Conflict is increasing globally, and with it the number of women suffering from violence, displacement, and poverty. After 25 years of serving close to half a million women survivors of war through our life-changing integrated program, Women for Women International (WfWI) is in a unique position to help. Gender equality and conflict are at the forefront of public minds. Donors understand and support our evidence-based pro-poor graduation style program. We have a powerful one-to-one individual giving model that connects tens of thousands of supporters directly to the women we serve and to the women’s movement, which provides funding for 70% of our work. Partnerships with the US, UK, Irish and Dutch governments and with foundations including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cartier Philanthropy, BlackRock, and NoVo have allowed us to expand. We are now recruiting two senior managers with international experience to join our committed board and staff in developing a new 2020-2025 strategy that will double our size and impact. We seek candidates who are highly motivated by our mission, bring existing networks and contacts, and are established thought leaders in their area of expertise. We are a global organization with fundraising offices in the US, UK, and Germany, direct programs in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Iraq, and partnerships with organizations serving Syrian, South Sudanese, and Rohingya women, so ability to travel and collaborate with colleagues at a distance is required. French and Arabic skills are a plus, as is prior exposure to pro-poor graduation model. Candidates must be comfortable with growth, change, and ambiguity and able to think strategically while also pitching in at an operational level to get the job done. Washington DC, London, or Nairobi are the preferred locations for this post.
Vice President, Programsreports to CEO, and to Global Board Program Committee
The Vice President of Programs will serve as a thought leader within the NGO Community and to the WfWI Boards and staff on issues relating to gender equality, poverty, and conflict. The VP has oversight of about 300 staff in our program and country teams, sets strategy, builds strategic partnerships, represents WfWI and our work externally, and operationalizes the organization’s commitment to rigorous evidence and program learning, impact, and innovation. This position manages Country teams, Business Development, and, through a Deputy who provides strong operational support, a DC-based Global Programs team. The VP has mutual accountability with the UK-based Sr Vice President of Strategic Partnerships on Advocacy, with the Chief Administrative Officer on Country Operations, and with the VP of Marketing, Development and Communications and the UK Managing Directors on Fundraising.
Director, Global Business Developmentreports to VP Global Programs
The Director of Global Business Development will be responsible for developing a global strategic vision that incorporates and guides the business development work of HQ, the UK Office, and all Country Offices. This critical role will serve as the organizational leader in establishing, growing and nurturing external relationships, focusing on NGO partnerships, large foundation and corporate donors as well as some multi-lateral and bilateral funding. The Director, who manages, a small team directly, will help lead WfWI to double our global revenue from large institutional donors in the next five years, working closely with the program design and development, grant management, and fundraising teams. A proven track record of initiating strategic partnerships, of growing grants in a medium-size organization, and of developing capacity of country offices is desired. Applicants must have strong negotiation and relationship-management skills.
Application Instructions: For full job descriptions, please visit our website, https://www.womenforwomen.org/about/careers, and apply through the portal. Interviews are being held through February, with intention to appoint in March.
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