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Vacancy: Collaborations Facilitator (Director level)

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Catalyst 2030 – A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators
Catalyst 2030 comprises social enterprises, NGOs, intermediaries, funders and other social change innovators, collaborating in this urgent moment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We live in a unique era of human progress. Extreme poverty, malnutrition, violence, and infectious disease have plummeted, while life expectancy, literacy rates, and electricity access have soared. Yet, severe inequalities in income, health, education, and representation disadvantage billions around the world. Meanwhile, humanity’s growing ecological footprint is threatening many of the natural systems we all depend on—such as climate, oceans, land, biodiversity, and fresh water—which are nearing irreversible tipping points. These crises often intersect, creating conditions ripe for instability and conflict.

We may be the last generation that can act to reverse these trends. Catalyst 2030 believes that collective action and bold, new strategies are needed to address the crises of our time. Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses, and others, Catalyst 2030 members are working toward changing systems at all levels. Cumulatively, members have already impacted the lives of millions, often with limited resources. Together, we envision the realisation of the SDGs for all.

Catalyst 2030 is seeking an Collaborations Facilitator (Director level)

This role is crucial to our goal of moving more rapidly towards achieving the SDGs. We are therefore looking for an outstanding candidate with a strong emphasis on systems thinking and a demonstrated history of driving systemic changes in a global development context. The ideal candidate should excel in fostering collaboration, demonstrating strong prior experience of building effective working partnerships as well as support for networks. This role requires collaboration with the Catalyst 2030 network and working groups, and the candidate would be responsible for engaging key, diverse stakeholders to work towards common goals within a complex international structure. The candidate must be an analytical thinker, with strong management skills in a global context. The candidate in addition must demonstrate prior experience working with other multilateral organisations including the UN.

Scope of the work
Catalyst 2030 consulted with our global membership, following our incubation period, and shaped our ambitious plans based on their feedback. Our key focus areas are supporting member collaborations, growing our membership and our in-country chapters, facilitating systems learning and shifting the current funding paradigm.

Catalysing collaborations is one of our three pillars and the backbone of our movement of more than 2400 social entrepreneurs and innovators, who are united in their efforts to accelerate the SDGs. We are now moving to the next stage of our evolution.

As a member of the Facilitation Team, the Collaborations Facilitator would be a key contributor towards supporting member collaborations, building and leveraging meaningful collaborations within our membership, as well as with external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities
Your responsibilities will include:

Coordinating and supporting working groups, and being the point of contact for specific groups;
Providing support to identify member collaboration opportunities that create and accelerate systems change;
Fundraising for the collaborations to ensure a sustainable basis for our members to create impact with collaborations;
Supporting our Country and Regional Chapters by supporting activities together with our Coordinators to develop processes, events and resources to support collaborations;
Developing communication and information flows between members’ collaboration projects and the Secretariat;
Representing Catalyst 2030 in strategic discussions with partner organisations and identifying areas of opportunity for members;
Developing national-level contacts and coordinating with Catalyst 2030 members to support and advise on country plans;
Working closely with the Countries Working Group to assist in kicking off country pilots;
Coordinating relationships with relevant lobby targets;
Conducting a stakeholder analysis and to develop a country-specific engagement (step process) and policy, influence strategy that is continuously updated as contexts evolve and change;
Closely monitoring and documenting policy debates, change in policies, and shifting strategies at country-level;
Identifying and keeping abreast of appropriate opportunities and points of leverage where Catalyst 2030 and Catalyst 2030 members can influence, intervene or contribute to relevant policy processes.
Any other ad hoc tasks as requested and being willing to be flexible when required

Qualifications and experience
An active interest in global issues and challenges, their complexity and nuances
10-15 years of experience in a senior management role
Ability to work in a multicultural, global environment and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and across time zones, and a willingness to learn from experience
Ability to manage time effectively and to adapt to changing environments
Desire to work collaboratively, with a positive attitude and ability to rise to challenges
Fluency in English and strong communication skills required
Hands-on attitude, flexibility and ability to adapt to new tasks and a willingness to help out when required

One Family Offers
A competitive salary in line with the guidelines outlined for the sector in the Netherlands, range of 5000 – 7000 EUR gross per month including 8% holiday pay and regional social costs, covered directly by a pre-designated EOR firm
Paid leave days including national holidays
The opportunity to work with a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment
Working in a dynamic network of more than 1000 organisations across the globe including Skoll Foundation, Ashoka, Schwab Foundation and Echoing Green

Job location

This position is remote and can be carried out from most regions that have 4 hours overlap with CET working hours.

Application deadline
15 February 2024

How to apply?
To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English and in PDF format to recruitment@catalyst2030.net with the email subject line: “Collaborations Facilitator” before 15 February 2024.

To find out more about our work look at our website.

One Family Foundation and Catalyst 2030 actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion. We consider the experience of all candidates, irrespective of age, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, disability, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment.