the Global Health Policy Program. Specifically, the position will provide high quality day-to-day support to the Director of Global Health Policy in a broad array of functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong project management, analytical and writing skills. Experience working on issues related to international development and/or global health is desired. This position would suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a global development think tank.

Responsibilities:

– Coordinate management tasks of the Global Health Policy Program in collaboration with colleagues based in in CGD’s
London office. Responsibilities include organizing and coordinating the global health team’s workflow; overseeing and
monitoring the status of ongoing project deliverables; managing consultant and sub-grant contracting processes; tracking
program expenditures; and preparing grant reports and new funding proposals.
– Plan and organize internal meetings, in collaboration with various internal teams. Manage logistics for all aspects of public
and private virtual events, roundtables, and workshops.
– Perform basic day-to-day research tasks, including but not limited to literature reviews, background research for CGD
publications including preparation of figures and tables, creating presentations, etc. (approx. 25% of time).
– Perform other duties as necessary in support of the team.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

– Undergraduate degree in a related field required.
– 1-2 years professional experience in international development is preferred but not required.
– Superb organizational skills and attention to detail a necessity.
– Ability to advance tasks and projects with hands-off supervision.
– Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. An ability to see ahead and think strategically
is essential.
– Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
– Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
– Poise and can-do attitude. Comfort working as an individual, with small groups, and with senior staff. Ability to work on
projects spanning different time zones and cultural contexts.

The following qualifications and skills would be a plus:

– Previous experience in project and/or grant management.
– Familiarity with Salesforce.
– Experience and interest in global health.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our organization continues to work remotely. CGD has implemented a fully virtual onboarding process, and candidates should be comfortable working productively in a remote environment. Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and tasks will be key. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. CGD is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

Technical Advisor – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) Information Systems

The Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MERL) – Project Information Systems Specialist will work under the supervision and guidance of Project Concern International’s (PCI’s) Director, MERL. As PCI actively works to integrate with Global Communities (GC), this position will actively support the functional integration team, that includes PCI’s MERL team as well as Global Communities’ Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management (MERL-KM) team; this combined functional integration team is currently referred to as the MERL-KM Team and is proposed to sit within GC’s Office of Strategic Information, Innovation, and Learning (OSIIL). The position will work in close coordination / collaboration with domestic and globally-based staff in PCI and GC’s global offices, including staff working in Country based Programming, and HQ-based Technical Leadership, Operations, New Business Development, Information Technology Department and Units.

 

The primary functions of this position are to provide MERL-related technical support to new, existing and closing programs, in support of organization-wide aims to improve program quality and impact, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning. The position will serve as a subject matter expert / specialist in the area of data management and information systems for program related data (results, targets, etc) and will play a leadership role to define and advance priorities to strengthen project- and organizational systems, processes, tools and capacity around the use of technology to collect, manage, structure, and analyze programmatic data and information.

 

 

This position can be based in PCI’s International Office in San Diego, in Global Communities Silver Spring, MD office; consideration will also be made for candidates who are living in and authorized to work out of any of Global Communities’ global offices.

 

 

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Organizational Leadership – MERL Project Information Systems Technical Area [MERL Tech]: Lead and/or significantly contribute to the strengthening of organizational systems, processes, tools and capacity around the use of technology to enhance project- and organizational level information systems

Regularly assesses and contributes to organizational strategies on the use of technology to enhance project- and organizational level information systems [MERL Tech].
Leads priority activities and initiatives in the design, implementation, and utilization of high-quality project data management systems (MERLTech) at country and global levels to systematically advance Global Communities’ programmatic priorities and business capture capabilities.
Identifies, advocates for and managed required resources to implement priority activities.
Designs and implements technical assistance and capacity building strategies that result in improved skills and capacity in this area
Supports organizational (internal) strategic coordination and learning in the area, including related knowledge sharing between teams, departments, projects and countries through peer to peer networks and knowledge exchange activities
Represent MERL-KM Team on relevant organizational committees and initiatives:
Identifies and engages in strategic partnerships with relevant/related (external) organizations and institutions

 

MERL-KM Support to Projects: Provide MERL-KM technical support to new and existing programs

