Head of Operations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to criticism, whose laws and policies are open to debate and correction, and whose political institutions are open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen justice and the rule of law; broaden respect for human rights, including the rights of minorities; encourage pluralism and a robust diversity of opinion; deepen democratic practice and participation; expand economic equity; support effective governance; and invest in individuals, public and private organizations, and social movements that advance these goals.

The Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) is looking for a highly experienced operations professional to take charge of its human resources, administration and operations. Experience of running the operations of a non-profit or other mission-driven organisation will be an advantage, and previous work with or in civil society is an asset.

The Head of Operations is in charge of OSEPI’s Administration and Operations Team of four full-time staff, which is responsible for human resources, finance, facilities, IT, legal compliance and compliance with OSF internal policies. This position requires close collaboration with the internal departments of the Open Society Foundations, principally Operations, Human Resources and the General Counsel (legal), and contributing substantially to the development of their organisation-wide strategies and systems.

The position reports to OSEPI’s Director, ensuring mission alignment of HR and operations with the whole team and all activities. The Head of Operations will also work closely with the Deputy Director, who leads on advocacy strategies and is responsible for OSEPI’s interactions with policy-makers and political actors at EU and national levels.

To be successful, you should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in operations management, with a strong focus on human resources, and relevant professional qualifications. Excellent written and spoken communication in English and French is crucial.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

For further information and to apply, please visit the employment page on our website.

Closing date: 30 November 2018.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.


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