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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 14, 2023
  • Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their li...
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    Africa Partnerships and Special Initiatives Lead

    About the role 

    The role works with and supports the Africa Director in making sure the Africa strategy is on track, the Africa agenda on climate is taken forward and business development is kept live and vibrant.  It supports the African countries in scanning business environments, funding intelligence and business communications to ensure that our work is effectively and widely communicated internally and externally.

    The role requires an all-rounded dependable, energetic, and highly skilled team member with research Business Development and Communication background who is ready to take on the following responsibilities:

    • Coordinating the design, implementation, and evaluation of multi country programming in the region and share knowledge of climate change, professional experience and networks to enhance programmes and activities.
    • Coordinate engagements between Country and Global offices on mainstreaming climate and gender transformation in program design and implememta
    • Take a lead in climate change advocacy either directly or through strategic partnerships with a focus on enhancing vulnerable communities to be resilient to climate hazards.
    • The role supports MEL teams and coordinates engagement on learning following the Africa Director’s initiatives to make sure that there is learning at regional level.
    • Support Africa Director in pursuing business opportunities and lead in all relevant influencing spaces to enhance our visibility and positioning.
    • Deliver effective communications, presentations, writing winning proposals and take donors forward.
    • Develop powerful concept notes and leading our business development network to build skills, capabilities and improve our overall fundraising performance.
    • Tracking, identifying, and pursuing strategic opportunities and building/strengthening our relationships with key donors.
    • Work with multilateral and bilateral organizations such as UN, World Bank, IFAD, UNFCCC, AU, IGAD, AFBD etc. and identify events and spaces where Practical Action would participate.

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