About the Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For 50 years, the foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. The foundation’s assets are more than $9 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling over $400 million. A 13-member board of directors provides overall direction for the foundation. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit www.hewlett.org.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a minimum of seven years of relevant experience, demonstrating extensive knowledge of international reproductive health and rights, global development, international relations, and civil society networks, with an emphasis on the policy environment in developing countries. Work experience should demonstrate ability to think strategically, and to translate ideas to practical actions. A demonstrated track record in managing time, deadlines, and budgets is essential. 

 Additional qualifications include:

  • Prior work experience in Africa and/or an understanding of African contexts; experience in Francophone West Africa is preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency working in French; fluency preferred
  • Willingness to travel internationally and domestically as needed, at minimum 25 percent.

  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.