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Global Partnership Adviser


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Any VSO office, Various Countries
Salary:Competitive
Contract type:Fixed Term
Contract length:12 months
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:22 Jan 2019
Interview date:ASAP
Start date:01/04/2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Working within VSO’s Engagement and Partnerships Team, provide oversight and coordination to VSO’s global strategic partnerships portfolio; facilitate ways of working and best practice, coordinating VSO’s global approach to strategic partnership to enable VSO to position itself for opportunities to work in consortia and joint initiatives to innovate, bring programmes to scale, implement VSO’s strategic initiatives and ensure VSO’s global position.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will bring significant experience and a track record of identifying, developing, managing and closing strategic partnerships that contribute organisational value. You will be passionate about integrating new processes, improving best practice and facilitating a change in partnership culture across VSO. As an experienced enabler, you will be effective at retaining oversight of the partnership portfolio as a whole and cross-pollenate ideas across multiple functions and teams.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, as such we may interview as soon as suitable applications are received.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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