Head of Research, Impact & Learning
The Fidelity UK Foundation was established by Fidelity International in 1988. The Fidelity International Foundation was established in 1992 (recently split into three foundations: Fidelity Asia Pacific Foundation, Fidelity Bermuda Foundation, and Fidelity Europe Foundation). All four Foundations are independent, endowed charitable organisations, proudly supported by Fidelity International.
The Foundations are now looking to recruit a Head of Research, Impact & Learning to join its established, experienced and motivated team
Priority programme areas for the Foundations include: enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential (with a focus on education attainment, employability, well-being and community-based interventions); enhancing livelihoods; health; and arts, culture and heritage.
The Foundation's approach to grant-making is distinctive, in that it focuses on capacity building to strengthen the impact, effectiveness and/or sustainability of non-profit organisations so they can thrive and fulfil their charitable goals.
As a result of significant growth in the work of the Foundations in recent years, they are looking to further strengthen their grant-making strategies to maximise impact.
Working closely with the Chief Executive and collaboratively across the Foundations' team, this role will be key to helping shape the future of the Foundations. The role will lead on: undertaking valuable research and gathering insights to inform strategy and grant-making; developing the Foundations' approach to monitoring, evaluation; and data management and developing mechanisms to enable learning so the Foundations' can continually improve strategy and grant-making. The post-holder will be responsible for line-managing the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
The successful candidate will be technically proficient in applied research, evaluation and impact measurement. Highly organised, pro-active and politically astute, this person will be able to see the big picture and experienced in navigating complex and diverse programmes, producing clear and concise material to inform strategic thinking and action. You demonstrate curiosity, humility and resilience, and will bring exceptional communication and listening skills. You will also have a proven ability to operate collaboratively both internally and externally, ideally across diverse jurisdictions. This person will be well practiced in data and knowledge management and will be well versed in facilitating and enabling learning and bringing people with them. You will be passionate about enhancing the ability of non-profit organisations to achieve their goals, have a genuine interest in the Foundations' areas of work, and will be happy working in a small team to deliver on its goals and ambitions.
This is a superb opportunity for the right person to have very real input into driving forward a positive agenda of change and development with the Foundations
Please follow the link below to apply via Prospectus: