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GDI is often looking to hire for a variety of roles that require a unique set of attributes, which are embodied in our values:

We stand on integrity. We follow our curiosity. We’re doers, not talkers. We embrace risk.

If these values resonate with you, see below for current opportunities at GDI and our initiatives. If you have an idea, initiative, or organization that you think could work well with GDI, please contact hello@globaldevincubator.org.

CAREERS AT GDI

Position: Associate Director, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Hong Kong

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

When you join GDI, you join a unique team of mission-first entrepreneurs who build startups, partnerships and organizations to create a positive impact in the world.  From day one, you will be empowered to create and build social impact initiatives that will improve the lives of thousands.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director. 

We are looking for an Associate Director to provide senior leadership in the China Portfolio. The ideal candidate will want to be part of:

  • Building our organisation and team up from 4-5 people to 8-10 people
  • Shaping the Chinese social sector by working with top social sector leaders (foundations, non-profits) on their most important strategic initiatives, providing both strategy and implementation support.

Responsibilities

  • Co-develop the portfolio vision and strategy for China together with Managing Director
  • Lead engagements and teams to deliver structured thinking, problem solving, strategy development and a pathway to scale for initiatives in the China portfolio
  • Provide executive coaching and advisory to senior leaders in partner organizations
  • Oversee and manage implementation of our initiatives, monitoring and evaluating the achievement of our impact along the way
  • Coach our team of Associates and Managers in strategy consulting and in the design, build and launch of new initiatives
  • Oversee the team’s delivery of communications, reports and stakeholder management
  • Cultivate key relationships with executives at leading foundations, corporates, funders.
  • Drive thought leadership and support business development in China
  • Actively pitch new ideas/projects to develop the China portfolio

Qualifications

  • Spoken/written business fluency in Mandarin/English is a must; Cantonese is a bonus
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chinese culture and working environment
  • 10+ years of professional experience in some combination of strategy consulting, social impact organizations, accelerators/incubators/investment firms.
  • Between 3-5 years in strategy consulting, with at least 1 year in an engagement manager / project leader level role.
  • Demonstrated passion for China’s social impact issues and an ambition to build the sector
  • Successful people developer/leader; able to inspire, train and lead associates internal and external to GDI.
  • Willing to be based in Guangzhou, Shenzhen or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Associate Director/Director” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Coaching at senior levels on strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant leadership and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Experience building up a start-up team within a global organization
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

Position: Manager/Senior Manager, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou (preferred), Shenzhen (preferred), or Hong Kong

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

When you join GDI, you join a unique team of mission-first entrepreneurs who build startups, partnerships and organizations to create a positive impact in the world.  From day one, you will be empowered to create and build social impact initiatives that will improve the lives of thousands.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director.

We want to recruit a Manager/Senior Manager who will build and lead initiatives under the China portfolio, reporting to the Managing Director of GDI East Asia.

Responsibilities

  • Lead engagements and teams to deliver structured thinking, problem solving, strategy development and a pathway to scale for initiatives in the China portfolio
  • Provide executive coaching and advisory to senior leaders in partner organizations
  • Oversee and manage implementation of our initiatives, monitoring and evaluating the achievement of our impact along the way
  • Coach our team of Associates in the strategy consulting toolkit and in the design, build and launch of new initiatives
  • Oversee the team’s delivery of communications, reports and stakeholder management
  • Cultivate key relationships with executives at leading foundations, corporates, funders.
  • Drive thought leadership and support business development in China
  • Actively pitch new ideas/projects to develop the China portfolio 

Qualifications

  • Spoken/written business fluency in Mandarin/English is a must; Cantonese is a bonus
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chinese culture and working environment
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in some combination of strategy consulting, social impact organizations, accelerators/incubators/investment firms.
  • Between 3-5 years in strategy consulting, with at least 1 year in an engagement manager / project leader level role.
  • Demonstrated passion for China’s social impact issues and an ambition to build the sector
  • Successful people developer/leader; able to inspire, train and lead associates internal and external to GDI.
  • Willing to be based in Guangzhou (preferred), Shenzhen (preferred) or Hong Kong, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Manager/Senior Manager” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position.

