Join VVOB as a Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships (Work in Pretoria, South Africa or Nairobi, Kenya)

VVOB is an international NGO with programmes and projects in 9 countries worldwide. Our head office is based in Brussels, Belgium.

When you join VVOB, you become a key player in VVOB’s mission to ensure quality education as a key enabler for achieving the sustainable development goals. We implement our programmes and projects with one shared passion: to ensure the improvement of quality education. Our teams of national and international experts achieve this by providing technical assistance to governmental and other education actors. In doing so, worldwide we ensure capacity building of governmental and other education actors.

Do you share our ambition to ensure that learners around the world can enjoy their fundamental human right to quality education, without exception? Are you convinced as well that quality education guarantees equal opportunities for everyone and is the key to a better world?

We are looking for a Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships, who will operate from our office in Nairobi, Kenya or Pretoria, South Africa. Do you want to take on this challenge? Continue reading!

Responsibilities of the Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships

As our Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships, you will be co-responsible for VVOB’s partnerships and investor engagement strategies at global, regional, and country levels contributing to the implementation and the continuous improvement of VVOB’s income diversification plans and encouraging shared leadership in relation to partnerships and overall organisational goals.

You will work together with another Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships, who is based at our office in Brussels and specialises in cultivating partnerships with partners in North America.

You will:

  • You co-develop and adjust the global VVOB partnerships & investor engagement vision and strategies in order to support further organisational recognition and development.
  • You contribute to the further growth of funding for VVOB. You initiate and negotiate partnership agreements with (potential) consortium partners in African countries.
  • You lead the expansion of VVOB’s strategic contacts with existing and new investment partners and you contribute to lobbying and advocacy efforts to position VVOB as a global leader in strengthening teacher professional development and school leadership. You manage organisational pipelines for prospective projects and you handle conversations in regard to these pipelines.
  • You ensure that partnership information is efficiently organised and accessible within VVOB. This includes using, managing and promoting the existing internal CRM platform (Pipedrive).
  • You support the formulation of new projects, especially for regional or multi-country projects and countries where VVOB is not yet present.
  • You are the first point of contact for VVOB’s directors, managers and strategic advisors for questions and advice related to strategic partnerships in Africa.

Who are you?
Your expertise and experience

  • You have a relevant Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • You have knowledge of and a vision on building a global partnerships and investor engagement strategy.
  • You have a professionally proven skillset of tact and diplomacy.
  • You have thorough experience in building partnerships and partnership management in a social sector, preferably in the (global) education sector.
  • You have experience in working with relevant actors (such as USAID, FCDO, the Mastercard Foundation, the LEGO Foundation, Hempel Foundation, Co-Impact).You have excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • You possess native-level proficiency in English.
  • You are authorised to work in Kenya or South Africa.

Matching competences
VVOB core competences:

  • Result-oriented
  • Continuous improvement
  • Cooperation

Function specific competencies:

  • Strategic networking and partnership building
  • Persuasiveness
  • Creativity
  • Vision building
  • Problem analysis and judgement

What we’re offering:

  • A dynamic working environment in an international context.
  • An exciting job in a growing organisation with varied responsibilities and opportunities for professional development.
  • A full-time contract of indefinite duration.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Working from home to align your work and private life in the best possible way.

Join us!

How to apply

What’s next?

Your motivation letter and a detailed CV are expected no later than July 14th, 2024. Please use the webform to apply for this vacancy.

Shortlisted candidates will take a written test, go through an interview process and an assessment, before a final offer.
VVOB firmly believes that quality education can only be achieved if equity is ensured. Qualities of people prevail, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability.

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