Strategic Partnerships Manager

ABE
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing date: 1 November 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: New Malden, Surrey, Greater London
To Create, develop, support and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the international development space, leading to ABE’s successful and growing participation in funded global human capital development projects.

Salary £45,000 - £50,000 

Hours: 37.5 hours (full time)

Contract: Permanent

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.

  • Educated to Degree level in Business Administration, International Relations/Development, Politics or a related field.
  • Evidenced experience of building strategic alliances & partnerships with other stakeholders e.g.governments, donors, other NGOs, global bodies.
  • Evidenced experience of working in public or private sector organisation in the international development space. Ideally proven success working for DFID or other donors and a track record of winning major bids.
  • Demonstrable understanding of international development and experience working overseas, ideally in a development environment.
  • Extensive experience in business development, in overseas development context.
  • Experience of international programme management and ideally, development for young people’s services, skills and education.
  • Up to date knowledge of best practice in the field of international development, as well as how to achieve scale through partnership and influence with larger organisations and institution 
  • Track record in working successfully with teams in donor organisations to secure funding with a good general knowledge of the global donor landscape.
  • Experience of working with others in consortia bids to secure funding.
  • Provide technical support to country teams to support stakeholder relationships and country strategies, including visiting countries to provide in-country management support for programmes and initiatives.   Produce policy briefing papers for the CEO and senior team.

S/he will also:

  • Comfortable with a start-up environment and of entrepreneurial mindset
  • Commercially astute, pro-active, action-oriented.
  • Ability to travel internationally, and at short notice.

Other considerations:

  • Only candidates shortlisted will be contacted
  • Available for interview w/c18th November  2019 at our office in New Malden, Greater London
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

 

Region: London and the southeast
Location: New Malden, Surrey, Greater London
Sector: Consulting Projects and programmes

Application notes

To apply:

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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