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Coaching at senior levels in strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant responsibilities and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

Position: Associate/Senior Associate, China Portfolio

Location: Guangzhou or Shenzhen

Build a start-up within a global organization

Shape the Chinese social sector to achieve impact at scale

When you join GDI, you join a unique team of mission-first entrepreneurs who build startups, partnerships and organizations to create a positive impact in the world.  From day one, you will be empowered to create and build social impact initiatives that will improve the lives of thousands.

We are recruiting top talent for our fast-growing Greater China team that is at the forefront of the Chinese Social Sector. We work hand-in-hand with partners, bringing our core competencies in strategy consulting, capacity building, design thinking and implementation, to design and build initiatives that achieve impact at scale.

Examples of our work in 2018:

  • Strategy Consulting: China Effective Philanthropy Multiplier (EPM) is a platform that facilitates the accelerated replication of social products and models across China. We conducted a strategic review (supported by Narada Foundation, Sanyi Foundation and Zhaoshang Foundation) to identify how EPM could better select and support products to replicate their impact at scale. In 2019, we will continue to support EPM on strategy and the implementation of our recommendations. (read more here, and see our presentation);
  • Implementation Partnership: 2018 was the third year of a long-term capacity building partnership with Huiling (the largest grassroots non-profit providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities). We have supported Huiling to accelerate its growth rate from 1 new centre per year to 4-5 per year. This year, we focused on building their talent development system, impact measurement system and provided ongoing support on their overall scale-up strategy and governance;
  • Incubation of collective action initiatives: We launched the Model District this year, aiming to improve policy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, together with Shouwang, Huiling, Shenzhen Autism Society, Geneva Global and One Foundation. We also soft-launched a new ‘Disability Impact Fund’, which aims to provide debt-funding to scale up social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities.

Job Summary:

In China, we are looking to embark on our next stage of growth – we have a team of four and we are looking to double our size to a team of eight by the end of 2019. We’re recruiting at three levels: associate/senior associate, manager/senior manager, and associate director.

Associates are the backbone of GDI’s work and are at the frontlines of the problem solving, designing and building of our initiatives. As an Associate/ Senior Associate at GDI, you are expected to operate at senior levels, possess strong maturity, and be comfortable with a high degree of autonomy.   

Responsibilities

  • Master the foundational strategy consulting toolkit to deliver structured thinking, problem solving, strategy development and a pathway to scale for initiatives in the China portfolio
  • Conduct research, data collection and analysis to guide the team’s decisions
  • Facilitate and directly support clients and partners in strategy development
  • Manage work plans, tasks and milestones for a variety of initiatives and engagements
  • Facilitate implementation by coordinating activities of multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Track risks, issues, and communicate directly with clients and partners
  • Cultivate key relationships with executives at leading foundations, corporates, funders
  • Actively pitch new ideas / projects to secure new business
  • Collaborate closely with GDI senior leadership (engagement manager and managing director) to help shape and execute the overall China portfolio strategy
  • Contribute actively to developing thought leadership

Qualifications

  • Spoken/written business fluency in Mandarin/English is a must; Cantonese is a bonus
  • Demonstrated understanding of Chinese culture and working environment
  • Between 2-5 years of professional experience in some combination of strategy consulting, social impact organizations, accelerators/incubators/investment firms.
  • At least 1-2 years in management consulting highly preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for China’s social impact issues and ambition to build the sector
  • Proven team player with ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Willing to be based in Guangzhou or Shenzhen, with regular travel to other cities in Mainland China.

Instructions: Round 1 applications close January 5th, 2019; early applications encouraged! Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document (in English) to jobs_eastasia@globaldevincubator.org using “Associate/Senior Associate” as the subject line. In your cover letter, please cite where you learned about this position. 

What’s GDI’s culture like in the East Asia office?

