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Corporate Partnership Manager Job in Kenya

VSO Jitolee

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Corporate Partnership Manager

Bringing people together in the fight against global poverty

VSO is a development organisation that has been working through volunteers to fight poverty for more than fifty years and we are the leading organisation in the field.

We work in 33 countries and we are constantly exploring new ways to use the time, energy and skills of people to make a difference.

VSO Jitolee, an independent INGO registered in Kenya and governed by a local board, is a member of the VSO International Federation based in Nairobi with a regional mandate to promote volunteerism and recruit skilled professionals from the region to serve as volunteers in VSO’s programmes.

In addition, VSO Jitolee contributes to national development through international volunteers who work with local partners across the country.

VSO Jitolee is looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to lead the Corporate Partnership function in the new and dynamic VSO Jitolee. This is an exciting time to be joining an organisation undergoing rapid growth and change.

Working in close collaboration with the VSO Africa Funding Team and other teams within VSO, you will provide strategic leadership and manage the development of an effective VSO Jitolee fundraising capacity to maximise support of the delivery of programmes that are managed by VSO Jitolee and other parts of the VSO International Federation.

You will work to raise VSO Jitolee’s profile among both national and regional corporations and drive and support relationships with multi-nationals operating and br expanding into the Horn and East Africa as well as indigenous businesses at the country, regional and continent level.

You will identify new funding and income generation opportunities and work with VSO Jitolee colleagues to develop funding partnerships and build relevant capacities at VSO Jitolee to manage relationships with transformative corporate partnerships and multicountry and br regional funders.

You will work with the team to strengthen and sustain appropriate global partnerships and network internally and work globally to ensure that a timely and accurate overview of VSO Jitolee’s corporate funding effort and achievement is shared with the wider VSO.

You will be a Masters Degree holder with excellent knowledge of international development issues and trends, especially how these affect the programme funding environment. An experienced senior manager, you will have at least five years’ experience managing program funding including the formulation, implementation and review of funding strategies.

You will have experience of establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income. You will have experience in or with the business sector. Your experience of project management will be critical to your success in this role.

You will have strong analytical and financial skills. You will have excellent communication, leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

Experience of matrix and distant management, and of working with colleagues from different cultures will be an added advantage. Ability to be self-directed and take initiative within organisational mandates will be critical for this role.


If you find this an exciting career challenge, send your application (including a CV and a one-page statement highlighting your suitability for the job) to the Human Resources Manager

*** Please quote the job reference number VSOCPM/04/12 on the email subject line.

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).

VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short-listed candidates will receive a response.

Closing Date: 20th April 2012
Interviews: Week of 21st May 2012
Expected Start Date: 1st June 2012

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