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ASIA and EUROPE/US PROGRAM ADVISORS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary

The Plastic Solutions Fund is looking for two program advisors to help build its work in Asia and in Europe/US. These program advisors will support partner-led strategy and campaign development and provide advice to the Fund on the likely impact of projects.

The successful candidate will be someone motivated by the Fund’s mission to resource transformational projects that take a preventative approach to single use plastic production and use.  They will also understand campaigns that spark social and political change and be able to develop a relationship of trust with both NGOs and Funder partners.

Background

The Plastic Solutions Fund (PSF) is an international funders’ collaborative, working together to turn the tide on plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers, land and air.  We have a vision of a world where only truly necessary and non-toxic plastic products and packaging are produced; and even those are reused or repaired; and failing that recycled.  

We build innovative collaboration among individuals and institutions, support results-oriented grant making, and provide a trusted platform for new philanthropic investment in pursuit of this vision.  Established in January 2017, the Plastic Solutions Fund currently has grant making capacity of approximately $US 7.5million per year. It has a budget of $16.5million for its first three years of operation and a target of $24million for it’s second three years.   

The Fund has an international Board, and currently has a Program Director - based in San Francisco, USA - and part time Administrator. The Fund’s current strategic priorities are Europe, the US and Southeast Asia (particularly Indonesia, Philippines), China and India.   

Roles and Responsibilities

Within the context of (1) the Asia region and (2) Europe/US, the Program Advisors will work with NGO partners to advance the objectives of the Fund, in the following ways:

  1. Oversee relationships with current grantees, including follow up on progress of currently funded projects;
  2. Build relationships with relevant organizations and networks with a view to developing a pipeline of future projects;
  3. Provide strategic support for current and prospective grantees in grant application and report development and provide advice to the Program Director on applications and reports;
  4. Write reports for the Program Director and the Board, including on grant progress and trends in the region;
  5. Help identify additional funding sources from their respective regions;
  6. Represent the Plastic Solutions Fund in their region; and
  7. Any other tasks as directed by the Program Director.

Experience and Qualifications

The successful applicant will have had extensive experience working in or with change making non-profit organizations in their respective regions.  Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing strategies for social and/or political change is required as well as a demonstrable record of successful project implementation.  Experience with philanthropic giving is desirable. This role requires a very high level of written and spoken English.

This position will require travel within their respective region, to the US and occasionally to other parts of the world.

It is expected that this will be a full time contractor role.  Remuneration for this position will be related to experience and location of the successful candidates.

To Apply

Send your CV (maximum 2 pages), and an application letter explaining your motivation for this job to info@plasticsolution.org

Important:  Please ensure your CV and application letter are saved in one file, with the following name format:

YOURNAME_APPLICATION_DATE

Deadline for applications is end of day, Sunday June 23rd.

For more information on the Plastic Solutions Fund, check out PlasticSolution.org

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