Comic Relief

Senior Partnership Manager (DfID) - Maternity Cover

Through the performance management of Partnership Managers (DFID), the Senior Partnership Manager (DfID) will support the Senior Investment Partner: Government Funded Partnerships to ensure the effective management and delivery of co-funded initiatives with DfID and the grants within them.

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Line manage Partnership Managers (DFID), setting clear KPIs and holding regular 1-1s to manage performance, creating a culture of collaboration and flexibility within the team.

  • Support Partnership Managers to lead on reporting, risk and partnership management and budget management for their respective initiatives co-funded with DfID.

  • Support Partnership Managers to address risk or concerns relating to their respective accounts, elevating risks or concerns to the Senior Investment Partner: Government Funded Partnerships as required.

  • Take personal responsibility for (part of) an initiative co-funded with DfID and for the grants within it, including taking the lead on reporting, risk and partnership management and budget management.

  • Work with Finance to ensure ongoing compliance across the portfolio with legal requirements, our grant conditions, DfID reporting requirements and best practice in international development.

  • Identify and internally champion stories of success and key learning points from your portfolio of grants, working with the Influence and Learning and Strategy teams.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to share learning from your portfolio across Comic Relief’s wider grant and investment portfolio.

  • Regularly travel (predominately internationally) to visit and meet with partners, supporting them as equals to deliver social change.

  • Be an ambassador for collaborative Cross-functional working both within the Impact and Investment department and across the wider organisation.

Essential Education and Skills

  • Track record of managing high performing teams.

  • Significant experience of making and/or managing large or complex grants.

  • Understanding of best practice and effective grant management.

Key Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence stakeholders and build excellent relationships.

  • A confident, collaborative, cross-functional professional that engages stakeholders to maximise effective outcomes.

  • Strong planner with outstanding attention to detail, time management and analytical skills.

  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.

  • A proactive, positive and fun professional with high resilience.

Role posted - 2019-09-25T15:20:03Z 4:20pm, 25th Sep 2019 BST