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ABOUT THE END FUND’S PROGRAMS TEAM
The Programs team is responsible for sourcing, designing, managing, supporting, and monitoring the END Fund’s project investments, which are projected to total more than $30 million in 2021across three programmatic sub-funds: the Flagship Fund, the Deworming Innovation Fund, and the Reaching the Last Mile Fund.
This role will report directly to the Associate Vice President (AVP), Programs, Deworming Innovation Fund (DIF), with a primary focus on management and oversight of DIF investments in Kenya. Additionally, as a representative of the END Fund based in Kenya, the Program Director will actively seek opportunities to holistically strengthen the organization’s various investments in support of the national control and elimination goals.
Launched in 2019, DIF is an integrated, targeted, six-year investment to accelerate progress toward the elimination of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Rwanda. Since the END Fund does not implement programs directly and instead relies on implementing organizations – local nonprofits and governments – the successful candidate must be capable of excellent engagement with grantee partners throughout the program design, execution, and financial and impact monitoring cycle; this includes providing capacity building and organizational development support for implementing organizations in their investment portfolio.
As a senior member of the Programs team, the Program Director (PD) will be collaborative as a team leader, as well as a contributing member of the broader organization working to advance the END Fund’s mission. The day-to-day of this position will entail using a strategic lens to strengthen the organization’s advocacy efforts, build partnerships at the national and local level, and coordinate with the national program and implementing partners for the development of program plans and budgets, reviewing reports, and draft programmatic sections of donor proposals. A principle component of this role is translating reported data into other formats for use by other departments, as well as externally. The individual must also keep a close eye on programmatic progress and cashflow. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and be solutions-oriented with a high attention for detail and ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. This role will be responsible for the management of one direct report upon hire, with the potential for additional direct reports as resources permit.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
Grant Management: The END Fund strives to be a collaborative partner with its grantees and within the wider NTD community. Our objective is to deliver high-performing NTD programs that meet the test of good practice and add value in the sector. In this respect the role of the PD focuses on:
Developing the END Fund as a Learning Organization: The END Fund is a learning organization and is committed to contributing to thought leadership and reflective practice in the sector. In this respect, the role of the PD focuses on:
Cross-organizational Activities: The END Fund takes an integrated approach to organizational deliverables and all staff are expected to embrace different tasks to avoid a siloed structure. In this respect the role of the PD focuses on:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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