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Impact and Financial Analyst
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Application Deadline: 03 October 2020
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2020
ABOUT THE BERNARD VAN LEER FOUNDATION
We believe that giving all children a good start in life is both the right thing to do and the best way to build healthy, peaceful, and creative societies. We are an independent foundation working worldwide to inspire and inform large scale action to improve the health and wellbeing of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them. Our independence allows us to take risks on innovative ideas and bold leaders and make the kind of long-term, non-partisan commitment required to achieve and sustain large scale change.
We have entered a new phase where we believe the major challenge is the transition to scale. Plenty of ideas to improve the youngest children’s health, nutrition, protection and learning have proven their worth in small scale projects – but how do we effectively reach hundreds of thousands or millions of children? To address this challenge, we work in the following ways:
• We are constantly scanning the world for innovations and good practices that can achieve large-scale change.
• We go beyond pilot projects and address the challenges of large-scale implementation.
• We identify bold leaders from diverse backgrounds and support them and their teams to take large scale action.
• We provide access to curated global knowledge and expertise, connections to an international network of peers, strategic funding and advocacy.
Core to our impact is capturing, analysing and sharing good practices for scaling effective early childhood development programmes – including capturing information about the costs of the interventions and their impact, developing plans and budgets to support scale-up.
To drive this work, we are looking for someone with brilliant analytical, financial and project management skills, who also has lots of curiosity and energy to join our team in a new role, as Impact and Financial Analyst.
The Impact and Financial Analyst will work closely with the Lead, Learning to Scale (50%) and the Lead, Programme Administration and Control (50%) to contribute to both impact and financial related analysis. The chosen candidate will help improve and drive financial controlling and reporting as well as support the operationalization of the Foundation’s Performance Framework (PF) and monitoring, evaluation and costing work.
The Impact and Financial Analyst has a signal and control function in the field of financial and administrative procedures within the organization including the changes therein. The Impact and Financial Analyst is responsible for providing management with evidence-based information for decision-making (both requested and on own initiative) with respect to the current, budgeted and future financial position of the Foundation’s initiatives.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Your role will be to ensure that the Programme and Knowledge for Policy teams are supported by a specialist with knowledge on impact, financial and control analysis. As part of the “Impact analysis and control responsibilities” the Analyst will support with:
• Rolling out BvLF’s Performance Framework and evaluation principles
• Supporting the adoption of internal monitoring and performance processes and a culture of evidence-based programme/policy design and management
• Developing analyses for organizational and country-level performance dashboards and learning
• Providing general support to ensure stronger uptake and application of rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches by our partners
• Production of organizational level reports and other benchmarking projects
• Ensuring ongoing refinement of BvLF’s short-term impact indicators for performance monitoring
As part of the “Financial analysis and control responsibilities” the Analyst will be responsible for:
• Updating and monitoring the risk control framework ensuring compliance and reporting any risks to the management team
• Assisting our in-country offices and partners with financial analysis and building and maintaining a cost (baseline) database to enable accurate testing of budgets
• Supports effective negotiation for project delivery together with the project owners
• Costing and financial aspects of budget including providing support with disaggregation of costing data, ensuring a heightened focus on cost effectiveness and efficiency, ensuring comparability across projects and developing costing methodologies that ensure the Foundation secures value for money
• Identifying financial project risks in cooperation with project owners and Lead, Programme Administration and Control.
• Inside BvLF: Lead, Programme Administration and Control (and Operations Team), Lead, Learning to scale (and Knowledge for Policy Team), Executive Director, Management Team and Programme Team
• Outside BvLF: On occasion, strategic institutional or individual contacts and partners
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Mathematics, Economics, Business, Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology, Science or other field requiring significant research and analysis
• 3- 6 years of relevant work experience with demonstrated skills in one or more of the following: audit, financial analysis, policy analysis and/or business consulting.
