The Human Safety Net Foundation is the corporate foundation of Generali, the global insurance and asset management financial services firm based in Italy. Working internationally with the mission of unlocking human potential: we protect, invest in, train and mentor people in disadvantaged conditions while they create opportunities for themselves and their communities. We now run programmes in 18 countries across Europe, Asia and Latin America and have strategic focus areas in early childhood development and refugee livelihoods through entrepreneurship and training.
Head of Programmes
€80,000 – €100,000 with attractive benefits package
Milan, with regular travel
The Foundation has been through a significant strategic review in recent years and has refocussed its activities while widening its geographical scope significantly. We are at an exciting time in our development as we scale our operations and drive our ambition to evolve from a classic model of corporate philanthropy, to one that multiplies our assets and levers to include social investment and systemic skills based mentoring and volunteering on a large scale.
The Head of Programmes is a director level role reporting to the Executive Officer of the Foundation. In this role you will define programme priorities & strategy, overseeing and coordinating a diverse and growing programme portfolio ensuring the highest level of quality and impact. You will build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners and will identify and develop new opportunities to grow the Human Safety Net platform, leveraging the expertise and assets of the Generali Group through new programmes, such as impact investing and shared value initiatives.
We look forward to welcoming a Head of Programmes who brings extensive knowledge and networks within the international impact investing and philanthropy sector, ideally with consolidated experience in one of our focus areas. You will bring the ability to think analytically and strategically to deliver programmes and extend impact, alongside strong leadership and team working skills to cultivate effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder and partners. You will have a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach, with the ability to work under pressure to manage multiple projects across multiple portfolios and geographies. Professional level proficiency in English and Italian is highly desirable.
To find out more about the role and opportunity, please read the supporting information documents about the Foundation and role.
These are available on the Prospectus website at this address –
Please also speak with our retained consultants at Prospectus to explore your suitability for the role and our wider ambitions and aspirations for our work.
Having read the information below, to apply please upload a CV and two page Supporting Statement in English.
Closing Date: 22 April 2019
Prospectus Interviews: 29 April to 10 May 2019
HSNF Panel Interviews: TBC