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11 Jan 2017

Full-Time Director, Investments/Senior Program Officer

humanityunited San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description


Humanity United is a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global
problems that have long been considered intractable. We build, lead, and support
efforts to change the systems that contribute to problems like human trafficking,
mass atrocities, and violent conflict. HU is part of the Omidyar Group, which
represents the philanthropic, personal and professional interests of the Omidyar


The Director of Investments is a principal member of the HU Investment team,
charged with representing the organization in a range of client-facing settings and
advancing investment opportunities that fit Humanity United’s overall strategy. This
particular Director of Investments position will have direct responsibility for managing
a portfolio of work related to driving more ethical labor practices in corporate supply
chains. This work includes implementing and, as necessary, updating the
organization’s overall strategy, identifying and screening specific opportunities to
further the organization’s strategic goals, conducting due diligence and proposal
evaluation, and providing ongoing grants/investments management and support. In
addition, the Director of Investments contributes to shaping ongoing strategy

Qualified candidates will have extensive prior experience working on labor rights
related issues and be knowledgeable about supply chains and ethical supply chain
practices. Candidates should have an understanding of the broader context of the
intersection of business and human rights and the ideal candidate will also have
experience and understanding of the way that market forces and socially responsible
investors can incentivize positive social change.


• Develop and implement HU’s strategy for engaging, educating and
coordinating socially responsible investors in an effort to push corporations to
towards more ethical supply chain practices
• Work with corporations and supply chain focused NGOs to deepen corporate
understanding of the issue of forced labor
• Actively seek out potential partners with the aim of successfully implementing
the above-mentioned vision
• Conduct thorough due diligence of grants and contracts from early analysis
and determination of fit to organizational and financial analysis, monitoring and
oversight during the execution phase and proper completion of close out and
learning documentation
• Oversee high-touch communication efforts with a wide range of internal and
external constituencies in a fast-paced environment requiring rapid
prioritization and multitasking
• Advance internal learning objectives through rigorous analysis and outcome
• Lead and support other projects as required


• 10+ years of professional experience working on issues related to human rights,
international development, philanthropy and/or policy advocacy with a nonprofit
organization, foundation, government entity, private sector, or intergovernmental
• MBA or MA in international affairs or public policy, or equivalent experience
• Experience managing direct reports in a professional environment
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships, influence others, and offer strategic
• Strong analytical skills; prior experience with investing/grantmaking preferred
• Strong teamwork and written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work with limited supervision and high levels of initiative
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Other duties from time to time as determined by institutional priorities

How to Apply

Please send your letter of inquiry and resume to Robyn Arville, Director of People, at

Job Categories: Philanthropy. Job Types: Full-Time.

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