EMpower is Hiring, Global Grants Associate

Posted 05 January 2022 in EMpower News, Careers   |   Share

EMpower, a global philanthropic organization, is dedicated to improving the lives and horizons of marginalized young people ages 10-24 in 15 emerging market countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia and Turkey. Through grants and other support EMpower partners with over 100 local organizations working to strengthen the education and livelihoods of young people, and to build their resilience, self-confidence and well-being.

In a time of worldwide disruption and change, EMpower has continued to grow and evolve. We are currently operationalising a new grantmaking model that is more closely aligned with our Theory of Change, better reflecting the changing needs of grantee partners and the evolution of trust-based philanthropy practices.

As our grantmaking and programme portfolios have evolved and grown, we have seen an increase in complexity in our internal systems and procedures. We are transitioning to a new grants management software with the aim of stream-lining our processes, while also allowing us to systematically gain insight into the connections between our grant making, programme learning and impact.

Part of a small programme operations team, the Global Grants Associate is responsible for grants administration and grants management, for coordinating and overseeing EMpower’s global grant making processes and procedures for 100+ grants per year across three entities. This position is critical to EMpower’s mission in engaging and learning from youth-centered local organizations and supporting EMpower’s grantmaking capabilities.

The successful candidate will bring at least 2 years’ experience in the philanthropic and/or non-profit sector with experience in grants management desired. This role can be based out of our New York, Washington D.C. (EST Time Zone) or London offices. For further details about the role and its responsibilities, please see the full JD here.

To apply, please send your CV and Cover letter to: putting Global Grants Associate in the subject line. Closing date 18th January 2022.

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Benefits We Offer

  • Comprehensive EMpower-sponsored health insurance
  • Pension plan with EMpower match
  • Generous time off and holidays
  • Generous family leave policies
  • Other EMpower-sponsored insurance plans (based on regional office)

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