Job Title: Growth and Partnership Manager
Employment Type: Fixed (following a 3-month probation period)
Company: Ikore International Development Limited
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Ikore International Development Limited (Ikore) is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development. We work in hard-to-reach, economically deprived places and vulnerable communities torn apart by instability across Nigeria and Africa, providing solutions that support inefficient markets and communities. In the Agricultural Sector, we facilitate inclusive market growth by deploying strategies that promote value chain competitiveness and build resilient communities, ensuring bumper harvest for rural poor farmers in those communities.
Our very dynamic and innovative workforce/people have experience working in different value chains across Nigeria and Africa. Our people work collectively with host communities to design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
Ikore is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Growth and Partnership Manager. In this role, you will play a crucial part in our mission to drive sustainable development and create innovative solutions for the sector. We are looking for a dynamic individual who thrives on building and nurturing partnerships, identifying new growth opportunities, and driving business development initiatives to advance our impact.
- Business Growth: Develop and execute strategies for sustainable business growth, focusing on business expansion, revenue generation, and increasing the reach of Ikore’s innovative solutions.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with public and private sector partners, donors, and stakeholders to advance Ikore’s mission and create landslide situations for all parties involved.
- Partnership Development: Identify and establish partnerships with key stakeholders in the ecosystem, including government bodies, private sector organizations, non-state actors, and international development agencies.
- Opportunity Identification: Continuously scan the market for new growth opportunities, emerging trends, and areas where Ikore can make a significant impact.
- Proposal Writing: Lead the team’s efforts in responding to CFAs, RFP, EOI, bids etc.
- Project Management: Lead and manage all projects, ensuring successful implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
- Capacity Building: Contribute to the capacity building of identified stakeholders through training and knowledge sharing initiatives.
- Reporting and Evaluation: Monitor and evaluate the impact of partnerships and business development efforts, providing regular reports to senior management.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, Agriculture, Economics, International Development, or a related field. A Master’s degree will be a plus.
- Proven experience in business development, partnership management, and project management, preferably in the development sector.
- Strong understanding of the sector ecosystem.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
- Results-oriented with a passion for sustainable development and social impact.
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and adapt to changing priorities.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and project management tools.
- Fluent in English; knowledge of the 3 major languages in Nigeria is a plus but not required.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and explaining why they are the ideal candidate for this position to email@example.com. Please include “Growth, and Partnership Manager Application” in the subject line of your email.
Application Deadline: 30th November 2023
Note: Applications will be reviewed, and online interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates before finalists are invited for on-site interviews.
Salary range- ₦500,000.00- ₦700,000.00(monthly net)
**** Join us at Ikore, where we work together to create landslide situations and extend access frontiers for all stakeholders in the world of innovations and partnerships.