The Elton John AIDS Foundation is one of the foremost independent AIDS charities in the world. Their mission is to help end the global AIDS epidemic by reducing new HIV infections; preventing people becoming sick or dying of AIDS and fighting the stigma that surrounds the disease and enables it to spread. They do this by supporting front line services in 23 countries, driven by local and national organisations who use their funds to achieve the most change from their work. Underpinning this work, they are expanding their advocacy and convening role, to leverage greater support for their goals and to protect their gains with policies that can benefit those most in need. In this way they have disbursed over $326m in grants since our inception in 1993 and generated more than £250m in matched funding.
Over the last few years, they have seen a tremendous change in the global landscape of the AIDS epidemic. Worldwide, infection rates have dropped along with deaths from AIDS. Whilst this is wonderful, not all people are benefiting from this progress, and the burden of HIV infection varies widely across the globe.
Following a strategic review, they now seek to appoint a Chief Development and Impact Officer, who can build on their existing strengths, working collaboratively with the CEO, their Senior Management Team and their Board to achieve their ambitious objectives and support EJAF through a period of sustained growth and impact.
They are looking for an individual that shares their passion for the important work and who possesses their critical characteristic, an entrepreneurial spirit. Someone with the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to get the best possible outcomes for the Foundation. In return you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience within a progressive and forward-thinking organisation.
The Chief Development & Impact Officer (CDIO) is a senior leadership position, reporting to the CEO, responsible for leading and developing the Foundation’s strategic role and impact through its grant making, community engagement, advocacy and partnership efforts – its ‘programme work’. The CDIO will ensure the Foundation’s programmatic impact is achieved according to the Foundation’s mission, vision and strategic objectives. He/she/they will lead development, iteration, and evaluation of the Foundation’s strategic direction and implementation across teams. They will ensure the Foundation uses its programmatic resources, grant making, expertise and income to maximise its impact on the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keeps us from ending the AIDS epidemic.
The CDIO will develop programmes, partnerships and networks building the Foundation’s influence and supporting its fundraising and communications efforts in order to meet its strategic vision and goals; he/she/they leads a highly effective and dynamic multidisciplinary team internally, driving strong internal and external relationships at government, multilateral and organizational levels and providing high quality advice and guidance that supports the effective formulation of Foundation-wide strategies, policy and decision making.
The CDIO will also oversee the Elton John Aids Foundation’s Global Grants Management and lead the grants management team, including grant portfolio managers, monitoring and evaluation manager, grants admin and finance, and external consultants where applicable.
He/she/they ensures that the Foundation uses its grants management expertise and income in a way that maximizes its impact towards overcoming the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keeps us from ending the AIDS epidemic. This includes oversight of the grants function including budget, grant management systems and analysis of different programmatic approaches in funded grants; their value, leverage and overall impact.
The Chief Development and Impact Officer will assume primary responsibility for developing, delivering, and assessing the Foundation’s learning, measurement, and knowledge management systems across all its programmatic activities. Working with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, the CDIO will ensure distillation of key learnings and insights from EJAF funded work, ensuring they are shared within the Foundation and amongst its grantees.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
Knowledge, skills and Experience
Desirable but not essential
How to apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Gareth Griffiths, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: EJAF_CDIO.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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