ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency formed in 1972. We are a partnership between people in poor and rich countries working together to end poverty and injustice. Today we are working with over 13 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people in over 40 countries worldwide to secure their rights to a life free of poverty and injustice, and with the support of half a million donors and supporters.
Directorate: Fundraising and Communications
Position: Partnerships Manager – Multilateral Institutions
Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi, London or Washington DC
Duration: Permanent Contract
Depending on base Location, Local Salary, Terms and Conditions of employment will apply
If you have extensive experience of building partnerships and securing income from multilateral institutions and mechanisms such as the UN, Regional Development Banks and Multi-Donor Trust Funds, this role as Partnerships Manager with ActionAid International is your next career move.
As Partnerships Manager you will play a key role in increasing ActionAid’s income from multilateral institutions. This will require supporting countries to develop and implement donor engagement strategies, gaining an understanding of donor priorities and preparing compelling funding applications. You will help with donor relationship management, encourage donor intelligence sharing across the Federation, act as our champion in donor networks and forge links with like-minded NGOs and stakeholders.
Holding a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline you will have extensive experience of building partnerships and securing income primarily from UN, Regional Development Banks, Multi-Donor Trust Funds or similar multilateral mechanisms. With an entrepreneurial mindset, you have the ability to think outside the box, can challenge conventional thinking and ready to take calculated risks. A proven top performer, you must be an expert in donor scoping and tracking external funding trends, you are innovative and have strong grant proposal development skills, a solid track record of developing successful competitive tender bids, and experience of delivering multi-country consortium applications. Self-motivated with strong communication skills, you will be effective at mentoring, coaching and developing people. In addition you must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to promote and practice our vision, mission, values and strategy. If you are bi-lingual English and French, with experience of working with/ supporting French speaking countries, then you would have a real advantage.
If you have the skills and passion to make a difference please visit www.actionaid.org/jobs for further information.
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