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- Project Head, Executive Office Grants, USA

Project Head, Executive Office Grants

    Deadline: 05/03/2019

    The Executive Office supports the top leadership (President, Vice President and Chief Integration Officer) of Open Society Foundations (OSF) in all aspects of their roles. They oversee the global network, establishing and adjusting its strategies in partnership with the Chairman and the Global Board, advancing its strategies as its principal representative body, fostering and sustaining collaboration across the network, and continuously assessing and strengthening the quality and effectiveness of the institution.

    Job Profile

    The Executive Office seeks a Project Head, based in the New York office, to work on grant-making activities. The Project Head reports to the Vice President of the Open Society Foundations.

    Typical duties and responsibilities include the following:
        In collaboration with the grants team, oversee all grant-making activities in the Executive Office, including soliciting and reviewing grant proposals, assessing the organizational health, capacity and effectiveness of potential grantees, conducting grantee site visits and other monitoring activities, evaluating grants
        Manage a wide range of activities related to the grant making process and/or analytical work in support of field development, advocacy, regional consultations, and integrative activities
        Analyze grant proposals, design grants (type of support, degree of flexibility, duration, payment structure, reporting/learning expectations, etc.) and author grant recommendations
        Review and approve reports and other documents for compliance, accuracy, and readability; this may include review of data to assure that it is accurate and complete in accordance with appropriate protocols
        Act as a liaison and point of contact for various operational functions related to grant making to ensure efficient flow of grants processing and other information
        Stay abreast of relevant policies and compliance requirements and assist staff with understanding, operationalizing, and adhering to relevant policies and guidelines. Provide training or presentations to staff on grants or other processes/workflows
        Advise on new grant-making policies, procedures, and tools. Operationalize policies, guidelines, and procedures in the context of the entire Open Society network. Develop additional standardized tools, templates, processes, and workflows as needed
        Contribute to shaping organization-wide policies and strategies on grant making
        Participate as appropriate in portfolio reviews where Executive Office grants are featured
        Stay abreast of developments in the field through research and attendance at conferences and/or meetings
        Strengthen connections between OSF’s geographic and thematic programs consistent with OSF’s broader priorities, identifying opportunities where a shared approach might have the potential to create a broader impact
        Identify opportunities for collaboration, coalition building, and networking among partners and grantees

    Candidate Profile
        Five to seven years of relevant experience in project management, with grantmaking experience preferred
        Knowledge of and experience working on international human rights and social justice issues across multiple geographies
        Strong communication and interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cultural differences
        Proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; to troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion and on schedule, without loss of attention to detail and budget
        Highly organized, flexible, and able to prioritize
        Excellent written, verbal, analytical and critical thinking skills
        Ability to handle confidential issues
        High level of resourcefulness and self-motivation, able to work independently
        Fluency in languages other than English a plus

    *Please note that cover letters are required for all applications.

    Competitive rates of pay apply.

    We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

Job posted on 17th April 2019
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