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Job: Chief of Staff
Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: September 21, 2021
Deadline: November 20, 2021
Locations: United Kingdom
Job Description:
(primary responsibilities,
reporting structure,
career path...)
We are seeking a Chief of Staff to work in close partnership with the CEO, providing strategic support across the breadth of their activities. This is a vital role at the forefront of decision making at EOF, at a crucial stage in the organization's development. Working hand in glove with the CEO, you will be engaging with leaders from across government, business and the non-profit sector to deliver better outcomes in global education.

Through the leadership of the CEO's office, managing EOF's governing boards, owning critical external relationships and leading special projects, you will play an integral role across the breadth of EOF's work. You will also play a leading role in managing EOF's external communications.

The Chief of Staff position will allow you to rapidly learn from the CEO H.E. Dr Amel Karboul, a leader with deep experience in corporate, political and not-for-profit sectors. This includes being the first woman in history to occupy Tunisia's Minister of Tourism position and co-leading the country's transition after the Arab Spring, leading to Tunisia's Nobel Peace prize in 2015.

We are looking for a proactive and ambitious Chief of Staff who will be comfortable taking on responsibility in all aspects of EOF. They must be able to solve problems without having prior experience, have close attentional to detail, and thrive in a fast-paced and fast-moving environment.

The Chief of Staff role reports directly to the CEO. You will work closely with the leadership team and staff across EOF.

A detailed list of activities is available in the appendix.
Qualifications
Preferred/Required:
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
We'd love to hear from you if the following sounds like you:

1. Education:
• A Master's degree (a Bachelor's degree may be considered with 2 additional years of experience).

2. Work experience:
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience
• We welcome applicants from a diversity of backgrounds, but relevant experience could include: management or strategy consulting; leadership at a start-up or growth stage organization; or project leader for a global philanthropy
• Experience or an interest in international development, the global education sector, and international aid is desirable.

3. Key competencies
We expect you to have the following skills and competencies:
• Clear and confident communication skills: You are comfortable communicating with a range of stakeholders and can adapt your style according to the audience.
• Drive to achieve results: You take responsibility for and ownership of your performance and are proactive in finding solutions to problems.
• Think and act strategically: You are able to pull insights from complex information. You understand the big picture and are able to anticipate risks and identify strategic opportunities.
• Work collaboratively with others: You enjoy contributing to a wider team effort and collaborating with people from different backgrounds to achieve your goals, respecting differences and ensuring that all can contribute and succeed.
• Embrace change and uncertainty: You understand that our work is complex and dynamic and respond to shifting priorities with composure and agility.
• Care for details: You have an eye for details and a reliable approach to managing them; you also pay close attention to formatting, grammar, and consistency.
• Demonstrate self-awareness and ethical awareness: You are self-aware of your own strengths, limitations, working style, and deeply held convictions and biases. You display ethical awareness through behaviours that are consistent and compliant with the standards of conduct for international civil servants, UNICEF's values, and relevant UNICEF policies and procedures.

4. Languages
• Fluency in English is required.
• Proficiency in French, Arabic or other languages in the MENA region is preferred
Contact
Name: Alasdair Maclay

The Education Outcomes Fund (EOF)
Industry Non-profit - NGOs
Company description

The Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) is dedicated to achieving quality education and employment outcomes for children and youth globally. Our small but mighty team engages on a daily basis with stakeholders at the highest levels across government, the international development community, the private sector, and civil society.

EOF is looking for an outstanding Fundraising Manager to join the Partnerships Team. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in fundraising from private foundations, philanthropists, and public institutions.

If you are passionate about achieving quality education and employment outcomes for all children and youth, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV, cover letter, and salary expectations to hr@edufundmea.org by Sunday 3rd Oct. Please ensure that you include the role you're applying for in the email subject line.