Job: Head of Learning, Impact and Partnership – AmplifyChange

 

Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Flexible location – candidates from and based in Africa
 strongly encouraged to apply
£62,000 – £72,000

Overview

AmplifyChange is a not-for-profit organization that supports local organizations to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in their communities. We mainly work in Africa and South Asia.

Our mission is to be a global leader in supporting grassroots organisations and building stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR for all, especially in challenging contexts.

AmplifyChange makes grants of various sizes and duration to support the work of civil society organisations (CSOs) located in low- and middle-income countries, advocating for improved sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). While AmplifyChange accepts applications on a competitive basis to make grants accessible to all, our ethos is to support applicants and grantees to succeed, and to facilitate access to longer-term and more predictable funding to well performing groups. AmplifyChange is agile, lean and light touch, without compromising quality and the ability to provide personalised support to our grantees.

About the role

At an exciting time of growth, AmplifyChange is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and policy astute advocate and leader for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Head of Learning, Impact and Partnership is a newly designed role that will support AmplifyChange in two key areas of work. First, to deliver a dedicated project focused on supporting civil society organisations to strengthen abortion rights through advocacy in at least six African countries. The project works closely with three implementation partners – based in Uganda, Kenya and Senegal. Second, lead on Impact and Learning across AmplifyChange’s portfolio of work.

The Head of Learning Impact and Partnership will work closely with the AmplifyChange team, three consortium partners plus a large network of civil society organisations in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Nigeria on the dedicated project. The Head of Learning, Impact and Partnership will report to the CEO and be part of the senior management team.

The Head of Learning Impact and Partnership will manage a team of at least four people. They will bring experience of working with civil society groups through grant-making or experience of advocacy campaign management in Africa, or both. They will have experience of working with donors and policy-makers and they will be pro-choice on abortion. AmplifyChange is a bilingual fund and the project will be delivered in English and French.

You will need to have:

  • Educated to Masters/PhD level or equivalent in a subject relevant to SRHR
  • Substantial experience working in the field of SRHR within an international development, public health, human rights or social policy setting, of which a significant proportion of that experience will have been managing projects, contracts or grants, including performance management, KPIs, research, evaluation and learning
  • Excellent knowledge of advocacy and effective programming in SRHR – including access to safe abortion
  • Demonstrable technical experience across a range of SRHR and public health fields (stigma, youth, discrimination, etc.)
  • Excellent client and relationship management experience. Ability to interact with grantee partners constructively and effectively

For full description of the essential and desirable skills, please see our job description.

Reporting and organisation

This is a full time (37.5 hours/week) permanent position, reporting to the CEO. The location of the post holder is flexible. We strongly encourage candidates from and based in Africa to apply. AmplifyChange’s main office is based in Bath, from where we operate on a hybrid working model. National and international travel will be required.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] clearly stating ‘AmplifyChange Head of Learning, Impact and Partnership’ in the subject line no later than 31 October 2023.

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