We are a small, yet diverse team – we have experiences in Fortune 500 corporate, strategy consulting, impact investing, foundations, NGO management, and collectively have lived on all continents, except for Antarctica.

We are a flat organization, where open communication is actively encouraged. No politics, no BS. Your opinion will be listened to, and you will be expected to apply critical thinking regardless of seniority.

We don’t stay in our comfort zone – you will be challenged and stretched to reach your potential. Expect to do things you haven’t done before, and learn at an accelerated rate!

We are ambitious about China’s role in creating impact globally – the future of China’s social sector is bright and we expect it to have wide-ranging implications for global development. We are uniquely positioned and excited to be part of shaping how China creates social impact by working side by side with leading foundations and nonprofit organizations!

What’s in it for you to join?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Training and coaching on strategy consulting, capacity building, and design thinking
  • Direct exposure and working relationships with top leaders in the Chinese social sector
  • Opportunities to take on significant responsibilities and ownership of initiatives from day one
  • Dynamic start-up culture that you can help shape in a work hard, play hard environment
  • Fast career growth potential; opportunity to grow with the organization
  • Flexible working environment (opportunities to work remotely, casual dress in the office)

Job Title: Associate

Portfolio: Impact Escalated Portfolio

Location(s): Nairobi, Kenya

Job Type: Full time employee, Local Hire.

Start Date: Immediate

About GDI: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is an organization that builds startups, incubates partnerships, and strengthens existing organizations for social impact around the world. We believe in breaking down silos, working across issues from agriculture to health to finance, and everywhere in between. We are different from typical consultants and play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to spin out new organizations and partnerships over 2-3 years. Our work with initiatives usually includes a combination of strategic, programmatic, and operational support, and we’re always thinking about an organization’s endgame. Please visit our website for more information: www.globaldevincubator.org

About the Impact Escalated Portfolio: The portfolio focuses on creating scaled solutions across various sectors such as youth employment and education, impact investing, livelihoods and social protection, financial inclusion, SME and social enterprise networks, corporate and INGO innovation, energy and the environment. The portfolio drives towards scaled impact from a top down and bottom up approach. The top down initiatives bring a multi-sector lens while the bottom up approach focuses on strategic and implementation support for innovations, social enterprises, and small and medium businesses to build capacity, scale their impact, drive towards sustainability and facilitate partnerships

Our Approach: GDI believes that private sector actors, INGOs, foundations and multi-laterals have the potential to reinvent how we think about profit. Entrepreneurs at all levels have demonstrated an appetite for incorporating social impact into their operations, but often lack the know-how to take an idea to action. Regardless of whether the entrepreneur is a small business, social enterprise, or intrapreneur, we work with our partners to find new ways of doing business that are financially and socially sound. Through a flexible and holistic model, we help partners seek out creative financing opportunities and work hand-in-hand to develop and implement strategies with sustainable social and environmental impact.

Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. Specifically, the Associate will be involved in a range of initiatives including impact investing, youth employment and education, livelihoods and social protection, SME and social enterprise networks. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. As the engine of GDI’s programs across focus areas, you will conduct extensive research and analysis to support strategy development; participate in senior-level meetings with experts and partners; manage work plans, workflows, and budgets; and make sure all efforts are implemented for results. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy and analysis
    • Apply mix of strategy consulting toolkit, operational realities, and development ambitions to problem-solve around sustainable and scaled impact
    • Identify core value proposition of innovations, interventions, and platforms
    • Develop recommendations on critical partnerships, role of stakeholders, and pathways to scale impact
    • Conduct complex financial, competitor, market, and policy analyses
    • Develop compelling Theory of Change, “Endgame” pitch deck and business plan materials, including team, governance, budget, growth and impact evaluation metrics, and KPIs
  • Client and Donor Engagement
    • Support the development and delivery of structured verbal and written communications
    • Develop high quality reports, presentations and proposals
    • Participate in and support expert interviews
    • Support and facilitate high stakes meetings, including travel to support workshops/implementation
    • Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
    • Collect, organize, and prepare program/ financial information for donors and management reports
  • Project Management and Operations
    • Manage overall work plan, including tasks and milestones
    • Track risks, issues, budget, stakeholders, and potential funders
    • Coordinate support from other teams within GDI, such as the Communications and Finance/Admin teams
  • Thought Leadership and Support for the GDI Team
    • Suggest and support thought leadership development
    • Participate in GDI wide brainstorming sessions
    • Contribute to the refinement of incubation methodologies based on your hands-on experiences
    • Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience, including 1-3 years of professional experience in management consulting, finance, or social impact organizations; and/or demonstrated experience supporting management, operations, or implementation.