• Strong analytical abilities – qualitative and quantitative research skills including data gathering and analysis skills
• Able to communicate information and insights in an insightful and structured way, especially using visual mediums such as charts and graphs
• Good understanding of programme design, theory of change and/or logic frameworks
• Intellectually curious and driven to understand how policy, social and behavioural change happens and how data can support to scale-up processes
• Interested in, and passionate about, the importance of investing in early childhood development
Key skills and experiences:
• Outstanding project management skills and financial analysis skills
• Experience working with monitoring & evaluation strategies and systems and/or performance indicators
• Fluent in spoken and written English
• Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Experience with Salesforce and Power BI and/or other data visualisation tools as well as accounting administration tools
• Ability to work with tight deadlines in a demanding environment
• Learning ability
• Results orientation
Job specific competencies:
• Problem analysis
• Planning & organising
• Organisational sensitivity
Please send your resume and motivational letter in English to IFAnalyst_vacancy@bvleerf.nl before 3 October 2020
Marketing and Communications Intern
European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
Location: Bruxelles, Belgium
Application Deadline: 01 October 2020
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2020
About EVPA – European Venture Philanthropy Association
Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, EVPA is a non-profit, membership association gathering organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy (VP). These include social impact funds, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks or business schools. EVPA currently gathers over 320 members from 30 countries, mainly based in Europe.
As a growing organisation we need to expand our communication outreach and reinforce our 4-member Marketing and Communications team. We are therefore looking for a dynamic, skilled and motivated team player to join our team as a Marketing and Communications intern
You will assist a team of four experienced communication professionals (Director and three Managers) in performing their daily tasks and in implementing an ambitious marketing, communication, and public relations strategy, aiming to highlight EVPA as the leading community of venture philanthropists, social investors and social purpose organisations (SPOs) in Europe and beyond. Main goals of this strategy include:
- Building strong visibility of EVPA with a clear message and brand: confirming EVPA as the thought leader on investing for impact in Europe;
- Effectively liaising with members, existing and potential new partners as well as relevant institutional and other stakeholders and mainstream media;
- Increasing sales of our products and services, especially the C Summit (December 2020), the Training Academy and the Annual Conference 2021..
You will be an integral part of the EVPA Marketing & Communications team, reporting to its Director and the Managers depending on the task.
This is a 6-month paid traineeship (“immersion professionelle” contract) situated at the EVPA Head Office in Brussels, with a possibility of extension for another 6 months.
The post holder should already have the right to work in Belgium and should be located in Brussels.
Tasks & Responsibilities
- Providing administrative support to the team and bringing fresh ideas to the table when it comes to engaging the investing for impact community and wider audiences through a variety of channels;
- Assist the team members in organising and promoting the Association’s major events (Annual Conference, C Summit etc.);
- Assist in the production of social media posts, campaigns, press releases and promotional materials;
- Update the EVPA websites, communication calendar and other tools;
- Assist in the preparation and dissemination of newsletters;
- Perform other administrative tasks as requested.
Essential Skills & Qualities
- Degree in Communications/ Media/ l Marketing;
- Excellent command of English, any other language is a definite plus
- Highly organised, detail-oriented and able to follow lear content guidelines and respect deadlines;
- Savvy of new developments in public relations/social media;
- Comfortable with working as part of a multicultural team;
- Interest in the sector of (venture) philanthropy, social investment or social entrepreneurship
- Team player, multitasker, quick-learner and ready to work in a fast-paced environment;
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
What would be considered a definite plus?
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro);
- Knowledge of HTML/CSS/WordPress/Craft CMS;
- Knowledge of Google Analytics and MailChimp;
- Knowledge of Salesforce
What We offer
- A working experience in a developing international ecosystem as part of a highly motivated, international, entrepreneurial and dynamic team;
- A 6-month paid traineeship (€800 monthly allowance) with possibility of extension based on mutual agreement and a fringe-benefit package including additional pension/life insurance, group hospitalisation insurance, lunch vouchers and compensation of public transport costs.
- Desired starting date: 15 October 2020
How to apply
Sounds like you? Then send us a motivation letter (max. one page) and detailed CV in English (max. two pages) or surprise us with an alternative way to apply!
