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Senior Manager, Programmes & Partnerships
Malaria No More UK

Job Description

Reports to (matrix): Head of Fundraising with dotted line to Director of Programmes and Partnerships

Location: Vauxhall, London

Salary: £45,000- £55,000 per annum dependent on experience + benefits

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location: Vauxhall, London

About Malaria No More UK

Malaria has been described as the oldest killer disease in history; even now, despite recent progress, it claims the life of a child every two minutes. Malaria No More UK is part of a global movement that is determined to make this the generation that beats this killer. To realise this vision, we need to mobilise governments, influencers, businesses and the public, inspiring them to commit funds, energy and resources to ending deaths from malaria and wiping out the disease for good.

Job summary

The focus of the Senior Manager, Programmes and Partnerships will be to extend the reach, impact and financial sustainability of MNM UK’s strategy to halve malaria in five years, contributing significantly to doubling our income, through harnessing our catalytic communications and advocacy programmes to drive new long-term partnerships.

Situated at the heart of the organisation, working between and through fundraising, advocacy and communications your role will be to identify, craft and develop the partnerships that enable MNM UK to create the international coalition required to accelerate action.

We are looking for an experienced candidate with a strong track record in partnership development, income generation and programmatic implementation, ideally with a background in public health.  You will lead the account management and business development of our programmes with foundations, institutions and global health companies globally - including day to day management of the organisation’s largest funder. This role works as part of our hugely effective fundraising and partnerships team which additionally focuses on corporate and philanthropic giving.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about building creative and highly effective partnerships that can bring about real change in the world.  We have big ambitions for the next 3 years and this is the ideal time to join our team. 

Key responsibilities 

Income generation

  • Work alongside the Director of Programmes and Partnerships and Head of Fundraising to enable MNM UK to expand its programmatic fundraising partnerships.
  • Proactively identify and activate partnership opportunities that deliver on our objectives – enabling the organisation to accelerate doubling our income in two years.
  • Produce detailed business cases to drive income generation and meet organisational priorities.
  • Drive forward a robust and sustainable pipeline of funding opportunities and initiatives designed to address malaria at scale, across institutional, foundations, global health companies and development partners.
  • Monitor, analyse and review relevant industry trends and developments, identifying networking opportunities where possible and keeping the pipeline updated.

Programme and Partnership Development

  • Develop insights into how current and prospective partners can most effectively work with MNM UK to advance our shared strategic objectives.
  • Identify priority potential partners to deepen our engagement in the global health space and help future-proof the organisation and build a sustainable pipeline.
  • Develop 360-degree partnership proposals which seek to maximise partner contributions towards our objectives – advocacy, communications and fundraising.
  • Work with health partners to identify and implement programmatic interventions, mechanisms and investments that will better help us achieve our ambitions.

Account Management

  • Manage excellent working relationships with key funding partnerships – in particular the organsiation’s principal donor.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of account management, ensuring that delivery is on track and working across the organisation to ensure engaging and effective regular reporting and impact evaluations.
  • Develop partner engagement plans that track interaction, insights and opportunities amongst leadership teams internally and externally.
  • Ensure partners receive a high standard of stewardship with ongoing potential for new opportunities and organic growth.
  • Provide exceptional communication, networking and influencing skills.

General Responsibilities

  • To work as part of an integrated fundraising and partnerships team contributing to the development of opportunities across all income streams and partnerships.
  • Be self-supporting in terms of administration, and as a member of a small staff team be willing to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the MNM UK office environment.
  • Represent the Fundraising team in appropriate project teams, meetings and other events.
  • To undertake any other reasonable additional duties as required by MNM UK.

Qualifications, skills and experience


  • Have at least 5 years’ experience securing and managing income generating partnerships that have achieved outstanding results within the development or commercial sector.
  • Have experience successfully identifying, researching and developing new business opportunities and maintaining a new business pipeline with evidence of wins towards £1m or above.
  • Have significant experience managing complex initiatives and cross-organisational projects, particularly working both internally and externally with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of building strategic partnerships across a range of different organisations - from government to corporates to foundations.
  • Strong written communications skills with the ability to articular a clear value proposition and evidence of compelling proposals for foundations, institutions and global health companies.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, being able to confidently represent the charity to an external audience through a range of channels including through meetings and presentations.
  • Be a confident networker and relationship builder, with experience of managing relationships at all levels and successfully forging new relationships.
  • A robust understanding of global health and / or international development and the donor landscape.


  • Experience in global health, potentially in the pharmaceutical or vector sector.
  • Experience of fundraising within global health or malaria.
  • A strong understanding of advocacy and communications and the role they play in development.
  • A good understanding of fundraising law and key trends in fundraising, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
  • A masters in a related field (e.g. international development, global health).
  • Experience using one of the CRM databases commonly used in the sector.

Personal Attributes

  • You will self-motivated, bringing enthusiasm, energy and a passionate commitment to working towards our goal to end suffering and deaths from malaria.
  • You will be excited about working for a small but ambitious organisation that punches well above its weight.
  • Where necessary you will bring an innovative and creative approach to your work, whilst concentrating on activity that yields the highest possible return on investment.
  • Be a good team player and enthusiastic about working flexibly as part of a small team.  A willingness to “muck-in” at especially busy times is essential.
  • Be well organised with excellent time management and prioritisation skills and good attention to detail.

This job description and person specification is a statement of requirements at the time of writing and is not contractual or exhaustive.  It should not be seen as precluding future changes after appointment to this role and it may be amended over time in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.

Staff benefits include:

  • 10% employer pension contributions
  • 28 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days
  • Interest-free staff season ticket loan
  • Continuing personal development opportunities
  • Interest free bicycle loan scheme
  • Professional training & qualification subsidy

Application by CV and covering letter (2 pages max) detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification.  Please send by email no later than noon on 24th October 2019. 

There will be a two-stage interview process with interviews expected to be held between 1st and 11th November

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