Established in 2002, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has grown and evolved to become the premier partnership focused on basic education in developing countries. Its partners include close to 70 of the world's poorest developing countries, over 30 bilateral, regional, and multilateral agencies; development banks; the private sector; civil society groups; and teachers’ organizations. The GPE Secretariat of over 100 full-time staff is hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C. A constituency-based Board of Directors sets policies and strategies and approves performance-based funding grants to improve learning outcomes and equity through building stronger education systems in developing countries.
GPE mobilizes financing for education and supports developing countries to build effective education systems founded on evidence-based planning and policies. In 2018, we held a successful Financing Conference where we mobilized $2.5 billion in commitments. European donors represent 80% of this financing. Our objectives for the replenishment period 2018 – 2020 include securing delivery of pledges, closing the gap with the $3.1billion target; laying the foundation for the next replenishment; and diversifying funding.
We are seeking an experienced donor relations professional and advocate to support our work with donors to realize our vision of ensuring that children and youth everywhere have access to quality schooling. The initial contract is for one year with the potential for extension. The position will be located in Washington DC.
Duties and Accountabilities
The position is part of the External Relations Team (EXR) whose responsibilities include donor relations, communications, advocacy, civil society outreach, private sector and private foundation outreach, and has the primary responsibility for implementing the Third Replenishment in 2018 – 2020 and preparing for the next replenishment in 2021. The position sits within the Donor Relations Team, which takes a “whole of country” approach managing relationships with government, parliament, civil society, foundations, media and political influencers. The position reports to the Donor Team Lead and supports the donor relations and advocacy work of the whole Donor Relations Team.
An initial identification of tasks includes the following; however, additional tasks may be identified according to the needs of the team and donors’ requests from the Secretariat:
- Mapping and outreach to Members of Parliament, Civil Society and other national influencers.
- Research and analysis on donors, budgets and or other funding-related issues.
- Linking with communications and campaign colleagues for targeted actions.
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