Overview

  • Organization TypeFoundation
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1979
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities. Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. Their activities have grown to encompass the United States and more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities. Their Mission The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. They seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. They  help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. They  implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. They build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities. Their Values They believe in fundamental human rights, dignity, and the rule of law. They believe in a society where all people are free to participate fully in civic, economic, and cultural life. They believe in addressing inequalities that cut across multiple lines, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship. They believe in holding those in power accountable for their actions and in increasing the power of historically excluded groups. They believe in helping people and communities press for change on their own behalf. They believe in responding quickly and flexibly to the most critical threats to open society. They believe in taking on controversial issues and supporting bold, innovative solutions that address root causes and advance systemic change. They believe in encouraging critical debate and respecting diverse opinions.

Where is Open Society Foundations

Careers

4Current jobs
748Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Program Administrative Specialist
    United States
  • Executive Director
    Afghanistan
  • Program Specialist
    United States
  • Program Officer, Fiscal Governance Program
    United States

Staff at Open Society Foundations have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • research & development
  • education
  • human rights
  • monitoring / evaluation

Funders

  • open society foundations
  • foundation
  • united states agency for international development
  • european union
  • canadian international development agency

Countries

  • turkey
  • georgia
  • germany
  • nepal
  • afghanistan

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 400 West 59th Street
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg
  • Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa 1st Floor, President Place, 1 Hood Avenue / 148 Jan Smuts Avenue
  • South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Open Society Foundation for South Africa, Park Lane, 2nd floor, Lobby 2, Block B
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, ACS Plaza, Lenana Road
  • Haiti
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Fondation Connaissance et Liberte, 143 Avenue Christophe
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala City
  • Fundacion Soros–Guatemala, 6a Avenida 20-25 Zona 10, Edificio Plaza Maritima, 6 Piso
  • Jordan
  • Amman
  • Arab Regional Office, Mahmoud Al-Karmi Street 2, Farah Abdoun Center
  • Tajikistan
  • Dushanbe
  • Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Tajikistan, 37/1 Bokhtar Street, Vefa Business Center, 4th Floor
  • Pakistan
  • Islamabad
  • Foundation Open Society Institute–Pakistan, N Wing, L3, Serena Office Complex, Plot 17
  • Mongolia
  • Ulaanbaatar
  • Open Society Forum, Jamiyan gun Street - 5/1, Sukhbaatar District
  • Indonesia
  • Jakarta
  • Tifa Foundation Indonesia, Jl. Jaya Mandala II No. 14E Menteng Dalam
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Bishkek
  • Soros Foundation–Kyrgyzstan, 55A, Logvinenko St.
  • Kazakhstan
  • Almaty
  • Soros Foundation–Kazakhstan, 111A Zheltoksan St., Office 9
  • Afghanistan
  • Kabul
  • Open Society Afghanistan, House # 53 , Shahre-Naw, Kochea Kasabi
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • Open Society Foundation–London, Cambridge House, 5th fl. 100 Cambridge Grove Hammersmith
  • Ukraine
  • Kiev
  • International Renaissance Foundation, Artema St., 46.
  • Turkey
  • Open Society Foundation–Turkey, Cevdet Pasa Caddesi, Mercan Apt, No. 85, D.11, Bebek
  • Serbia
  • Belgrade
  • Fund for an Open Society–Serbia, Kneginje Ljubice 14 str
  • Romania
  • Bucharest
  • Soros Foundation Romania, 33 Caderea Bastiliei Street
  • Poland
  • Warsaw
  • Stefan Batory Foundation, 10a Sapiezynska Street
  • Montenegro
  • Foundation Open Society Institute–Representative Office Montenegro, Vuka Karadzica 2, II floor, Podgorica
  • Moldova
  • Chisinau
  • Soros Foundation–Moldova, Bulgara Str. 32
  • Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Skopje
  • Foundation Open Society Institute–Macedonia, Bul. Jane Sandanski 111, P.O.B. 378
  • Latvia
  • Riga
  • Soros Foundation–Latvia, Alberta 13
  • Kosovo
  • Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, Ulpiana, Villa No.13, Pristina
  • Hungary
  • Budapest
  • Open Society Institute–Budapest, Oktober 6. ut. 12, H-1051
  • Georgia
  • Tbilisi
  • Open Society Georgia Foundation, 10 Chovelidze Street
  • France
  • Paris
  • Open Society Institute–Paris, 38 Boulevard Beaumarchais
  • Estonia
  • Tallinn
  • Open Estonia Foundation, Estonia Avenue 5a
  • Czech Republic
  • Prague
  • Open Society Fund–Prague, Seifertova 47, 130 00
  • Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Open Society Institute–Sofia, 56 Solunska Str
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo
  • Open Society Fund–Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marsala Tita 19/III
  • Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Open Society Institute–Brussels, Rue d'Idalie 9-13
  • Azerbaijan
  • Baku
  • Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Azerbaijan, 117A, Academician Hasan Aliyev St.
  • Armenia
  • Yerevan
  • 7/1 Tumanyan Street, 2nd Dead-end
  • Albania
  • Tirane
  • Open Society Foundation for Albania, Rr. Qemal Stafa, P.120/2
  • United States
  • Washington
  • 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor
  • Senegal
  • Dakar
  • Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Mermoz, Rue MZ100, X Rue El Hadji Ibrahima Niasse MZ 83
  • United States
  • Baltimore
  • 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1300

Experience

Primary sectors

Research & Development
Grant Management
Civil Rights
Public Administration
Education
Monitoring / Evaluation
Economic Policy
Project Support
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Procurement Process