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Vitol Foundation

Full Time
UK
Posted 2 weeks ago

About Vitol Foundation

The Vitol Group first began making charitable grants in 2002 and established the Vitol Foundation in 2006. Since that time, the Vitol Foundation has funded over 2000 projects in more than 120 countries around the world. The Foundation’s purpose is to fund work that directly or indirectly supports children and families living in deprivation in low- and middle-income countries to escape the cycle of poverty and reach their potential in life.

The Foundation supports partners to address the systemic social and economic barriers that trap people in multi-dimensional poverty, through projects that fall under five programme areas: (1) Health; (2) ‘WASH’ – Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; (3) Education; (4) Livelihoods; and (5) Humanitarian emergencies.

Building on the lessons learned through this broad approach and by making grants/investments in exemplary projects, we aim to:

  • Fund transformational, efficient, sustainable, scalable and replicable investments in development to support and strengthen government, private sector and community systems to provide sustainable health, WASH, education and employment opportunities
  • Address the systemic issues that make humanitarian crises more acute, by funding resilience and preparation in addition to recovery
  • Share models of evidence-based best practice that can be scaled by government, private sector and/or communities
  • Act responsibly with diverse partners with sensitivity to their circumstances and cultural context
  • Expand engagement and leverage the knowledge base of the Vitol Group worldwide

For more information please see our website: https://vitol-foundation.com/

Job Summary

The Vitol Foundation has grown substantially in recent years and now seeks to add 1 (or 2) individual(s) to join an experienced and dynamic team. Working closely with Programme Managers, the Junior Programme Manager will assist in the implementation of strategic initiatives, grant-making processes, and relationship management with grantees and partners.

Although the current portfolio of activities supported by the Foundation covers 5 key thematic areas, the new role would be “cross-portfolio” and would support Programme Managers in all aspects of their jobs.

In 2022, the Foundation approved almost 100 new grants in a total of 56 countries. In order to sharpen its focus on those most affected by multi-dimensional poverty, the Foundation is deepening its engagement in 30 “priority” countries and this will require additional resources for research and landscape analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Grant Management: Assist in managing the grant application process, including reviewing proposals, conducting due diligence, and monitoring grantee progress.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on social issues, trends, and best practices to inform grant-making decisions and strategic initiatives.
  • Evaluation and Impact Assessment: Support efforts to measure and evaluate the impact of the Foundation’s programs and grants, using data and metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate and maintain relationships with grantees, partners, and other stakeholders, serving as a point of contact and providing support as needed.
  • Communication and Reporting: Assist in preparing reports, presentations, and communications materials to share updates on the Foundation’s activities and impact with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative support to the Foundation team, including scheduling meetings, managing documents, and coordinating logistics for events and site visits.

Candidate Profile

Qualifications and Experience
  • 3-5 years of prior experience at a foundation, management consulting, investing, or in a corporate/ start up investment role
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s work, with a passion for making a positive impact in the community
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and communicate findings effectively.
  • High-energy and independent self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, and great teammate
  • Fluent in English; Spanish and French an added bonus
  • Proficiency in standard IT programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with experience of Salesforce an advantage

Job Features

Job CategoryHumanitarian, Rosa
LocationLondon - Office Based SW1E 5LB (Work Visa Sponsorship Available)
SalaryCompetitive
Contract TypeFull Time
Closing Date11th August 2024

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Job Features

Job CategoryHumanitarian, Rosa
LocationLondon - Office Based SW1E 5LB (Work Visa Sponsorship Available)
SalaryCompetitive
Contract TypeFull Time
Closing Date11th August 2024

Apply Online

A valid email address is required.
A valid phone number is required.
Rosa Senent
Rosa Senent

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