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
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.