Associate, Strategy & Operations

at The END Fund
Published April 24, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

SALARY: If based in London, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in New

York, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000. If based in Nairobi, the anticipated starting base salary range is KES 4,600,000-5,750,000.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

 

Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

 

Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

 

Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

 

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

 

Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

 

You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.

 

ABOUT THE END FUND’S STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS TEAM

 

The Strategy and Operations (S&O) department serves the END Fund’s growth and impact goals by leading strategic planning and resource allocation decision-making; ensuring good governance and robust risk management; overseeing operations that facilitate team productivity in alignment with organizational culture and values; facilitating interdepartmental information flow and conducting aggregated data analyses; and designing and implementing strategies and practices to recruit, onboard, develop and retain talent in support of organizational goals and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In a period of ongoing, significant projected growth and organizational change, the S&O team seeks to optimize performance by ensuring the END Fund strategically and thoughtfully deploys all available resources in pursuit of the mission to end NTDs.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The END Fund is seeking a resourceful, curious, mission-driven professional to support the initiatives of the Strategy and Operations team. The Associate will provide project management, editorial and internal communications support for initiatives advancing Board and donor relations, impact reporting, team management, and operational effectiveness of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, goal-oriented, organized individual with strong writing/editing abilities who is interested in growing their skills in organizational development and nonprofit management. This role is remote, working on a distributed team that communicates regularly via Zoom and Slack.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Support good governance and fund management through regular impact reporting to priority audiences

 

Manage the production of recurring narrative and financial reports to priority stakeholders, including quarterly Board of Directors briefing books and quarterly narrative reports on the END Fund’s investment funds for donor steering committees

 

Coordinate deadlines and collect inputs from a range of internal stakeholders across departments; serve as primary liaison for colleagues contributing to reports

 

Edit and proofread content as needed to ensure appropriateness for target audiences

 

Support agenda development and materials preparation for donor steering committee meetings

 

Strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Strategy & Operations team

 

Schedule S&O team meetings, take minutes, and assign and track follow-up tasks

 

Support budget development and budget management for the department

 

Provide limited administrative support for the Senior Vice President, including expense reporting, travel and logistics management, scheduling, etc.

 

Manage department invoices and payments to vendors, including consultant contracts and recurring vendor payments

 

Support ongoing internal communications and organizational development for a complex global organization with a distributed workforce

 

Manage agenda, preparations and follow-up for monthly Full Team Meetings with the END Fund’s global staff in partnership with the SVP

 

Support initiatives to improve internal workflow, project management, information sharing and data collection, including inputting and tracking team-based or interdepartmental projects in Asana, preparing or editing slide decks for internal or external stakeholders, and participating in interdepartmental working groups

 

Support scheduling and administration of organization-wide trainings on various topics, including anti-harassment, travel safety, and cybersecurity

 

Support special projects and complete other tasks upon request for the team and broader organization

 

Support logistics around quarterly Board of Directors Meetings, as needed, and ad hoc Board trips

 

Other duties as assigned by Senior Vice President

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

 

1-2 years of operations, communications, executive assistance, or other directly relevant experience in a virtual or physical office environment

 

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with excellent editing and proofreading skills in English

 

Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google products (Drive, Mail, Calendar)

 

Strategic about achieving objectives with strong organizational skills; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail

 

Proactive communicator and collaborator who enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving, globally distributed team

 

Passionate about philanthropy, international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective

 

Comfortable working virtually on a globally dispersed team

 

SALARY: If based in London, the anticipated starting base salary range is GBP 38,000-45,000. If based in New

York, the anticipated starting base salary range is USD $61,000-$66,000. If based in Nairobi, the anticipated starting base salary range is KES 4,600,000-5,750,000.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

 

The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

 

Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

 

Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

 

Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

 

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

 

Since our founding in 2012 through 2020, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.1 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.3 billion. In 2020 alone, we reached more than 91.9 million people with more than 133.6 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

 

You can learn more about the END Fund and our 2020 impact story here.

 

ABOUT THE END FUND’S STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS TEAM

 

The Strategy and Operations (S&O) department serves the END Fund’s growth and impact goals by leading strategic planning and resource allocation decision-making; ensuring good governance and robust risk management; overseeing operations that facilitate team productivity in alignment with organizational culture and values; facilitating interdepartmental information flow and conducting aggregated data analyses; and designing and implementing strategies and practices to recruit, onboard, develop and retain talent in support of organizational goals and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In a period of ongoing, significant projected growth and organizational change, the S&O team seeks to optimize performance by ensuring the END Fund strategically and thoughtfully deploys all available resources in pursuit of the mission to end NTDs.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

The END Fund is seeking a resourceful, curious, mission-driven professional to support the initiatives of the Strategy and Operations team. The Associate will provide project management, editorial and internal communications support for initiatives advancing Board and donor relations, impact reporting, team management, and operational effectiveness of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, goal-oriented, organized individual with strong writing/editing abilities who is interested in growing their skills in organizational development and nonprofit management. This role is remote, working on a distributed team that communicates regularly via Zoom and Slack.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Support good governance and fund management through regular impact reporting to priority audiences

 

Manage the production of recurring narrative and financial reports to priority stakeholders, including quarterly Board of Directors briefing books and quarterly narrative reports on the END Fund’s investment funds for donor steering committees

 

Coordinate deadlines and collect inputs from a range of internal stakeholders across departments; serve as primary liaison for colleagues contributing to reports

 

Edit and proofread content as needed to ensure appropriateness for target audiences

 

Support agenda development and materials preparation for donor steering committee meetings

 

Strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Strategy & Operations team

 

Schedule S&O team meetings, take minutes, and assign and track follow-up tasks

 

Support budget development and budget management for the department

 

Provide limited administrative support for the Senior Vice President, including expense reporting, travel and logistics management, scheduling, etc.

 

Manage department invoices and payments to vendors, including consultant contracts and recurring vendor payments

 

Support ongoing internal communications and organizational development for a complex global organization with a distributed workforce

 

Manage agenda, preparations and follow-up for monthly Full Team Meetings with the END Fund’s global staff in partnership with the SVP

 

Support initiatives to improve internal workflow, project management, information sharing and data collection, including inputting and tracking team-based or interdepartmental projects in Asana, preparing or editing slide decks for internal or external stakeholders, and participating in interdepartmental working groups

 

Support scheduling and administration of organization-wide trainings on various topics, including anti-harassment, travel safety, and cybersecurity

 

Support special projects and complete other tasks upon request for the team and broader organization

 

Support logistics around quarterly Board of Directors Meetings, as needed, and ad hoc Board trips

 

Other duties as assigned by Senior Vice President

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

 

1-2 years of operations, communications, executive assistance, or other directly relevant experience in a virtual or physical office environment

 

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with excellent editing and proofreading skills in English

 

Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google products (Drive, Mail, Calendar)

 

Strategic about achieving objectives with strong organizational skills; handles multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow through and attention to detail

 

Proactive communicator and collaborator who enjoys working in a dynamic, evolving, globally distributed team

 

Passionate about philanthropy, international issues and public health, with a global mindset and perspective

 

Comfortable working virtually on a globally dispersed team

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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