Partnerships Manager

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Partnerships Manager

  • Post Date:February 16, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Job Id: 493
# of Openings: 1
Deadline: 19 February 2022
Democracy International (DI) is seeking to hire a Partnerships Manager for an anticipated three-year International Election Observation for Zimbabwe (IEOZ) opportunity The activity aims to demonstrate international interest in and commitment to the credibility of Zimbabwe’s 2023 harmonized elections through third-party, expert assessment and observation of electoral integrity based on international standards.
The objectives of this activity are to:
  • Conduct objective and accurate monitoring, observation, and reporting on the integrity of the 2023 harmonized electoral process; and
  • Issue and disseminate reports with targeted, concrete, and realistic recommendations towards the improvement of Zimbabwe’s electoral integrity.
This will be a full-time position based in Harare, Zimbabwe, and will be contingent on award and funding. This position is open to both expatriates and Zimbabwean citizens. The anticipated award start date is estimated to be in April 2022.
Essential Job Duties:
  • Manage relationships with regional and local election observation organizations, civil society organizations, private sector partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders with the ultimate goal of long term sustainability of lessons learned;
  • Oversee activities that promote continuous collaboration and communication with and among partners;
  • Work with partners to create plans for future alternative sources of funding;
  • Provide management support and technical expertise in coordination with identified partners;
  • Oversee project efforts to promote regional support and exchanges to strengthen election monitoring efforts;
  • Serve as the point of contact with community, national, and international stakeholders;
  • Manage logistics and serve as point of contact for partner representatives participating in election observation mission.
Secondary Job Duties:
  • Contribute to ongoing Democracy International business development efforts in Zimbabwe and around the world.
Qualifications:
  •  Relevant Master’s degree and at least 10 years’ experience, or a relevant Bachelor’s degree with more than 10 years’ experience;
  • A strong understanding of the regional democracy and governance sector;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in election observation, electoral administration, civic engagement, democracy and governance, or related technical areas;
  • Experience working with election observation organizations and NGOs in a participatory approach;
  • An understanding of the nuances of working with politically sensitive subjects and stakeholders;
  • Experience in capacity-building of staff and partners;
  • 5 years of experience with USAID compliance and reporting requirements as well as a thorough understanding of the USAID regulatory environment preferred;
  • Proficiency in addressing factors that maximize gender and social inclusion;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Professional fluency in English is required.
  • This position is open to both expatriates and Zimbabwean citizens.
Reporting:
  • This position reports to the Chief of Party.
  • Direct reports may include members of the DI Zimbabwe Team.
Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.
About the Organization
DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.
DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.