Programme Officer - Economic Advancement Programme

Open Society Foundations
Closing date: 14 January 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
Open Society Foundations’ Economic Advancement Programme aims at the expansive goal of economic advancement

Open Society Foundations’ Economic Advancement Programme aims at the expansive goal of economic advancement in which it seeks to increase its sphere of influence to have systemic impact on regions, industries, value-chains and capital flows in ways that contribute to building open and socially just societies.

We aim to achieve this by deploying a suite of tools, including: investment capital, policy work, civic and community strengthening, and stakeholder engagement, deploying these tools individually or in concert, depending on local need and context.

The Soros Economic Development Fund comprises the largest capital pool within EAP, but the Programme now is a full-fledged OSF thematic program which can deploy resources in support of the tools in a range of ways, from equity based investment through to various types of grant.

Working collaboratively - both within OSF and with external entities whose goals are aligned with OSF – you’ll make decisions about specific grants where appropriate, as well as carrying out other responsibilities directed towards promoting open societies around the world.

To be successful, you will need comprehensive knowledge of current controversies and issues, as well as leading figures and thinking. You’ll be responsible for bringing one or more complex strategies to fruition in a manner that makes effective use of resources.

We will need you to exercise judgment in your work, using supervisory consultation for more complex issues, but making initial determinations and recommendations based on your own insights, as these are informed through consultation or collaboration with others.

Each Programme Officer is responsible for contributing to the effective functioning of the program overall. Building and maintaining strong, trust-based relationships across cultures and geographies will be a key aspect of your role, as will managing competing interests, complex political and cultural factors, and tensions between long- and short-term goals.

Closing date: 14th January 2017.

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, backgrounds, and experiences.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Research Projects and programmes Monitoring, evaluation and learning Digital Communications

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