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We are looking for a Programme Associate

Posted 17 October 2023 in EMpower News, Careers   |   Share

About EMpower:

EMpower, a global philanthropic organisation, is dedicated to improving the lives and horizons of marginalised young people ages 10-24 in 15 emerging market countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Turkey. Through grants and other support (learning exchanges, technical assistance, thought partnering etc.), EMpower partners with ~125 local organisations working to strengthen education and livelihoods of young people, and to build their resilience, self-confidence, and well-being. EMpower has offices in Hong Kong, Delhi, Singapore, London, and New York, as well as programme staff in Nigeria, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina, and South Africa. EMpower is at an exciting time in our evolution and organisational strengthening. In the past few years, we have grown in staff size and global footprint, with a deliberate focus on fostering a workplace that ensures diverse perspectives, opportunities for contribution, and belonging.

Our Vision: We are building a world where all young people at the margins, especially girls, have the skills, opportunities, and power to live their full potential.

Our Mission: We partner with local organisations in emerging market countries, and other change-makers, to enable marginalised young people to transform their lives and communities.

Our Values:

  • We experience and build a trusting connection with each other.
  • Our commitment is sustained by our integrity.
  • Together we drive flexible innovation.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Programme Officer, this role will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project activities, working closely with the Programme team to ensure the successful realization of our initiatives. This is a hybrid position requiring the candidate to be in the office twice a week to foster team collaboration, attend key meetings, and engage in other activities that benefit from face-to-face interaction.

Key responsibilities for this role encompasses the following:

Project Support:

  • Provide administrative and logistic support for ongoing programs and projects; including organising meetings and events.
  • Collaborate with Programme Officers to create and update the project plans; timelines and budgets.
  • Maintain and update accurate records of programme data and project activities.
  • Assist in managing and coordinating with vendors and consultants related to any event, ensuring they align with the project activities.
  • Be responsible for maintaining their invoices and other documents in compliance with the agreements.

Grant Management:

  • Proactively research, screen, and assist the Programme Team in sourcing potential new grantee partners.
  • Lead the due diligence for potential new and existing grantee partners.
  • Assist grant application and review process.
  • Support the evaluation and grant proposals and progress reports.
  • Assist Programme Officers in monitoring grant performance and ensure compliance with grant agreements.
  • Assist in tracking, documentation, and reporting on grants to donors.

Research and Analysis:

  • Conduct research on relevant topics suggested by the programme team, best practices and trends in the field to enhance our learning.
  • Analyse grant data and information from FLUXX to provide insights that can inform programme decisions.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal teams and external audiences.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Regularly communicate with the youth advisory council members, partner organisations, grantees
  • Assist in organising meetings, workshops and conferences related to programme activities.
  • Help facilitate communication between various stakeholders involved in the programme.

Documentation and reporting

  • Maintain comprehensive records of grants, programme activities, expenses and outcomes.
  • Prepare regular reports for donors, the programme team, senior management, and other stakeholders.

Work Experience

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the philanthropic and /or non-profit sectors in the India region required.
  • Strong organising skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow-through.
  • Flexibility with the ability to manage tasks and shift priorities as required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and comfortable with learning new database technology.
  • Ability to work with quantitative information such as budgets and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work with a small team in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrating cultural sensitivity/awareness.
  • Interest in the field of youth development, emerging market countries, and/or effective philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative and trust-based approaches to philanthropy.
  • Strong English and Hindi speaking and writing abilities.
  • Strong creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills
  • Professional experience in grant management is strongly desired.
  • Experience with youth empowerment, adolescent girls, gender equality, and youth programming related to reproductive and sexual health, education, or economic well-being strongly desired.
  • Work experience with community-based organisations is strongly desired.

Education Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree related to social work/social sciences, international development, gender, anthropology, or a related field is preferred but not required.
  • Skilled in PC computers and standard software programmes

Personal Attributes

  • Commitment to alignment with EMpower values
  • Sensitive to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work and reside in Delhi, India
  • Ability to travel in India

Compensation and Benefits

EMpower offers competitive wages, benefits, and growth opportunities consistent with industry standards. Flexible benefits packages include health insurance and other insurance; a pension plan with employer contribution/match; time off; and work/life benefits.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

This individual operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described in this section are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
  • This role routinely uses the English language to engage with internal and external stakeholders by phone, email, and in person. The employee is expected to be able to accurately exchange information with these stakeholders.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

EMpower is a public foundation that makes grants globally to benefit marginalised youth, including adolescent girls. We are committed to attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining exceptional talent and to a work environment that recognizes contribution, fosters respect and teamwork, and facilitates robust performance. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, recognizing that diversity enriches all staff and our work globally. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or faith, or physical ability.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organisation, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. EMpower makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

How to Apply

Please apply via LinkedIn by sending a cover letter and your CV as one attachment. Note : LinkedIn does not accept 2 separate attachment. Application closing date - 27th Oct, 2023.

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