Head Of Partnerships & Fundraising

Consulting & Strategy

Nigeria - Enugu | Full Time | NGN Confidential

Job Description/Requirements

  • Strengthen and continuously improve the profile and visibility of Slum2School through participation in sector-related events that showcase the mission of Slum2School and support the development of new work. 
  • Build and cultivate a high-performing partnership team and play an active role in attracting and retaining the right corporate and individual partners
  • Proactive development of new high-value opportunities that adequately meets Slum2School’s fundraising goals 
  • Research and leverage high-value business development and partnership opportunities
  • Oversee the growth and strategy implementation for Slum2School’s business enterprises.
  • Work proactively to drive innovation, including the adaptation and introduction of successful media formats and platforms in new territories, to reach new audiences.
  • Develop and maintain key contacts and ensure that the organization is abreast of trends and changes in development as it relates to partnerships and relevant themes
  • Oversee, design, update and implement the Slum2School’s fundraising strategy 
  • Cultivate, develop and implement strategic partnerships and donor agreements
  • Oversee together with the legal team, the development, and management of contracts with partners and stakeholders. 
  • Develop and implement an external communication strategy
  • Work with the ED, COO, and Head of Finance in the development of sustainable financial management and reporting strategies and in the refinement of a set of management metrics to predict outcomes.
  • Identify opportunities for organizational and programmatic growth. 


The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Passion and Enthusiasm for Slum2School’s mission and an unwavering commitment to making Slum2School a high-performing Pan-African Development organization. 
  • Proven record of fundraising experience in a for-profit or nonprofit business.
  • Proven record of leadership skills at a mid or senior organizational level
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree in management, public administration, education administration, or a related field. 
  • Exceptional strategic planning abilities, attention to detail, and delivery
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written, including the ability to develop relevant pitch decks. 
  • Risk-based decision making towards value-added results 
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, using sound, independent judgment, and discretion, and seeks guidance and feedback where appropriate – a doer as well as a manager.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; highly organized with concern for detail and a commitment to rigor.
  • Experience with creating and leading a diverse and energetic staff, including an ability to motivate individuals and foster team spirit.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art organizational development tools.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage teams, departments, and projects simultaneously. 
  • Professionalism, empathy, and the ability to work as part of a team, maintain a sense of humor, and interact with a diverse array of people from all walks of life
  • Strong relationship, business, and project management skills

Opportunity closing date: June 25, 2021

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