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 and has set out to accomplish this 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. Since its founding in 2012 through 2019, the END Fund and its partners have provided over 920 million treatments for NTDs worth more than $1 billion. In 2019 alone, they reached more than 121 million people with more than 196 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The END Fund Programs team is responsible for sourcing, designing, managing, supporting, and monitoring the fund’s project investments, which total more than $30 million per year across three programmatic sub-funds: the Flagship Fund, the Deworming Innovation Fund, and the Reaching the Last Mile Fund. The END Fund is seeking a world class public health and international development professional to serve as the organization’s next Head of Programs, reporting to the CEO and leading the portfolio of international programs and grant management initiatives to combat neglected tropical diseases. An empathic and effective leader and team player, the successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in strategic program development, program implementation, grant management, and organizational and sector-wide leadership.
This individual will also have strong relationships inside the global public health and development community, the ability to build bridges and partnerships for impact, and communicate about public health priorities across sectors. This individual will help to grow the END Fund portfolio of program investments with the aspiration of freeing hundreds of millions of people from the burden of NTDs by 2030.
The Head of Programs will lead a highly skilled, growing department (currently 12 staff, including direct management responsibility for 5 senior team members), and others as hired. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Head of Programs will work in close collaboration with the broad ecosystem of NTD partners and donors and the END Fund Board of Directors, CEO, peer department heads, and staff at all levels to design, implement, monitor and continuously improve the strategic programmatic agenda for the END Fund, as well as contribute positively and proactively to the organization and sector’s success more broadly.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Programmatic Strategy & Execution
Executive Leadership & Team Management
Partnership Management & Thought Leadership
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
The END Fund seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.
This policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, family history, status with regard to public assistance, or status with regard to disability or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. The END Fund will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with known disabilities. We provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies or agencies thereof, including the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, and all applicable laws providing for non-discrimination in employment against individuals with disabilities. The END Fund commits to ensuring that all of its practices are in alignment with this commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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…