Comic Relief

Partnership Manager (DFID)

Purpose of the role:

We are looking for three Grant Managers, known as Partnership Managers, to manage a range of Comic Relief’s grants co-funded by DfID. The grants to be managed include grants on Women and Girls’ Rights; Inclusive Education; Trade, Enterprise and Employment (TEE); and potentially other themes depending on emerging new opportunities. You should have experience in at least one of these areas. It would also be advantageous to have experience of working with small, grassroots and/or diaspora-led organisations

We are recruiting for one short term (maternity cover) and two longer term team members. The length of contract for each role is dependent on funding, as follows:

  • One role is a maternity cover role for 7 months (until approximately September 2019, depending on start date)

  • The second role is a Fixed Term Contract until July 2020

  • The third role is a Fixed Term Contract until March 2024

You will manage a diverse portfolio of funded projects and proactively oversee risk, compliance, partnership management, and budget control. You will work with colleagues to allocate resources, ensure compliance and provide regular stakeholder reporting. Through international and local travel you will also meet with partners, supporting them to deliver social change as well as championing stories of success and sharing key learning internally and externally through our broadcasting and social media presence.

Person Specification

As an experienced grant maker or project/programme manager, you will have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Women and girls’ rights / gender justice

  • Inclusive Education

  • Trade, Enterprise and Employment

  • Urban informal settlements

  • Working with small, grassroots and/or diaspora-led organisations

You will manage a diverse portfolio of funded projects and proactively oversee risk, compliance, partnership management, and budget control. You will work with colleagues to allocate resources, ensure compliance and provide regular stakeholder reporting. Through international and local travel you will also meet with partners, supporting them to deliver social change as well as championing stories of success and sharing key learning internally and externally through our broadcasting and social media presence.

It is important that you have an excellent understanding of international development and technical expertise in at least one of the programme focus areas mentioned above.

It is essential that you have significant experience in grant making and/or project/programme management and an in-depth understanding of best practice in these areas. Comfortable building and nurturing relationships, you must excel at stakeholder management and relish working in a collaborative and busy environment.

Financially astute, you will also possess strong project management, communication, multi-tasking, presentation and interpersonal skills. Experience managing international development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage.

It is essential that you have significant experience in grant making and/or project/programme management and an in-depth understanding of best practice in these areas. Comfortable building and nurturing relationships, you must excel at stakeholder management and relish working in a collaborative and busy environment. Financially astute, you will also possess strong project management, communication, multi-tasking, presentation and interpersonal skills. Experience managing international development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage.

Role posted - 2019-01-07T13:50:19Z 1:50pm, 7th Jan 2019 GMT