Spark MicroGrants (www.sparkmicrogrants.org) is a young, rapidly scaling organization pioneering a new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out to rural poor villages and helps community members to design, implement and manage their own social impact projects. Since July 2010 we have developed over 100 community partnerships across Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi to spark community-driven impact projects which have included schools, community farms, electricity lines and much more.
Who we are
Spark team members are passionate about our vision to help create a world where everyone will live with dignity and define their own positive future. At Spark our values are what define us and shape the work that we do. While we do recognize that values can and do change over time the following five values have stuck as core principles that guide everything we do and strive to be. We are:
1) Facilitators. We don’t impose; we enable others to generate impact.
2) Community-driven. We are motivated by what is best for the community.
3) Process-centered. The how of what we do is just as important as the what.
4) Authentic. Our vision and values live in everything we do. 5) Passionate. We are deeply committed to our work and love what we do!
Job Description (Spark Microgrants – ME Manager Position Description)
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager monitors, evaluates and reports on Spark’s organizational objectives and programmatic work across three countries. This is an exciting opportunity to support Spark’s model development and demonstrate our impact to enable rapid scalability. The M&E Manager is responsible for monitoring and reporting on ongoing community-based programs, and organization wide targets and country specific targets across three countries. The Manager is responsible for managing in-country data collection, ensuring quality of and coordinating data collection across the organization. The right candidate must be motivated, independent and passionate about the chance to make a difference in the early stages of a growing organization. The M&E Manager will receive exceptional on the ground experience, have a rare opportunity to contribute to the development of a new model for aid and liaise with rural communities working across sectors and countries to improve their support systems.
Work closely with Program Director to strengthen data-driven program development and decision making
Monitor program and develop targets for organizational and staff outputs
Review and report on quarterly targets
Ensure all aspects of data integrity – data collection, entry, checking, cleaning, analysis and reporting
Manage and report on organizational data from all partner communities to staff and partners
Lead the evolution and adaptation of existing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and systems
Ensure that accountability practices are consistent and effective
Lead facilitation, training and capacity building of M&E and organizational staff
Coordinate narrative program feedback from stakeholders and translate into reports
Provide recommendations on program impact, follow-up and long-term sustainability
Engage with external organizations, resources and research to inform organizational learning and development, and raise the profile of Spark’s model and framework
Provide guidance on the conceptualization of external evaluation, and support on implementation
Location: Musanze, Rwanda or Mbale, Uganda
Preferred Start Date: October 2015
Contract Length: 2 years minimum
Requirements: 1) Minimum bachelors degree, masters preferred. Study in Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Statistics or related degree essential 2) 2-3 years of professional experience in East or Central Africa 3) Demonstrated
success in past leadership: achieving ambitious, measurable results in academic, professional, extracurricular, or volunteer settings 4) Fluency in English is required.
Qualified applicants must be able to answer ‘yes’ to all of the following questions:
1) Do you have experience conceptualizing, developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system using participatory methods?
2) Do you have experience providing capacity building, training or facilitated learning?
3) Do you have strong analytical skills?
4) Are you fluent in STATA, SPSS, or a similar programs?
5) Are you an experienced user of Salesforce, or a similar program?
6) Do you have superior organizational ability and diligence: able to plan well and manage effectively?
7) Are you flexible and able to learn and work independently without waiting for external motivation?
8) Are you excited about working to bring dignity and inclusion back to development?
9) Are you bored when not being challenged?
10) Do you thrive in a passionate and entrepreneurial organization?
11) Are you able to remain patient, positive and flexible in a dynamic environment?
12) Do you enjoy working and building relationships within a multi-cultural team?
13) Do you believe in leadership through inclusion, empathy and mutual accountability?
14) Do you value the process as much as the end result?
Please submit your application at: http://bit.ly/SPARKMG_monitoringandevaluationmanager_application
We look forward to hearing from you!
Health Educator Position available with S.O.U.L. Foundation Sector: Sexual, Reproductive & Maternal Health
Organization: S.O.U.L. Foundation Sector: Sexual, Reproductive & Maternal Health (SRMH)
Job Type: Part Time
Job Title: S.O.U.L. Health Educator
Project Duration: 1 year, full-time (contract with possibility for renewal)
At S.O.U.L. Foundation, we work to foster sustainable and vibrant Ugandan communities through unique partnerships focused on education, women’s empowerment, food security, and health. Based in Bujagali Falls, S.O.U.L. Foundation is currently using its findings from a 10-month maternal health needs assessment to design a comprehensive maternal health education project as part of the S.O.U.L. Foundation Antenatal Education Center (AEC). With these findings, our goal is to increase education of and access to quality healthcare with a focus on maternal and child health. S.O.U.L. Foundation seeks a Health Educator to educate 420 women and 210 men, as well as 107 VHTs.
