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Foundation Manager

A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly dedicated charity professional to relocate to Bangladesh and play a vital role in ensuring our client, a new and exciting International Foundation, achieves its’ mission. You will be working closely with founders to establish the Foundation, writing strategy and recruiting a small, focused Bangladesh based team.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to;
• In collaboration with the founder and affiliates create the strategic development of the foundation
• Recruit and manage a team of Programme Officer’s and implement action in the short and medium term
• Undertake research, analysis and project assessment in target communities to evaluate validity and sustainability against the foundations mission
• Identify peer organisations and strategic partners in Bangladesh and develop working relationships with these organisations
• Build relationships with partner organisations and networks
• Maintain strong and trusting relationships with existing donors and investors through providing regular updates on projects they are funding, regular meetings and explore opportunities for funding further projects
• Manage a budget and identify appropriate projects most in need
• Meet with existing and prospective NGO partners/grantees, experts, co-funders
• Carry out research and due diligence on prospective partners/grantees
• Process projects and oversee them from concept note to final application stage
• Monitor the progress of on-going grants (project progress reports and verbal updates)
• Respond to queries from grantee partners, co-funders and staff
• Contribution to create, review and update policies and reports such as country policies and annual plans

-Paid accommodation
-Un-taxed salary
-1 paid air ticket per year plus 1 paid air ticket for spouse

Skills and experience required;

• Significant experience and a track record of success in planning and delivering high quality humanitarian programmes (e)
• Experience of managing large and complex grants with a knowledge of grant compliance requirements (e)
• Experience of strategic development and implementation (e)
• Strong ability to analyse complex information and develop appropriate recommendations (e)
• Experience of preparing briefing papers and/or discussion documents (e)
• Strong communication skills with good attention to detail (e)
• Master's Degree in International Development or another relevant subject. (D)

How To Apply

Job Reference:

Foundation Manager

Contact Details:

Sarah Boardman

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