Summary of role
As Head of Partnerships Funding, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of AfriKids’ partnerships fundraising plan; to secure funding for our projects, core costs and future innovation and growth. Over the next year, in line with a new organisational strategy, you will diversify and grow our partnership funding portfolio by building and strengthening the existing pipeline to include: strategic corporate partners; consortium partners and international donors.
Key responsibilities and duties
- You will produce a creative and ambitious plan to raise funding for our projects from “partners”, ie institutional donors, trusts, charitable foundations and companies. This “partnerships plan” should be informed by relevant data and research. Your partnerships plan will include a realistic budget, including what you will need to spend and the income you expect to raise.
- You will line manage a Partnerships Manager and head up the Partnerships Team which also includes a Partnerships Assistant.
- You will ensure the performance of the partnerships team is effectively monitored (eg through Key Performance Indicators) and use this information to amend or update your partnerships plan as needed. For example, if something is not working well, you will pick up on it, decide what to do differently and make sure everyone that needs to know is informed.
- You will work with AfriKids Ghana to ensure strong “programme cycle management”. This is the end-to-end process of designing and delivering our projects in Ghana and your role will be to ensure the requirements of funding partners are met. For example, you will ensure the plans for monitoring and evaluating projects include capturing the information partners want to see or that partner logos are featured as required on uniforms, vehicles, etc.
- Through internal reports and close communication with AfriKids Ghana, you will maintain an in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of AfriKids’ projects and their funding requirements, to help ensure your partnerships fundraising plan remains relevant and maximises opportunities.
- You will ensure all funding partners have a brilliant experience supporting AfriKids by building strong relationships, meeting all contract agreements and finding ways to “go the extra mile” to impress them.
- You will be creative and ambitious in making the most of funding partnership opportunities
- You will produce clear and reliable information for the International Executive Operating Committee (IEOC) and the UK Senior Leadership Team to understand and oversee partnerships fundraising
- Through strategy documents and internal updates, you will maintain a good understanding of our organisational strategy and how your work is making a difference
- You will support AfriKids Ghana in their efforts to secure funding partnerships from Ghana
- You will produce high quality, timely proposals, pitches and feedback reports to funding partners, being sure to address funder requirements and priorities
- You will proactively seek funding opportunities through our existing relationships with funding partners and by finding new ones
- You will work to grow and diversify our partnerships funding portfolio. This will include understanding and pursuing different types of partnerships (for example, not just relying on traditional grants and exploring opportunities from overseas funders (namely in the US)). While building a mixed portfolio of opportunities, you will ensure there is a sensible balance of low-high risk opportunities, in order for us to have a realistic expectation of what will be raised from partnerships
- You will ensure the partnerships team produce high quality, compelling reports and materials for partnerships funding that meet our branding guidelines and are factually accurate and up to date
- You will ensure the partnerships team keep our database up to date with all of the required information relating to partnership fundraising, in line with our data protection and information security policies
- You will help improve the ways the partnerships team works with AfriKids Ghana for communication and information sharing to work effectively for partnerships funding and also provide our other fundraising teams with useful and up-to-date information about our projects.
- Through research and networking, you will ensure you stay informed about the external context relevant to our partnerships funding. For example, by reading publications and data about child rights in Ghana; learning about what other charities doing similar work are doing; keeping an eye on changes to relevant laws and regulations, etc.
- You will ensure our partnerships fundraising is compliant with UK law and the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice
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