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Who We Are
Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. We bring together funders from around the world to invest in initiatives that are working to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for millions of women, men, girls and boys, addressing underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities so that systems better serve everyone. Building on our experience to date, as well as that of civil society, government, market actors, and philanthropic partners, we are now developing a second fund focused on advancing gender-equitable systems change at scale and women’s leadership globally. For more information, please visit www.co-impact.org and take a look at our Handbook.
Co-Impact currently operates as a fiscally-sponsored project of the New Venture Fund (NVF). Over the next year, Co-Impact will be expanding to build a second fund focused on gender equality and women’s leadership and changing our operating structure so that we spin out from NVF and build an independent institution.
Co-Impact is currently based in London, New York, and Zurich, and is seeking to establish a presence in Nairobi as well as in India (city TBD).
Where You Fit
Co-Impact seeks an experienced professional to lead on all aspects of Co-Impact’s strategic advocacy and communications during an exciting new phase of our work. Reporting to the CEO, the VP Strategic Advocacy and Communications will be a member of Co-Impact’s leadership team and be responsible for setting the overall advocacy and communications strategy for the organization, which is focused on supporting systemic change in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity, with a focus on advancing gender equality and women’s leadership.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a small team with the right combination of skills and experience to support the communications function of the organization.
To be successful in this role, these are the things that will matter most:
With support from your team, core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Strategy and planning:
Relationship-building and advocacy:
Management and Administrative:
Qualifications and Experience
Co-Impact is excited about the development of our Advocacy and Communications division at the organization. We recognize that this role is wide in scope and that applicants might have deep experience in some but not necessarily all areas outlined in the role requirements.
Our vision is that this person will build out (and have experience in building out) a lean communications function for the organization and will, in time, hire the additional support they require to be able to deliver the full scope of this role. We are keen to hear in the cover letters what this might look like and previous experience applicants have had in doing this successfully.
This position is full time. Competitive annual salary plus generous benefits package including significant allowance for paid time off.
We encourage you to apply early. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2021, and the position will be closed once we have established a robust shortlist. Please apply online here by submitting a resume together with a one-page cover letter. In your cover letter, please confirm that you are authorized to live and work in Kenya.
Because we are a small team, we regret that we can only respond to applicants selected for an interview.
New Venture Fund Careers
Co-Impact is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Co-Impact team members hired in the U.S. are employed directly by NVF. Team members hired elsewhere are employed through a Professional Employment Organization (PEO) engaged by NVF. Hiring arrangements are subject to change, as Co-Impact spins out to become a separate entity in 2021. Co-Impact will work with relevant experts and the team member to ensure the transition has minimal impact on the initially agreed employment terms.
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