Click here for more details: ToR_S O U L Health Educator
Job Opening: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Please click here for a detailed description of our Executive Director position.
LCA is a late-stage startup, now in its adolescent phase as an organization. It has made a transformative impact in Migori County, Kenya through its innovative community-based programs. The new Executive Director has the opportunity to build on a solid foundation of impact and lead LCA into the next season of growth and maturity. The organization has a robust strategic plan with actionable goals and measurable results. Reporting to the board of directors, the new ED will assume overall strategic and operational responsibility for LCA’s staff, programs, and finances and serve as a steadfast steward of the mission. The ED will ensure current strategy execution, future strategy development, and be the public face of the organization.
The organization’s place-based community model offers lessons with importance well beyond its rural location. LCA documents evidence of impact and purposefully shares these lessons with peer organizations to foster transferability to other similar settings. The new ED has the opportunity to further this work, positioning the organization as a center of excellence for community-based change in a rural setting with acute development needs.
Key Priorities & Responsibilities
1. Strategic Action
In partnership with our Kenya-based Managing Director and other senior staff, the ED will lead execution of our recently approved 2020 Strategy, including formulating annual work plans, driving program results through improved monitoring and evaluation systems, and evaluating new program ideas. The ED will also look ahead to 2030, envisioning the future state of the organization and planning organizational initiatives that align with that vision.
2. Staff Leadership and Management
The ED will champion an organizational culture that promotes “wholeness of life” in the staff and encourage excellent performance throughout LCA. He/she will ensure organizational structure and staffing levels support operational efficiency. The ED plays a key role in inspiring the staff in Kenya and the U.S. to embody the values of the organization and driving consistency, high performance, and constancy around the mission. He/she will also create the framework and tools for professional development, retention, and recruiting future staff while working to build meaningful relationships with U.S. and Kenya-based staff.
3. Build Financial Resources
With the support of the Partnerships and Communications Manager, the ED will cultivate strategic relationships with current and future partners and fundraise to meet the annual budget of $2M. The ED will lead the development and execution of a fundraising strategy to raise restricted and unrestricted institutional and individual funding at the $50k+ level. With active participation from the LCA board and development staff, the ED will ensure organizational financial health while implementing tactical and creative approaches to fundraising and visibility.
4. Champion the Mission and Lead by Example
As the external and internal ambassador of the community, the ED will tell the compelling story of LCA’s pursuit of holistic, comprehensive community support with health, education, and economic empowerment programs. The ED will ensure strong measurement and evaluation to capture impact and lessons learned that will be shared with the broader international development community. The ED will build LCA’s thought leadership through networking, writing, and speaking, as well as PR opportunities to gain exposure through external media.
5. Engage and Partner With the Board
Thoughtfully and meaningfully engage and partner with the board in strategic and fundraising activities. The ED will work in partnership with the Board Chair and committee chairs to recruit new board members, liaise with board committees, and facilitate quarterly board meetings. The ED should proactively engage board members as a sounding board, leveraging their capacity to support the organization and their functional expertise in fundraising, international development, business, and public health.
6. Ensure Financial Stability
Lead the annual budget approval process with the board of directors and ensure that all areas of the organization operate within the approved budget. In conjunction with the Board Treasurer, ensure revenues and expenses (actuals and projections) are updated in a timely manner. Implement metrics to link program outcomes to financial investment. In partnership with Board Treasurer and outside auditors, ensure annual audits are completed in the U.S. and Kenya.
The Ideal Candidate Is…
- Passionate. This role will be more than a job. You believe in the power of community-based change. You share our commitment to delivering holistic, multi-dimensional programming in health, education, and community development. You are authentic, hard working, and love to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. Your integrity is unquestioned and you are excited by the thought of spending approximately 75 days/year in Lwala, Kenya.
- A leader. You love to build and lead teams. People are inspired by you and want to follow you. You have the rare ability to rally the troops, communicate clearly and motivate others to work hard. You reward commitment to the mission and affirm the value of contributions. You are compassionate, a good listener, and the kind of person colleagues want to sit next to on the 18-hour trip from the U.S. to Kenya. You will find ways to connect our Nashville and Kenya-based teams and build cross-cultural relationships.
- Business-minded. You have a track record of managing operations, organizing people, implementing systems, raising funds, building relationships, and overseeing programs. You understand the importance of humility and listening. You have strong business acumen, are comfortable with ambiguity, and know when and how to make clear decisions. You possess high emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity, enjoy working with many different types of people, and welcome the challenge that comes with doing hard work in difficult parts of the world.