The following qualities are a must for GDI employees:

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
  • Ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: GDI Associate – Kenya” as the subject line. Within the cover letter, please cite where you learned of this position. Applications take place on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

For more on this and other open positions, visit our website on: www.globaldevincubator.org/careers

 

Job Title: Associate

Location(s): New York, NY, Washington, DC, or San Francisco, CA preferred. Other locations considered on a case-by-case basis.

Background: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) is a non-profit that builds startups and partnerships to address some of the world’s toughest global development challenges. We play a mix of the strategist and implementer role to get game-changing ideas off the ground over 18-24 months. Throughout each stage of our process, we bring together the right partners across sectors – including corporations, nonprofits, governments, and foundations – to help new initiatives scale their impact and prepare for long-term success. Above all, we turn talk into action by matching ambitious leaders, strong concepts, and funding with the executional power required to launch and scale game-changing social impact efforts.

GDI typically focuses on three phases of work, including 1) design and strategic direction setting 2) pilot and launch and 3) medium – long term implementation support and capacity development through to exit. GDI has shaped over 35 social impact initiatives, including designing, building, launching, and exiting several initiatives that now stand as independent organizations. By combining our strengths with the passion of our partners, we successfully built the first investor platform for blended finance in Convergence; put global mental health on the map through citiesRISE; guided the startup strategy and operations of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; and expanded financing for the world’s half billion smallholder farmers with ISF Advisors, among other initiatives.

Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. Your goal: doing whatever it takes to help design, build, and launch GDI’s initiatives to set them up for long-term success. As the engine of GDI’s initiatives across focus areas, you will conduct extensive research and analysis to support strategy development; participate in senior-level meetings with experts and partners; manage workplans, workflows, and budgets; and make sure all efforts are implemented for results. Although you will work closely with your manager, GDI Associates are expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.

Responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Problem-solve around strategic issues and provide input to strategy development
  • Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
  • Participate in expert interviews and partner organization meetings

 

Research + Writing

  • Conduct complex financial, market, and policy analyses
  • Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders
  • Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially reports and presentations

Project Management

  • Manage overall workplan, including tasks and milestones
  • Travel as needed to support field implementation or headquarters advisory
  • Prepare budgets for and assist in preparation of outgoing program and project proposals
  • Manage electronic and paper files for incoming grants and awards, in collaboration with the bookkeeping and accounting team
  • Coordinate service providers, including assisting Managers in preparation, processing, and administration of consultant and technical services contracts/agreements
  • Coordinate support from other teams within GDI, such as the Communications and Finance/Admin teams

Donor Engagement

  • Review and analyze financial expenditure reports against budgets and donor agreements
  • Collect, organize, and prepare program and financial information for donor progress and internal grant management reports, as well as routine queries

Support for the GDI Team

  • Brief GDI leadership on a weekly basis as to progress, risks, and issues
  • Participate in bi-weekly and quarterly reviews with the GDI leadership team, initiative management team, and advisors
  • Contribute to the refinement of incubation methodologies based on your hands-on experiences
  • Support broader knowledge management and dissemination

Desired qualifications: We are looking for candidates with a mix of entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience, including 1-2 years of professional experience in management consulting, finance, or social impact organizations; and/or demonstrated experience supporting management, operations, or implementation.

The following qualities are a must for GDI employees:

  • Curious and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Razor-sharp problem solving skills
  • A relentless drive to get things done
  • Ability to move fluidly between collaboratively and independent work styles
  • Ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
  • Commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to jobs@globaldevincubator.org using “Job Applicant: GDI Associate” as the subject line.

