Actionaid International: International Partnership Development Manager

Actionaid International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 24 July, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ACTIONAID INTERNATIONAL
DIRECTORATE: Fundraising and Communications  
Position: International Partnership Development Manager
Location: Johannesburg or London
Salary: £45 489; (Grade E)
 
Purpose of the Role:

The International IPD Manager works closely with International Head of International Partnership Development assisting in the overall leadership and management of the IPD team. They play a leading role in Business Development through managing the interface between programmes and fundraising objectives as well as fostering a consistent and strategic approach to institutional donor relationship building across the federation.
 
Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Support Head of International Partnership Development with strategy development and implementation particularly aligning programme design to fundraising objectives and bringing a regional perspective to IPD’s five core business areas
  • Strategic coordination of multiple players in country proposal development processes (program countries, funding affiliates, IS teams, IPD, consultants)
  • Representing IPD, support  funding affiliates with back donor relationship management, donor intelligence sharing, linkages with country and thematic plans, and coordinated approaches to third party donors
  • Contribute to the development and embedding of the programme led funding planning approach across the federation
  • Provide strategic support to ensure effective systems to support high standards of contract management and compliance with minimum standards
  • Collaborate with relevant Units to inform the development of an effective Monitory and Evaluation (M&E) system to help with optimum accountability to donors
  • Contribute to IPD core team processes including budgeting, planning, reporting, meetings, shared learning and other communication initiatives
  • Line manages Regional Partnership Coordinators and the Compliance Manager including recruitment, induction, setting performance objectives, individual work planning, performance management, personal development, coaching and mentoring
  • Responsible for managing delegated budget responsibility for resources within approved limits. Delegation to other team members can be done but overall responsibility remains with Budget holder
  • Responsible for preparing activity based budgets and monitoring actual monthly spend against these budgets, including providing relevant accruals and explanations for variances
  • Recruiting staff in line with AAI HR policies
  • Conducting probationary reviews with staff and annual performance management reviews

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Human Rights, Political Science or other relevant discipline
  • English Language proficiency
  • Substantial experience in senior fundraising management role(s)
  • Strong technical knowledge of donor funding proposals and use of logical models like logical framework analysis
  • Sound knowledge of institutional and government donors and funding policies
  • Well-developed strategic planning skills with ability to develop and implement successful entrepreneurial approaches to fundraising
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to build permanent relationships with donors and internal players
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with experience in external organisational representation
  • Good research and analytical skills with ability to bring different strands of information together and determine their relevance for the organisation
  • Excellent people leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate others towards the achievement of shared objectives
  • Numeracy and good financial skills

Application Procedures
 
Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than 24th July 2015. Please take note this is an extended closing date. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
 
External Applications send to: frcomms.jhb@actionaid.org
 
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ActionAid International will not consider candidates from recruitment agencies.  We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community especially females

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