Welcome Cohort Four! BRAC USA, Jake Konig
The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector.
This year the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Jake Konig is one such Fellow joining Coalition member BRAC USA, an organization whose mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice.
Read on to meet Jake and learn how he will plug into BRAC USA in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of his fellowship.
WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE AT BRAC USA?
I will be supporting the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative as it works to empower the world’s extreme poor. In addition, I will be supporting humanitarian efforts as BRAC serves the Rohingya in the Cox’s Bazar camps in Bangladesh.
WHAT ABOUT BRAC USA’S MISSION APPEALS TO YOU?
BRAC USA, being a part of the wider BRAC family, tirelessly works to create a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination. It is also where everyone has the opportunity to realize his or her potential. This is the exact mission I am passionate about aligning myself with as I move forward in my career as a development professional.
YOU ARE A PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANITARIAN LEADERS. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE A MARK AT BRAC USA?
I plan to continue providing value at BRAC USA through supporting the sector’s best and brightest development professionals as they work on an innovative initiative with the end goal of ending poverty in all forms, everywhere.
About the Hilton Prize Coalition
The Hilton Prize Coalition is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. The Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat, Global Impact.