Job Title:           Communications and Campaign Director

Reports to:       Chief of Staff

Location:           New York

Website:          www.cities-RISE.org

About citiesRISE

citiesRISE is a multi-stakeholder initiative challenging cities around the world to turn the tide on mental health and wellbeing. Through research and on-the-ground experience, citiesRISE is learning and sharing what makes cities and communities mental-health friendly, especially for young people within underserved populations. We are mobilizing collective action in cities around the world and building a global movement to spark and connect city and youth led action in places around the world.

Our mission is to mobilize leadership, resources and practical action through proven methodologies of collective action and a network approach. citiesRISE was founded in 2016 and is now positioned to dramatically deepen its impact through the expansion of current initiatives and the launch of new global programming to bring meaningful and sustainable progress to communities across the world. citiesRISE is starting with local collective action in our first five cities of Chennai, Nairobi, Bogota, Sacramento, and Seattle, where we are scaling systemic mental health solutions by leveraging the energy and creativity of youth, the speed and reach of technology, and the power of cross-sectoral collective action.

In our first two years, citiesRISE has collaborated with over 30 global organizations and hundreds of city and country-level organizations committed to working together to shape this movement, including Grand Challenges Canada, the World Psychiatric Association, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, iCIRCLE, One Mind, Johnson & Johnson, Sutter Health, 7 Cups, the Global Mental Health Peer Network, the Carter Center, and many other partners at the country and global levels. As was recently announced at Davos, citiesRISE is also now supported by Co-Impact – a new philanthropic collaborative of 25 funding partners that selected citiesRISE out of 200+ initiatives to be part of their inaugural grant funding round, totaling $80 million. Additional funding partners behind citiesRISE include Pivotal Ventures, Grand Challenges Canada, the Hans Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and Sutter Health.

Learn more at www.cities-rise.org.

Position Summary

citiesRISE is seeking a Communications and Campaign Director to set and execute a communications and mobilization strategy for the platform as citiesRISE elevates its brand and sparks the development of a social movement for mental health. We are looking for someone who has both the strategic vision to drive a large-scale movement in collaboration with seasoned global leaders, and the operational grit and project management skills to get their hands dirty and execute on communications workplans.

The Director will lead the design of citiesRISE communications and campaign efforts with partners in various cities, youth leaders and other stakeholders and manage other creative and communications consultants. S/he will lead the editorial, publication, digital, and social media processes for the platform and coordinate with communications experts and partner teams to build a collective action movement.

Communications and movement building are strategically central to citiesRISE’s goal of changing the narrative around mental health and catalyzing youth and city leadership to drive real change on the ground. The Communications and Campaign Director will have the opportunity to build the brand and tell the story of this dynamic, expanding, and inspiring initiative at a key inflection point in its development – all while bringing key partners along in the movement.

Responsibilities

The Director will be primarily responsible for planning citiesRISE’s communications initiatives, managing the work streams, and helping build the brand and mobilize high-level partners in this movement. The Director will wear a variety of hats in the day-to-day work, including implementing projects in communications strategy, partner management, branding and positioning, writing and editing, thought leadership, media relations, social media, analytics, graphic design, web design, events, and marketing. There will be a support team (internal and external) to execute different tasks (such as PR, video making, and field reporting) and the Director is expected to coordinate this work. We expect this Director to build out the communications and marketing team at citiesRISE as the organization continues to grow.

The Director will have significant responsibility for the following:

  • Develop social movement strategies with partners, develop key messaging and partnerships to build and sustain the movement
  • Plan and implement citiesRISE communications for key milestones (e.g. convenings, city launches) and motivate key partners to join us in the movement
  • Create communication standards and best practices for the team
  • Manage citiesRISE knowledge assets and products (collaterals, newsletters, presentations, contact lists)
  • Set citiesRISE’s social media strategy
  • Elevate the public profile of the platform and develop opportunities for thought leadership
  • Coordinate with external consultants and partners who are helping build the citiesRISE brand and story

Qualifications

citiesRISE is looking for a candidate who understands the importance of communications and campaigns to make citiesRISE a success, demonstrates a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change, and is committed to the vision and mission of citiesRISE. We are seeking a person who has proven experience in mobilizing partnerships and can showcase successful implementation. This is a unique opportunity for someone who can shape this newly formed role and contribute to the success of the overall initiative.

