FHI 360

Director (Global Education, Employment, and Engagement Business Unit)

FHI 360

Job Description

FHI360’s Global Education, Employment, and Engagement (G3E) Business Unit leads organizational efforts to meet a broad set of economic, educational and governance challenges to sustainable human development.  The next G3E Director will play a pivotal role in both the formulation and execution of the organization’s strategy, ensuring through his/her direction of the team of more than 75 senior experts and collaboration with FHI360 Regional Office Directors and subsidiary Managing Directors, impactful programming and contributions to thought leadership and the “science of improving lives.” FHI360’s current portfolio of work, spanning more than 60 countries and nearly every state in the United States, provide a solid foundation on work for today and a platform for future growth.  G3E’s experts in fields including economic participation and competitiveness, civil society development, peacebuilding, governance, education, leadership development and professional/academic exchanges, workforce development, and social science research.  The G3E team leads more than 60 Program Design efforts annually, manages global projects (and at times bilateral projects), and provides Technical Support and quality assurance to bilateral projects managed at the field level. The new G3E BU Director must be an experienced leader of diverse, high-performing teams and exhibit a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative leader, have deep experience in blending public and private sector expertise and resources to address constraints and opportunities for economic and educational advancement of marginalized communities, a proven track record of building meaningful partnerships with foreign governments, donors and other development stakeholders, and an articulate public speaker.  The G3E BU Director is one of two international Business Unit Directors, a member of the Executive Leadership Forum chaired by the CEO, and reports directly to the COO.    Major Duties: As a senior member of the organization, the G3E Director provides strategic leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. The G3E Director will:
  • Collaborate cross- organizationally to design and deliver high quality results that achieve lasting impact for an assigned business area and portfolio of work.

  • Lead Business Development to sustain and grow the organization and fulfill its mission, including identifying, developing and capturing and expanding new markets.

  • Support the development of strong strategic partnerships and client/government/partner relations.

  • Ensure accountability for project design and technical quality, customer satisfaction and achievement of planned results.

  • Monitor, manage, and mitigate organizational risk.

  • Organize cross functional and inter-regional activities ensuring efficacy of the project(s)/programmatic objectives.

  • Oversee and evaluate the staffing, budgets, revenue forecasting, training and other programmatic needs and activities and work with the operations team to ensure a harmonized and efficient enterprise services platform for the business unit and its departments.

  • Directs the organization to ensure the attainment of financial and operational goals within the business unit are in support of the company’s overall financial and strategic objectives.

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the business unit.

  • Responsible for meeting business development targets and achieving departmental plans.

  • Works with groups to identify, manage and mitigate organizational risk and ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and policies.

  • Directs regional/sectoral landscape analyses, strategic plans, and oversees the approval of proposals, protocols, reports and budgets.

  • Serves on various committees and teams both internal and external to the organization.

  • Provides technical leadership in assigned areas, ensures sharing of organizational knowledge and lessons learned, and promotes the use and application of data and evidence.

  • Develops and manages BU communication plans, including promoting the organization's brand.

  • Facilitates effective and efficient project start-up and close-out for assigned projects and portfolios.

  • Provides leadership in emergency situations for assigned staff, as required/requested.

  • Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Supervision Given/Received:
  • Sets goals and budgets for departments/projects and leads Business Unit in achieving strategic goals within the context of overall organizational strategy.

  • Leads Resource Planning for the BU, ensuring coordination of resources for ongoing projects across functional areas and addresses/resolves project issues.

  • Reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

  • Supervises Department Director(s), Country Leads, and Business Unit support teams.

Problem Solving & Impact:
  • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and regional/corporate operations.

  • Ability to use experience to provide solutions to complex, difficult, and/or unusual situations.

  • Demonstrates a responsive, customer service orientation.

  • Ability to exercise judgment that contributes to the organization’s business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational strategic goals.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Master’s Degree or International Equivalent • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

  • Minimum 12 years’ progressively more responsible experience designing, planning and managing complex multi-country mission-driven programs within a large international nonprofit setting.

  • 8+ years’ experience developing and leading strategies to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes, including identifying new opportunities and creating new strategies; ability to effectively anticipate roadblocks and evolve advocacy strategies in response to new information.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team in managing multiple and often simultaneous tasks, and to create a work environment with a high level of organization, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and results.

  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate, with capacity to create or seize opportunities to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes.

  • Recognized for Technical Expertise in one or more sectors:  Economic development, Education, Information and Communication, Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Workforce and Inclusive Development, Youth Development, Agriculture, Climate Change, Civil Society and Peacebuilding, and International Exchange.

  • Demonstrated Entrepreneurial leadership highly desirable, such as: founding or growing an organization, leading a movement, building new lines of business in development finance or financial literacy and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated record of success in building partnerships and strategic alliances that resulted in quantifiable outcomes.

  • Proven track record of driving revenue growth and resource mobilization from a diverse constituency to include restricted and unrestricted funds from foundations, governments and corporations, key public and private donors such as USAID, DFID, the Global Fund.

  • Well established working relationships with key players in the national, regional and international development community.

  • Experienced supervising Senior Leadership staff and supervising teams in complex settings including remote staff.

  • Ability to adapt and provide leadership in the face of conflict, crisis, or changing priorities.

  • Evidenced commitment to an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary team approach to work; strong Conflict Resolution and collaboration skills.

  • Detail oriented and performance oriented, with a proven ability to manage operations and oversee financial aspects of an organization with multi-million-dollar budgets.

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in work and has experience leading and inspiring others to new levels of effectiveness and operational impact.

  • Written and spoken proficiency in English required; second language advantageous.

  • Diversity Appreciation

  • Business Acumen

  • Strategic Agility and Perspective

  • Vision

  • Political Savvy

  • People Management (Making Others Great)

  • Change Management

  • Directing and Delegating

Typical Physical Demands: Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs. Technology to be Used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand-held devices. Travel Requirements: Greater than 25% This role is open to all candidates within the United States, though there is a strong preference to hire where we have a corporate office (Durham, NC, Washington DC, and Atlanta, GA). Frequent short-term trips would be required, once offices reopen, to one of FHI360’s corporate offices. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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