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Private Partnership Coordinator
At CARE, we are passionate about finding solutions and supporting the people most affected by climate change. We work for a green and just world for everybody, but above all the world's poorest and most climate vulnerable. For strengthening and further developing our private sector engagement in Asia, MENA, the Sahel, East and Horn of Africa, we are looking for a Private Partnership Coordinator.
The Private Partnership Coordinator is central to our ambition, diligently mobilising the local and international partnership ecosystem and supporting the creation of public-private partnerships in support of our projects and programs.
The position is anchored in the Technical Team, working alongside other relevant areas of expertise to design, develop and implement sustainable and innovative projects and programs which promote new solutions supporting the world’s most climate vulnerable.
The coordinator will deliver strategic direction on partnerships with private sector, including supporting CARE International country offices in identifying private sector partners, mobilising and vetting businesses, designing sustainable business models and supporting the development of shared value partnerships.
The coordinator is expected to support all countries in which CARE Denmark works, primarily on climate innovation, but also on other related partnerships.
The humanitarian portfolio currently consists of projects in Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Jordan, Mali, and Somalia, and the projects are implemented by the CARE country offices and local partners. We are right now also looking for an emergency coordinator based in the Sahel, that will be part of your team.
Your primary tasks:
  • Identify and mobilise a broad set of partners to support the roll out of CARE Denmark’s programmes.
  • Identify, design, and develop business and market-based models and partnerships as core drivers of new programmes and proposals where relevant.
  • Keep abreast and inform CARE about newest trends within public-private partnerships and remain explorative in terms of pursuing new partnerships to CARE.
  • Identifying and mobilising resources from and through private sector partnerships.
  • Lead the identification, development, and implementation support of shared value partnerships vis a vis innovation challenges and country office strategies.
  • Develop/update partnership policies/guidelines/tools.
  • Support country offices in developing business models for project solutions as well as to evolve (new) partnerships.
  • Lead CARE DKs work on innovative finance.
  • Engage with CARE US on Market Based Approaches and coordinate efforts to support social businesses and entrepreneurship.
  • Support negotiation, vetting and development of partnerships and support joint partnerships development.
  • Support with relevant fundraising/concept development to donors or pro bono arrangements to support innovative solutions.
  • Engage with potential and existing partners and stay updated on progress of solutions testing and implementation.
  • Develop and deepen relations with existing and institutional donors and represent CARE in relevant negotiations and in public engagements on innovation-related matters.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network internally in CARE to support core staff on public-private partnerships and private sector engagement.
About you:
To be successful in this role we expect you to have significant experience with international humanitarian and development work and/or deep insight in working with private sector partnerships in the development field. You have experience working with the private sector, including local and international start-ups.
You are both comfortable and assertive when working with private sector actors. You have experience in the field of climate change and nature-based solutions, and the types of partnerships required to make nature-based solutions sustainable.
You have a basic understanding of how projects and programs that promote reforestation, or reduce deforestation, can potentially be integrated into carbon trading schemes for the benefit of local communities.
We expect that you can operate effectively also under adverse conditions, are able to lead strategy processes, and have the skills and interest required to engage constructively with internal and external stakeholders. The position will require regular travel.
We expect you to:
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience with humanitarian and/or development aid.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience with forging multi-sector partnerships and/or driving innovation processes.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of advisory capability.
  • Demonstrate abilities in establishing close and trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To be able to build bridges and understanding between stakeholders from various sectors.
  • Have a university degree (Bachelor or Master’s) within social science, developmental studies, business administration or other relevant fields.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English. Speaking French is required.
In return, we offer:
A job in an exciting organisation where we are ambitious, think innovatively, and work together across departments, teams, and countries. A job with a meaningful purpose where you contribute to make a difference for the most vulnerable people.
A job with great responsibility and room for influencing the direction of our private partnership cooperation. A workplace with good colleagues where we appreciate and invest in each other.
Conditions for the employment:
The duty station is flexible and will be agreed upon during the hiring process. Working hours will be 37 hours per week. We offer flexible working hours and a possibility to work from home. The expected starting date for this position is February 1st 2023 - or sooner if possible.
Further information
For any questions about the position, please contact Head of the Technical Team, Sebastiaan Soeters, on ssoeters@careclimatechange.org or +31 (0)614 107 581.
How to apply:
Please submit your application through the link below and include your cover letter and CV.
The application deadline is December 8th 12.00 CET 2022, and first interviews are planned for 14th of December and second interviews for 19th of December 2022.

12:00 CET December 8th 2022

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