Global Partnership Advisor

 

ChildFund Alliance is hiring for a Global Partnership Advisor. The Adivsor will be responsible for coordinating efforts across the Alliance to create new, long-term partnerships with institutions and private entities to address emerging threats to children’s safety. 

 

Title: Global Partnership Advisor

Location: Brussels, Belgium (other EU-remote locations may be considered)

Contract: Permanent, full time position

Expected start date: September 2022

 


About ChildFund Alliance

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development and humanitarian organizations working to help children and their families overcome poverty and the underlying conditions that prevent children from reaching their full potential. Together, we reach nearly 23 million children and family members in 70 countries.

ChildFund members provide nutrition, healthcare, education, and life skills to those we help. We work to end violence and exploitation against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children, families and communities to create lasting change. Our commitment, resources, innovation, knowledge and expertise serve as a powerful force to transform the lives of children around the world. 

The Alliance extends the reach and influence of members by enhancing their individual and collective strengths. It improves the quality of programs and outcomes; creates opportunities for joint initiatives; raises brand awareness, credibility and profile; promotes and monitors common standards; and builds a network connecting members to funds, projects, country knowledge and experience.

The Alliance helps members maximize and diversify revenue, a central goal of the Global Partnership position. Our 11 members invest more than US$580 million annually on behalf of children. At least 98% of staff who conduct work in the field are nationals with in-depth knowledge of the local environment. Local and grassroots partners carry out much of ChildFund’s work.

The ChildFund Alliance Secretariat, based in New York City, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Alliance and works with ChildFund members to establish operating standards, adopt common policies, and coordinate global advocacy strategies. The Secretariat also has a Europe office in Brussels. A Board of Directors, with representatives from all 11 members, oversees the Alliance. The top executive at each member organization is part of a CEO Forum, which works with the Secretariat to ensure implementation of the ChildFund Alliance vision, mission, and strategic plan goals.

The Position

The Global Partnership Advisor will be part of ChildFund’s partnership team based in Brussels. S/He will work under the overall supervision of the Europe Office Director, and in close coordination with the Alliance members’ program and business development staff. The Global Partnership Advisor is responsible for coordinating efforts across the Alliance to create new, long-term partnerships with institutions and private entities to address emerging threats to children’s safety.

Role and Responsibilities

The role of the ChildFund Alliance Global Partnership Advisor is to identify and develop new partnership and business development initiatives, promote internal cooperation, and provide guidance to ChildFund members and country offices. S/He will contribute to developing the Alliance members’ portfolio of donors and establishing long-term relationships with them.

The Global Partnership Advisor will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Proactively analyse global funding trends as well as public and private donors’ priorities in child-related sectors, focusing on key emerging threats to children’s safety (such as online violence, including but not limited to: sexual abuse and exploitation; human mobility; climate-related crises, etc.), and provide recommendations to contribute shaping the Alliance donor cultivation strategy, objectives and targets;
  • Build and maintain relationships with key donors and identify opportunities for donor outreach and advocacy;
  • Identify relevant funding opportunities, gather intelligence, inform Alliance members in a timely manner;
  • Provide technical and strategic advice to the Alliance members on the development of multi-member program/project strategies and donor submissions;
  • Provide guidance and support to the Alliance members’ country offices to engage jointly with global donors;
  • Support the preparation and coordination of meetings and events.

Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the development cooperation ecosystem globally, acquired by 7+ years of professional experience in the international development and / or humanitarian aid sector.
  • Proven track record in building partnerships and securing multi-year/multi-million funds with bilateral and multilateral institutional donors as well as private donors.
  • A thorough understanding of current discourse on approaches to project management, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment in international development.
  • Speaks confidently and exercises diplomacy in dealing with all partners, demonstrating tact, determination and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrates outstanding team and interpersonal skills appropriate for working effectively in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems, to prioritize tasks with limited supervision and to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English is essential; conversational Spanish and / or French is a plus.

Applying

Submit a CV and cover letter (in English) explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to recruitment@childfundalliance.org by 25 July 2022. Please note that candidates must have the right to work in Belgium / in the European Union. A ChildFund Alliance team member will contact you if your credentials match our needs.