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Project Manager – Grant Administration (2 Year Contract)Closes Ontario
EWB’s mission is bringing together people and ideas to address the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We are a global organization that combines leadership development, social enterprise investments and policy change to deliver impact in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa. The Opportunity We are looking for a central point person or project manager with the primary focus on administration of EWB’s government grant agreement(s) and potentially other VIP funders. Your responsibilities include understanding the funding agreement(s), and ensuring the organization is in full compliance. You should have a background in cross- team coordination, project management, budgeting and analysis with a sound understanding of financial processes. You are skilled at getting the best out of the people and projects that you oversee and not afraid to get into the details. You thrive when planning projects and working with project teams on execution. This role will work closely with a member of the Leadership Team to make sure that the project is meeting objectives on schedule, as well as collaborating with other teams to unlock success. Position Start date: Mid May 2018 Position: Contract ending June 30 2020 with the option for renewal Deadline for applications: April 9, 2018 Responsibilities Project Management Manage relationship between external partners and internal teams; Full understanding of grant agreement and ensure all implicated teams have full understanding of their responsibilities; Ensure all reports (financial and narrative) are completed and submitted on time and in accordance with our agreements, coordinate with relevant teams to compile report; Create processes and structure to manage continuous refinement of efforts, improving delivery of our agreement while making life easier for our teammates; Put agreed-upon ideas and direction into action, ensuring clear ownership and accountability; drive for clarity and speed of decisions in the face of challenges and conflicting priorities; Coordinating […]
Portfolio Associate – East AfricaCloses Sub-Saharan Africa
Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) is a Canadian NGO that brings people and ideas together to tackle the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. Bolstered by its network of 40 chapters and 1,300 members, EWB provides seed funding, talent and mentorship to social enterprises throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For more info, explore ewb.ca. EWB Ventures is a seed-stage investment vehicle backed by Engineers Without Borders Canada. We are dedicated to supporting early-stage, highly scalable, innovative, for-profit, social enterprises in parts of East and West Africa. We make tailored, long-term investments of up to $100,000 in ventures with high potential to drive systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways. Specifically, we focus on the early-stage of the “pioneer gap,” offering a unique blend of support to entrepreneurs who are often starved of the capital, talent and patient partnership that is required to succeed in the earliest days building a scalable social enterprise. As part of its expansion, EWB Ventures is looking to recruit a Portfolio Associate to its team, based in Kampala, Uganda. About the role The associate will work with the Investment team and contribute to the whole deal cycle of impact investing financing, which includes but is not limited to deal sourcing, analysis, due diligence, transaction closing/process management, and providing support to our portfolio of ventures. The role is highly entrepreneurial with a focus on early-stage businesses that have the potential to achieve systemic change for the benefit of the underserved in new, untested ways. Main responsibilities include: Conducting primary research on targeted sectors and markets, building and maintaining a network of contacts, and generating a solid pipeline of investment opportunities that fall within assigned markets/sectors Screening incoming deal opportunities for fit, business/idea viability, team strength/commitment, firm/market level impact and providing the investment director with […]
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