New Opportunity :Apply for Managing Director at Youth Development Labs (Deadline: 10 July 2021)
🏘️ About the Organization and Job Details
Is a major global design and research organization dedicated to improving the health and economic prospects of young people aged 10 to 24. YLabs partners with youngsters in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Central America to design, test, and support for youth-driven solutions significant issues affecting young people’s health and economic opportunities worldwide. YLabs’ focus areas are sexual/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and economic inclusion.
Physicians, designers, economists, public health professionals, and educators bring a unique mix of human-centered design, adolescent health, evaluation, economic and health outcome evaluation, behavioral science, and implementation know-how to the global problems facing youth.
📋 Job Description
Job Position Title
Under normal circumstances, this role would be based out of the YLabs Rwanda office. Given the current circumstances due to COVID-19, it is possible to conduct this role remotely within GMT+0 to GMT+4. There is an expectation that this role will be based in Kigali, Rwanda once normal office life resumes. Relocation benefits are provided for this role.
We’re looking for a dynamic, established global professional to join YLabs’ leadership team. In this role, the Managing Director will support the development and leadership of our Global Growth team, with a focus on growing YLabs’ portfolio of projects in sub-Saharan Africa. They will work alongside other global Directors and report directly to the Executive Director. This role is to be based in Kigali, Rwanda.
They will lead regional business development, identifying potential partners and opportunities and develop projects and partnerships that can improve young people’s health and economic opportunity. They’ll build networks and alliances with a variety of stakeholders including YLabs’ government and NGO partners, donor agencies, research institutions, and grassroots organizations across Africa.
The ideal candidate will be excited to work with a creative and passionate interdisciplinary team of designers and public health professionals to support the development of design solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing young people globally. Their ideas and expertise will help shape the strategic direction and growth of an effective and impactful organization. They’ll be a collaborative and charismatic leader, providing leadership to our growing team. The Managing Director will support the recruitment and development of new talent, and work closely with the operations team to support a vibrant, supportive, and equitable working environment for our team. They will work in partnership with YLabs’ operations and finance, programs, and growth teams to ensure the Rwanda studio is effectively managed.
Job Payment Terms and Contract
YLabs adheres to Project Fair’s principles and standards to establish equity in pay with the overriding principle of “equal pay for work of equal value” outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. All salary ranges are based on level within the organization and are competitive to regional and national salary benchmarks, based on the respective office location.
The salary range for this role is gross RF65,000,000 – RF80,000,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
Job Duties& Tasks and Responsibilities
Collaborations and Development
Build YLabs’ network of partners in sub Saharan Africa and foster strong relationships with our existing partners
Lead YLabs’ strategy for partnerships and growth in sub Saharan Africa
Take ownership of development of new business opportunities in sub Saharan Africa with support from the leadership team and partnerships and growth team
Lead communication with project management teams, and work with our technical and design leadership to guide the successful launch of new projects in the region Work with regional design and technical leadership teams to ensure YLabs’ work is high-quality, impactful, and helps us achieve our strategic goals
Foster effective, thoughtful engagement and communications with our partners, developing opportunities for continued collaboration and funding
Collaborate with YLabs’ impact team to oversee effective tracking of project impact by regional project leads
Collaborate with the global and Rwanda-based communications team to align on annual communications priorities across YLabs’ portfolio of work in order to advance new business development in the region.
Economics and Operational activities:
Provide oversight and management support to the Kigali location and team
Work with the Rwanda-based department leads (Design Lead, Technical Lead, Senior Operations Manager) to develop and operationalize strategic goals for the Kigali office
Work with the global finance team to develop and manage the annual budget for the Kigali office
Provide input into global initiatives to support effective recruitment and retention of outstanding talent for our work across sub-Saharan Africa
Work with the global operations and portfolio leads to identify talent needs and make resourcing decisions that support effective growth
Sit on YLabs’ global leadership team, guiding the strategy of the organization and developing and tracking strategic objectives
Provide input on mission-critical decisions and take leadership of organizational initiatives
Collaborate with the other department leads to ensure the Rwanda office runs smoothly and supports a positive, creative experience for all staff (facilities, technology, wellness)
Work with the global and local operations and finance team and YLabs’ counsel to ensure policies and local operations are compliant with local laws and regulations
💼 Job Specification
Job Experience Needed
At least fifteen years of professional experience, including a track record of success in a leadership role.
Experience in supporting or leading the thoughtful growth of early-stage, fast-growing organizations
Proven experience in business development; you have successfully developed and launched large-scale projects and multi-partner initiatives
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong collaboration skills with attention to addressing power differentials, and ensuring equity in our work and in our organization
Job Skills and Other Abilities Needed
Passionate about improving the health and opportunity of young people globally
A natural connector, energized by building new working relationships and partnerships
Committed to operationalizing equity in our work and decolonizing global health
A thoughtful leader who makes decisions with trust and transparency; you are collaborative and consultative in your work style.
Data-driven with a high degree of integrity, valor, and care in your decision making
Entrepreneurial, flexible, and excited to help grow an dynamic, creative organization
Enthusiastic about building and supporting a talented multi-disciplinary team to learn, grow, and deliver high-quality, impactful work
Committed to building trusting, convivial working relationships that support wellness, creativity, and collective joy
Willing to work flexible hours to accommodate evening calls with staff in other time zones
Adaptable and optimistic when faced with changing circumstances and challenges
Expertise in a relevant field to our work (public health, adolescent health, medicine, research disciplines, economics, international development)
Language skills in French, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda
🌐 How to Apply
Job Application Documents Needed
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Managing Director”
This posting will be open from June 10th to July 20th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; all applications submitted within the posting period will be reviewed by our Hiring Committee. YLabs recognizes the effort that goes into submitting an application; all candidates will be notified of their application status once the hiring process begins. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. All YLabs offers of employment are conditional on satisfactory background check and criminal record clearances.
Application Deadline Provided
10th July 2021
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