Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Asia Regional Office is motivated by its goal to enhance visibility and understanding of the Foundation’s work and to inspire others to scale our impact for millions of people across the continent. The Director is a critical strategic partner and leader in this effort. The role requires leading, managing and implementing the influence and advocacy strategy for the Foundation in Asia, particularly in the priority countries of China, India and Thailand. Together with the Managing Director, the incumbent also provides strategic advisory to and representation on behalf of internal stakeholders. The role thus also requires partnering with Foundation teams to navigate regional dynamics and provide intelligence to support the Foundation’s strategies and programming in Asia.
In achieving the above goals, the Director needs to ensure that key policy, business and civil society actors in the region are aware of and engaged with the Foundation’s initiatives, and endorse our work to enhance the positive impact for our beneficiaries, e.g. through media validation, public validation or partnerships. The incumbent will establish an effective way to get up-to-date intelligence on emerging issues and key moves of importance for the Foundation in Asia and develop strategies to leverage these to advance organizational and programmatic goals, as well as serve as an ambassador for initiative teams. The incumbent will also work with the Managing Director in designing and implementing the regional office’s strategy, as well as select, design and manage grantees and contractors working on programs that advance these objectives.
The role requires courageous and inspirational leadership skills, a drive that delivers results, and the ability to analyze evolving policy environments, develop key messages and to build strong and constructive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You are right for this role if you are entrepreneurial, collaborative, eager to be an ambassador for the priorities of the Foundation, and passionate about making a positive impact in the world. You are a thoughtful leader who manages people relationships, work and resources with integrity, and always with a focus on Rockefeller Foundation’s mission to promote the well-being of humanity.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Policy, Intelligence and Strategy
Stakeholder Engagement and Thought Leadership
Additionally, the incumbent will work proactively and collaboratively with other teams in the Foundation, including those based in New York (e.g. Policy, Partnerships and Convenings, Office of Grants Management, Office of Legal, Ethics & Governance, Innovation and Initiative Teams) to enable the effective flow of knowledge and information, to seek inputs from such teams at opportune times, and to update such teams on the progress of regional work. He/she will work closely, as necessary and appropriate, with other colleagues based in NY and/or Nairobi to deliver on programming objectives.
Qualifications and Competencies
Interested candidates should send a resume (CV) and cover letter that details why you are a good fit for this career position to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 14, 2020. Full job description, including the Foundation’s focus areas, can be found at www.rockefellerfoundation.org
This position is supervised by and reports to the Managing Director, Asia
This position may involve supervisory responsibilities of Executive Assistant, consultants, interns and others
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