£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


About WasteAid

The Challenge

90% of waste in low-income countries is openly dumped or burned, posing a threat to both people and planet.

The Vision

Our vision is a world in which waste causes no harm, and where people in poverty are empowered to recover its value.

At WasteAid, we work with communities and policy makers in low and middle-income countries to implement waste management and recycling programmes. Our work improves the livelihoods of some of the poorest and most marginalised, promotes circular economy innovation and contributes to a cleaner and healthier future for all.

Waste management is an often neglected element of the international development agenda yet the consequences of poor waste management are severe, affecting both people and planet. Health consequences include increased respiratory illnesses due to burning waste, higher levels of insect borne illnesses due to open dumping, greater prevalence of gastro-intestinal problems and other illnesses due to blocked and polluted waterways. In the era of COVID 19, effective disposal of face masks and of potentially contaminated materials adds an extra layer of complexity for countries already struggling to dispose of their waste safely. It is the poorest that bear the heaviest disease burden and for those living in extreme poverty, this can lead to increased mortality. The environmental consequences of poor waste management are no less severe, burning waste contributes to the climate crisis through greenhouse gases, contaminated soil and waterways put ecosystems at risk and the dirt and odour from unmanaged waste degrades the general environment.

What we do

We work with the most vulnerable and marginalised in target communities to provide waste management and recycling training and livelihood opportunities.

We support innovation and deliver appropriate systems for first-step resource management to maximise recovery and reuse of waste materials

We foster sustainable social enterprises, social programmes with private sector companies, and local and global networks.

We undertake evidence-based advocacy to create an enabling environment for safe, sustainable waste management.

WasteAid is currently active in 8 countries throughout Africa and Asia.

Person Specification

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated, entrepreneurial, and experienced professional to develop our income generation strategy across a variety of income streams.

To be successful you will have a proven experience in income generation with good influencing skills, the confidence to implement and develop fundraising strategies, be able to demonstrate excellent stewardship, have a successful track record of building successful relationships and having a collaborative nature.

As Partnerships and Engagement Manager you will be responsible for managing key business partnerships, maximising all potential income streams and seeking new opportunities to work with corporates, trusts and foundations and further develop individual giving.  You will devise creative and innovative business development strategies including, fundraising campaigns with partners, liaising with corporate contacts and building and developing relationships with key stakeholders.  You will monitor income, expenditure and resources, making sure that each partnership meets and exceeds income and non-financial targets.

In addition, you will:

  • Horizon scan for business development opportunities across a range of funders.
  • Prepare contractual agreements and ensure that these are fully adhered to.
  • Develop detailed, tailored plans that maximise income in the short term and secure long-term growth
  • Effectively solve problems and manage risk to ensure achievement of targets
  • Prepare presentations, proposals, plans and reports as necessary.

To be successful you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with significant experience in fundraising and working on multi-layered or global NGO-corporate partnerships. You will have a commercial outlook based on experience in managing long term partnerships, with a track record of personally delivering to defined goals.

Additionally, you will have:

  • A good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and ability to use databases for recording and reporting
  • Excellent project management, planning and prioritising skills to manage a varied and pressurised workload while focusing on the "big picture"
  • A good understanding of commercial and financial principles to improve performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of international development and programming
  • Experience of events management.
  • The ability to work independently and be a real self-starter.

Homebased within UK, (potential for limited international and national travel)

Line Manager: CEO

Key relationships:  Head of Programmes and Impact, Head of Communications, Circular Economy Network Director, Project Managers

Salary:  £35 – 40,0000 GBP, depending on experience

Application by Curriculum Vitae (not exceeding 3 pages) and Covering Letter (not exceeding 2 pages) outlining skills, motivation and demonstrating how candidates fit the person specification.  Candidates must already have the right to live and work in the UK, applications from those seeking visa sponsorship cannot be considered.


Applications to be sent to by midnight 23rd April 2020.  If you have any questions on this opportunity, please also send them to the same address and a member of staff will follow up with you.   


Interviews will be scheduled for the week of 3rd May 2021


UK Registered Charity 1160263

Registered Address: 483 Green Lanes, London, N13 4BS, United Kingdom

Office Address: 8 Zealds House, 39 Church Street, Wye, Kent, TN25 5BL, United Kingdom


Refreshed on: 16 April 2021
Closed date: 23 April 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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