Global New Business Development (NBD) Lead for Private Partnerships at Save the Children February, 2023

Role Purpose:

Save the Children has agreed a new ambitious Global Partnerships & Philanthropy (P&P) strategy for 2022-24, with an annual target of $500M USD and partnerships with companies, foundations and philanthropists have been identified as increasingly crucial and strategic across the whole organisation to reach this ambition.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • A proven track record in leading and securing complex, international corporate partnerships within an international development organisation or similar
  • Experienced in managing an opportunity/sales pipeline delivering successful outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience of winning partnerships with companies of $1M and above
  • A demonstrable and sophisticated understanding of the complexities of international development programming partnerships and associated challenges and solutions
  • Strategic thinker – able to influence and bring others on a journey to inspire and deliver new partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include face-to-face and on the phone, effective proposal writing and correspondence to internal and external audiences
  • Confident networking with, and influencing, senior people both internally and externally in order to achieve pre-defined outcomes
  • Ability to think creatively and to develop tailor made proposals to meet corporate and Save the Children objectives
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload in a pressured and complex environment


  • A strong commercial understanding
  • A highly proactive approach to researching and initiating new business opportunities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to persuade, motivate, network and negotiate effectively both internally and externally
  • Proactive about self-development, using feedback and insight to improve performance
  • Sees beyond immediate sphere of influence and is aligned to Save the Children’s overall objectives
  • Acts without guidance on a frequent basis, limited oversight required
  • An established leader with personal gravitas and ability to work with senior executives.
  • A proven team player. Someone who is open and who is able and willing to deliver beyond his or her personal brief.

Additional Information:

  • High fluency in written and spoken English is essential and second language of Member country ideally.
  • A willingness to travel up to approximately 20% of work time as and when required (COVID-19 permitting).
  • A willingness and ability to work outside of standard workhours to accommodate working across time zones.
  • Demonstrable experience of securing large gifts ($1M and above) from foundations and philanthropists will be considered as an additional asset

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