Philanthropy and Partnerships Lead at ActionAid International

Philanthropy and Partnerships Lead at ActionAid


Directorate: Resource Mobilisation and Innovation

Position: Philanthropy and Partnerships Lead

Duration: Fixed Term Maternity Contract until May 2020 (8 Months)    

Location: Global Secretariat Hub Office; London, Nairobi, Johannesburg

Salary: £49,196 Grade E – Local terms and conditions of Country will apply

This maternity cover contract is a great opportunity to enhance your development , while shaping the success of a major international NGO that is changing the lives of the poorest, most disadvantaged women and children in the world. Join us and play your part in delivering our mission.

A key member of the Resource Mobilisation and Innovation cluster within the Global Secretariat, we want you to work together with new and existing fundraising markets globally to drive income growth from Philanthropy and Partnership donors (trusts and foundations, major donors / high net worth individuals and corporates). You will facilitate the design, development and delivery of training and other capacity-building initiatives for a range of stakeholders. This will include coordinating a peer-to-peer capacity building programme. You will provide technical fundraising advice to countries and support global investments in Philanthropy and Partnerships fundraising. You will also develop effective knowledge management initiatives across the Philanthropy and Partnerships community to drive learning, innovation and collaboration. We will look to you to support the development, management and continual improvement of global systems, processes and policies too. Important will be the ability to ensure compliance as well as monitor and evaluate effectiveness.

Ideally a graduate in a relevant discipline, you will have extensive fundraising experience and a track record of successfully soliciting and managing significant grants from trusts and foundations and/or major donors (high net worth individuals) and/or corporates. A real team player, you will enjoy working in a collaborative way. You will be comfortable working across different countries and cultures and within remote teams. Good at building relationships, you will possess strong communication, coaching and presentation skills too. You will also be effective monitoring fundraising progress and providing reports on performance against targets.

If you have the right skills and experience, please send your CV and motivation cover letter to: [email protected] by 10 a.m. on Monday 10th June 2019. Interviews are likely to be held on 24th June 2019.

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in London, Nairobi or Johannesburg.

If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently under represented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.


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