Back Partnerships Manager - Institutional Funding

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 February 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021

Want to use your skills in business development, donor management, and consortia building to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
Join WaterAid as Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work? award-winning organisation.
The WaterAid Institutional Funding and Partnerships team is leading on delivering an exciting new strategy to grow WaterAid’s restricted funding from key institutional donors, and increase the expertise and capability of the staff working on resource mobilisation, and partnership / consortia development. As the Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding you will be critical in building the profile of WaterAid with ke y institutional donors, identifying and creating funding opportunities, and working across the whole federation and with key suppliers / contractors to position WaterAid to be the partner of choice for WASH.
We are looking for a strategic networker with the ability to identify and transform opportunities into tangible results. With a strong business development and partnership development background, you will have significant expertise and knowledge in the ways of working of key donors such as the FCDO, EU, SDC, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral institutional donors.
This is a full-time 12-month fixed term maternity cover, due to current restrictions the majority of staff are working from home. However, WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London.
In this role, you will lead, develop, and implement a resource mobilisation strategy for increasing funding from priority institutional donors as well as supporting the organisation to identify and respond to opportunities from donors such as FCDO, USAID, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral donors.
You’ll also:

  • Ensure WaterAid is well positioned as a ‘go to’ agency for long term WASH programming with focus donors and key suppliers / partners
  • Build, maintain, and track global relationships with and influence focus donors, as well as support the cultivation of in-country relationships
  • Provide WaterAid staff with up to date intelligence on focus institutional donors, key funding suppliers / partners, and funding opportunities

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Substantial and successful experience / track record in proactive donor engagement and relationship building with institutional donors such as FCDO, other bilateral and multilateral donors, and their funding modalities
  • Strong experience and proven track record of success in securing high value new business from FCDO, SDC, UNICEF, and other bilateral and multilateral donors
  • Strong experience of creating relationships and consortia development
  • Evidence of identifying / creating and developing new funding opportunities / pipelines

Salary: c.?46,000 with excellent benefits
WaterAid benefits include:
• 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
• Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
• We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
• Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
• Season Ticket Loan
• Free annual eye tests
• Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
• Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
• Sabbaticals
• Volunteer Day

How to Apply:
Join us to change normal for good - apply today. To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your**CV and a cover letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 21 February 2021. Please note, shortlisting and video interviews will take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date. Early application is strongly encouraged.** Additional Information:**
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for t he abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at**


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