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Grow Movement

Grow Movement

Grow Movement

We use remote volunteer consultants on an ultra low cost base to help least developed country entrepreneurs create employment and relieve poverty

Professional

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
29 Apr 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

Remuneration

Competitive for the NGO sector. Subject to negotiation.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Consulting
Esc Factor:
Social Impact
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Executive Director

All round leader needed for dynamic non profit

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

Remuneration

Competitive for the NGO sector. Subject to negotiation.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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Who we are

At Grow Movement we believe the struggle of the poorest billion people on earth to end poverty is the defining moral issue of our time.

Grow Movement uses remote volunteer consultants on an ultra low cost base to help entrepreneurs in these communities realize their dreams, relieve poverty and create employment. Our volunteers are led by talented project managers in the communities we serve and help improve the world one small action at a time.

Over the next three years Grow Movement is working with the British government (UK AID) and charitable foundations to empower 1,200 Ugandan, Rwandan and Malawian micro entrepreneurs to raise the living standards of 38,000 people. In the process we will quadruple the size of our operations and demonstrate the potential of entrepreneurial innovation and remote volunteer consultants to transform the conduct of international development.

You can see the TEDx talk of our founder Chris Coghlan here:

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxLondonBusinessSchool-2012-C;search%3Achris%20coghlan

We are a UK registered charity (no. 1139083)

The role

Our board is looking for an Executive Director to lead our organization, shape our strategy, implement our expansion plans and undertake new initiatives. The role is London based and covers all aspects of non-profit management including:

 

·      Leading our staff out in the field

·      Managing over a thousand remote volunteers

·      Travel to our operating countries and meeting micro entrepreneur clients

·      Managing relationship with our local partners, the British government and other funders

·      Pitching to potential funders

·      Presenting to potential volunteers

·      Improving our operating methodology

·      Reporting to the board of trustees

·      Budgetary management

·      Social media

 

Most importantly it is a perhaps a unique opportunity to use your talent, drive and ambition to empower and improve the lives of thousands of others in some of the poorest communities on earth in an environment of minimal bureaucracy where the key person to achieve this success is you.

 

Requirements

·            Passion to improve the lives of people in the poorest communities on earth

·            Ambition to work at a senior level in international development

·            Desire to improve the effectiveness of international development efforts

·           Leadership: the ability to inspire our team to perform at their best not because it is their job, but because they believe in our cause and the impact we are having

·            Ability to cope with the stress of large amounts of responsibility with little formal support structures

·            Creativity and confidence to resolve unexpected problems rapidly with limited resources

 

 

Specific experience

Ideally we are looking for someone from either a business or non-profit background with the specific experience below:

 

·               Project management  

·               Finance management

·               Sales/ marketing or fundraising

·               Knowledge of international development issues

·               Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English

·               Experience of sub Saharan Africa is desirable

·               Good excel skills

·               Authorization to work in the UK

 


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