Closing date: 1 November 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: New Malden, Surrey, Greater London
Salary £45,000 - £50,000
Hours: 37.5 hours (full time)
Location: Home based, with UK and international travel and travel to UK Head Office in Surrey as required.
Reporting to: Director of Business Development (Deputy CEO)
“We make a difference in the world”
As the pioneer in global business education, ABE was founded over 45 years ago with a clear social purpose to improve business education for aspiring entrepreneurs and business people in developing countries, many of which are now high-growth economies. That pioneering spirit remains as we seize new challenges to engage millennials with flexible and relevant learning content and credentials.
Today, ABE works all over the world and 1.5 million people have mastered essential modern business concepts and gained the skills and confidence to apply them through ABE’s active-learning courses. ABE continues to play a vital role in helping to diversify and grow economies, reducing inequality within and among countries, and is at the forefront of the entrepreneurial skills agenda.
Following a period of change and strategic planning, ABE is poised for growth with an exciting agenda to optimise its global qualifications market and innovate for growth with a range of new education and skills initiatives.
We are seeking a proactive individual to join our team as a Strategic Partnerships Manager. You will have first-hand evidenced experience in the key themes, processes, financial flows and approaches in the distribution of ODA, grants and other financial aid mechanisms for international development, including a technical understanding of the contracting process.
You will be politically savvy, with a working knowledge of the complex processes by which public policy on international trade and development is formulated, adopted and implemented. You will use this insight for horizon scanning and to advise ABE leadership on downstream funding opportunities.
The Strategic Partnership Manager will build commercial acumen and stakeholder relationships and to assess and secure business opportunities internationally. You will assist in Bid development – including market research, identifying partners and experts, writing bid sections, preparing submissions, collaborating between teams, reconnaissance missions, due diligence/vetting, supporting negotiations, producing case studies.
A strong understanding from experience, of the diverse array of organisations that exert power and influence in the processes and outcomes of development, with a special emphasis on the Global South. They will be familiar with key themes, social movements, manifestos and campaigns in the development agenda such as UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those which align with ABE’s focus on developing skills which promote entrepreneurship, trade, employment and co-operation.
S/he will also:
ABE offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours, 26 days’ holiday and a market leading pension.
If you are an action orientated and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV, along with a cover letter, no later than Friday, 1st November 2019 to Gillian Macfarlane at [email protected].
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