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Global Manager, Agriculture

This job is not FLA Exempt.

11/18/2016

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Preferred Location: Flexible: preferred Washington, DC, or in a GF country of operation Work Status: Full-time Travel Requirements: 25% Click here to apply! JOB SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES: The Agriculture Manager will oversee Grameen Foundation’s Agriculture for the Poor strategy globally, providing operational leadership to all program efforts.  GF’s Agriculture work is designed to ensure poor households have access to the information, services and products they need to generate sustained income from agriculture and strengthen resilience and household food security. The three primary responsibilities of the position are 1) Providing technical expertise to country office programs; and 2) driving business development and strategic partner selection, in coordination with the fundraising teams. The Manager will work closely with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, including the with EVP, Strategy, other domain directors (eg, financial services and health), regional teams, fundraising teams, and other internal stakeholders, including a special emphasis on the intersection with agriculture and finance.  The Manager will also cultivate and engage a range of external stakeholders in the Agriculture and agricultural finance sectors, including strategic partners and funders, industry experts, and execution partners. This individual will use deep knowledge of agriculture and finance, as well as excellent strategic, business development, communication & collaboration, people and project management skills to further Grameen Foundation’s agricultural work and ultimately demonstrate a measurable impact on poor households.    KEY RESULTS: Mission & Business Results This role is accountable for creating and executing against long term roadmaps for their discipline area.  As part of this, they will be accountable for driving integrated solutions with agriculture, finance and health,  and partnering with regional counterparts to conduct area and landscape analysis in order to develop a cohesive roadmap for solution development, delivery and resourcing for the Agriculture area.  Specific accountabilities include: Ensuring a high level of execution against the strategy and goals of program areas Developing Agriculture Dashboard Metrics and Theories of Change. Driving ongoing program design and solution development that reflects GF’s data driven, practical innovation, and incorporating user design principles into solutions. Providing guidance and working with regional and program teams to build outcome focused frameworks (eg, logframes) for their Program Area/Solutions that inform the partnerships we seek and the way we approach, design and deliver our projects. Providing input and guidance to regional/programmatic M&E staff for developing area specific frameworks for assessing impact or progress, processes for seeking client feedback, and ongoing processes for improving solutions, services or offerings. Integration Results Working across regions and other program areas to create shared direction, align limited resources, and ensure teams deliver integrated solutions and services.  Demonstrate the ability to navigate complex issues, with multiple perspectives, in a way that facilitates deep collaboration and timely/data-driven decisions. Key internal stakeholders include other domain directors, regional teams, Institutional Fundraising and External Affairs.  Reviewing budget reporting/tracking processes for their program areas. Review org level reporting for their program area in Quarterly Business Reviews, Board Committee meetings, Reporting Dashboard Metrics, and, publishing program results and lessons learned. Stakeholder Results Forging complex, sustainable and long-term partnerships with a broad array of donors, pro-poor organizations, and scaling-partners across the globe. Maintaining a deep understanding of the complementary initiatives and global trends in Mobile Agriculture for the poor, including funding trends. Partnering closely with Institutional Fundraising to build, maintain and deliver against a robust funding pipeline for their area. Driving industry level impact for our work and approach by representing GF at key conferences, writing blog posts and articles, and driving social media campaigns/updates as appropriate. Leadership Results Results require working in contexts that are different than own— including regional, cultural, or language based differences. Ability to maintain high levels of personal effectiveness in making these transitions; combined with a high level of self-awareness, context awareness, curiosity and learning agility that result in productive interactions. Taking a high level of ownership for managing talent and employee engagement on their team. Creating a team climate where staff members feel engaged, motivated and productive; and providing clarity, alignment, strong sense of connection, and development/growth opportunities to their direct reports. Delivers against GF Talent Processes: Commitment/Goal Setting, Career Development Planning, Talent Review, Annual Performance Reviews, and Employee Engagement Surveys and Action Planning. Building a network of global consultants, volunteers and experts that can be engaged for short-term tasks and advice when needed. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Deep understanding of challenges facing poor households, with specific emphasis on their financial needs and wants, and corresponding product/solution needs.  Deep commitment to eradicating poverty and hunger. High level of expertise in the agriculture for the poor, understanding of lessons learned and emerging trends, with particular focus on: High level of expertise in the use of mobile technology solutions and how these enable new business models to reach the poor Familiarity with global nutrition, resilience, gender and integrated development frameworks Deep understanding of agribusinesses’ challenges and needs within their operating contexts High level of skill required in solution/program design - helping build, pilot, and scale initiatives; and adapting innovations and best practices across geographies. High level of skill required in business development: guiding landscape analysis, testing financial models and efficiency/cost analysis, identifying and building a robust pipeline of prospective partners/donors/customers that align with program strategy and GF Mission. Effective program management and strategic thinking skills that are reflected in effective prioritization and execution. High level of communication and collaboration skills; with an ability to influence others without authority, work in a networked organization, and deliver results with diverse partners. Ability to analyze and leverage data to make informed decisions, and ensure their area has effective data/business processes. Fluency and comfort with Human Centered Design principles and Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks. EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE: 5-7+ years of experience working in agriculture and mobile money in development contexts, with at least 5 years of experience managing teams, experience with remote teams preferred. Proven track record of achievement under a range of challenging solutions (ideally in multiple countries). Masters Degree in related field preferred. Excellent written and verbal English language skills. Experience working in a global organization across multiple time zones a strong plus. Click here to apply! BENEFITS & PERKS  Grameen Foundation offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits which include medical, dental, voluntary vision, 401K with company match, paid holidays and a paid-time off program.  PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.  ADDITIONAL COMMENT The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Manager, Business Development and Institutional Partnerships - Africa

