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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
  • The main philosophy of the Tony Elumelu Foundation is based on our Founder’s desire to empower a generation of successful for-profit entrepreneurs who drive Africa’s economic and social transformation. Our guiding principles are derived from an inclusive economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which states that long-term, dynamic African-led pr...
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    Partnerships Manager

    Job ID: 392
    Reporting Line: Head, Policy, And Partnerships
    Department/Function: Public Sector Partnerships
    Job Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
    Job Type: Full Time


    • To drive the strategic deployment of each of the unit’s pillars to solidly position the Foundation as the single leading authority on entrepreneurship development in Africa amongst all multilaterals, DFIs, development agencies, global development space.
    • To conceptualise, pursue, and manage all strategic collaborations and value-creating engagement with likeminded, reputable public institutions and organisations in Africa, and outside of the continent.
    • To unlock more funding and support for African entrepreneurs through new partnerships, with key stakeholders and players in the public development ecosystem.
    • Consummate identified public sectors/MFI/INGO partnerships, especially cognizant of time scale issues.
    • Implement aggressive public sector partnership initiative to position TEF as the partner of choice to deploy all development funding, assistance and aid channeled/earmarked for Africa.
    • Conduct comprehensive stakeholder mapping and assessment that identifies priority partners
    • Design and deploy effective strategies to build, manage and sustain enduring relationships for successful and productive engagement.
    • Enforce partnership framework that ensures TEF collaboration with only tier-1 partners leading to undeniably clear and measurable value-add for the Foundation.
    • Execute and close on commitments towards TEF’s proposed $200m Covid19 fund
    • Ensure the execution of partnership agreements effectively and seamlessly, leveraging the insights, knowledge and understanding of all internal frameworks of our partner institutions
    • Ensure the execution of partnership agreements effectively and seamlessly, leveraging the insights, knowledge and understanding of all internal frameworks of our partner institutions
    • Deliver quarterly partnerships report capturing Programme progress and generate insights from weekly stakeholder engagement reports
    • Adhere to excellent operational efficiency by securing Partner criteria for additional entrepreneurs, ensuring compliance across all relevant departments to achieve and meet all partner criteria.
    • Regular updates to all partnership collateral including Partnerships Process Documents, Partnerships Tracking document, Partnerships Manual, etc.
    • Ensure partnership agreements are concluded within 90 days of initiation.
    • Ensure partners complete the KYC and accept TEF Guiding Principles within 1-month post engagement agreement
    • Co-convene at least 4 events annually with a Government agency, parastatal, multilateral organisation, development agency or CSOs towards supporting and developing youth entrepreneurship in Africa.
    • Develop comprehensive, clear, brand-promoting concept notes, partnership proposals and other communications materials towards the closing of partnerships.
    • Respond to all potential stakeholder enquiries and communication within 6hours of receipt.
    • Support the increased awareness of TEF as a global thought leader and public policy advocate
    • Support the Entrepreneurship Forum - identification, engagement, briefing of speakers, production of concept note, coordination and event management, strategic partnerships towards the Forum, etc.

    Qualification / Experience Requirement(s)

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree
    • At least 8 Years experience similar roles

    Method of Application

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