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07JAN - Associate Director, Women for Women International - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) is an INGO headquartered in Washington, DC and operating in conflict-affected countries around the world with a mission to provide marginalized women with the knowledge, tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Global Programs Unit (GPU) is based in the Washington, DC headquarters and is the program support team for Country Offices, affiliates and partners implementing programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. WfWI has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Associate Director of Social Empowerment. This position will report to the Director of Program Design and Development. Ideally, this individual will be based in Washington, DC headquarters, but there is flexibility with the location of the position. Expected travel is 25-30% to the field.


The Associate Director of Social Empowerment guides implementation of WfWI’s social empowerment programming globally and is the primary point of contact for all technical, operational and policy issues related to WfWI’s social empowerment initiatives. S/he has overall responsibility for inspiring innovation, ensuring quality, seeking funding, overseeing grants, and encouraging learning on all areas related to social empowerment. At WfWI, social empowerment includes, but is not limited to: lifeskills, women’s rights and decision making, women’s leadership, women’s networking, basic health education and nutrition, violence against women/GBV and engaging men as allies in supporting women’s rights and participation.


The Associate Director works closely with his/her counterparts on Economic Empowerment to ensure that social and economic aspects of our programs are coordinated and harmonized across WfWI’s programs. The Associate Director of Social Empowerment also guides the development and design of new complementary and innovative social empowerment programming, linkages with government bodies, local and international NGOs, UN bodies, regional institutions and social movements. S/he may also contribute to advocacy and policy initiatives.


Job Responsibilities

Social Empowerment Program Management:


  • Serve as the primary support, technical assistance, and monitoring point of contact for Social Empowerment units in Country Offices and with affiliates and partners;
  • Carry out regular monitoring and technical assistance visits to field operations to support the effective implementation of their social empowerment programming;
  • Ensure that staff have guidance and oversight to enable them to complete grant deliverables. Monitor the implementation of any relevant grant-funded social empowerment activities;
  • Directly implement any specific HQ-based required outputs or deliverables included in donor-funded project work plans that are related to design, implementation, or management of the social empowerment program (for example, development of syllabus or guideline documents);
  • Monitor global and country-specific outcome indicator data, and other evaluation reports related to social empowerment programming.


Capacity Building and Staff Development:

  • Provide direct, hands-on operational and program support to Country Office Social Empowerment teams (Managers, Officers) to assure quality of program implementation;
  • Provide guidance to Country Office Social Empowerment teams to support the training and capacity development of direct program implementers, particularly trainers;
  • Provide advice and support to affiliates and partners in the development and monitoring of their activities related to social empowerment.



Program Design, Strategy, Planning and Implementation:


  • Provide strategic advice to senior management in HQ and UK to guide policy, planning, and on-ground programs delivery;
  • Provide support to field teams in strategic and operational planning;
  • Contribute to the development of program improvements in current activities in WfWI’s core and complementary activities;
  • Identify gaps in existing programs and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them (technology, partnerships, etc.;
  • Support field teams and offer direct technical contributions for grant proposals, new project concepts and reports as needed;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of international development, best practices, and innovations in social empowerment, lifeskills, men’s engagement, VAW/GBV, networking, etc.;
  • Promote partnerships and linkages with other organizations working on social empowerment issues at local, country, regional, and global levels.


Communication & Teamwork

  • Maintain regular communications with Country Offices, HQ, and the UK office;
  • Coordinate with local, national, and international NGOs, regional institutions and organizations, UN bodies, government agencies and global networks;
  • Represent organization at global and regional forums.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), in international development, or related field;
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in international development, with emphasis on grassroots development in Africa with specific experience in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda. Experience in Afghanistan or Iraq preferable;
  • Very strong skills for, and experience with, staff development and capacity building in development management and field implementation of programs;
  • Demonstrated capacity to serve as a coach or mentor of individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic, and professional backgrounds;
  • Strong working experience with regional, continental and global women’s empowerment organizations, networks and movements;
  • Skills and knowledge in gender and conflict analysis;
  • Fluent in English and strong working skills in a language spoken in our Country Offices preferred (French, Swahili, Dari, etc.).

How to Apply

All interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to http://www.womenforwomen.org/about-women-for-women/careers.php. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an estimated start date for this position of April 1, 2016.

Deadline – N/A

18SEP - Deputy Director of Development - The Atlantic Council - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive US and European leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of influential policy practitioners, business leaders, and opinion-shapers on both sides of the Atlantic and increasingly globally, shaping policy through the papers it writes, the ideas it promotes, and the communities it builds. Since its founding in 1961, the Atlantic Council has become a preeminent, nonpartisan institution devoted to advancing transatlantic cooperation, international security, and global economic prosperity.

Over the past eight years, the Council has enjoyed remarkable growth in public impact, policy influence, and income. The Council has succeeded on the basis of a strategy which embraces a mission focused on the Council’s core of reinvigorating the transatlantic partnership but expanding it to a global set of partners and issues.

The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead its work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.

Location – New York, NY

Job Description
The Atlantic Council is looking for a Deputy Director of Development, New York. The successful candidate will manage current New York donor and stakeholder relationships and build a pipeline of prospective donors that will generate increased revenue. The incumbent will be based in New York City and work closely with the Atlantic Council team in Washington, DC, including the Director of Business Development and New Ventures, the Deputy Director for Corporate Relations, and the Associate Director of Individual Membership, to situate the Council’s New York fundraising efforts within the larger context of Atlantic Council activities.

The Deputy Director will have knowledge of and experience with the New York investment community. The successful candidate will mobilize staff and board members and coordinate efforts across the organization to strengthen current relationships and generate new support. The Deputy Director will have an understanding of foreign policy and an ability to communicate that understanding passionately.

Job Responsibilities

• oversee a portfolio of corporate members and individual donors based in New York and work with staff to manage these relationships and ensure benefits delivery;
• develop a series of Atlantic Council programs in New York that serve the Council’s current stakeholders and attract new prospective donors;
• work with the business development team to generate new funders for relevant Atlantic Council programs;
• lead New York fundraising for Atlantic Council’s annual New York gala, the Global Citizen Awards;
• develop new ways to retain, support, and attract new business;
• meet with donors and prospective donors to pitch/sell partnerships;
• conduct regular background research for meeting preparation, and be able to condense research materials into digestible written form and oral briefings;
• manage events related to business development; and
• assist with research and writing tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate for the position of Deputy Director of Development, New York will have
• exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
• experience in proposal writing;
• the ability to meet tight deadlines and work in an ever-changing environment;
• an interest and understanding of international affairs and foreign policy;
• policy experience and/or education;
• excellent telephone presence and interpersonal skills:
• an ability to effectively communicate with both interns and senior officials;
• strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
• knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM applications; and
• a willingness to work irregular hours, evenings, and occasionally weekends.

A minimum of seven years of related experience with demonstrated success in development/fundraising, sales or marketing is required, as is a Bachelor's Degree. Seven or more years of experience, and a Master's Degree, are preferred.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://b6.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=58BE2000c3e9e0g1f8e8c6g5d1b1&id=OER-DD0915&pos=Deputy%20Director,%20Development&loc=New%20York.

Deadline – N/A