Action Aid
London, Greater London (On-site)
Nairobi Central, Nairobi, Kenya
Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Starting at GBP 50,672 per annum plus benefits (local pay & conditions apply)
Contract, Fixed term contract for 3 years, Full-time
Job description

Innovation and New Partnerships Lead

London, Johannesburg, Nairobi or in a location where AA has an office

Fixed term contract for 3 years

Starting at GBP 50,672 per annum plus benefits (local pay & conditions apply)


The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an Innovation and New Partnerships Lead who wants to help expand AA’s growing funding partnership portfolio, joining an organisation that works to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works. 

You will develop and lead funding planning for ActionAid International’s (AAI’s) 2022-25 thematic priorities (climate justice and economic justice), including an overall global programme strategy and plan.  You will also lead on funding innovation, exploring new or untested funding modalities, playing a change management role in helping the organization scale up in working with these.

Who we're looking for:

You should hold a Master’s degrees in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, Human Rights, Political / Social Science or other relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. You should have experience of funding intelligence analysis, identifying trends and using this information to make recommendations on approaches, experience in developing programme funding strategies and plans. Substantial experience in business development, proposal development and grant management & compliance requirements, including research and contacts, developing strategic fundraising innovation ideas with an entrepreneurial spirit and working with a wide range of donors.

You should have experience of working in programmes teams or alongside them to ensure programme-led funding and experience of building skills and capabilities of other staff.

In addition to this, knowledge of global aid and institutional, trusts & foundations and corporate funding sectors as well as a good understanding of and keen interest in recent innovations in NGO programmes, advocacy, campaigning, and movement- building. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, often remotely.

It is critical that you have experience of managing conflicting and tight deadlines, prioritising own workload and with minimal supervision.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

•       A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles

•       Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link.

Applications close on 18th July 2022. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

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 as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. Suitably qualified women leaders and people of colour are encouraged to apply. 


Posted on: 05 July 2022
Closed date: 18 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development