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Partnerships Associate at GiveDirectly

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
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Job Description

Priority Application Deadline: May 30th, 2023

Reports to: Partnerships Director

Role overview:

As Partnerships Associate, you will be responsible for administrative support to the GiveDirectly Global Partnerships team. The position plays a key role in the team’s mandate to drive new and innovative funding partnerships with foundations, institutions, and corporations. Working in close collaboration with GiveDirectly’s Partnerships, Programs and Research teams, you will scope new funding opportunities, support the production of core content to engage new and existing audiences, help to build, scale, and maintain internal systems and processes, and assist in the successful response to funding announcements. You are highly organized, creative with strong written communication skills, and solutions-oriented, and you thrive when working at the nexus of several fast-moving teams.

Core functions will include:

  1. Opportunity Sourcing
    1. Proactively search for and immediately distribute funding solicitations, notices, and other communications to correct GiveDirectly audiences.
    2. Monitor industry news to compile and present a weekly voiceover to the Global Partnerships team.
    3. Support tracking and documenting strategic priorities and programmatic footprint of current and future partners/funders.
  2. Collateral Development & Knowledge Management
    1. Prepares high quality, brand-accurate core content for external meetings and presentations, including customized pitch decks, country capacity statements, project one-pagers, and standard templates, etc.
    2. Coordinates and manages content maintenance and organization processes: planning, creation, timelines for content review and approvals by Partnership Managers/Directors and Country Directors, periodic review, and content retention, storage, and disposition.
  1. Proposal Coordination Support
    1. Provide proposal coordination support to Global Partnerships-led proposals, coordinate other proposals as assigned.
    2. Prepare initial proposal workbooks and calendars for active applications and proposals in collaboration with proposal managers.
    3. Assist with responding to expressions of interest, concept notes, program option documents etc. as assigned.
    4. Liaise with GiveDirectly’s Research team to identify and compile appropriate research and summarize findings to apply towards proposal activities, capacity statements and other externally facing products.
    5. Draft proposal templates, job aids, and other resources that aid in an effective and efficient proposal development process.
    6. Conduct desk research to inform country context setting within proposals tailoring content to specific thematic areas of focus.
  2. Grant Management
    1. Copy edit program reports drafted by country program teams for ongoing grant agreements ensuring information aligns to funder reporting requirements as stipulated in the grant agreement.
  3. General Administrative Support
    1. Serve as key administrator for Global Partnership subteams and country teams, circulating information appropriately, scheduling meetings, taking notes, entering information into Salesforce and fundraising pipeline.
    2. Draft consultancy scopes of work in coordination with department heads.
    3. Process any grant invoices and payments.
    4. Proactively identify process improvement needs (via dashboards, trackers, etc.) proposing solutions and implementing ideas.
    5. Draft and maintain job aids, as needed, related to opportunity sourcing, proposal development, and document storage processes.

What we’re looking for:

An individual (i) who enjoys content creation (written and visual), research, and internal project coordination, (ii) appreciates systems and is process-oriented, (iii) a desire to work in a fast-paced team, and (iv) will take pride in driving the Partnerships team back-end administrative functions that will enables GiveDirectly to maximize impact by building, managing, and scaling relationships and projects with partners.

Other things we’d like to see:

  • A minimum of 1 year professional experience, whether through internships or full-time employment.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, especially of complex work.
  • Proven organizational skills including attention to details, with the ability to learn and apply new skills quickly, meet tight deadlines and balance multiple priorities.
  • Basic graphic design skills preferred.
  • Previous experience working with Microsoft Office and other content management systems, intranets, portals; Google Enterprise preferred.
  • Strong interest to work with governments, non-profit organizations, private entities and social enterprises.
  • A strong interest in and proven aptitude for being proactive and solutions oriented.
  • A proclivity for giving and gracefully receiving direct, honest, and constructive feedback.
  • An excitement and energy for the work we do and for collaborating with others.

In addition to the specific skills required for each role, we’re looking for candidates who are aligned with our Values, and who actively demonstrate our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity.


At GiveDirectly, we strive to pay our employees generously and equitably. We use an accredited third party salary aggregator to ensure that staff’s total compensation package (base compensation + bonus) falls within the 75th percentile of similar roles, at similar organizations. We also have a no negotiation policy to ensure we are paying staff equitably across roles.

  • The gross base salary is $67,000 for the United States and $30,500 for Kenya.

This role is fully remote, so if you are not based in the United States or Kenya, we will share an estimated salary benchmark for the country you are based in during the hiring process.