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Partnerships Manager – Canberra, Australia / Makati, Philippines

10 February, 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining Investing in Women (IW).

Since April 2016, we have been trialing innovative ways to tackle one of the most critical economic and social issues of our time: gender inequality. An initiative of the Australian government, we partner with businesses in the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia to influence workplace equality; with impact investors to expand women’s access to capital; and with a wide range of partners to change harmful social norms and gender stereotypes.

Our mission—to catalyse inclusive economic growth through increasing women’s economic opportunities in South East Asia—is at the heart of everything we do.

If you are interested in joining our small, dynamic team and applying your skills, experience and passion to this mission, we want to hear from you.

The Opportunity

Under the direction of the Director, the Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing designated Investing in Women’s campaign partnerships and research partnerships in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. This role will be based in Canberra, Australia or Makati, Philippines.

Key Duties

Specifically, the Partnerships Manager will manage designated campaign partnerships to deliver intended results, including:

  • Managing partner contracts to ensure timely submission and payment against contract deliverables
  • Ensuring partners implementation is in alignment with IWs mandate and theory of change
  • Working closely with IW contracts team to implement procurement plan in each country and coordinating contracts with partners;
  • Developing good working relationships with partners;
  • Supporting partners to reach targeted audiences with appropriate messaging and performance measurement, in line with IWs EOP;
  • Providing technical support and reviews of key delievrables in coordination with IW advisers;
  • Supporting partner learning oppurtunties;
  • Supporting the work of research partners to engage positively with ongoing campaign partnerships to periodically research campaign messages and audience response, quantitatively and qualitatively;
  • Working closely with Investing in Women’s other work units (e.g., the Strategic Implementation Unit, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, Communications) as needed;
  • Managing and reporting on risks and budget implications;
  • Supporting research partner contracts to ensure timely submission and payment against contract deliverables;
  • Working closely with IW’s Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team to integrate research findings into other monitoring and learning products;
  • Support Australia’s public diplomacy initiatives in all three countries through identifying events and opportunities for engagement; and
  • Contribute to other team tasks as needed, team meetings, strategy implementation and review.

About You

We are seeking an individual who bring or who possess:

  • Experience and competence in project and contract management, preferably of donor-supported projects
  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences or other relevant area and ability to engage with complex ideas and translate to practical actions
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment issues, particularly in Southeast Asia
  • Experience and competence in relationship management
  • Interest in and knowledge of social media platforms
  • Flexibility and ability to work well in teams
  • Competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
  • Experience working in the Philippines, Indonesia and/or Vietnam and language skills for any of these countries (highly desirable)

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Please click on ‘Apply Now’ button below and submit your application online and attach your resume/ CV and a cover letter addressing how you meet the each of the above job requirements.

Applications close:  Sunday, 6 March 2022 


Abt Associates – Who We Are

Abt Associates a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries.

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Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to diversity, equality, racial equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, skills and knowledge, so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.


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