- Strategic. You see both the weeds and the trees and can find the path to take our programs – and impact – to the next level. You can demonstrate the ability to strengthen programs, measure impact, and position us for an even more expansive reach in the future.
- A closer. You are comfortable asking for money and not deterred by the word “no”. You know how to ask and negotiate partnerships and major gifts with both individual and institutional partners. You are a skilled storyteller and love an audience. You are the consummate networker, able to work a room with confidence and poise. You build relationships to last.
Candidates should have at least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least four years of senior executive leadership experience in the for-profit, social enterprise, or non-profit arena. A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree in a relevant discipline (such as an MBA, MPA or MPH) is preferred.
Demonstrated performance in outcomes-based organizations where candidates have successfully developed and operationalized strategies that have taken the organization to the next stage of growth is highly desirable. Familiarity with a variety of international development models and theories of change is an asset.
Success cultivating and soliciting major donors or proven business development experience is strongly desired.
Experience expanding early stage organizations to maturity, building a new center, division, or program area from the ground up at a national or international nonprofit is a plus.
To Be Considered
Please submit your resume and cover letter online at http://candidates.waldronhr.com. Cover letters expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role should be addressed to Melissa Merritt.
- New Delhi, India
World Health Partners (WHP) is an international charity with offices in Kenya, India and the US focused on health service delivery to rural and poor communities. The organization is focused on addressing ‘the here and the now’ needs and harnesses all available resources–be they in the private, public or NGO sectors.
While the organization so far has largely set up service delivering channels through private rural entrepreneurs, it is undergoing a strategic shift where the private sector skills are being combined with resources in the public sector. Such a collaboration has already been partially established in India. Since WHP specializes in appropriate technologies and management systems to reach difficult communities, the public sector, which normally lacks them, has shown a deep interest in incorporating them in its programs.
World Health Partners is a US tax exempt 501(c)(3) public charity organization and a Indian non-profit Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. WHP is operationally headquartered in New Delhi, India.
WHP seeks applicants for the position of Grants Manager to lead and manage grant writing and donor reporting, with a subsidiary but important role of serving as a liaison to WHP programs and take part in program implementation activities that ties in with grant development and management. You will work closely with senior management on strategic proposal development, and in collaboration with US-based colleagues in business development and donor relationship management. Targeted donors and partners include foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, impact investors, and innovative social enterprises.
The position requires someone dynamic, inquisitive about issues beyond WHP’s routine programmatic and demonstrates a high passion for health and reproductive health issues with special concern for women and children. This will need to be underpinned with highly developed interpersonal, communication and organization skills, excellent writing skills, a sharp focus on details and demonstrated experience in assessing and understanding briefs for writing proposals and reports.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with grant writing and management experience, combined with an acute awareness about donor expectations and norms regarding proposals and reports. WHP is a rapidly growing organization with creative ways of delivering health services. As WHP is run by a small, tight team of managers, limitless opportunities exist to be involved with program implementation, communications, and new initiatives which will give a more rounded experience for the incumbent with larger opportunities for growth.
The position is based in New Delhi, but the responsibilities are global in nature. The incumbent will be encouraged to visit programs frequently wherever they are implemented in the world.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead and coordinate with colleagues on proposal development requirements and manage to proposal deadlines
• Collaborate with US-based business development and donor relationship management colleagues on assessing new opportunities, relay donor requirements and program issues to program teams
• In coordination with country directors and program leads, serve as the liaison between programs and functional teams within WHP, and between WHP and partner organizations
• Maintain regular interface with program leads to ensure that programs are on track to deliver on donor requirements and that issues are addressed on a timely basis.
• Maintain an up-to-date reference library of reports, news and articles that will inform the analytical sections of reports and proposals
• Organize and maintain up-to-date WHP materials for proposals and briefs
• Attend meetings and presentations of likely partner organizations
• Show additional initiative in developing a presentation and reporting model that will highlight metrics-based programming in both private and public sectors
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of WHP’s systems for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new reporting styles
• Relevant Master’s degree (MBA, MPA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience.
• 3-5 years of demonstrated proposal and report writing experience with a variety of donors
• 5+ years of experience related to international development (international health preferred)
• Outstanding English writing skills required
• Self-starter, able to achieve results with limited supervision
• Excellent teamwork and communications skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Developing country work experience, particularly in Social Marketing and Social Franchising is preferred but not a constraining factor
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit – Research Assistant (RA)
The BU School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Addiction Research and Education
(CARE) Unit is seeking a bright and motivated student to assist faculty and staff with research
activities. The CARE Unit is an academic unit addressing clinical, education, and research aspects
of alcohol and other drug use disorders, including the relationship between substance use and
HIV/AIDS in international settings.
