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We’re hiring! Batonga is looking for a Program and Outreach Associate in Washington, D.C.

11th April 2017

The Program and Outreach Associate supports the Executive Director in the development of Batonga’s overall strategy, the integration and implementation of programs at country level as well as provides technical assistance. In practice this means participating in, and managing specific work streams within global and country strategies, playing a key role in developing and maintaining partnerships, drafting and revising proposals and reports, reviewing budgets and expense reports, and managing Batonga’s day-to-day tasks and communication.

 

Key Responsibilities

Support Batonga’s strategy and its implementation in country (manage expense reports, assist with budgets, data analysis, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation).

Keep up to date with trends and developments on girls’ rights and gender equality by participating in relevant sector events/meetings, support public relations efforts and serve as an enthusiastic ambassador and spokesperson, and where Batonga convenes events, support with preparation of key learning and evidence to showcase.

Manage NGO records, contacts and essential documentation, compose annual reports and manage circulation, assist with meeting preparation, mailings and travel logistics.

Head-up donor relations and development (research individuals, foundations and companies that will give major gifts and develop/manage outreach timeline, draft grant proposals, manage fundraising events in Washington, DC and New York City).

Coordinate efforts with Angelique’s management team

 

Skills and Experience

Minimum Bachelors Degree or equivalent in International Development or a relevant subject

Experience working on girls’ rights or women’s rights programming and gender equality a plus

Excellent communication and organizational skills

MS Office Suite and social media savvy

French language a plus

A collaborative team player

High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Adaptable – able to work in complex, unfamiliar and changing environments

Self-starter – confident and proactive in generating and leading new initiatives

Positive, energetic, can-do attitude

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@batongafoundation.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Batonga Founder, Angelique Kidjo, wins third Grammy Award for Best World Music Album

16th February 2016

Angelique-Kidjo-wins-third-career-grammy-2016Congratulations to Batonga’s founder, Angélique Kidjo, on winning her third Grammy Award! We couldn’t be more proud.

Angelique’s accomplishments and her role as a philanthropist and advocate for girls’ education continue to inspire youth around the world to pursue an education and follow their dreams!

““Africa is on the rise. Africa is positive. Africa is joyful.” These were the words of Beninese songstress Angelique Kidjo as she collected the prize for the Best World Music Album at the Grammy Awards on Monday.

The award was the third Grammy Kidjo has collected in her career, and her second consecutive one in the World Music category. She has been described as “the undisputed queen of African music” and “Africa’s greatest living diva,” and was featured on the cover of Forbes Afrique top 100 most influential women issue in May 2015.”

Source: Newsweek Read the full article here!

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Angélique Kidjo coming to the DMV area Dec 5th!

10th November 2015

For all those located in the DMV area, we’re excited to announce that our founder, Angélique Kidjo, will be performing at The Clarice in College Park, MD on Saturday, December 5th!

For more information and tickets, please visit the Clarice’s website.

Angelique-Kidjo-Photo-Credit-Pierre-Marie-Zimmerman

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We’re hiring! Batonga is looking for a Program and Outreach Associate in Washington, D.C.

The Program and Outreach Associate supports the Executive Director in …

Batonga Founder, Angelique Kidjo, wins third Grammy Award for Best World Music Album

Congratulations to Batonga’s founder, Angélique Kidjo, on winning her third …

Angélique Kidjo coming to the DMV area Dec 5th!

For all those located in the DMV area, we’re excited to …

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