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Program Specialist, Open Society Initiative for Europe, London, Barcelona, or Budapest

OSIFE is seeking a programme specialist to work across two portfolios of work – (i) Anti-Discrimination, looking at marginalised voices from Muslim, Roma and Black European communities, and (ii) Intersectionality, looking at intersectional discrimination within marginalised groups.
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- Program Specialist, Open Society Initiative for Europe, London, Barcelona, or Budapest PDF Print E-mail

Department  Open Society Initiative for Europe

Location London, Barcelona, or Budapest

Application Deadline June 3, 2017

 

The Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) is the European regional office of the Open Society Foundations, established in 2013 with a transnational presence and staff based in Barcelona, Budapest, and London. OSIFE aims to contribute to more vibrant and legitimate democracies in the European Union by supporting the activists and civil society organisations confronting Europe’s many challenges.

 

OSIFE is seeking a programme specialist to work across two portfolios of work – (i) Anti-Discrimination, looking at marginalised voices from Muslim, Roma and Black European communities, and (ii) Intersectionality, looking at intersectional discrimination within marginalised groups. The position is full time in London (candidates may be considered in Budapest and Barcelona).

 

Job Profile

The Program Specialist will be performing a wide range of responsibilities that advance both portfolio and other program strategies.  The role requires specialised knowledge of the relevant field(s) and how to use the various tools available to the organisation for accomplishing its objectives, including bringing about social change.  This role functions as part of a team and reports to the Team Manager for the Anti-Discrimination and Intersectionality portfolios, based in the Migration and Inclusion Unit of OSIFE. The role will provide administrative, technical and programmatic support for OSIFE’s grant making, for example:  the identification of high potential new partners; the assessment of organisations; the design of grants; and the assessment of grants and portfolios.  The Program Specialist may also take the lead on projects or issues – such as research initiatives, convenings, or advocacy efforts – as assigned.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

 

supporting programmatic efforts of the anti-discrimination portfolios by conducting a wide range of activities related to the grant making process and/or analytical work in support of field development, advocacy, regional consultations, and integrative activities.

overseeing aspects of grants management for OSIFE, including: analysing grant proposals and contributing to the assessment of organisations (including budget & financial analysis)

designing grants (type of support, degree of flexibility, duration, payment structure, reporting/learning expectations, etc.) and drafting grant recommendations.

field/subject monitoring and analysis, conducting research and synthesizing large amounts of data/information to be used in decision-making, strategy development, and evaluation of the grants portfolio or other program processes.

developing the concept, agenda, key players, etc. for convenings, research initiatives, and advocacy efforts.

ensuring efficient flow of grants processing and other similar information.

reviewing reports and other documents for compliance, accuracy, and readability; this may include review of data to assure that it is accurate and complete in accordance with appropriate protocols.

may take on administrative responsibilities or projects on an ad-hoc basis. These may include developing tools and templates, coordinating event logistics, and processing contracts and consultancy agreements.

may participate in preparing and presenting portfolio reviews.

 

Candidate Profile

Knowledgeable on issues of interest to OSF generally, and in particular as they relate to anti-discrimination.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/education; graduate degree desirable.

3-5 years of relevant experience in similar roles.

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Highly skilled in researching, processing large amounts of information, and analysing its importance in informing OSF programs and strategies.

Organized; strong project management ability; self-directed on work initiatives; strong attention to detail.

Diplomatic, discreet, able to handle confidential matters with a high level of integrity.

Ability to work constructively with colleagues at all levels in the hierarchy of the organization as well as with external partners.

Willingness and ability to exercise sound professional judgment on issues of sensitivity.

Strong commitment to open society values of rights, justice, accountable governance, human dignity, and democratic practice.

Proficient use of technology; including social media.

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

 

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations and we welcome and actively seek applications from people of all cultures and backgrounds.

 

Apply link : https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/jobs/jr-0000579/program-specialist

 

Job posted on 12th May 2017

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