Associate, Programs

The END Fund

POSTING: Associate, Programs

LOCATION: New York City or elsewhere in the eastern or central time zones of the US

REPORTS TO: Associate Vice President, Programs

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: up to 20%(once travel safely resumes)

JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, June 19th

SALARY: The anticipated starting annual base salary range is USD 61,000-66,000

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 2021, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.2 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2021 alone, we reached more than 118.2 million people with more than 193.7 million NTD treatments. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund here.

ABOUT THE END FUND’S PROGRAMS TEAM

The Programs team is responsible for sourcing, designing, managing, supporting, and monitoring the END Fund’s programmatic investments, projected to exceed $36 million in 2022 across three investment funds: the Flagship Fund, the Deworming Innovation Fund, and the Reaching the Last Mile Fund.

THE OPPORTUNITY

In support of our goal of eliminating river blindness, investments through the Reaching the Last Mile Fund a ten-year, up to $100 million initiative launched by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—focus on eliminating onchocerciasis in seven target countries (and eliminating lymphatic filariasis where it is co-endemic). Target countries include Senegal, Niger, Mali, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Yemen.

A key member of the END Fund’s team, the Program Associate will support the Reaching the Last Mile Fund team in project management and oversight for a portfolio of NTD elimination programs.

The END Fund maintains substantive involvement with implementing partners and governments in managing the programs it supports. The Program Associate must support the team to monitor financial expenditure and evaluation of program outcomes. The Program 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 organization’s learning and development goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Review project proposals received from potential implementing partners, including the analysis of budgets, logical frameworks, performance indicators, etc.
  • Support data management processes in Salesforce and other systems, including database updates and data visualizations, and monitor defined indicators within database
  • 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
  • Perform grant administration duties including, but not limited to, logging data in grant management databases, coordinating logistics for grant-related meetings and associated travel, researching and synthesizing programmatic information, and maintaining correspondence such as meeting notes, filing, and follow up on action items with grantees
  • Any other activity delegated by the AVP, Programs

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Graduate degree in public health, international development, or a relevant discipline, preferred
  • At least two years experience in international public health practice with a master’s degree; at least four years experience with a bachelor’s degree
  • Detail-oriented, organized and focused on quality outcomes
  • Ability to understand project financing with capacity to assist in planning and management of grant and program budgets
  • Proficiency in data analysis of programmatic datasets, ideally in Salesforce and Tableau
  • Ability to craft high-quality, client-centered written materials, proofread accurately, and interpret technical material and distill it into basic language
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage and execute a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones
  • Flexible and creative; ability to handle changing priorities and to respond efficiently to partner requests
  • Capable of working respectfully with others at all levels of the organization and across cultures; ability to act as a representative of the END Fund to the public in line with organizational values
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral/written communication
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Must be a capable user of MS Office. Preference: strong skills and experience with MS Excel, Salesforce, and Tableau
  • English fluency required; French fluency a plus
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally (estimated travel 20%)
  • Ability and authorization to work in the United States required

OUR PHILOSOPHY AND BENEFITS

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.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

This specific role is open to candidates who live and have the right to work in New York City or elsewhere in the eastern or central time zones of the United States. Anticipated starting base salary range is USD 61,000-66,000.

Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. In the United States, the END Fund offers 100% employer-paid health and life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; similar benefits will vary modestly by country of residency.

How to apply

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