AB InBev Foundation Leuven Program Officer Job Description

AB InBev Foundation:

The AB InBev Foundation (ABIF) was created to reduce harmful alcohol use globally by identifying effective, science-based programs and policies for public-private partnerships to advance positive social and behavior change. It is a US-based non-profit organization that was publicly launched in 2017 with an initial commitment by AB InBev of 150 million USD over 10 years.
This is a Belgium-based position, which will be considered a full-time hire with benefits.


The Program Officer is responsible for:

Supporting the planning, implementation, management, and monitoring and evaluation of public health activities (programs and evaluation) in the Global Smart Drinking Goal (GSDG) City Pilot in Leuven, Belgium

  • Serving as the grant/contract manager for all implementing partners who are responsible for implementing the above-mentioned local programs and evaluation.
  • Serving as primary point of contact on public health programming and evaluation for the City Pilot to the members of the Steering Committee and the Steering Committee Coordinator.
  • Providing updates requested from the Zone Corporate Affairs (ZCA) team in the City and the Global Corporate Affairs (GCA) City Pilot Lead at AB InBev, given their role in instigating the 6- City Pilot program as part of the Global Smart Drinking Goals program.
  • Collaborating with Partners working in the City, especially the Steering Committee Coordinator, as well as the Steering Committee members, including ZCA staff, city officers, local experts, academics, and others who are working on this initiative as well as those working on this initiative Globally, including, ABIF staff, and global partners and advisors, including Technical Advisory Group members and consultants, to ensure a successful City Pilot.

This position reports to the Director of Programs and Operations (DPO) at the AB InBev Foundation. This job includes the following:

Supporting Planning, Implementation, Management, and Monitoring of Public Health Programming and Evaluation Activities

1. City Pilot Portfolio Management
  • In collaboration with the DPO (and in collaboration with local and global stakeholders), plan and seeks approval for public health activities (programs and evaluation activities) in one City Pilot, in alignment with approved budgets and timelines.
  • With approval from the City Pilot Steering Committee Directly manages, oversees, and supports a diverse portfolio of local and global partners, and consultants contracted by ABIF to help achieve specific project goals and objectives for reducing harmful alcohol use by 10% in the City Pilot. This requires strong relationship management, direct management on programmatic activities, support for advancing monitoring and evaluation, and routine financial reporting of activities
  • With the DPO, supports the grant making and/or contracting process for all partners and vendors in the City Pilot and conducts due diligence, financial analysis, and organizational assessments on current and prospective partners or consultants supporting the City Pilot.
2. Public Health and Research Support
  • Assists, in collaboration with local stakeholders, with assessing the City’s need for public health support to identify opportunities for programmatic and research activities funded by the Foundation
  • Collaborates with appropriate partners, advisors, consultants, and resources (Measurement and Evaluation Group, Technical Assistance Providers/Specialists) and access to useful Tools (Initiative Planning Tool and Selection Tool) to the City to optimize programs, enhance coordination among programs, and address gaps to achieve the 10% target in reducing harmful alcohol use in the City Pilot
  • Supports identification of best practices in the City Pilot, that other City Pilots and the broader public health community, could benefit from and communicates this to Foundation leadership. This could include processes for advancing a successful public- private partnership in the City, specific programs, etc.
3. Program Execution
  • Support development of Work Plans and Budgets in collaboration with the City Pilot Steering Committee Coordinator and other relevant local stakeholders
  • Ensure execution of WorkPlans and Budgets in collaboration with the CityPilot Steering Committee Coordinator and other relevant local stakeholders through grantmaking and contracting to partners, as well as serving as the relationship manager to fund recipients
  • Oversee the work of partners and consultants in the City and, if needed connect them with other local stakeholders by working directly with the Steering Committee Coordinator
  • Ensure quality, efficient, and effective execution of public health aspects of the City Pilot
  • Collaborate with the Steering Committee coordinator to ensure that the Steering Committee is routinely informed on the progress of executing Work Plans in the City Pilot.
4. Monitoring and Reporting
  • Manage regular reporting processes among partners and vendors (including monitoring and evaluation of relevant data points and other metrics that represent the process and impact outcomes of each supported intervention)
  • Make recommendations for any changes or enhancements to the Work Plan; seek alignment with partners, advisors, or consultants, the Steering Committee Coordinator and the City Pilot team
  • Liaise with the ABIF Data Policy Officer, who oversees compliance with research ethics requirements and the ABIF Data Sharing Policy, by making sure that any research activities or data-sharing are reported to the Lead, so that required paperwork can be completed by the appropriate local stakeholder (i.e. partner or consultant, etc….)
  • Participate in TAG meetings, ABIFBoardMeetings, CityPilot cross-site network meetings, and monthly review meetings as invited and/or established for the calendar year
  • Provide regular reporting and updates as needed to the global ABIF and Company staff, as well as the Technical Advisory Group, using the City Pilot Reporting Tool Package; Drafts memos and develops and/or evaluates other written materials for ABIF leadership, Company leadership, the Technical Advisory Group, and the ABIF Board of Directors related to progress, as requested.

Primary Point of Technical Support for One City Pilot

Serve as the primary resource and point of contact on public health and scientific matters to the Steering Committee, its Coordinator, the City Pilot team, and others.


The ideal candidate has a Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field, some health program implementation experience (preferably in the country where the City Pilot is located), technical public health and scientific knowledge, and is fluent in both the language of the City Pilot’s country as well as English. Residence within the City Pilot city is preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: Preference will be given to local applicants. Qualified applicants from outside of the City Pilot city will be considered, but relocation allowance will not be provided as part of the employee’s pay/benefits.

Education requirements:

University degree in a related subject, Master’s Degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in global health implementation
  • Knowledge of private sector corporate social responsibility or foundation work
  • Knowledge of public health (or relevant sector) program design and planning, intervention design and evaluation
  • Experience as a grant recipient or as a grant manager for other donors/philanthropies
  • Knowledge of alcohol or substance abuse issues and topics, with program planning and implementation experience in this area desirable
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office Suite, simple accounting and spreadsheets, databases, and Outlook
  • Humility, a positive attitude, and ability to work within and across cultures/geographies

Experience: 5 to 7 years of experience in a related field

Personal Characteristics:

The Program Officer should demonstrate ability to:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, behave ethically in all matters; foster ethical behavior in others in alignment with the values, principles and standards of AB InBev Foundation.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Plan and Organize: Set priorities, goals and strategies, create and implement action plans, develop a schedule, track details, data, information and activities, monitor progress towards goals and evaluate results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problems, identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make practical recommendations to resolve the problem.
  • Adapt Readily in a Fast Paced, Non-Bureaucratic Setting: Exhibit flexibility and open mindedness when conditions in the environment change.
  • Be Intellectually Curious: Especially as relates to new ideas in public health.
  • Innovate: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations and create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set and achieve goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance results.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve desired organizational results.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine their importance and urgency, as well as risks and opportunities, and make clear, timely decisions in the organization’s best interests.


Please submit your CV/resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, addressed to the Director of Programs and Operations to info@abinbevfoundation.org by October 15, 2019.

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