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Vice President, Global Development

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It is estimated that more than a billion young people live in emerging markets countries, where the challenges of growing up are exacerbated by the sheer speed, scale and complexity of social, economic and technological change, often in the context of extreme poverty.

EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation, is a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to improving the lives and horizons of marginalised young people ages 10-24 in 15 emerging market countries around the globe. Through our global offices, we connect the resources of emerging markets professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organisations in emerging market countries.

Our strategic investments and partnerships can last up to 10 years and include financial support in the form of grants and capacity-building work. We also provide thought leadership and knowledge-based support to convene and network organisations and individuals, to share best practices and replicate and scale successful programs. As we look to celebrate 20 years in 2020, we are proud to have directly impacted more than 600,000 young people and touched the lives of 1million more.

Vice President, Global Development


Salary Highly Competitive

EMpower is in a strong financial position and has experienced growth over successive recent years, however we see the opportunity to do so much more to increase our reach and impact. At present, our $7m+ global revenue comes from a blend of major donor, corporate, foundation, events, and campaign support, with a historical and important focus on the finance sector engaged in emerging market countries. All our sources of income present important opportunities for growth and require a visionary leader to help take Empower to the next level.

This new role will report to the President/CEO, and be part of the senior management team of an established, dynamic philanthropic organisation with a global footprint. We're looking for a proven leader to shape our multi-year global fundraising strategy and guide the global development team to execute annual fundraising plans in each region - currently across the UK, USA and Hong Kong.

We are looking for a VP, Global Development who brings considerable experience in securing funds from across philanthropy including high net worth individuals, corporate institutions and trust and foundations, with some of those years focused on developing and delivering fundraising strategy at a global level. You will bring an adaptable approach to deliver innovative solutions alongside excellent experience of managing, inspiring and growing a successful, high-performing team of professionals. A passionate commitment to EMpower's mission, to transform the lives young people who live at the margins in emerging market countries, will be essential.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed appointment brief attached below.


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