The Director would need to have excellent writing ability, demonstrate good judgment under pressure, be extremely organized and detail oriented, and be able to multi-task in fast-paced work environment with tight deadlines.

Qualifications required include:

  • 7-10+ years of professional experience
  • Commitment to the mission of building healthy communities and a passion for the work of citiesRISE
  • Experience leading social campaigns, events, and convenings in fields such as global mental health, urban development, collective action, systems change, youth engagement, youth leadership, health system strengthening, technology innovation, post-conflict settings, poverty and vulnerability
  • Proven strategic thinker with experience coordinating multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong ability to drive progress, promote innovation, and display ownership under ambiguous and dynamic conditions
  • Exceptional presentation, communication and organizational skills with the ability to effectively interface with outside media and communications professionals, teams, directors, and other members of the organizations
  • Experience with PowerPoint, social media platforms, Mailchimp, and other key tools
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Experience coordinating with teams for locally led communications (including local advocacy planning)

Additional qualifications preferred include:

  • Experience in managing websites (WordPress)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Video production and/or infographic design skills
  • Client-facing project management background
  • Understanding of basic branding and positioning principles

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@cities-rise.org with subject line: Communications Director. References will be requested as needed.

Compensation and Benefits

We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. Compensation and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Job Title:       Operations & Compliance Manager

Reports to:   Director of Finance & Administration

Location:      D.C. metro area

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

The Operations & Compliance Manager position is an exciting growth opportunity for an results-oriented, tech-savvy professional who enjoys identifying opportunities for and successfully implementing solutions to enhance organizational productivity. You will work across the organization to manage and improve key operational systems, processes and policies, ensuring value-maximizing, compliant day-to-day operations of the Fund. This position will perform support and administrative tasks related to the functioning and productivity of the organization, intersecting financial, office, human resources, contract management, compliance, and operations needs. You will wear many hats, from developing and implementing technology-based and other business systems, supporting procurement processes, contributing to and ensuring implementation of organizational policies, supporting the organization’s HR functions, and facilitating smooth IT operations. You will support colleagues both in the US and abroad.

Responsibilities

Business Operations

  • Identify and execute solutions to improve overall Fund productivity, including both maximizing the utility of existing software and systems and introducing new products and processes where necessary
  • Coordinate and collaborate across teams to enable, support and improve day-to-day business operations and processes with the goal of enhancing operations
  • Manage designated operational processes and provide administrative support associated with operational processes as required; assist in troubleshooting problems and issues as they relate to daily operational activities
  • Facilitate and coordinate integration of systems / software wherever possible
  • Execute special projects, including developing strategies and tactics for enhancing internal reporting and monitoring

Contracting

  • Support all aspects of the Fund’s procurement for contracts and suppliers, including process compliance, pre-contract review and negotiation, post-contract timeline and payment monitoring
  • Support program staff to monitor compliance with contract terms
  • Actively document and identify variations/claims through tracking schedule

People Management

  • Support human resources processes as directed, across recruitment, onboarding, and retention
  • Support staff compliance with all internal policies, including educating and training staff where necessary

Other

  • Support Board management and good governance, as directed
  • Ensuring functioning, productive office spaces, including identifying new spaces when necessary

Experience/Qualifications

This position requires  a creative tech-savvy team-player who can thrive in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, complex environment and meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a high-pressure environment, with demonstrated success enhancing productivity
  • Experience designing, implementing, and/or managing CRM and/or project management software solutions
  • Proficiency navigating contractual language; experience with U.S. federal grant compliance strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with organizational change management principles
  • Advanced proficiency in a range of information technology and standard software programs (e.g. MS Office applications, Google Apps, Salesforce, other data management systems)
  • Highly skilled in organization, project management, and clear and concise written and oral communication
  • Ability to maintain a can-do attitude at all times and multi-task effectively across competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
  • Natural inclination to seek opportunities for process improvement, and a commitment to get the job done right

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname – Operations & Compliance Manager” to jobs@gfems.org with subject line “Operations-Compliance Manager.” You should be prepared to provide references upon request. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.

GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Job Title:     Grants Specialist  – Temporary Position (March-Aug 2019)

Reports to:  Director of Strategy & Programs

Location: D.C. metro area

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) expects to award approximately $30 million in grants to combat modern slavery in 2019. Accordingly, GFEMS seeks a Grants Specialist to help project manage our Spring 2019 grants proposal solicitation, review, and co-creation processes. This short-term position is scheduled to begin in March and run for six months through August.

Key Responsibilities

The three key areas of work are detailed below. The Grants Specialist may be asked to perform other, related roles from time-to-time. Applicants must be willing to maintain a flexible work-day schedule that allows for communications with GFEMS staff in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as with grant applicant offices in other geographic regions (likely South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Middle East).

Project manage the research, drafting, and refinement of Concept Note (CN) solicitations across GFEMS’ grant portfolio

  • Facilitate and project manage the broader Grants and Investment Teams in synthesizing internal GFEMS research and external consultant findings to shape CN solicitations.
  • In coordination with other Grants/Investment Team members, plan and execute calls/meetings with relevant organizations to gather insight on funding opportunities.
  • Facilitate revision process: Help edit the solicitations and incorporate feedback from program leads, as needed.

Project manage the Concept Note review process

  • Support the Grants/Investment Teams by managing the receipt, organization, and review of CNs in an online database (Google Drive-based).
  • Ensure that the Grants/Investment teams (and other staff as relevant) meet internal deadlines to review and short-list promising concept notes; shepherd the process and provide assistance to prevent delays.
  • Support the Grants Team in compiling CN summaries and analyses for GFEMS leadership and donors; coordinate responses to questions that GFEMS leadership and/or donors may have regarding the CNs.
  • Support outreach to applicants for additional materials, as needed, and respond to applicants’ requests for information and/or guidance.

Coordinate and ensure adherence to co-creation timetables for both internal and external stakeholders

  • Ensure that Grants/Investment Team members are clear on their roles, expected deliverables, and timelines for co-creation. Provide reminders of deadlines and assistance, as needed, to meet those deadlines.
  • Facilitate communication across the Grants, Investment, and R&D Teams (for logframe and MEL guidance), and F&A Team (for due diligence) to track applicant status throughout co-creation. With the Grants Team, update and manage applicant progress online.
  • Depending on experience with the topic/co-creation, review and provide feedback to applicants on how to improve their proposals.
  • Follow up with applicants, as needed, to provide guidance and/or request materials.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent experience) from accredited university; Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. International Affairs / Public Policy, Human Rights, Public Health, Economics) an additional asset
  • 5+ years’ professional work experience in the full grantmaking lifecycle, but especially the upfront stages of managing robust solicitation and selection processes. The following experience is considered a plus:
    • Direct experience as a funder and/or working in grant management in a foundation
    • Familiarity with U.S. federal government rules and regulations related to grant management
    • Familiarity with MEL plans (including logframes) and basic financial/administrative due diligence
    • Direct experience in human trafficking or a related field (e.g., migration, labor, victim welfare) or in a related humanitarian or international development assistance field
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate oneself quickly and effectively into pre-existing processes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage senior-level stakeholder relationships with professionalism, diplomacy, and savvy
  • Extremely strong project management skills; ability to coordinate across multiple work streams and ensure thorough communication with relevant team members
  • Strong organization, time-management, communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under political and time pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive applications

To Apply

Email cover letter (max 1 page) and resume in a single PDF to jobs@gfems.org. Please title document [firstname lastname] – Grants Specialist and use subject line Grants Specialist. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

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