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Associate Director, Programs Dakar

The END Fund

The END Fund Dakar Senegal

1 month ago


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

- Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,

- Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and

- Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control... and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2021, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 1.2 billion treatments for NTDs worth more than $1.5 billion. In 2021 alone, we reached more than 118.2 million people with more than 193.7 million NTD treatments. The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa.

You can learn more about the END Fund here.


The Programs team is responsible for sourcing, designing, managing, supporting, and monitoring the END Fund’s programmatic investments, projected to exceed $36 million in 2022 across four investment funds: the Flagship Fund, the Deworming Innovation Fund, the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, and the ARISE Fund.


This role will report directly to the Senior Director, Programs, with a primary focus on supporting investments in several countries under the Flagship Fund. Task will include grant management and technical oversight of LF, Oncho, SCH, STH, trachoma and cross-cutting projects. The Associate Director will actively support the Senior Director in activities to holistically strengthen the organization’s investments in support of select countries’ national NTD control and elimination goals.

As a member of the Programs team, the Associate Director (AD) will be collaborative as a team member, as well as a contributing member of the broader organization working to advance the END Fund’s mission. The day-to-day of this position will entail coordinating with implementing partners for the development of program plans and budgets, reviewing reports, and drafting programmatic sections of donor proposals and reports. The individual must also closely track programmatic progress and cashflow. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and be solutions-oriented, with a high attention to detail and ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.


Grant Management: The END Fund strives to be a collaborative partner with its grantees and within the wider NTD community. Our objective is to deliver high-performing NTD programs that meet the test of good practice and add value in the sector. In this respect the role of the AD focuses on:

Grant and program management of allocated END Fund programs, including but not limited to ensuring:

◦Deliverables are met

◦Milestones and timelines are adhered to

◦Finances are monitored

◦Programs comply with good practice and END Fund terms and conditions.

•Conducting comprehensive due diligence assessments of potential implementing partners

•Completing detailed project and program reports

•Developing proposals

•Representing the END Fund at national, regional and international meetings and conferences

•Traveling on behalf of the END Fund up to 30% domestic and/or international

Developing the END Fund as a Learning Organization: The END Fund is a learning organization and is committed to contributing to thought leadership and reflective practice in the sector. In this respect, the role of the Associate Director focuses on:

•Data capture, analysis, interpretation and application for its portfolio of programs

•Participating in creating/improving internal grant management and M&E processes, and coordinating to implement them as they relate to an assigned portfolio of projects

•Maintaining currency within the NTD sector, both generally and in regards to program implementation

•Contributing to the collection of lessons learned within both the programs team and across the organization

•Supporting the END Fund’s ongoing efforts of outreach to potential and current investors.

Cross-organizational Activities: The END Fund takes an integrated approach to organizational deliverables and all staff are expected to embrace different tasks to avoid a siloed structure. In this respect the role of the AD focuses on:

•Engaging with our donors and the wider NTD community

•Providing support to all parts of the organization for activities that advance the END Fund’s mission

•Any other activities as requested by the Senior Director, the Associate Vice President, or the Vice President

May be required to sometimes adjust standard working hours in order to accommodate key internal and external stakeholders in different time zones.


•Degree in international development, public health or a relevant discipline, a masters level degree is preferred but not required

•At least 5-7 years’ experience in international development practice in low-resource countries

•Strong collaborative team working experience; able to function both independently and as a team player

•Grant management experience required

•Demonstrated ability to independently manage multi-staged projects from concept to completion

•Experience reporting to philanthropic or bilateral donors preferred

•Ability to review and monitor complex project budgets and understanding of project financing

•Strong project management skills; ability to manage and execute a variety of projects simultaneously

•Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones

•Competency in Microsoft Suite of programs; experience with cloud-based systems administration preferred (i.e., Asana, Salesforce)

•Flexible and creative; ability to handle changing priorities and to respond efficiently to partner requests

•Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

•Professionalism to represent the END Fund to external audiences

•Passion for and commitment to the END Fund's humanitarian mission Ability to work independently or as part of a team

•Excellent oral/written communication in English plus Portuguese or French

•Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time

•Authorization to work in the Senegal, USA or UK

POSTING: Associate Director, Programs

LOCATION: Remote (Senegal, US or UK) Candidates must have legal authorization to work and live in one of these three locations

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Programs


POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59pm EST April 20, 2023

SALARY: The END Fund differentiates pay based on the basis of role definition, scope of responsibilities, relevant team member experience and geographic location. Specific salary details for each location are noted below.


The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund is at an exciting stage of organizational growth and we are rapidly expanding our global footprint in order to bring on the most talented team members to help advance our mission. Currently, we have team members in 12 countries and the majority of our team is based in the United States. We maintain physical headquarters in New York City, and other team members work from their homes across the US, Africa, UK and Europe. All team members hired outside the US are hired through an Employer of Record (EOR). The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies.

Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines: 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible. The END Fund differentiates pay based on the basis of role definition, scope of responsibilities, relevant team member experience and geographic location. We endeavor to compensate team members so that they can live with a sense of economic security within their geographic location. To ensure all compensation and benefits package offers are fair, defensible and competitive, the END Fund relies on external benchmarking data that is both role and country-specific.

This specific role is open to candidates who currently live and have the right to work in the US, UK or Senegal.

•If based in the US, the anticipated starting gross annual base salary range is $82,000-91,000.

•If based in Senegal, the anticipated gross starting annual base salary range is $67,000-76,000

•If based in the UK, the anticipated gross starting annual base salary range is GBP 59,000-67,000

Work Authorization Required

The END Fund does not sponsor work authorization or visas. All team members must independently have legal rights to work and live in the country they are based in, which must be one of the countries from which this position is hiring. (USA, Senegal, UK, or Ethiopia). Our benefits packages are also informed by local contexts to ensure appropriateness and competitiveness within specific markets. Regardless of location, all END Fund team members receive cell phone and WiFi connectivity support, flexible work arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. The END Fund also offers employer-paid health for team members and a cost-share option for dependents of team members, as well as life insurance benefits and twelve weeks fully paid family care leave; specific benefit providers will vary modestly by country of residency
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