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Closed: 20 January 2017

Head of Impact and Development

Posted by FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development)

Location Hammersmith and Fulham, London, Greater London
Category Management , Business Development
Sectors Human Rights
Job Reference : HID 2017

New fantastic opportunity to lead our Charity strategic plan, business development, communications, monitoring, evaluation and learning!

Job Description


Reports to: Executive Director

Responsible for: Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation staff

Salary: £35,000- £40,000 pro rata depending on experience

Hours: 28 hours

FORWARD is the leading African women led organisation working on female genital mutilation, child marriage and maternal health in the UK and Africa. For over 30 years we have been committed to safeguarding the rights and dignity of African girls and women. We do this through community engagement, grassroots partnerships, international advocacy, training and research.

FORWARD is seeking an experienced and committed Head of Impact and Development who will lead the business development, communications, impact and monitoring of our new strategic plan. As a new Head of Impact and Development you will be responsible of management and strategic oversight. You will ensure a culture of robust monitoring, evaluation and learning. You will oversee the provision of programme development and quality assurance. You will represent FORWARD externally and lead our overall communications.

Job Purpose

  1. The Head of Development and Impact is a new role that will be responsible for building and executing the development and impact functions at FORWARD as we start to roll out our new strategic plan. You will support the UK and Africa programme teams to develop a culture of evidence based planning, annual fundraising development plans and review.
  2. You will lead the work of the development, research and communications staff, and will be directly responsible for shaping FORWARD’s strategy. This will include identifying new business opportunities, building relationships and overseeing internal and external communications.
  3. You will provide technical support, advice and capacity development to staff and FORWARD partners and lead on knowledge management, research and designing programmes that are innovative and robustly evaluated.  This will include overseeing the assessment of annual organisational key performance indicators, dissemination and learning.
  4. You will contribute to the overall strategic management of the organisation as a core member of the Senior Management Team and represent the organisation in high level meetings and events.

As part of the recruitment and selection process FORWARD will undertake DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checking of all individuals who will work directly with children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to welcoming people from diverse backgrounds.FORWARD considers being female a Genuine Occupational Requirement for this post under the Equality Act 2010.

Interview date: Friday 10 February 2017

For more information please read the full JD provided and to apply for this post please complete and return the application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please state this reference in your application: HID 2017

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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