The Principal, Global Programmes will lead Luminate’s global work on information ecosystems, exploring how Luminate can fund global and transregional organisations and initiatives to build healthier media ecosystems and support constructive public debate.
This is a global role and the Principal, Global Programmes would be based in one of the following locations: London, UK; Jakarta, Indonesia; Nairobi, Kenya; São Paulo, Brazil; Singapore; or Washington D.C., US.
A key part of this role will be to work closely with Luminate’s regional teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and to collaborate with other programmatic and functional teams, for example on digital threats to democracy.
This is an exciting opportunity to support independent journalism and global solutions to counter mis-/disinformation as part of a diverse and growing team. The successful candidate will join Luminate at a time of strategic growth and will have the opportunity to both engage with an existing portfolio of organisations, as well as developing and building up new work.
While grantmaking is central to the role, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in other activities, such as narrative change work or advocacy.
The Principal, Global Programmes will report to the Vice President, Global Programmes and be an integral member of the Programmes Team and Luminate as a whole. The Global Programmes Team is responsible for Luminate’s global and transregional work as we seek to deliver impact against our strategy.
Specifically, the team is responsible for:
The Global Programmes Team is diverse and growing, composed of colleagues working across different locations. We strive to have high levels of cultural awareness and build relationships with people from different contexts. We enjoy working with people from across the globe and use strategic and analytical capability to make grantmaking decisions that result in lasting, positive impact. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and include people with experience in grantmaking, fundraising, advocacy, campaigning, journalism, research, and investment.
The Principal, Global Programmes will have a range of responsibilities, all tied to Luminate’s work on healthy information ecosystems. They will include the following:
This role includes some travel, so ideally, the candidate would have flexibility to travel internationally (in normal times, usually 20-30 percent).
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Note: We view this section as a guide, not a checklist. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t satisfy every single bullet on this list.
The ideal candidate will have experience in working on information ecosystems and be passionate about supporting independent journalism and/or global solutions that counter mis-/disinformation. We welcome applications from candidates with practical experience in the field and who are keen to support our partners in having impact, even if they have no experience in grantmaking. We value lived experience of the issues and communities with whom we work, and look forward to applications from activists, journalists, human rights defenders, organisers and civic leaders, particularly those from underrepresented populations.
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