Full-Time Associate, Programs
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LOCATION: New York City
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Programs
The END Fund is a leading philanthropic investment vehicle with a mission to control or eliminate diseases that affect the world’s poorest people, specifically five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. In the first five years since the END Fund’s inception (2012-2016), the team mobilized more than $75 million in private investments and supported delivery of over 331 million treatments, training of more than 750,000 health workers, and provision of over 10,000 surgeries for people suffering from these preventable and controllable diseases. In 2017 alone, the END Fund supported partners to provide over 160 million NTD treatments (valued at over $330 million) to more than 90 million people at risk of NTDs in 23 countries. In a short time, the END Fund has thus established a strong track record in private philanthropic giving.
The END Fund accomplishes its mission by:
- Mobilizing and investing resources to where they can have maximum impact;
- Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
- Facilitating private sector engagement to end diseases of poverty.
The END Fund’s strategic programming and priorities are in line with the WHO and global NTD community’s common roadmap to control or eliminate the most common NTDs. The END Fund has a special emphasis on Africa and currently supports NTD programs in 10 strategic priority countries in Africa and an additional 12 to 15 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The END Fund is actively seeking to expand its community of visionary and engaged philanthropists, foundations, and corporations committed to treating and preventing the spread of NTDs. Ensuring organizational learning and evidence-based decision making is integral to this growth strategy.
A key member of the New York-based team, the Program Associate’s primary role is to support the Programs Director(s) in program management and oversight for a portfolio of NTD control programs.
The END Fund maintains consistent engagement with implementing partners and in managing programs. The Programs Associate must support the Director to monitor financial expenditure and program activities as well as the maintenance of data in the data portal. Additionally, the Associate will contribute to the research for new granting opportunities. The Programs Associate is a member of the END Fund’s Programs Team, but will also work to support all teams across the organization and contribute to the development of fundraising proposals and other donor contact opportunities as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Background work, assessment and desk research on matters relevant to potential countries of interest to the END Fund and subsequent development of country profiles and concept notes
- Review project proposals received from potential implementing partners, including the analysis of budgets, logical frameworks, performance indicators, etc.
- Facilitate follow-up discussions with implementing partners to review and refine proposals
- Conduct due diligence assessments of potential implementing partners
- Perform compliance control of implementers programs
- Regularly monitor grants to implementing partners, including the collection, assessment and analysis of progress reports
- Prepare reports, compile output and outcome data for reporting to donors
- Analyze financial reports received from implementing partners
- Participate in the development and completion of all donor reports for country programs
- Any other activity delegated by the Program Director
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- Graduate degree in international development, public health or a relevant discipline strongly preferred
- Two years’ experience in international development practice in global south and north
- team working experience
- Ability to understand project financing with capacity to assist in planning and management of grant and program budgets
- The ability to craft high quality client-centered written materials, ability to proofread accurately, and the ability to interpret technical material and distill it into basic language
- self-motivator with the ability to coordinate, prioritize, and manage multiple activities and projects
- Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones
- Flexibility, strong attention to detail and ability to respond efficiently to client requests
- Ability to act as a representative of the END Fund to the public
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent oral/written communication
- Ability to work in the U.S. and ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally (estimated travel less than 10%)
- Must be a capable user of MS Office. Preference: experience working with publishing software and website content maintenance
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The END Fund offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits in addition to a rewarding career in service to others.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
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