This job is not FLA Exempt.

08/02/2016

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Status:                        Full Time Location:                    Kenya, Ghana, Uganda or Washington, DC Click here to apply! The  Institutional Relations Manager for Africa will be responsible for strategic business development and management of corporate, foundation and government relationships and the development of proposals to secure multi-year funding to support Grameen Foundation’s work in Africa. The Institutional Relations Manager will play a key role in working with development and program staff, board members, and volunteers in cultivating corporate, foundation and government donor relationships. The Manager will provide cross-solutions team support in writing competitive proposals in response to solicitations from USAID, bi-lateral / multi-lateral donors, corporate foundations and other partners. Grameen Foundation works with our partners to connect poor people, especially women, to the vital mix of financial, health, and agricultural services and information they need to transform their lives. Digital technology and mobile phones offer unprecedented opportunity to connect millions of poor people to the resources they require to strengthen their resilience, raise their incomes and live healthy lives. The IR Manager for Africa will lead the design of programs in agriculture, financial inclusion and health in conjunction with the Solution/Technical Directors and Country Directors and will identify funding and partnering opportunities for Africa. Reporting and relationships: The Manager, Institutional Relations Africa will report to the Vice President, Institutional and Program Development, and will work closely with the regional and solution area teams. Availability: This position will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to get the job done. This is an exempt position and a minimum of 20% travel is expected.  Essential Job Functions: Successfully secure several million dollars in Life of Project funding each year in support of Grameen Foundation’s work in Africa Manage technical and cost proposals for institutional organizations in the areas of technology for development, agriculture, financial inclusion, health, and social performance; Coordinate closely with the Finance team on cost proposal preparation Work with program and country staff on the design and development of the technical approach (including contributing to writing of the technical approach and managing the overall proposal process); Develop and execute effective strategies to identify, cultivate and steward corporate, foundation and government agency relationships. Transfer knowledge on program design, log frame design to the IR team and others in the organization. Lead relationship building and management with key potential and current clients, partners, and consultants; Work with the regional partnerships team to research, track and follow up on business intelligence leading up to bid opportunities; Participate in relevant training and other professional development opportunities; Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission. Strong relationship management skills developed though prior experience. Proven ability to structure partnerships, including with the private sector Solid understanding of the proposal development process, project management systems / best practices. Knowledge and understanding of international development including technology for development, agriculture, financial inclusion, gender and /or health. Strong preference for experience in the agriculture sector. Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills with a proven ability to motivate and coordinate multiple stakeholders, including senior-level experts and directors. Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to lead complex processes in a non-hierarchical environment. Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred in international development or related field; More than 5 years of relevant experience in technical and/or grant writing required in the areas of  ICT4D, financial services, agriculture, and/or health; Proven track record in writing winning technical proposals for USAID and other large international donor agencies and corporate and private foundations; Experience with USAID procurement process and key USAID initiatives (including Feed the Future); Exceptional writing skills Click here to apply! Physical and Environmental Conditions: This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. Additional Comment:  The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  Click here to apply!.   For more information about Grameen Foundation please visit our website at grameenfoundation.org.  No telephone calls please.