Partnerships Manager (m/f/d)

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Yunus Social Business - Global Initiatives (YSB), based in Berlin, is looking for a Partnerships Manager (m/f/d), starting as soon as possible. 

General Conditions

  • Expected start date: As soon as possible

  • Base location: Berlin

  • Travel requirement: international

Your Responsibilities

You will be responsible for an annual multi-million fundraising goal. You will report to the Global Director Partnerships & Investor Relations. Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Managing the whole lifecycle for major donors & investors (public and private foundations, development agencies, multilateral donor organizations, impact investing funds) from lead generation, proposal design, contract negotiation to financial and impact reporting

  • Cultivate and grow a network of long-term major donors & investors with a focus on funders in the EU, UK and US

  • Design strong proposals responding to funders requirements, including value proposition, deliverables, detailed budgets, impact projections, monitoring frameworks and implementation plans

  • Closely align with global management team and local country teams on strategic fundraising needs, lead creation, proposal development, project implementation and reporting requirements

  • Gain deep understanding of YSB’s financing operations and portfolio companies

  • Attend and present at international conferences (Skoll World Forum, ANDE Annual Conference …)

  • Support planning of and attend partner trips in YSB’s countries of operation

  • Stay ahead of trends in the impact investing sector, international development and social enterprise

  • Maintenance of donor & investor management tool/ CRM tool

Your Background, Experience & Skills

  • Minimum three years experience in any of the following fields:

    • Fundraising for large foundation, impact fund or non-profits

    • Business development in the private sector (preferably B2B)

    • Professional services, e.g. management consulting, private banking or family office

  • A university degree in economics, business administration, international development, or related fields

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively deliver complex, technical ideas in a compelling form (strong writing and presentation skills)

Your Personal Qualities

  • Superior attention to detail in writing and data consistency

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, self-driven and can-do mentality

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast moving sector

  • Excellent relationship builder and sales talent with independent work style

  • Objectives-driven and rigorous follow-through

  • Passion for social business and the ventures we invest in

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is a plus

  • Fluency in written and oral English; German an advantage

  • Flexibility to travel internationally

What we offer

  • A great opportunity to use your talent, skills and enthusiasm to help create social businesses with us

  • An exciting work environment with great scope for taking on significant responsibilities within projects and within a growing and developing organization

  • The opportunity to work closely with a dynamic, international and open-minded team

How to Apply

Please apply to applications@yunussb.com (incl. the subject line “Partnerships Manager”) by 31st October, sending

  • A meaningful covering letter, explaining your motivation for the job, your enthusiasm for the role and, most importantly what makes you a good fit for the position

  • Your resume

  • Your salary expectations and possible starting date

We hope for your understanding that we will only contact suitable candidates.

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.