Full-Time Investment Manager/Program Manager (Mali, Zimbabwe, and Kenya)
ABOUT HUMANITY UNITED:
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 family.
Embarking upon an ambitious effort to transform the peacebuilding system by combining innovative in-country work with sector leadership, HU is recruiting for a number of roles, which will serve as integral members of HU’s Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Team, focusing on HU’s Strategic Initiative Transforming Peacebuilding (TPB). Successful candidates must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven, and community oriented. Successful candidates will be based in HU’s Washington, DC office and travel both domestically and internationally. A prerequisite for the position is subject matter expertise and public policy experience in the field of peacebuilding, preferably related to Mali, Zimbabwe, and/or Kenya.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Play a leading role in the development and implementation of HU’s Transforming Peacebuilding strategy and peacebuilding programming in Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya.
• Identify and manage a wide range of grants and direct impact activities in Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya.
• Develop and maintain essential relationships with leading peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and development organizations, as well as, governments, civil society actors, other donors, and academics working on issues related to Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya,, as well as other related subjects and regions.
• Collaborate with a broad set of individuals and organizations in Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya to build strong networks that can support the execution of shared strategies and programming.
• Perform grant management duties in the Transforming Peacebuilding portfolio, such as facilitating grantee reporting and reviewing proposals, budgets, and learning and impact reports.
• Work closely with other members of the Transforming Peacebuilding Team to strengthen HU’s global networks of influence and ensure that HU’s work in Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya, and other focus countries can feed into the broader discourse on effective peacebuilding.
• Manage internal and external collaborators, such as contractors, fellows, and interns, to facilitate timely and successful completion of delegated activities and deliverables.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
• Deep personal and professional commitment to creating positive social impact.
• Professional experience working in the peacebuilding, government and international policy fields, with a strong understanding of fragile states, preferably in Mali, Zimbabwe or Kenya.
• Politically savvy, self-motivated, and proactive, with a track record of delivering results in a high performance environment.
• Strong problem-solving skills combined with an ability to pivot in response to opportunities and challenges.
• Deep sense of curiosity with a demonstrated interest in learning and ability to turn those learnings into practical, actionable strategies.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, partnership development and negotiation skills (i.e. ability to listen as well as persuade) to work with a variety of individuals and cultures.
• Expert level oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
• A natural team player, who can articulately express information and ideas, both orally and in writing, and collaborate effectively across multiple functions and geographies with both internal and external partners, while also being highly resourceful, self confident, and creative and independent self-starter.
• Demonstrated ability to structure analysis and prepare concise reports and presentations that include creative recommendations and meet project objectives and timelines of extremely complex issues.
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making capability.
• High degree of flexibility and adaptability indicative of a start-up, entrepreneurial or changing work environment.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
• Graduate or post-graduate education in international affairs or public policy, or equivalent experience.
• Project management experience.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and French (Mali vacancy).
The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this position. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Candidates are expected to disclose public and other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor, which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with HU’s principles, or raise a security concern, or any other concern that would otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post. Relevant conflict of interest issues may disqualify a candidate from being hired.