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Job at One Acre Fund January 2019: Policy and Partnerships Analyst

Job at One Acre Fund January 2019: Policy and Partnerships Analyst
Policy and Partnerships Analyst
Support the Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships on strategic planning, leadership initiatives, and special projects. Nafasi za kazi January 2019

One Acre Fund's Senior Vice President of Policy and Partnerships oversees three of the organization's external-facing teams: government relations and policy, communications, and partnerships. The Policy and Partnerships Analyst will enhance the Senior Vice President's leadership capacity by providing executive and strategic support in a one-on-one working relationship. This person will report directly to the Senior Vice President and will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on everything from cross-departmental systems to external partnerships. Nafasi za ajira January 2019

The ideal candidate has strong experience working in a support role to senior-level staff. Experience working in international development organizations is a plus but not required.

Departmental management and strategic planning
Manage team goals and accountability mechanisms for all Policy and Partnerships teams
Support yearly work planning and strategic tools development for the Senior Vice President
Help support 5-year growth and strategic plan creation
Manage updates and annual schedule for budgets and staff charts
Support team retreat planning and team culture building through strategic initiatives
Support recruitment and hiring activities across all Policy and Partnerships teams
Lead targeted research to help guide strategic thinking on new projects or initiatives

Leadership support and stakeholder management 
Help prepare the Senior Vice President for Board meetings and presentations
Help coordinate or create materials for General Partners meetings and related committees
Support the Senior Vice President on the organization-wide internal coaching program
Design and prepare trainings for the Senior Vice President to facilitate

External relations support
Vet external partnerships on behalf of the organization
Edit and complete first drafts of written communications to external stakeholders
Coordinate with the communications and business development teams to maximize the ROI of the Senior Vice President's external meetings and outreach activities
Build and administer systems to ensure effective network management of top-priority Policy and Partnerships contacts, and support the cultivation of new strategic relationships

Executive and administrative support
Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Senior Vice President, and determine an appropriate course of action, referral or response
Proactively build or improve on structures and systems to boost productivity and unlock additional strategic capacity for the Senior Vice President
Support scheduling and traveling planning for the Senior Vice President when required
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

We are seeking an exceptional professional(s) with at least 2 years of work experience and a demonstrated interest in partnerships or external relations. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

Experience supporting a senior-level staffer, ideally in a non-profit or start-up environment (preferred but not required)
Demonstrated organizational abilities, particularly in unstructured environments

Strong written and verbal communication skills
Collaborative approach and ability to work across many different departments effectively
Demonstrated attention to detail
Experience in or understanding of international development is desired but not required
Good humor, patience and a humble approach to service
A willingness to commit to this position for the long-term (minimum 2 years)
English fluency required Ajira/Kazi January 2019

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