Research Assistant (RA) responsibilities may include:
Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals
Literature searches & maintaining a reference database (i.e. RefWorks)
Creating & editing research presentations with PowerPoint
Assisting with NIH and IRB reports
Assisting with planning, marketing, and evaluation of an addiction medicine
Editing & submitting journal articles
Coordinating meetings (e.g., preparing handouts, taking minutes, arranging conference
Making travel arrangements
Editing website content
Misc. tasks (e.g., on-campus errands, data entry)
Preferred experience, skills, & interests:
Enrolled in a Masters of Public Health program through at least December 2016
Ability to make a one-year commitment
Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects in a deadline-driven environment
Enjoys working both independently and as part of a team
Interest in HIV or addiction issues
Ability to work 15-20 hours a week
This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented student to gain
experience in grant preparation, program implementation/delivery, and the conduct of
research. The CARE Unit is located on the BU Medical Campus in the Crosstown Building (801
Please send a cover letter (indicating when you could start) and a resume to:
Natalia Gnatienko, MPH
Research Project Manager
2016 Archimedes Project + University Student Coordinator
The Archimedes Project’s mission is to increase access to clean water and sanitation around the world by working with locally competent and committed entrepreneurs to design and launch lean, scalable and financially sustainable clean water and sanitation enterprises that leverage existing technology, knowledge and partners.
ArchGrpU is an Archimedes Project program that recruits university students to organize an Ideation Lab. These studentled hackathon inspired events introduce human centered and market driven approaches to international development to college students, giving them an unparalleled opportunity to apply their classroom learning the problem of water or sanitation in a selected country. In 2015, we are recruiting students to plan Spring 2016 Ideation Labs at select colleges and universities.
An Ideation Lab is a three day hackathonstyle event that brings people together from across sectors and disciplines to design a clean water or sanitation enterprise for a selected country. Participants work in teams to design a scalable lean startup that uses existing technology to increase sustainable access to an affordable clean drinking water or sanitation product or service. The design process is supported by the advice and expertise of experienced professionals from across sectors including nonprofit, business, academia and local practitioners.
The Student Coordinator recruits and leads the team of students that organizes and executes an Ideation Lab at their university. The Planning Team is responsible for researching the selected country, fundraising, recruiting mentors and judges, managing event logistics and executing the Ideation Lab.
Applicants should be excited about bringing together fellow students, faculty and professionals from across sectors to think deeply about creating a solution to one of the greatest challenges the world faces. An ArchGrpU Student Coordinator can be an undergraduate or graduate student who can commit approximately 40 hours a month from September 2015 to May 2016. We are looking for leaders to tackle this challenging event and bring excitement about the Ideation Lab process to their team and campus.
Applications may be submitted through our Application Portal at archgrp.org/archgrpu. The deadline for submitting an application is August 31, 2015. Select applicants will be invited to interview with the Archimedes Project team.
Core Course Tutors Needed!
The BUSPH Core Course Tutoring Program is currently recruiting tutors for the fall semester. The Core Course Tutoring Program is designed to provide free tutoring in the MPH core courses for MPH students. Tutors are needed for all core courses and may be from any concentration and any degree program. Tutors are BUSPH students who excelled (earned an A or A-) in the core course they would like to tutor and can provide at least two hours per week of tutoring.
Peer Coaches Needed!
Peer Coaches provide one-on-one assistance to SPH degree candidates for writing and/or presentation appointments. Peer Coaches are BUSPH students who: excel in communication as demonstrated by an A on two or more writing assignments or presentations at BUSPH, possess strong communication skills, and can provide between three and six hours per week of peer coaching.
Boston University Family Medicine Global Health Collaborative
Title: Program Administrator
Duration: Ongoing (start date August/September 2015)
Hours/Week: 32 hours (Mon-Thurs) but some flexibility
The mission of the Boston University Family Medicine Global Health Collaborative (BU GHC) is to raise the level of health care for underserved populations world-wide by enhancing primary care through medical education, improving health systems management, increasing access to high quality clinical services and promoting research and evaluation. We currently have projects in Vietnam, Lesotho, Cambodia, and Myanmar with a plan to expand our work in the coming years.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced program administrator to assist with planning, management, project coordination, and financial oversight of BU GHC programs and operations. The program administrator will directly support the program managers and leadership team. This position would be especially well suited for someone with a background in global health who is pursuing an MPH.
