Full-Time Manager, Investments/Program Manager
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 seeking a highly self-motivated, creative and organized Manager, who will serve as an integral member of HU’s Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Team, focusing on HU’s Strategic Initiative Transforming Peacebuilding (TPB). The Manager must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven, and community oriented. The Manager 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 and the Sahel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Play a leading role in the development and implementation of HU’s TPB strategy and peacebuilding programming in Mali.
• Identify and manage a wide range of grants and direct impact activities in Mali.
• 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, the Sahel, and other related subjects and regions.
• Collaborate with a broad set of individuals and organizations in Mali to build strong networks that can support the execution of shared strategies and programming.
• Perform grant management duties in the TPB portfolio, such as facilitating grantee reporting and reviewing proposals, budgets, and learning and impact reports.
• Work closely with other members of the TPB Team to strengthen HU’s global networks of influence and ensure that HU’s work in Mali 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/the Sahel.
• 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, including but not limited to West Africa.
• 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.
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.