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  • Posted on: 6 October, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Partners Worldwide began with a simple question: “Is there a way for businesspeople to become part of the solution to ending poverty, instead of being seen as part of the problem?”

    In 1994, Partners for Christian Development, now Partners Worldwide, was formed when Kenyan and American business people met to establish a loan fund for small to medium enterprises (SMEs), a business savings and loan cooperative, and partnerships between entrepreneurs.

    Partners for Christian Development grew out of World Renew (then Christian Reformed World Relief Committee). In 2005, responding to the increasing need to engage business people and professionals, Partners Worldwide was established as an independent faith-based business ministry, though it continues to partner with the Christian Reformed Church.

    Partners Worldwide has expanded beyond its East Africa beginnings, and currently has active partnerships in countries around the world.

    Nigeria Partnership Manager

     

    Reports to: Africa Regional Facilitator
    The position of Nigeria Partnership Manager will play an essential role in coordinating our existing partnership and growing new, strategic partnerships. The position will also promote vision. mission. and the values of Partners Wortdwide (PW) throughout existing and new partnerships. In Nigeria. through partnerships with Loca' Community Institutions (LCIs) and Buslne.s Affiliate. (BAs) PW supports over 10, 000 small and medium enterprises. These enterprises benefit from training, access to affordable capital, networking. and linkage opportunities through local and International forums.

    Essential Duties & Reaponsibilities

    • Facilitate partnerships between SAs and Lels
    • Maintain healthy communication with BAs and assist in raising new BA groups.
    • Facifitate the croation and manage tha implementation of Annual Partnorship Agreements (APAs) between PW, Lels, and their BAs
    • Assist in raising funding requirements identified in the annual partnership and country plan
    • Work with the board of PW Nigeria to develop and then facilitate the implementation of a country strategy that is broadly in Une with the vision document of PW
    • Assist PW Regional Facilitator in developing overarching strategies for Nigerian partnerships and provide administrative and ororect support for these strategies, and support grant research and reporting as appropriate
    • Develop a pipeline of new Lets and partnerships, including recruitment of local mentors in line with the cconwv strategy
    • Review and submit monthly program financial, narrative, and quarterly metrles reports to the Regional office
    • Facilitate the Implementation of the PW Business curriculum among the LCIs
    • Maintain regular communication with partnerShip stakeholders and PW head office to share updates. case studies, and stories for fundraising, marketing. and global cross-learning purposes
    • Evaluate and strengthen current mentoring activities between high growth potential Nigerian businesses and BAs and coordmate and host mentonng visits from BA members
    • Coordinate and plan national and regional networking forums
    • Provide training, oversight, and evaluation of international and national interns, as needed
    • Other duties as requested

    Essential Competencies and Qualifications

    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Passionate about business as an outstanding Christian calling
    • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for managing diverse partnerships
    • Unquestionable Integrity

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor's degree in business, an MBA would be an added advantage, and minimum of three (3) years' experience in a managerial position. Experience in a cross-cultural setting or business background is an added advantage.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the responsibilities of the Nigeria Partnership Manager, the employee may be required to travel. This may include international travel, as well as local travel required of the position.
    Work Environment The work environment cnarectertsucs described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Method of Application

    To apply to this position, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to opportunities@partnersworldwide.org Please indicate "Nigeria PartnerShip Manager'" in the email subject.

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