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Partnership Developer - Haiti

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Bright Hope
Location: Haiti
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Email: mike.rutter@brighthope.org (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

Bright Hope’s Mission and Vision: Bright Hope is a Christian international relief and development organization dedicated to bringing Hope to those who live on less than $1 a day. We seek to provide for the physical, economic, and spiritual needs of the Extreme Poor through holistic partnerships with indigenous churches in some of the poorest countries around the world.

Job Summary: This position oversees the discovery, coordination and administration of all aspects of projects/partners in the field, and equips Bright Hope with the information needed to raise support and develop partner/donor relationships. Partnership developing includes regular visitations and communications to partners to help in project planning, organizing, supporting, quality control, reporting, and coordination of the transfer of funds. This position works in and with the local Christian church. The Partnership Developer must affirm Bright Hope’s Belief Statement and model the Christian faith, as described here: http://www.brighthope.org/why_brighthope/mission.php.

Job Responsibilities include
• Develops and implements an engagement strategy in alignment with Bright Hope’s mission, vision, and beliefs
• Develops, implements, and tracks programs to achieve agreed upon goals
• Provides regular communication, reporting, and follow up reporting to the Director
• Networks with local field individuals, churches, and ministries to identify appropriate programs and projects
• Explains and casts the vision of Bright Hope in an appropriate manner that controls expectations, while opening up new projects with a partner in the area of relief grants, church development/outreach grants, gifts-in-kind, and/or economic development grants.
• Organizes current partners and develop new partners for Bright Hope
• Create proposals, update reports, and impact stories in communication to Director
• Regularly communicates with and visits partners and projects
• Ensures partner activities operate within the policies and procedures of Bright Hope
• Ensures partner activities are thorough and completed within scheduled timeline
• Uses Bright Hope forms and records to document partner activities and travel expenses
• Writes partner/project reports and proposals for Director and donors
• Monitors that partners operate within the funding parameters
• Identifies and evaluate the risks associated with projects
• Monitors the project activities routinely and conduct evaluation according to the project framework
• Organizes and leads trips for donors and Bright Hope staff to visit partners
• Trains partners in report and proposal writing, including writing stories, metrics, and follow up
• Trains and supports partners to maximize their efficiency and productivity

Education and Experience:
• University degree in a related subject preferred
• 3+ years in a related field
• Experience working well with churches, pastors, ministries and missionaries
• Previous experience living and working in developing countries
• Experience with photography and videography

Key Knowledge and Skills:
• Language ability of your designated field
• Must be fluent in English
• Strong communication skills
• Strong Project management skills
• Solid computer skills for word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet
• Accounting knowledge to manage budgets, forecasting, and financing
• Ability to network and vision cast

Special Position Requirements:
• Affirms Bright Hope’s Belief Statement and models the Christian faith, as described here: http://www.brighthope.org/why_brighthope/mission.php
• Affirms Bright Hope’s PD personal characteristics
• PDs typically work out of their home or church
• PDs work schedule may vary on need, responsibility and agreed upon schedule
• Passion for helping the extreme poor around the world
• Travel required; and at times travel may involve entering areas of poverty that may include some level of risk

Qualified candidates – send your resume to mike.rutter@brighthope.org. Only candidates that meet our requirements will receive communication back from Bright Hope.

 


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