GlobalGiving seeks a highly skilled project manager to organise and coordinate a multi-stakeholder, action research programme. The programme is focused on exploring civil society structures and approaches to encourage philanthropy that is community-led. You will have experience of project managing high value aid projects, ideally with USAID (or similar) funding, and have excellent communication skills to lead on partner liaison, content creation and dissemination of learning. You’ll need to be adaptable (especially considering the context of COVID-19) with a sharp focus on achieving defined results. You’ll manage an innovative programme that will be primarily implemented by a local team in the Philippines, and work with at least two consortium partners, the USAID Mission in the Philippines, and GlobalGiving’s project team. The Senior Programme and Consortium Manager will interact with GlobalGiving’s wider teams in the Philippines, London and Washington DC, particularly with the Evidence and Learning team.
The Senior Programme and Consortium Manager will be responsible for coordinating the inception, start-up, implementation and evaluation of the two year USAID funded project called Assets, Agency and Trust, that is the culmination of a project designed with two consortium partners (Global Fund for Community Foundations and Nonprofit Finance Fund), the USAID Mission in the Philippines and others. Through the duration of the project, you’ll ensure the project is delivered to a high standard, develop engaging content and disseminate learning to ensure research impact is sustained beyond the life of the project.
GlobalGiving (the consortium lead) and its consortium partners (Global Fund for Community Foundations and Nonprofit Finance Fund) strongly believe that community ownership is key to sustainable development and that resources generated by and for a community can create durable and thriving societies. Assets, Agency and Trust aims to explore existing and emergent forms of Civil Society domestic resource mobilisation in the Philippines through the lens of Community-Led Philanthropy. Through action research, networking and dialogue, fundraising and philanthropy pilots, and institution strengthening, we aim to generate evidence on how different civil society actors can change in order to encourage locally-owned development solutions. This programme is funded by USAID as part of its Local Works initiative.
The Senior Programme and Consortium Manager will provide programme governance coordination in collaboration with the in-country Chief of Party Program Lead (who will be based in the Philippines and who will provide day-to-day field-based project management and be the primary point of contact with the USAID Philippines Mission), work with the project team to produce and disseminate high quality research content, and develop external communications strategies. The Senior Programme and Consortium Manager will report to the Executive Lead (who is the Global Lead for Evidence and Learning at GlobalGiving).
We are looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented and passionate person to join the team. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has had experience of setting up and working on programmes funded by aid agencies, who can also be creative, flexible and down-to-earth when it comes to project delivery. You’ll be working with stakeholders in different countries so cultural sensitivity and understanding is a must. Please note the qualities we are looking for below and make reference to your experience and skills in your cover letter and application questions.
GlobalGiving exists to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. Our aim is to develop an alternative model for philanthropy and development that put communities in the lead. You should be motivated by our mission to do development differently. We are driven by our values: to never settle, remain always open, commit to wow our partners, and listen, act, learn so we innovate and strive for the best.
You will be part of a small but mighty team based in London, with colleagues based in the United States and China and consultants in Mexico, China, Tanzania and the Philippines. We care about using our time, talents, and energy to change the development system by putting people first. We use technology to connect resources and people globally and nurture social connections formed both online and in person.
£43,000 - £46,000 + 5% pension contribution following successful completion of probation period
Fixed term (January 2021 to December 2022)
Home-based (working from home with some travel to central London for meetings. International travel required when possible)
UK Executive Director
To apply, you must include a detailed cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements for this role including examples. Applications that do not include a detailed cover letter will not be considered.
The deadline to apply is 2nd November 2020 at 9am BST. The first round of interviews will take place from 12th - 16th November, followed by the second team Interviews from 23rd - 24th November and the final meeting with the CEO on 27th November 2020. Please state in your application if you are unable to make any of these days for an interview.
Candidates must already have the full legal right to work in the UK without restriction prior to application.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.