Nonprofit

Ignita Programmes Manager

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in the world
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Published 9 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
October 1, 2024
Application Deadline
July 21, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial

Description

ABOUT IGNITA

The work of Ignita includes pooled funding mechanisms, fiscal sponsorships, shared governance approaches, participatory grantmaking and learning communities. The team oversees a range of partnerships with organisations fiscally hosted at Women Win. We champion transformative philanthropy by disrupting the philanthropic sector to acknowledge and challenge unequal power structures. We strengthen movements and network building by fostering trust-based connections and collaborations that drive meaningful and collective change.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Ignita Programmes Manager is a key position within the Ignita team with responsibilities spanning stakeholder engagement and partnership brokering; fiscal sponsorship programme management; strategy development; learning and team management. The candidate will manage a portfolio of projects and programmes, including supporting the daily operations of several ongoing fiscal sponsorship partnerships. They will manage a small team and work closely with Women Win’s Finance and Operations (FinOps) team to deliver on Ignita’s fiscal sponsorship ethos.

This role requires someone who is comfortable working in complex contexts, is an excellent problem solver, and thrives amidst ambiguity. They must be passionate about supporting activists, emerging initiatives and global feminist movements that contribute to the overall Women Win vision. Ideally, candidates for this role will be bring multi-sector experience and strong knowledge of the global philanthropic landscape. This is an exciting position within a growing portfolio of work, which requires foresight, creativity, initiative, and a passion for learning. The Ignita Programmes Manager reports to the Ignita Director and will work closely with the Ignita and FinOps teams and wider Women Win team members.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Programme Management

  • Lead on the design and evolution of a range of programmes and fiscal sponsorship partnerships, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to establish governance, coordination, reporting and learning.
  • Deliver on streamlined onboarding processes for new fiscal sponsorship partners, including negotiation of fiscal sponsorship offerings and fees.
  • Manage the relationship with several fiscal sponsorship partners, accompanying them throughout the different phases of the fiscal sponsorship, including ensuring legal and fiscal compliance requirements are met.
  • Uphold and improve grant making and grant management procedures, including but not limited to due diligence procedures, grant agreements, and systems (e.g. Salesforce), to ensure grantmaking meets partner needs and funder requirements.

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships

  • Engage in networking and maintain relationships within feminist and philanthropic ecosystems to stay current on trends and standards related to Ignita’s work.
  • Align with the Influence Team to identify new opportunities and support the acquisition process for new Ignita projects.
  • Support proposal writing and design including maintaining resource mobilisation systems and documentation for Ignita and fiscal sponsorship partners. 

Ignita Strategy

  • Participate in and support the development of the Ignita strategy in line with WW values and priorities.
  • Research and understand the funding landscape, trends and ecosystem of Ignita to contribute to the strategic direction of the brand.
  • Ensure a collaborative approach to the Ignita strategy through teamwork and connecting with involved stakeholders.

Learning Mindset & Team Support

  • Manage and support Ignita team members in their day-to-day work, ensuring collaboration between Ignita and FinOps teams, external funders and partners.
  • Ensure technical excellence across the team and in own portfolio of work including overseeing programme budgets and legal/contractual requirements.
  • Encourage a learning mindset in others by sharing innovations, experimenting with new ways of doing things, and enabling continuous feedback loops.
  • Proactively seek innovative ways of working from decolonised and feminist perspectives which benefit Ignita, Women Win and feminist movements.

Miscellaneous

  • Participation in various Special Project teams and other ongoing work of Women Win as required.
  • Represent WW and the Ignita brand externally as needed.

ABOUT YOU

Education: at least a university degree in a relevant field e.g. Gender, International Development, Human Rights, Business Administration etc.

Experience: In addition to Manager level competencies (as described above), the candidate should have:

  • 6 – 10 years work experience in philanthropy, international development, women’s rights and/or international business;
  • A feminist mindset including a solid understanding of international grassroots organisations and the feminist movement;
  • Financial management acumen is essential and direct experience with fiscal sponsorship is preferred.
  • Experience in grantmaking and programme design;
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Excellent project management skills with experience in designing work plans, prioritisation and management of multiple competing deadlines and deliverables.
  • Strong relationship building ability with previous experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Experience working remotely and with a remotely based team.
  • Motivated proactive attitude with the confidence to work independently and part of a team.  

Travel: Ability and willingness to travel approximately 20% of the time. This includes ensuring availability to attend Women Win in-person team meetings, retreats and project required travel.

Location: Candidate is expected to work mainly CET hours to connect with colleagues and work collaboratively with the team, but home base is flexible.

Working Hours: Full time position (40 hours).

ABOUT IGNITA

The work of Ignita includes pooled funding mechanisms, fiscal sponsorships, shared governance approaches, participatory grantmaking and learning communities. The team oversees a range of partnerships with organisations…

Benefits

Salary: Manager level position with compensation based on the Women Win salary scale. Women Win believes in global pay equity meaning that team members' compensation is equalised regardless of location. Salaries are based on Women Win's salary scale which considers the expected level of competency and complexity of the role and strives to create consistency across the organisation. Women Win believes in putting our best offer upfront and standardising benefits to all candidates, in the interest of fairness for all team members.

Benefits: As part of our complete offer and in line with our commitment to collective care, Women Win offers the following benefits:

  • 25 days of paid vacation time annually
  • 3 shut down weeks annually
  • Monthly wellbeing allowance
  • Remote work and flexible work arrangements
  • Home office contribution

Salary: Manager level position with compensation based on the Women Win salary scale. Women Win believes in global pay equity meaning that team members' compensation is equalised…

Level of Language Proficiency

Languages: English and one additional language fluency - orally and in writing. Additional languages are always a plus.

Languages: English and one additional language fluency - orally and in writing. Additional languages are always a plus.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Rapenburgerstraat 173, 1011 VM Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Instructions:

TO APPLY

Hiring for this position is open immediately and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, no later than the Sunday 21st July. Please submit the following:

  • Motivation letter outlining how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for this position. Please indicate when you would be available to start at WW in your motivation letter.
  • English resume/CV.

Notes.

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