Partnership Manager (DfID) - London
Partnership Manager (DfID)
Since 2009, Comic Relief has worked with the government’s Department for International Development (DFID) by jointly funding projects that support health, inclusive education, urban slums, trade, enterprise and women and girls in Africa. DFID is also co-funding Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative which aims to invest in small and African Diaspora organisations based in the UK to help some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities across Africa create real and sustainable change.
We are looking for a Grant Manager, known as a Partnership Manager, to manage a range of Comic Relief’s grants co-funded by DfID. The grants to be managed include grants on Women and Girls’ Rights; Inclusive Education (including Early Childhood Development and Disability); and Trade, Enterprise and Employment (TEE); and potentially other themes depending on emerging new opportunities.
As an experienced grant maker or programme manager, you will have experience in at least one, but preferably two, of the following areas:
· Trade, Enterprise and Employment
· Women and girls’ rights
· Inclusive Education (including early childhood development; disability)
You will manage a diverse portfolio of funded projects and proactively oversee risk, compliance, partnership management, and budget control. You will work with colleagues to allocate resources, ensure compliance and provide regular stakeholder reporting.
Through international and local travel you will also meet with partners, supporting them to deliver social change as well as champion stories of success and share key learning.
It is important that you have an excellent understanding of international development and technical expertise in at least one, but preferably two, of the programme focus areas mentioned above. It is essential that you have significant experience in grant making and/or programme management and an in-depth understanding of best practice in these areas. Comfortable building and nurturing relationships, you must excel at stakeholder management and relish working in a collaborative environment. Financially astute, you will also possess strong project management, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Experience managing international development projects or programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa would be a significant advantage.
How to Apply
Please apply via our website using the link. Note that we will be interviewing for this role on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications will be Monday 22nd of October 2018, although we may close the application process in advance of that date, should we find someone appointable.
We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve, diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people and we will guarantee a first stage interview to all disabled applicants who sufficiently demonstrate in their application how they meet the essential criteria for the job as outlined on the person specification of the job description.
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