The Eleanor Crook Foundation employs a team of leading experts in research, public policy, advocacy, and communications who work to identify bold, catalytic, scalable, and sustainable solutions for global malnutrition. We ask all candidates to make yourself familiar with the issue and our strategic approach before submitting your application.

ECF Staff Benefits

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Although every member of our team brings unique skills and backgrounds to the Foundation, we are united by a “sick-of-business-as-usual” attitude and a desire to have a meaningful impact on global malnutrition.

Current Openings

We are seeking an Associate Director for Policy & Research to help advance ECF’s efforts to tackle Global Wasting, as part of ECF’s broader commitment to scaling up high impact nutrition interventions. Reporting to the Foundation’s Senior Director for Policy & Research, the Associate Director will play a leadership role in informing, shaping, and executing ECF’s strategy to tackle Wasting at a Global level.

The Associate Director for Policy & Research (Global Wasting) will provide dynamic leadership on global topics to improve coverage and cost-effectiveness of wasting solutions, including but not limited to financing for wasting interventions, market-shaping for lipid-based nutrient (LNS) products, and improved approaches to wasting treatment and prevention. This includes serving as a thought leader and collaborating with external partners to positively influence global action.


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Country Director to lead ECF’s engagement in Senegal. 

The Country Director will be responsible for representing the organization to key government stakeholders and development partners, ensuring the successful implementation of our programs, and providing overall strategic leadership to our efforts to support the government of Senegal to meet its nutrition goals. Long-term success for the Country Director will be defined through improvements seen in key nutrition indicators and substantial increases in coverage for critical nutrition interventions.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the malnutrition landscape in Senegal, strong advocacy skills, and a track record of uniting diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.


The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) seeks a Senior Director of Advocacy to oversee the Foundation’s advocacy efforts and investments in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

The Senior Director of Advocacy will leverage our advocacy strength and know-how in order to build successful new ECF advocacy offices in 3-4 new donor countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We expect that the first phase of advocacy engagement will be centered in Europe, with additional markets in the Middle East and Asia to be evaluated in a phased approach over time.

This is a unique opportunity to build a highly influential advocacy network that spans the globe, and can raise billions of urgently needed dollars to stop deadly malnutrition. An advocacy and public policy expert who is persistent, “sick of business as usual,” highly creative and diplomatic, and wants to have a lasting impact on global health, hunger, child survival, and malnutrition will thrive. It is in this context that the Eleanor Crook Foundation creates this NEW pivotal role of Senior Director of Advocacy, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


ECF seeks an Advocacy Director to oversee the Foundation’s advocacy efforts and investments in the United Kingdom. The Director will be the main strategist and spokesperson for the Foundation in the U.K. The U.K. Advocacy Director will develop and execute an ambitious advocacy strategy to drive attention, awareness, and action on the issue of global malnutrition. They will engage directly with policymakers, including through regular meetings and by funding and attending frequent parliamentarian learning trips. The U.K. Director will oversee a multi-million dollar portfolio of grants to the most renowned foreign assistance advocacy organizations in the U.K., and will build close relationships with senior leadership at these organizations. The U.K. Advocacy Director will build momentum by hosting high profile events and building relationships with MPs, senior Government officials, and leaders from across business and civil society.


The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) seeks an Associate Director for Advocacy to help advance ECF’s advocacy strategy in the U.S. and beyond. The Associate Director will work across the Eleanor Crook Foundation’s program teams and partners to develop and implement world-class strategies to drive attention, awareness, and action on the issue of global malnutrition. The Associate Director for Advocacy will be responsible for direct engagement with and education of policymakers; research of complex issues and distillation of those topics into written thought pieces/advocacy briefs; and day-to-day management of the Foundation’s U.S. advocacy grantmaking, ensuring sound stewardship of ECF funds.

Learn More & Apply

The Eleanor Crook Foundation is recruiting for experts to help advance our priorities in the year ahead. Current open positions are listed on our careers page, and additional positions will be posted in the coming months. Don’t see an exact fit but still think you have something to contribute? Please send a general expression of interest. 

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We take diversity seriously

The Eleanor Crook Foundation is committed to fostering and celebrating diversity and inclusion, both within our Foundation and across our global community of partners. We seek out and welcome differences in experience, thought, and perspective. We believe that a world in which every child receives the nutrition they need to thrive can only exist by fostering the inclusion of a wide range of voices across our work. We hold our policies, our practices, and ourselves accountable to this commitment in everything that we do.

We hope you will join us in this commitment by signing our Diversity and Inclusion pledge.


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