Support the development and/or strengthening of project-level MEL frameworks and plans, ensuring that MEL systems and tools produce relevant, timely, quality data that are responsive to the organization and project-level MERL strategies, program beneficiaries, and compliant with reporting requirements
With program and field monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams, support the analysis and utilization of programmatic data to assess and improve program quality and project performance
Develop and support activities to assess and improve quality of routine program data
Support the design, coordination, and implementation of selected project quality, relevant studies and assessments, including evaluations, formal and informal research, and targeted analyses, ensuring the findings are of high quality, relevant, and effectively shared with key stakeholders.
Strengthen MERLKM-related capacity of relevant GC internal and partner staff, in areas including data management, analysis, reporting and utilization of findings for data driven decision making, knowledge management, CLA and learning.
Participate in the drafting and/or review of technical reports, including donor reports, project or study briefs, or other dissemination products to ensure stakeholder accountability, to promote learning, and enhance visibility of GC efforts
Lead/facilitate stocktaking exercises such as pause and reflect sessions, results utilization activities, before action reviews, after action reviews, critical reflection workshops and others to give and receive stakeholder feedback and identify lessons learned.
Coordinate with other technical and MERL members in the field and IO that support relevant projects (including members of the Project Support team) for effective MERL-related coordination and support to projects
Work with Field counterparts to report on organizational (e.g. Strategic Plan) results

 

MERL Support to Resource Mobilization/New Business Development: Support the development of new and/or expanded programs, including proposal preparation, program design and planning

Work with other programmatic teams to identify, pursue, and secure new growth opportunities both with existing donors, and new and non-traditional donors and investors, including the private sector;
As part of proposal preparation teams, lead in the writing, developing, and/or reviewing of relevant components of project proposals, including the design and drafting of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning components, CLA/knowledge management plans, Logic Models and/or Theory of Change, and MERL implementation plans.
As part of proposal preparation teams, lead in the identification and/or formation of strategic partnerships to support MERL Tech, research, CLA, and other relevant areas.

 

Technical Thought Leadership / Portfolio Support: In collaboration with Technical and Country-level counterparts and other relevant staff, provide MERLKM-related support to GC technical portfolios

Facilitate / support the development of portfolio-level research learning and research agendas
Support the identification and optimization of use of internal program and research data and knowledge across programs, with a focus on facilitating utilization of data and knowledge for technical learning, to improve programs, and enhance visibility of GC programs at the portfolio level
Support learning and knowledge capture within and across programs through applied learning workshops and development of knowledge management collection and dissemination platforms

 

Other/Cross-cutting: Participate in and contribute to the planning and operationalization of MERL-KM strategic priority areas

Contribute to efforts to effectively plan, coordinate, and communicate and coordinate OSIIL- and MERL-KM-related strategic Priority areas and activities with other relevant actors at GC
Contribute to and advances the strengthening of systems, capacity, processes & tools for monitoring and evaluation, information systems, research, learning, and knowledge management across the organization
Promote and advance a culture of learning within GC, through advancing personal learning and subject matter expertise in relevant MERL-related areas and actively promoting and contributing to internal learning in MERL-KM related areas at GC
Participate in relevant external working groups for networking and visibility
Contributes to Global Communities’ technical expertise and reputation in relevant areas to improve visibility of MERL-KM work within GC and the broader development sector through
Staying up to date on industry best practices
Presenting Global Communities’ work, methods and tools at conferences positioning the organization as thought leaders

 

POSITION SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ability to travel, including to remote and/or resource-limited areas within GC’s country portfolio
Supports MERL-KM related mentoring and professional development other staff members
Participate in PCI’s organizational initiatives
Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience or bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Welfare or Social Science, International Development, Information Science or relevant areas with a minimum of four (4) years of related work experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Demonstrated experience in developing and/or strengthening M&E Plans, tools, and systems to produce relevant, timely, quality data that are responsive to the project M&E strategy as well as comply with reporting requirements.
At least two to three (2-3) years of experience in leading or supporting efforts to strengthen the use of relevant technology and information systems to inform effective decision making in international development programming and support strong program management.
Proven project coordination skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team coordinating and collaborating with diverse field counterparts across multiple countries
Familiarity with and sensitivity to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as gender issues.
Strong knowledge/expertise with current approaches and platforms for data collection and management platforms, mobile technology (especially CommCare), data visualization, and business intelligence technologies
Knowledge of best practices, methods, tools, and techniques used to plan, deploy and support systems to collect, manage, and analyze information; experience and/or certification in Agile Project Management or similar frameworks preferred
Understanding and experience with program and/or MERL requirements of US Government donors (i.e. USAID, USDA, PEPFAR, CDC, State Department, Department of Defense)
Strong writing skills to support proposal development, prepare and review reports and to contribute to publications and promotional materials
Skills to mentor staff with various levels of technical capacity and experience
Highly motivated, organized, and able to produce results fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities

Preferred Requirements

Second language abilities in Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, etc. a plus.
Experience facilitating data analysis and visualization projects (conceptualization, stakeholder engagement, design and execution, iteration, and on-going support)
Experience with large, complex data structures, relational databases.

Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.