Job: Strategic Partnership Advisor - HDIF

Organization: Palladium International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. HDIF is a GBP 40 million challenge fund designed to encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.

HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships.

The Strategic Partnership Advisor is responsible for coordinating key strategic relationships outside of the HDIF grants portfolio and leading our strategy to share evidence and learning from the programme with partners and stakeholders.Inspire
  • Support the Communications Specialist to design, implement and refresh HDIF's Communications Strategy
  • Support the Communications Specialist on implementation of inspire activities to support HDIF's Gender and Digital Approaches
  • Line management and ongoing support and direction to the Communications Specialist Catalyse
  • Identify COSTECH collaboration opportunities and planning activities including joint forums and events to bring key stakeholders for dissemination sharing of evidence and learning from the programme
  • Support the implementation of digital and gender approach activities with grantees - such as capacity building, trainings, dissemination of resources (via PMs and TAs) and onboarding of grantees Transform
  • Coordinate regular (weekly or bi-weekly) sub-team meetings on innovation ecosystem and evidence-based policy activities
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, coordinate the Donor Partner Group - Innovation & Technology (DPG-IT) meetings and strategic engagements with the DPG IT members
  • Support implementation of HDIF's Knowledge Management strategy and lesson learning around three key themes; gender, digital and the innovation ecosystem, working closely with the Communications Specialist, MEL and Technical Manager. This involves:
  • Working with the MEL and Technical Manager to identify learnings, and input on development and review of knowledge products to support the KM Strategy
  • Conducting field visits to identify and document learnings to support the Knowledge Management strategy
  • Planning and implementation of events and other stakeholder engagements to disseminate learnings that align with key learning themes. This includes event content planning, identifying participants and participant groups, facilitation of events, oversee documentation and reporting of the event
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key policy makers and funders to disseminate HDIF's evidence and learnings through events and communications platforms
  • Oversee development of gender and digital toolkits and resources and plans for inducting existing grantees and Round 3
  • With support from the Technical Manager & Director for Finance & Administration, manage inputs from consortium and consultants to deliver the KM strategy, including identification of needs, agreeing on roles and inputs, inputting on development and renewal of TORs and contracts
  • Relevant University Degree (Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, etc), preferably at postgraduate level;
  • At least 5 years' experience in developing strategic partnerships working with senior level development partners, funders and government stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of development issues, especially related to one or more of the following; Innovation, Health, Education, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Gender and Development
Key skills and competencies
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is essential
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent networking and representation skills at high-level meetings and events with government and funders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good team leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities.
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Experience working outside of Tanzania.
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