Network Executive
Small Foundation
Dublin Ireland
Application deadline 01/29/2023
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelor

Small Foundation is a dynamic and evolving philanthropic foundation with charitable status registered in Ireland. Their mission is to catalyse income-generating opportunities for extremely poor people in rural sub-Saharan Africa. For any expressions of interest or to find out more please click the link here to be directed to Small Foundation’s recruitment partner Prospectus.

Reporting to the Networks and Systems Lead, this is a pivotal post to support the management of Small Foundation’s portfolio of network partnerships and memberships. This includes regular monitoring of progression towards set milestones, facilitating payments per partnership agreements and communicating opportunities for engagement in network opportunities for other team members. The post holder will collate data and qualitative learning from Small Foundation’s network portfolio and will use this information to build understanding of a network approach amongst the Small Foundation team other ecosystem actors. The successful candidate will provide overview and analysis of relevant academic and grey literature relating to impact network approaches and their application in relevant fields, as well as contributing to the development of tools, processes and resources for use by the Small Foundation network practice and its partners.

Small Foundation are looking for a critical thinker with strong listening skills and excellent relationship management skills, including engaging with stakeholders from a wide range of cultural and professional contexts. To be successful, you need solid organisational skills, including managing timescales and project delivery, with the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as strong analytical skills with the ability to organise and analyse information with attention to detail and accuracy. The new Network Executive needs to have exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written and it would be desirable (but not essential) to speak foreign languages. You will also have an appreciation of complex social and economic challenges, a passion for social change, and be highly motivated by Small Foundation’s vision, mission and goal. A willingness to learn, innovate and travel is required.