Innovation and New Partnerships Lead – Kenya

Fixed term contract for 3 years

GBP £59,000 per annum plus benefits (local pay conditions apply depending on location)

London, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Amsterdam or in a location where AA has an office

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an Innovation and New Partnerships Lead who wants to help expand AA’s growing funding partnership portfolio, joining an organisation that works to help people harness their own power to achieve a feminist, just, green transition in the 45 countries where ActionAid works.

You will develop and lead funding planning for ActionAid International’s (AAI’s) 2022-25 thematic priorities (climate justice and economic justice), including an overall global programme strategy and plan. You will also lead on funding innovation, exploring new or untested funding approaches, playing a change management role in helping the organisation adapt to these new approaches.

Who we’re looking for:

You should hold a master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, Human Rights, Political / Social Science or other relevant discipline or have equivalent experience. You should have experience of funding intelligence analysis, identifying trends and using this information to make recommendations on approaches; experience in developing programme funding strategies and plans. Substantial experience in business development, proposal development and grant management & compliance requirements, including research and contacts, developing strategic fundraising innovation ideas with an entrepreneurial spirit and working with a wide range of donors. You should have experience of working in programmes teams or alongside them to ensure programme-led funding and experience of building skills and capabilities of other staff.

In addition to this, knowledge of global aid and institutional, trusts & foundations and corporate funding sectors as well as a good understanding of and keen interest in recent innovations in NGO programmes, advocacy, campaigning, and movement- building. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, often remotely.

It is critical that you have experience of managing conflicting and tight deadlines, prioritising own workload and with minimal supervision.

You should also have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.

What we offer:

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including

  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

How to apply

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the link to start the application process:

Applications close on 24 February 2023 by 23:59 GMT. Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. We will only consider candidates who have the right to work in the specified locations.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values.

ActionAid will only recruit candidate who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid.

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