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Partnerships Officer

Job Description


Location: Based in London, full-time. Frequent international travel

Working For: Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a client of Global Office

Job Title: Partnerships Officer

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Wellbeing Foundation Africa

Since its founding in 2004 by Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Saraki, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) remains at the forefront of global advocacy and innovative community-based health interventions for children, women, and families across Nigeria, Africa and around the world.



Borne from the powerful path of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now inspired by the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), WBFA has a diverse and successful history of developing and implementing a wide-range of innovative and scalable programmes in Nigeria and beyond.

The Partnerships Officer will report to the Communications Manager, Account Manager and Founder and will be the lead on building relationships with supporters and partners to support the implementation of WBFA’s stakeholder management and fundraising strategies.

With the support of a global team the primary objective of this role is to build beneficial, long-term relationships with a diverse portfolio of HNWIs, NGOs, UN agencies and civil society organizations. The Partnerships Advisor will also be responsible for the planning and implementation of high-level engagement events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of a stakeholder management strategy.


  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders/sponsors as appropriate.


  • Identify and carry out research on potential projects and partners that best suit WBFA’s mission.


  • Coordinate closely with Programmes, Finance and Grants teams on issues related to partnerships.


  • Develop or modify guidance, resources, tools and materials that can be used across the organisation.


  • Prepare written and oral representations of progress reports for management.


  • Maintain close and effective relationships with a network of stakeholders, HNWI’s, key external contacts and WBFA staff.


  • Represent WBFA at internal and external meetings.

  • Co-ordinate and organise events and meetings attended by the Founder-President and colleagues

Required knowledge and skills

  • Excellent command of written and verbal English

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability and confidence to build rapport with colleagues and stakeholders

  • Demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft Office programmes and social media channels

  • A positive 'can-do’ approach, a practical approach to problem-solving and sound organizational skills


  • Team player - the ability to work with internal and external colleagues collaboratively and in a team-oriented way


  • Ability to remain calm and composed when under pressure


  • Ability to meet all deadlines set.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in a relevant sector and an academic/professional understanding of international development issues. The candidate will be able to work without supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines and will thrive in an ever-changing environment. The candidate will have an organized approach to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Adaptability will enable you to demonstrate your skills across a range of different channels to different audiences. The candidate will also have a high level of proficiency with all MS office products and will be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Your ability to manage multiple tasks and balance the demands of different stakeholders to deadlines and budget will be essential.

First Steps

Please email a CV and one-page covering letter outlining what it is about this role that appeals to you by 16th September to jack@globalofficeconsulting.com (please copy emily.stock@wbfafrica.org on all correspondence).

Application Process

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. If you are successful after an initial interview, you will undertake a written assignment. Successful applicants will go through a reference check and one more interview by the Founder-President.

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