Partnership Development Officer


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Job Objective

  • The recruiter is Nigeria's pioneer education partnership consultancy, specializing in research, design,
  • implementation, support and evaluation of education programmes, projects and initiatives across the
  • public, private and non-profit sectors. We are looking to help our client fill the role of a Partnership
  • Development Officer
  • The incumbent should have a strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in research analysis,
  • policy, education management and local partnership development. The successful candidate will work as
  • a key part of the core implementation team to coordinate the design and delivery of the key processes
  • and tools for establishing the citizen-led household survey of learning in 


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Set up and manage the Abuja Liaison office.
  • Manage budgets, activities, team leadership, results delivery of the liaison office, and the
  • effectiveness of the partnership development processes and outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the public sector (federal and state), civil
  • society and in the international development community.
  • Coordinate and manage the recruitment and management of partners at the state, local government
  • and community levels.
  • Secure all necessary government approvals required for data collection, analysis and dissemination.
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and training process at state, local government and community level.
  • Project Management
  • Assist in the development and management of the project management plan for the organisation's
  • project.
  • Develop and maintain a project reporting framework, and contribute as required to the development
  • of funding and research proposals, publications and communication materials.
  • Identify and maintain an active Risks and Issues log, meeting notes and journal of lessons learnt from
  • the project.
  • Ensure effective communication between the headquarters and key stakeholders in the public sector
  • and in the communities supported by the organisation.
  • Support field processes for survey administration and process re-checks in states.
  • Assist as required in the development and delivery of programme requirements.
  • Assist in the development and management of the stakeholder communications plan.
  • Contribute to the development of articles, research papers, and lessons learnt from the project.
  • Maintain an active journal to aid reflection on issues encountered, how they were resolved, and
  • lessons learnt from the pilot.
  • Play an active role in all elements of the post-pilot review including the development of the organisation's 5 Year Plan and fundraising proposal.





  • Degree qualified in any discipline with emphasis on research, policy and education management.
  • Passionate about education transformation in Nigeria with a clear vision for what a well-educated
  • population would mean for Nigeria's development potential
  • Demonstrable experience of working to make this happen in some way or the other
  • Understanding of Nigeria's education system and key stakeholders across the private, public and civil
  • society sectors
  • Hausa speaker with an understanding of Islamic culture and demonstrable ability to engage and build
  • relationships with community leaders and volunteers at all levels
  • Organised, adaptable, good people management skills and ability to lead, manage and participate in
  • physical and virtual teams
  • Mobile and willing to travel nationally and internationally
  • Team player with strong leadership skills, well networked and able to build value adding relationships
  • with people at all levels across the public, private and civil society sectors
  • Willing and able to write their own job description and 18 month implementation plan
  • Lives in Abuja or willing to relocate
  • Desirable
  • Experience of working on donor / grant funded programmes an advantage
  • Project management experience and demonstrable competencies
  • Experience of managing budgets and service contracts
  • Extensive network of senior level contacts across the private, public and civil society sectors
  • Can start immediately
  • Willingness to relocate if not resident in Abuja




Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Project / Programme Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years