Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Private Sector Engagement Consultant.

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

Responsibilities

  • Carry out private sector mapping for opportunities, and recommend corporations and high net-worth individuals for engagement
  • Identify the top ten large business organisations with corporate social responsibility budget, assess strategies, mutual interests and make a fundraising ask
  • Facilitate the engagement of influential philanthropists for funding and non-financial support
  • Explore opportunities to engage with the innovation hub and businesses with the aim of developing innovative solutions on issues affecting children and girls
  • Identify and introduce Plan International Nigeria to private sector virtual and physical platforms for visibility, awareness and support
  • Identify business and government events to attend/participate in
  • Co-create a joint plan for partnership/type of engagement with the most relevant corporations
  • Identify and engage corporate organisations interested in shared value partnership for access to donor funding
  • Develop marketing materials, concept notes, strategic documents, as well as briefs and video clips on the different ways Plan International Nigeria engages with the private sector and what private sector can expect from Plan International Nigeria
  • Liaise with communications team to develop content and share regularly through social media and other channels key messages on children and girls’ rights and their issues and how the private sector can engage
  • Conduct workshops on private sector engagement for Plan International Nigeria staff to better understand and commit to private sector engagement and opportunities
  • Hold monthly meetings with senior leadership team of Plan International Nigeria for review of operations and strategic decision making
  • Participate in country leadership team quarterly meeting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the operations of the Lagos liaison office with the supervision of the partnership advocacy and resource mobilisation manager
  • Document and share learnings and challenges resulting from engaging with the private sector

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Marketing, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Business, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Science, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant professional experience managing public-private sector engagement and partnership
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in the private, nonprofit or public sectors
  • Experience in developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalising partnership deal structures
  • Private sector experience, ideally including work on issues related to the intersection of business and international development, marketing communications, corporate social responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives
  • Evidence of private sector engagement and resource mobilisation for nonprofits
  • Experience working with stakeholders across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and an existing network of contacts with respect to public-private partnerships for development

To apply and for more information, click here.

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