Friends of UNFPA, established in 1998 and headquartered in New York City, is the US non-profit that supports the work of UNFPA, the lead United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights for all.
Our vision is a world where the reproductive health, dignity, and rights of women and girls around the world are honored and effectively met in part through the leadership and work of UNFPA.
Through our leadership, engagement, fundraising and partnership with UNFPA, we are becoming a powerful voice and influencer for the cause of global reproductive health care and rights within the United States, and delivering growing resources to UNFPA for their critical work.
With an unswerving focus on maximizing financial resources for UNFPA, we aim to reach out to and mobilize American individuals, corporates, foundations, media, influencers, and faith & community groups.
We advocate passionately for the work of UNFPA within the USA and showcase UNFPA’s remarkable achievements. And we give voice to, celebrate, empower and respect the women, girls and communities that we work to support.
Under new leadership, Friends of UNFPA has developed an ambitious new strategy; aimed at raising $100m for UNFPA’s vital work by 2030. Working in close partnership with UNFPA we have exciting plans to build ambitious development, marketing and development programs. As part of that effort we are seeking to grow our team.
POSITION SUMMARY: Senior Operations Officer
As part of our ambitious growth plans we need to strengthen and develop our operational systems: across financial management, HR support, governance support, systems and policies, information management and technology provision. We work with highly valued supplier partners in delivering all of these functions – and need a senior experienced professional who will lead and coordinate our work in the critical operations space; whilst utilizing nimble and resource effective methodologies.
Success in this position requires the ability to manage and coordinate multiple activity streams, work effectively with the FOU staff team and supplier partners, and drive nimble and simple solutions and improvements to our operations management. The successful candidate will not need to be an expert in charity governance, financial management, project management or technology – but they
need to be comfortable and familiar with working effectively in all of these areas of delivery. Just as critically they will need to be a strong fit for the FOU team. We are a highly collaborative and mutually supportive team. This role requires someone who is efficient, collaborative, good-humored and flexible in attitude, and who is able to get the best from their working relationships through persuasion and positive engagement.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Senior Operations Officer works closely with the FOU team, and the FOU Board and our suppliers.
This position is full-time. The position is currently remote and home-based, as our offices in mid-town New York are currently closed due to the pandemic. Once the pandemic context has passed, we will expect the successful candidate to primarily work out of our NY offices, (with some modest home working possible).
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Eligible candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by March 22, 2021, to Amanda Seller, CEO. Please reference “Senior Operations Officer” in the subject header.
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