Partnerships Officer

Partners in Health, Monrovia, Liberia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 2017

Job Description

Position Title: Partnerships Officer

Reports To: Director of Policy and Partnerships

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

General Responsibilities:

Strategically position PIH Liberia with donors and partners, develop relationships with donors and partners within Liberia and globally, and build internal capacity and systems for new business development. The Partnerships Officer will have strong proposal writing and coordination skills and be able to multi--task, working within tight timelines.

Specific Responsibilities:

Proposal Development (50%)

  • Lead the development of proposals including developing bidding strategy, coordinating the proposal team and process, ensuring proposal process moves forward and quality control of all proposal pieces, ensuring that technical and cost proposals are in line, and being responsible for on-time submission in line with donor requirements, in coordination with PIH Boston development team colleagues and PIH Liberia colleagues
  • Handle negotiations and communications with sub and prime organizations within Liberia
  • Facilitate proposal design/strategy meetings working with clinical/technical staff to develop overall project design including the technical strategy, management plans and logical frameworks.
  • Participate in and lead technical proposal writing.
  • Manage the submission to award process for select proposals.
  • Lead grant launch to hand over grant to the Program team upon award.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Strategic Positioning (30%)

  • In collaboration with the PIH Liberia team leadership, contribute to annual and multi-year business development strategies that leverage PIH capabilities to identify new partnerships.
  • Lead pre-bid efforts including proactively gathering information and identifying potential partners and staff prior to official announcement.
  • Conduct both general outreach and more regular communications with donors and implementing partners and, in general, gather and provide cogent analysis of available business intelligence. Understand relative strength and weaknesses of potential collaborators and competitors to inform PIH Liberia proposal strategy.
  • Consider potential opportunities, intelligence, and information from positioning efforts and prepare analysis for specific bid and partnership recommendations.
  • Monitor current public and private sector donor priorities and general bilateral and multilateral funding trends.

System Building Efforts (20%)

  • Support the development of new business development tracking tools and systems.
  • Build capacity across PIH Liberia departments in the area of new business development through training and hands-on support.


  • BA in public health, health care management, international development, or public policy, or equivalent experience in grant writing/new business development; Masters Degree ideal
  • 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Significant work experience with EU, USG and/or other public sector funding is required.
  • Experience working in global health with other global health organizations. Experience in program design and implementation at field level preferred.
  • Excellent coordination, writing, and communications skills; ability to conceptualize and articulate funding needs persuasively to potential funders.
  • Proven success in proposal coordination and writing, including organizational skills and management of deadlines.
  • Ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
  • International work experience necessary; prior experience in West Africa a plus.
  • Willingness to undertake limited travel as needed.


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