Comic Relief

Partnership Manager - Fighting Malaria (Maternity Cover: Oct 2019 - July 2020)

The Partnership Manager – GSK Malaria Partnership, will take responsibility for delivering and managing this large and complex partnership and leading on grant-making and grant management

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Lead on the delivery of the £22m partnerships with GSK, ensuring impact, learning and delivery are in line with partnership parameters, principles, Theory of Change and Comic Relief’s strategic goals.

  • Proactively manage the partnership account including leading on internal and external reporting, risk, partnership management, quality control panel/meeting papers and budget management.

  • Provide advisory support to Comic Relief and GSK senior leadership through Partnership Steering Group

  • Lead, coordinate and take responsibility for cross organisational relationships to ensure successful delivery of the Partnership including Comms, Influence and advocacy, Partnerships, LAST and Finance

  • Oversee effective and efficient grant making, including shortlisting and assessments of grant proposals. Use and maintain grant-related data in GEM and work with others to improve our systems and processes.

  • Manage the portfolio of up to 30 grants and undertake effective financial and programme monitoring to ensure all grants perform well. Provide considered feedback, advice and guidance to funding grantees.

  • Work with Finance to proactively manage partnership budgets, and assurance team to manage risk/fraud

  • Identify and internally champion stories of success and key learning points from the portfolio, working with advocacy and influence and LAST teams.

  • Monitor programme spend to ensure the programme remains on track.

  • Regularly visit and meet with grantees and partners, supporting them as equals to deliver social change

  • Maintain key relationships with GSK and other interested parties, as they relate to the programme. Be main point of contact with GSK from I&I, elevating to SIP when appropriate.

  • Represent and positively promote Comic Relief in appropriate fora, networks and consortia.

  • Regular international travel is required within this role.

Essential Education and Skills

  • Solid experience of working in international development

  • Experience of grant making or grant management is essential

  • Experience of partnership working is beneficial. Familiarity with a variety of project development and grant management tools including theory of change, MEL plans, and budgets

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 - 2019-06-21T08:47:07Z 9:47am, 21st Jun 2019 BST