The Partnership Manager – Levelling the Field, will make and manage grants centred on using sport for change
approaches to empower women and girls in Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda in partnership with The Scottish Government.
You will take ownership of an existing portfolio of grants in the existing Levelling the Field portfolio as well
as lead on grant making and management for the new Levelling the Field partnership with The Scottish
Key Accountabilities / Objectives
- Manage the existing Levelling the Field partnership with The Scottish Government, consisting of a portfolio of
11 grants totalling £2 million.
- Lead on grant making and management of our new £1.5m Levelling the Field
partnership with The Scottish Government.
- Undertake effective monitoring to ensure that all grants
perform well. Provide considered feedback, advice and guidance to funding partners (grantees).
- Use and
maintain grant-related data in the grant management system and work with others to evolve and improve our
systems and processes.
- Work with Finance and the Senior Partnership Manager to proactively manage
partnership budgets and ensure the programme remains on track.
- Manage the day to day relationship with
The Scottish Government, including all reporting required.
- Work with colleagues in Learning and Strategy
to appoint an evaluator for the partnership and capacity building support for grantees.
- Identify and
champion stories of success and key learning points from within your portfolios, working cross-departmentally to
share learning and inform external communications.
- Work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues
within Comic Relief including support on shortlisting and assessments for other areas of grant
- Represent and positively promote Comic Relief in appropriate fora, networks and
- Some travel required (primarily to Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi) approximately 3 times a
- You may also have the opportunity to manage a small UK portfolio to ensure consistency across the
Skills and Experience
- Understanding of international development essential.
- Familiarity with a variety of project development
and grant management tools including theory of change, MEL plans, and budgets.
- Experience of sport for
change and/or women and girls programmes advantageous.
- Experience of grant making and grant
- Experience of partnership working.
- Strong relationship management skills across a range of stakeholders.
- Strong organisational skills, effectively prioritising and managing workload.
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written, across a range of audiences.
- Committed to ensuring young people can unlock their full potential.
- Strong monitoring, evaluation and learning skills.
- Fun, innovative and proactive team player who remains solutions focused.
- Good communication and relationship management skills – for dealing with external partners and staff members.