All applications should be sent to communications @evpa.eu.com (subject: MarCom Intern application) on a rolling basis and in any case no later than 1 October 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.
EVPA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and practise diversity in all its forms and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.
Director Fundraising and Communications
Application Deadline: 02 October 2020
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2020
Mama Cash is seeking an experienced, visionary leader and exceptional manager with a passion for making a difference in women’s rights and gender justice globally. The Director of Fundraising and Communications position at Mama Cash is a unique opportunity for an individual with a deep commitment to feminist social change.
To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button on Oxford HR’s job advert page, complete the online application form, and submit your CV and cover letter. The deadline for applications is October 2nd 2020.
The position is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
We value the knowledge of those with direct personal expertise and experience of resisting oppressions and in creating the social change Mama Cash believes in. We therefore particularly welcome applications from those targeted by sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia/trans antagonism, classism and disablism.
Membership Services Manager – Singapore
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
Application Deadline: 25 September 2020
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2020
We are in search of an enthusiastic, conscientious, and organized individual to join AVPN as a Membership Services Manager for Singapore members – servicing and growing the membership in Singapore, as well as contributing to the development of the Singapore social investment ecosystem.
AVPN has over 100 members in Singapore and the Membership Services Manager will work with the team to establish a strong relationship with the members, as well as ensure their satisfaction to their AVPN membership. The growth targets and development of AVPN services in Singapore will be a shared responsibility.
The role requires an effective communicator with an entrepreneurial attitude, a strong sense of initiative and commitment to advocating for AVPN’s mission and vision. This role will be co-responsible for the membership base in Singapore, requiring deep knowledge of the local social investment landscape, and preferably a robust personal network.
- Manage the relationships and accounts with existing members in Singapore
- Growth and retention of membership (shared targets)
- Work with other teams at AVPN to strengthen the country-specific value proposition to the Singapore social investment community, including but not limited to wealth-holders, social purpose organisations, policymakers, and capacity builders.
- Identify fundraising opportunities in Singapore and work with other colleagues to convert into revenue
- Create and facilitate engagements and programmes that include members, SPOs and partners in Singapore, including but not limited to roundtable and panel discussions, workshops, webinars and seminars
- Effectively implement programs to achieve KPIs set by grants for this market
- Liaise and partner with Market Representatives in other regions to strengthen AVPN support for members and stakeholders on a regional level
- Representation of AVPN at external events in Singapore
- Good understanding of the social investments ecosystem in Singapore
- Experience in member/partnership management or business development
- Strong communicator with preferably a high EQ
- Effective networking and prospecting skills combined with a sales and customer-service-orientation
- Strategic thinker and planner with an ability to identify opportunities for membership growth and engagement
- Results-oriented attitude with clear focus on converting opportunities into outcomes
- Able to work in a fast paced environment with a high degree of independence
- A passion to contribute to the growth of social investment in Asia
- A team player with a flexible attitude
- A confident and professional, service oriented approach
- A high degree of attention to detail and accuracy
- Excellent written and verbal communications in English
- Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently
Terms of Employment:
- Full-time, salaried
- We regret that AVPN will be unlikely to sponsor work passes – interested applicants should already have approved immigration status to work in Singapore on their own merits
- Please send cover letter, resume to email@example.com
Application Deadline: 20 September 2020
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2020
Civitates is a philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe. It provides funding for civil society actors to come together, revitalise public discourse, and ensure that all voices are heard. The pooled fund supports cross-sectoral coalitions that strengthen the resilience of the civil society sector, initiatives that push for a healthy digital public sphere, as well as independent, public interest journalism in Europe.
Since becoming operational in 2018, Civitates has provided 38 grants in 14 countries across Europe. In addition to providing funding, Civitates has a Funding Plus component, through which the fund provides capacity development and networking opportunities to its grantees.
Civitates, which has an annual budget of approximately 3M EUR, is supported by a large group of diverse foundations, of different shapes and sizes, which bring in a wealth of expertise and different perspectives. The initiative, which is hosted by the Network of European Foundations (NEF) and housed in the Philanthropy House in Brussels, builds on lessons learned from other pooled funds. Its secretariat is composed of three people, a Fund Manager and two Programme Officers.
