Partnerships Manager at Nigeria Health Watch

Nigeria Health Watch

Nigeria Health Watch is a not-for-profit health communication and advocacy organisation that seeks to advocate for better health for Nigerians. We have worked to actively engage and support the government in raising awareness and increasing knowledge on a wide range of health issues in Nigeria. We aim to hold duty bearers accountable for delivering affordable and quality healthcare to Nigerians. The unique capacity of Nigeria Health Watch lies in the combination of its communication and health expertise, which enables the organisation to provide solutions for evidence-based communications and advocacy in the health sector.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Partnerships Manager

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Partnerships Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare in Nigeria.
  • S/he will be a strategic connector, cultivating and managing partnerships that amplify Nigeria Health Watch’s impact.
  • S/he will spearhead the development and execution of a comprehensive partnership strategy, identifying and securing collaborations with organizations that share our vision for a healthier Nigeria.
  • The candidate will leverage requisite expertise in partnership development, communication, and advocacy to drive transformative change at local, sub-national, and national levels.

Scope of Services
Partnership Strategy & Development:

  • Conduct market research and competitor analysis to identify potential partners.
  • Develop a data-driven approach to prioritize and segment potential partners.
  • Craft compelling partnership proposals that highlight the mutual benefits of collaboration.
  • Negotiate and finalize win-win partnership agreements, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.

Relationship Management & Growth:

  • Cultivate and manage strong relationships with key stakeholders across diverse sectors, including government agencies, NGOs, donors, and the private sector.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned partners, ensuring clear communication and fostering trust.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to expand existing partnerships and explore new collaboration possibilities.

Communication & Advocacy:

  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop compelling communication materials that promote partnerships and amplify advocacy efforts.
  • Manage partnership-related media outreach, including press releases, media appearances, and social media campaigns.
  • Monitor and analyze communication metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of partnership messaging and recommend improvements.

Performance Measurement & Impact:

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the success of each partnership.
  • Monitor and analyze partnership performance, identifying areas for improvement and suggesting data-driven strategies for increased impact.
  • Regularly report on partnership achievements and their contribution to the organization’s goals.
  • Stay up to date with relevant issues and concerns in the health sector.

General Support:

  • Network within the health sector to explore collaboration opportunities.
  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned or needed.

Essential Competence

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health, International Relations, Communications, or a related field. Master’s Degree in a relevant field would be a plus.
  • 5+ years of experiencein partnership development, preferably within the healthcare sector or a related field.
  • Proven track recordof successfully building and managing strategic partnerships that deliver tangible results.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skillswith the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving abilitiesto navigate complex partnerships and overcome challenges.
  • Passion for advocacyand a deep understanding of the Nigerian healthcare landscape.
  • Exceptional project management skillswith the ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skillsto assess partnership performance and recommend data-driven strategies.
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing principleswith the ability to leverage online platforms for partnership promotion.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and office management software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of funds sourcing and project funding.
  • Previous experience with an NGO.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in PDF Format and one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.