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ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.
We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.
ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.
ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.
ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.
Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Executive Director partners with the senior leadership team to set the agenda and overall strategic initiatives for ONE’s advocacy work in the Africa market. The ED is integral to leading the organization in its shift to becoming more Africa-centric in both its voice and development initiatives. The ED is an essential member of the ONE team, a group of talented professionals dedicated to the common goals of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. They champion this cause through the development of innovative and strategic initiatives to achieve ONE’s mission.
Reporting to the President and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this role is crucial in maintaining our engagement and dialogue with key stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ED will regularly engage high-level governmental leaders, policymakers, civil society organizations, citizens, the private sector and media. The ED will drive the implementation of the “Building out ONE in Africa” strategy while participating in our work with G7/20 Governments, ensuring commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and collaborating with the African Union on agenda 2063 priorities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working at the executive level to implement strategic and creative initiatives across a global organization.
Location: Abuja, Dakar or Johannesburg, with frequent international travel.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
The main responsibilities of the Executive Director fall into four key categories: Strategy and Leadership, Building Out ONE in Africa, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications and Management and Leadership.
Strategy and Leadership
Building Out ONE (BOA) In Africa
Stakeholder Engagement & Communications
Management and Leadership
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing (please email firstname.lastname@example.org). ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.
We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit https://www.one.org/us/about/diversity/.
Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.