About the role
The main responsibilities of the Fund Manager will be to drive the initiative forward, in collaboration with the several governance bodies in which Civitates’ foundation partners are represented: the Steering Committee, the Executive Committee, and the three Working Groups (one for each line of work).
The Fund Manager will oversee the grantmaking and Funding Plus work, working with grantee partners both individually and as a cohort to advance their work and to cultivate meaningful connections. While the grant approval decisions are taken collectively by representatives of the partner foundations, the Fund Manager plays a key role in steering the selection process, and is responsible for making critical decisions about timelines, balancing partner needs, and crafting systems and processes (in coordination with NEF) that will allow the grantee partners to have maximum impact.
The Fund Manager will be active in all three lines of work (strong and resilient civil society, healthy digital public sphere, and independent public interest journalism) and actively participate in conferences and other events, sharing findings from the work with the field at large.
- Further develop the fund’s overall strategy, by designing, drafting and refining strategy documents, and questioning and testing the fund’s approaches, in support of the Steering Committee.
- Further design and implement the Secretariat’s Funding Plus strategy.
- Actively nurture synergies within and across the three lines of work.
- Stay abreast of developments in the field to spot opportunities for Civitates to explore.
- Oversee the entire grant process, from the design of the Request for Proposals to the evaluation of the body of work funded.
- Serve as an active thought partner for the grantee partners, working with them both individually and as a cohort to advance their work and to cultivate meaningful connections.
- Design and implement the grant selection process, in close cooperation with the Working Group and involving external experts.
- Approve small Learning Initiatives grants, providing additional funds for learning and capacity building to existing grantee partners.
- Contribute to the evaluation of the fund, by extracting learnings from the work of the grantee partners and working with external evaluators.
- Assure all Civitates grants comply with all NEF policies and procedures.
- Closely coordinate with the two Programme Officers about ongoing work, as well as challenges, learnings and the workload pressure/stress level.
- Regularly update the donors about progress made, including the preparation and follow up of meetings of the Steering Committee, Executive Committee and the three Working Groups.
- Administer the financials of the fund, by monitoring and reporting on the budget and providing annual forecasts, in collaboration with the NEF back office.
- Report to the foundation partners and prepare the annual report.
- Cultivate the interest of potential future donors, in collaboration with existing members.
- Liaise with the NEF back office to ensure the compliance with NEF’s guidelines and standards, as well as with staff of the other pooled funds hosted by NEF about learnings and best practices.
- Communicate about the fund and lift the profile of grantees.
- Share learnings from Civitates’ work with the wider field, where appropriate.
- Build relationships with external stakeholders in the field.
Civitates expects the successful candidate to have:
- A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in social science, political science, international relations, European studies, journalism, or related studies
- At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience, preferably within civil society organisations, philanthropic institutions, or multi-actor collaborations (experience with grant-making is a significant advantage)
- Demonstrated commitment to the issues that Civitates works on
- A good understanding of the extent to which democracy finds itself under pressure in Europe
- Extensive experience working in Europe
- Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal)
- Strong diplomatic skills and the ability to negotiate the various demands of the many different donors
- Proven ability to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks/projects in a fast-paced environment, to troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, consistently on schedule, without loss of attention to detail and budget
- Ability to work within a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment
- Willingness to travel extensively, mainly within Europe, to participate in conferences and meet with grantee partners as appropriate and necessary
What we can offer you
- Meaningful and challenging work in a diverse and inclusive workplace.
- In Belgium (employment contract): an initial contract for one year (renewable) for 37.5 hours a week with a gross salary of approximately 55,000 – 62,000 EUR annually, depending on the level of experience, accompanied by a benefits package.
- Elsewhere in the EU, UK or EFTA (consultancy contract): an equivalent package will be offered.
- Please note, this position is not eligible for work authorisation sponsorship.
How to apply
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Peggy Sailler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20 September 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on 1 and/or 2 October. There is a desire for the successful candidate to assume work as soon as possible.