Farringdon, Greater London
£45,900 - 54,000 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as Partnership Manager (DFID) and provide vision and strategic direction to the organisation and wider movement by influencing a complex global network of internal and external stakeholders.

The Partnership Development Team sits within Global Programmes in the Programme Partnerships Department. Our vision is that Save the Children has exceptional partnerships with multilateral and bilateral organisations, optimising funding and influence to deliver our shared aims for children. We seek to achieve this by:

  • Holding the broad overview of the multi-faceted partnerships we manage on behalf of SCUK and the movement, and taking a long-term, global approach.
  • Presenting compelling and consistent messages that clearly articulate the synergies between Save the Children’s goals and those of our partners.
  • Providing partnership expertise in brokering both financial and non-financial relationships with institutions. 
  • Driving strategic external engagement at global, regional and local levels, both by actively engaging ourselves and by supporting a culture of external engagement across the global movement. 

As Partnership Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and developing our partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). DFID has been a long-standing and most key strategic partner for Save the Children UK given our close alignment with DFID’s geographic footprint and its thematic priorities.

In this role you will liaise with wider organisation and movement key stakeholders, providing evidence, advice and leadership on key partnership opportunities. You will provide current and creative analysis, insight, intelligence, and direction on UK Government ODA and on the general market, including trends, strategies, peers/competitors, key contacts and inter-relationships between donors. You will also provide support and coaching to team members to develop and embed our partnership and account management approach. In addition you will:

  • Drive Save the Children’s strategic positioning with key partnership opportunities and its response to market trends
  • Provide leadership in 1) maximising synergies and leveraging expertise across all appropriate Save the Children divisions, members and 2) ensuring effective participation in existing/new co-ordination mechanisms
  • Hold oversight and leadership of SCUK’s overall engagement strategies and key moments across the portfolio (working closely with Government Relations who have responsibility for CEO and Board level engagement with DFID) and actively promote and represent Save the Children externally.

To be successful you will be insightful and analytical, with excellent communication and relationship building skills and experience of influencing and delivering results cross organisationally within a large complex organisation. Ideally you will have extensive experience working with DFID and wider UK Government departments engaged in UK ODA. In addition you will have:

  • A strong record of accomplishment in strategic account management
  • A proven record of accomplishment in partnership building, brokering relationships with partners, and engagement at a senior level 
  • In depth experience and knowledge of current thinking and future trends and thorough understanding of contemporary development and child rights issues 
  • Leadership skills, with an external orientation, situational agility, strategic vision, and commitment to delivering results.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 1st January 2020

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Refreshed on: 11 December 2019
Closed date: 01 January 2020
Tags: Management, Business Development