Partnership Relationship Manager
Partnership Relationship Manager
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.
Land O'Lakes International Development seeks candidates for the Partnership Relationship Manager position for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Employment and Business Start-up Program (“YouLead!”) program in Sri Lanka. The projected four-year project will to increase youth employment and sustainable self-employment to support inclusive economic growth and development.
The Partnership Relationship Manager (the “Relationship Manager”) assumes responsibility for developing partnerships to leverage resources, as well as increasing the scale and long-term sustainability of institutions; creating opportunities for youth employment, and building the capacity of institutions serving youth to ensure that directly and indirectly trained youth gain productive employment. Through ongoing interactions with stakeholders and building the capacity of institutions, the Relationship Manager will ensure strong ongoing relationships with private sector stakeholders to leverage resources including short-term employment/training opportunities, input to training curriculum, and financial and in-kind resources to train youth and increase the long-term impact of the project. The Partnership Specialist’s specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Develop an understanding of the primary actors who play key roles in the national and regional economy. Develop and maintain lists of private sector contacts and relationships in relevant program areas. Become knowledgeable on how to locate financial resources that could contribute to the sustainability of contract activities and results;
Create and implement strategies to develop partnerships with the private and public sector entities, as well as non-governmental entities as required to achieve planned project results and enhance contract outcomes;
Ensure the creation and maintenance of strong alliances at the local, provincial and federal levels, and promote effective participation of multiple stakeholders (e.g., government, business, civil society organizations, and youth);
Successfully engage private sector partners and others in an effort to leverage more resources for this contract;
Conduct due diligence research on proposed partners. Develop and apply appropriate partnership risk assessment instruments to ensure the appropriate allocation of risk. Implement action plans to operationalize partnerships to advance contract activities and achieve planned results;
Stay up-to-date on cutting edge aspects of public-private partnership, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and best practices both regionally and globally, that could possibly apply to the contract and improve successful implementation; and
Full professional proficiency, written and spoken, in English. Professional working proficiency (Level 4) as defined by the International Language Roundtable (http://www.govtilr.org/) is acceptable. Native proficiency (Level 5) is preferred.
Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy
of maintaining a drug-free workforce.