Process and submit reimbursements for program and travel expenses
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
Update financial records using BMC/BU system and Quicken
Arrange travel plans for program staff and volunteers
Maintain program websites
Assist with preparing proposals and budgets for grant applications
Organize and maintain electronic and hard files
Other administrative duties as required
1-3 years of project/program management experience preferred
Must be a dependable, self-starter who is able to work independently with minimal supervision
Must be extremely well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize work to meet deadlines, and able to multi-task
Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and writing
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Powerpoint
Experience with Quicken and WordPress preferred
Experience with budgeting/bookkeeping/finances
Current BUSPH student preferred
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Maja Carrion at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 5, 2015.
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) GPC Job Description Position_CGH_2 from September 2015-May 2016 to work approximately 20 hours per week. Dates and times can be flexible for a strong candidate, although Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays hours between 9am-5pm are preferred.
Background/IRC Summary: The IRC Women’s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) technical unit includes a team of experts that strive towards a vision whereby women and girls, with their communities, work to create a world where they are valued and live free from violence, and can exercise their rights to promote their own safety, equality and voice. The technical unit supports WPE programs in nearly 30 countries to adhere to minimum standards and principles of good practice in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. The technical unit is currently seeking a Technical Advisor to support counties in West Africa to meet the safety, health, psycho-social, and justice needs of women, girls, and survivors of gender-based violence.
Job Overview/Summary: This position will provide remote and on-site technical support and assistance to three to six country programs, specifically through the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive GBV programming in coordination with other program sectors. The Technical Advisor will support in-country technical staff to appropriately assess the continued needs of women and girls in displacement, conflict, and post-conflict contexts; pilot, evaluate and use new tools, resources and program models; and document evidence demonstrating the impact of the IRC’s work. This position is also required to maintain strong relationships with WPE technical unit specialists, other technical units, regional units, in-country grants management staff, and senior management in each country.
Quality Technical Support
- Ensure the coherence of field programming with the technical unit theory of change, providing feedback in both directions to advance our work and ensure services are reaching women and girls, including the most vulnerable populations, at the IRC.
- Provide specific, supportive, and timely advice to country programs to support program quality and growth.
- Participate in the Strategic Action Planning process to support relevant promotion of WPE programming in conjunction with other sectors and in line with country program priorities.
- Review WPE-related proposals to ensure the design and proposed program is technically sound, is innovative, and is in line with technical unit, regional, and organizational priorities.
- Communicate consistently with field staff, country management, and regional units to ensure that the needs and voices of the field, and specifically of women and girls, are considered in program implementation.
Research and Evaluation
- Provide technical oversight to research led in partnership with WPE programs, and play a strategic role in the development and implementation of dissemination strategies.
- Assist WPE programs in developing meaningful evaluation strategies that contribute to learning and moving forward strategic priorities.
- Work with country programs to ensure that donor-mandated evaluations are done in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Liaise with the Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit on evaluation or research initiatives to ensure appropriate methodology, identify consultants or academic partners, and promote adherence to ethical and safety standards.
- Contribute to analysis and documentation of lessons learned to further innovation in the field in line with existing GBV knowledge, resources, and strategic priorities.
Collaboration and Engagement
- Share and promote best practices and minimum standards with other Technical Units to further quality and comprehensive programming within the IRC.
- Lead WPE priorities in cross-sectoral conversations with the aim of creating integrated and coherent programming that can best serve women and girls in the contexts we work.
- Provide information to internal and external stakeholders looking for data about WPE programs in West Africa in conjunction with the country program.
- Contribute to country-specific and regional advocacy related to women and girls in line with strategic priorities.
- Work closely with the Senior Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and other relevant IRC staff to represent WPE programs in West Africa with donors, academics, and at inter-agency working groups and workshops.
- Assist with recruitment of WPE program staff, interns, and consultants.
- Support efforts to retain staff by contributing to their professional development through capacity building, mentoring, and other growth opportunities.
- Maintain open and professional relationships within IRC to promote teamwork among the WPE global team and other technical units.
- Act with commitment, integrity and accountability to the “IRC Way” – Global Standards for Professional Conduct.
- Lead and/or work with other team members on strategic projects and initiatives, as needed and required.
Education: Graduate degree or equivalent in public health, social work, humanities or other relevant degree.
Work Experience: Minimum five years of field-based GBV (or relevant sector) program management experience, preferably in a humanitarian or international development setting.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrate ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action, and experience leading on program design, monitoring and evaluation. Must have strong and effective communications skills, and the ability to present a broad array of information to inform and influence diverse audiences in multi-cultural environments. Demonstrate commitment and capacity to renew and maintain standards with best practices in the field.
Language Skills: Fluent in English, French language skills preferred.
Working Environment: Up to 35% travel is required.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.