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Reference: 72648

Date Added: 9 September 2019
Closing Date: 16 September 2019

Job Title: Partnerships Officer

Working For: Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a client of Global Office

Location: London

Salary: £28,000

Job Details

Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Since its founding in 2004 by Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Saraki, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) remains at the forefront of global advocacy and innovative community-based health interventions for children, women, and families across Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

Overview

WBFA has a diverse and successful history of developing and implementing a wide-range of innovative and scalable programmes in Nigeria and beyond.

The Partnerships Officer will report to the Communications Manager, Account Manager and Founder and will be the lead on building relationships with partners to support the implementation of WBFA’s stakeholder management and fundraising strategies.

With the support of a global team the primary objective of this role is to build beneficial, long-term relationships with a diverse portfolio of HNWIs, NGOs, UN agencies and civil society organizations. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of a stakeholder management strategy.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders/sponsors as appropriate.
  • Identify and carry out research on potential projects and partners that best suit WBFA’s mission.
  • Coordinate closely with Programmes, Finance and Grants teams on issues related to partnerships.
  • Develop or modify guidance, resources, tools and materials that can be used across the organisation.
  • Maintain close and effective relationships with a network of stakeholders, HNWI’s, key external contacts and WBFA staff.
  • Represent WBFA at internal and external meetings.

Required knowledge and skills

  • Excellent command of written and verbal English
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability and confidence to build rapport with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Demonstrable proficiency with social media channels
  • A positive 'can-do’ approach, a practical approach to problem solving and sound organizational skills
  • Team player - ability to work with internal and external colleagues collaboratively and in a team-oriented way

The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in a relevant sector and an academic/professional understanding of international development issues. The candidate will be able to work without supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines and will thrive in an ever-changing environment. 

Closing Date: 16 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Process

First round telephone interviews will take place on a rolling basis. If you are successful at this stage, you will undertake a written assignment, followed by an in-person interview. Successful applicants will go through a reference check and one more interview by the Founder-President.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application Details

First Steps

Please email a CV and one-page covering letter with your availibility by the closing date to jack@globalofficeconsulting.com and emily.stock@wbfafrica.org. Role will be filled on a rolling basis.

Website: https://www.globalofficeconsulting.com/

Additional Notes