Institutional Partnerships Manager

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Thomson Reuters Foundation

Institutional Partnerships Manager 2

Position description

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking an experienced and motivated Institutional Partnerships Manager who has significant experience securing high value partnerships with foundations, international development organisations, trusts, and multi-laterals.

We are looking for a proactive, creative team player who has excellent knowledge and passion for working in the international development sector.

You will need to be confident at spotting opportunities, creating, and leveraging networks, and collaborating with senior leaders at a wide variety of organisations.

You will play a proactive role working with other teams on the development and delivery of strategic partnerships and facilitate effective sharing and learning.

About the Role

As our Institutional Partnerships Manager you will:

  • Proactively seek and secure high value funding from trusts and institutional donors worth over £1m per annum.
  • Lead development of high-quality proposals, coordinating input from other teams, including proposal writing, budget planning and contract management.
  • Proactively develop and maintain a high-quality pipeline, building strategic relationships with key organisations and funders.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Adviser, enabling teams and the Programme team to develop efficient impact measurement and accountability mechanisms for proposed grants.
  • Coordinate due diligence processes, facilitate donor audits and external evaluations in collaboration with internal teams.
  • Drive the external profile of the Foundation by representing the Foundation in networks, forums, and project consortia.
  • Support the development of annual income and expenditure budgets/forecasts for institutional fundraising.
  • Prepare reports and give presentations on fundraising progress.
  • Be at the fore front of latest donor trends and share knowledge across the organisation.
  • Work at pace with strong multi-tasking and project management skills.

About You

To be our Institutional Partnerships Manager, you will likely have:

  • Over 6 years experience of securing and managing grants valued at over £500,000 from institutional donors
  • Over 6 years experience of working with FCDO, EU, USAID, US State Department, Multi-laterals, and international organisations in programme and/or funding capacity
  • Experience of delivering ambitious income targets and comfortable working in a performance management culture
  • Excellent research skills and market knowledge of leading funding organisations
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) and excellent writing skills
  • Over 6 years experience working in an international development organisation
  • Proficient IT skills, more specifically Excel.

It would be useful (but not essential), if you also have:

  • Understanding of journalism and media capacity building
  • Understanding of legal and justice frameworks and processes
  • Strong international networks

What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

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