Foundation Manager

May 20, 2024 11:00 pm

Fondation Joseph Lagesse (the “Foundation”), a charitable institution, whose mission is to reduce poverty in a sustainable manner, is looking for a Foundation Manager. The Foundation Manager ensures that the teams are efficient and offer a high-level quality service towards its IBL partners and the communities they serve. This position is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on communities and work in close collaboration with a dynamic team.


  • Impactful Work: Join the Foundation and make a significant impact on communities. You will be initiating and overseeing programs destined to solve social issues.
  • Strategic Involvement: You will be involved in strategy development, from establishing a strong data collection system to reporting on the strategic plan implementation and impacts.
  • Collaborative Team Culture: Enjoy a collaborative and team-oriented culture where your contributions are valued. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues who are supportive, flexible, and   polyvalent in their tasks.


  • Strategy Development: Assist in establishing a strong data collection system, defining the Foundation’s strategic goals, and reporting on the strategic plan implementation and impacts.
  • Capacity-building and Human Capital Management: Develop the ability to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to build social impact   projects.
  • Funding & Grants: Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions, organize fundraising events, and actively look for grant opportunities.
  • Networking: Ensure ongoing engagement with strategic partners, consolidate existing partnerships, and participate in forums and other networking events.
  • Program Design, Implementation, and Management: Coordinate long-term projects as per requirements of funders and implement the Foundation’s action plan.
  • Financial Support to NGOs and Individuals: Review requests for financial support, recommending approval or rejection of requests, monitoring any support granted.
  • General Administration: Ensure the day-to-day operations of the Foundation & its subsidiaries under management and act as a data controller to ensure compliance to Data Protection regulations.
  • Financial Administration: Approve payments and other documents in line with matrix of authority, monitor cash flows and expenses.Review and approve Management Accounts for submission to the Board.
  • Communication, Visibility & PR: Ensure visibility of the Foundation, review and recommend improvement of the identity as needed.
  • Governance, Compliance & Reporting: Ensure an effective risk- management system and assist in preparing the CSR section of IBL’s annual Integrated report for review.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) or equivalent in human, social or political sciences, or related field
  • At least 7 years’ experience in planning, management, and team management
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills, with a rigorous approach


  • Creative problem solver, high energy, and proactive personality
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and French
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and positive attitude
  • IT Skills
  • Knowledge, interest in, and commitment to poverty alleviation, community development and human rights will be a strong advantage


Human Capital Department