WV Partnership Relationship Lead - Tenders Global

WV Partnership Relationship Lead

World Vision


With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for an exceptional WV Partnership Relationship Lead, a pivotal role in executing WVUK’s Institutional Funding strategy by fostering strong relationships with designated WV Regional and National Offices. The ideal candidate, will play a vital part in supporting national office strategies, collaborating closely with WVUK to optimise institutional donor engagement. Your responsibilities will include guiding national offices in cultivating connections with local donors for funding opportunities and facilitating partnerships with external entities to form robust consortia for funding applications. This role offers a unique chance to drive impactful collaborations and strategic alignment within a dynamic global context.

Strategic Engagement

  • Strong strategic engagement with National Offices and Regional Offices to understand, influence and be influenced by their strategic and operational direction.

  • Create and implement Country Engagement Plans between National Offices and WVUK to lay out agreed mutual support and outcomes required to deliver National Office objectives and deliver WVUKs institutional funding acquisition strategy and income forecast.

Institutional Funding Acquisition Support

  • Support the wider Portfolio Strategy Unit with the development and delivery of WVUKs Institutional Funding Acquisition Strategy and funding forecasts

  • Support the National and Regional Offices to build relationships with in-country donors (in line with WVUKs institutional funding acquisition strategy) to understand local funding strategies, priorities and to position WV well with the donor as a credible, donor-aligned agency.

  • Enable the National and Regional Offices to identify funding opportunities emerging from relevant in-country donors.

Facilitate the building of in-country consortium partners.

  • Identify, build and manage relationships with external organisations for each focus National Office so that partners are prepositioned when required for institutional funding applications. This will be conducted alongside the National Office teams.

Support the delivery of sponsorship & Private Funded programmes

  • Support the WVUK Senior Strategic Partnerships Directorate (SPD) Portfolio Lead to identify project opportunities with focus National Offices to be funded by UK private and corporate donors.

Essential Criteria:

Proven understanding of development theory, policy and practice

Experience of working in a cross-cultural context in a developing country

Proven experience of influencing numerous stakeholders at multiple levels

Proven success at portfolio management

Experience of building and maintaining relationships with institutional donors

What We’re Offering.

Salary: 36,576 per annum, depending on experience + a good range of other benefits.

Contract: Permanent, 36.5 hours per week.

Location: Milton Keynes/Hybrid (UK-based applicants only)

As an active Christian, this role allows you to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps in employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied by a cover letter stating how you meet the essential criteria provided above.

Closing date for applications: 7 December 2023

Interview date(s): 11 & 12 December 2023

We reserve the right to interview candidates and close the ad ahead of the closing date should a strong candidate be identified.

**Please note that you MUST be holding the Right to work in the UK documentation as unfortunately this role is not sponsored**

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK – Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

No agencies please.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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