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Head of Partnerships & Business Development (Remote)

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ORGANIZATION: African Development Choices

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African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation and improve lives in Africa.

At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer Head of Partnerships & Business Development to join ADC.

Main purpose of job:

Develop and implement a business development strategy to ensure a pipeline of potential partnerships and funders that support our wider ambitions on social impact.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to our Chief Impact Officer,

  • Identify and build relationships with key decision makers within partner organizations and funders.
  • Develop and manage the implementation of an overall fundraising strategy and plan which includes a diverse range of funding streams.
  • Investigate and contribute to strategic decisions in relation to developing alternate income streams (consultancy, philanthropists etc.)
  • Oversee and support the development of concept notes and proposals for grant applications as appropriate in liaison with Finance and Program teams.
  • Develop and maintain key resources to support funding bids.
  • Recruit and lead a Partnerships and Business Development team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • 5+ years of strategic partnership building and business development experience at a senior level
  • Ability to develop rapport and establish trust with partners and funders
  • Experience of producing high quality and compelling cases for partner/funder support
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to develop long term relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and the flexibility to work in a variety of timezones to meet international stakeholder needs
  • Ability to actively take initiative and help set things up in a start-up environment
  • Available to volunteer at least 7-10 hours a week


  • Experience working in an early stage start-up
  • Passion for the start-up life and comfortable in a role with a little ambiguity

What ADC Offers You:

This is a volunteer, remote and unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Professional learning and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world that is changing lives in Africa
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
  • We provide work references

This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principalaccountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitment@africandevelopmentchoices.org.

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About African Development Choices


Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, GB

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.


African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and their leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public resources so that they can independently meet their own needs for essential services. Improving public resources management is key to establishing a sustainable society. And increasing access to essential services, such as clean water and sanitation, is key to fighting poverty because lack of access to essential services is a root cause of poverty.

We achieve this using our unique approach to reduce poverty as follows:

  1. Set better precedent
  2. Raise expectations
  3. Increase public participation
  4. Improve management of public resources
  5. Increase access to essential services

By delivering access to essential services through our donor-funded community projects, we set better precedents in the management of public resources and the delivery of essential services. Then we raise expectations through education and support and mobilise communities to play an active and informed role in the management of public resources so that they can enact change for themselves. We achieve this by sharing information from our projects that provides a new perspective. It’s not the information that empowers communities to participate; it’s raised expectations from a new perspective.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Crisis Support


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach




  • 7-10 hours per week

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