Deadline: 31 August, 2021

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Partnerships Advisor.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


  • Lead in the integration and effective implementation of the new Plan International policy on Building Better Partnerships (BBPs) in alignment with Plan International Kenya’s (PIK’s) country strategy and Plan International’s global purpose on ensuring the creation of an equal, systematic, positive, and process-driven approach to partner engagement and relationship management
  • Develop minimum standards, technical frameworks and strategies on BBPs strategy, powering the movement and collaboration with partners in line with Plan International Kenya’s new five-year strategic and global ambition
  • Ensure that all PIK staff and implementing partners understand the importance of BBPs global policy and how it relates to them in their contexts, and that they are fully involved in implementation
  • Contribute to the ongoing research, development and implementation as well as dissemination and sharing of best practices and innovative approaches to maximise performance and sustain achievements in BBPs
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant partnerships’ personnel at regional, national offices and the global hub, as well as project managers and project personnel at county levels
  • Support the development and rollout of new partnership models and methods to formal and informal youth and women-led organisations, traditional leaders and faith-based leaders 
  • Develop and annually update a database of information that relates to partners and donors, individual requirements and goals, and such other key details as are relevant to the development and maintenance of partnerships
  • Contribute to drafting of partnership agreements and/or contractual documents such as Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) while ensuring the tenets of BBPs and localisation are an integral part of Plan PIK’s partnership agreements
  • Advise on the partnership networks for overall enhancement of partnerships at the different levels of engagement 
  • Oversee the development, and implementation of PIK’s partnership toolkit, as may be required, and other relevant frameworks that are aligned to PIK’s country strategy and Plan International’s global purpose and ensure that the toolkit and frameworks are disseminated to pertinent staff within PIK
  • Lead in identification of programme and project needs for technical assistance and plan for tailor-made technical support sessions, including partners’ capacity, to monitor and adapt to the changing operational environment
  • Help build partnership capacity and negotiation skills
  • Collaborate with the technical team to conduct joint-field visits to link PIK’s development initiatives with the wider organisational goals for quality service delivery and impact
  • Coordinate organisational development and capacity building activities with other ongoing programme initiatives, to maximise the return on investment


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Social Sciences or a related field
  • Seven years, minimum, of experience implementing programme management or community development work
  • Relevant advocacy work experience
  • Knowledge and professional experience in the area of civil society strengthening, child rights and child/youth governance and participation
  • Knowledge of child and/or human rights-based approach, children and youth rights issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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