Mentoring Women in Business Programme Manager

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
London (West)
From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Vacancy Notice: Mentoring Women in Business Programme Manager (project coordination) Empowering women is the key to driving social change in developing and emerging economies. Working at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is an opportunity to be part of that change. We are a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organisation with ambitious goals – to empower women entrepreneurs to make a difference in their own communities. Our team is dynamic and hard-working. We are passionate about creating a more equal world for generations to come. We provide women in developing and emerging economies with the skills, technology, networks and access to financial services that they need to build and expand their micro, small and growing businesses, and in doing so benefit not only themselves but also their families and communities. Since it was established in 2008 the Foundation has utilised technology to deliver cutting-edge projects that have had real impact on the lives of over 136,000 women entrepreneurs in more than 90 countries around the world. The Foundation developed its innovative Mentoring Women in Business Programme in 2010, combining mentoring with technology to offer cross-border support to women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. We match these women with mentors from around the world and provide dedicated support as they work together online for 12 months to achieve goals that are tailored to the mentee’s needs and the mentor’s expertise. These pairs become part of a global community of committed, ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals who share knowledge through our online platform and become invested in each other’s success. The one-on-one mentoring relationship is at the heart of our programme and our model revolves around providing personalised support to every single mentee and mentor. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to help us continue to build our award-winning programme. We are looking for someone who brings experience with service, process and project coordination, planning and project oversight, reporting and partnerships. This is a full-time role based in central London, reporting to the Director of the Mentoring Women in Business Programme. Remuneration will range from £28,000 - £32,000 per annum depending on experience. Limited international travel may be possible, but is not a key aspect of this role. We value diversity and welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, gender, colour, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief. Tasks and responsibilities may include: Coordinating and implementing internal programmatic processes (including on local partnerships, communications, and special projects) Setting out project and operational plans Monitoring progress and performance against plans Setting out work plans and delegating tasks to various members of the team Preparing detailed narrative progress reports Brokering agreements and monitoring performance of consultants/partners Setting out budgets for trips/special projects Ensuring that projects/processes progress according to plans/deliverables Liaising with partners and other team members in order to implement processes/work plans Reporting on progress to the Programme Director Supporting the Programme Director in recruitment and task management of some members of the team The experience and core competencies required for this post include: Essential A minimum of five years’ professional work experience in the international development sector, with at least three years’ experience on gender/youth empowerment issues Knowledge of key mentoring techniques and approaches Knowledge of mentoring and mentoring programmes, with at least five years’ experience with coaching/mentoring Knowledge of the ASEAN region and experience working in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia Knowledge of Central/South America (preferably Chile) and proficiency in Spanish Significant experience working with partners/consultants, setting out work plans, and monitoring progress against plans High levels of flexibility, initiative and self-motivation Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence Experience using Excel to manage data and analyse user information Experience drafting case studies and stories of change for diverse audiences Outstanding organisational skills An exceptionally high level of attention to detail Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of individuals in a competent, professional and timely manner Proficiency in MS Office and strong IT skills Strong writing, grammatical and proofreading skills in English Significant experience with public speaking through road shows, etc. Experience traveling in developing/emerging countries with high-level donors Ability to work independently and pro-actively, to tight deadlines Ability to work efficiently and flexibly as part of a team Positive attitude and approach to work Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline How to apply Please email your CV and a cover letter by 13 November 2016. 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