Director, Programs

The END Fund

About the organization

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.

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.

Duties

Grant Management: The END Fund strives to be a collaborative partner with its grantees and within the wider NTD community. Our objective is to deliver high-performing NTD programs that meet the test of good practice and add value in the sector. In this respect the role of the PD focuses on:

Developing the END Fund as a Learning Organization: The END Fund is a learning organization and is committed to contributing to thought leadership and reflective practice in the sector.

Cross-organizational Activities: The END Fund takes an integrated approach to organizational deliverables and all staff are expected to embrace different tasks to avoid a siloed structure.

Qualifications

Graduate degree in international development, public health or a relevant discipline
At least 8-10 years experience in international development practice in low-resource countries
Strong collaborative team working experience; able to function both independently and as a team player
Demonstrated strategic thinking in program design for development
Grant management experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage multi-staged projects from concept to completion
Experience reporting to philanthropic or bilateral donors preferred
Ability to develop and monitor complex project budgets and understanding of project financing
Excellent oral/written communication in English
Ability to translate technical material and distill it into accessible language
Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones
Competency in Microsoft Suite of programs
Professionalism to represent the END Fund to external audiences
Passion for and commitment to the END Fund's humanitarian mission
Authorization to work in Kenya required

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