Local recruitment: Partnership Coordinator

Uptime Global

Oxford, UK 🇬🇧


Uptime Global
Partnership Coordinator | UK-based | Full-time

I. What is Uptime?
Uptime Global is a new non-profit social enterprise working to provide safe and resilient rural water services for 100 million people by 2030. Our mission is to link smart subsidies with resilient water services through results-based contracts and verifiable data. We work with governments, service providers and funders to develop and deliver results-based contracts that sustainably fund rural water services at scale.

Uptime Global is the next step in the transition from design and testing work in seven countries in Africa through the Uptime Catalyst Facility (UCF). After launch in 2018, Uptime partners designed and tested a common data reporting structure to develop a results-based funding contract design. In 2021, the Uptime Catalyst Facility was established as a pilot funding mechanism, and today enables services for c. 1.5 million rural people in 7 African countries where users pay a share of service costs.

Building on the success of the UCF pilot, we are ready to take these innovations to scale. We have ambitious goals over the next two years and beyond, and we seek talented and passionate people to help build an amazing and mission-driven organisation that can deliver.

Over the next two years we will:
a. Scope results-based contracts serving c. 5 million people;
b. Launch active results-based contracts serving c. 3 million people; and
c. Deliver at least one project involving government and public financing with potential for replication at scale.

II. What is my role?
You will be working with the leadership to ensure that administrative and partnership processes function effectively and improve as we scale. Good numeracy, attention to detail and the ability to adapt to different tasks as required are essential parts of the role.

Specific responsibilities include:
a. Accounting Functions
i. posting expenses to cloud-based accounting systems for approval and payment;
ii. reconciliation and generating monthly management accounts;
iii. compiling results-based payment documentation for results-based payments to rural water services; and
iv. recommending and implementing accounting system improvements.
b. Partnership Support & Donor Management
i. coordinating donor engagement events and travel;
ii. updating and improving CRM systems; and
iii. compiling financial reports for donor obligations.
c. Travel and Logistics
i. support with booking flights and accommodation;
ii. coordinating travel itineraries; and
iii. meeting location bookings.
d. Other duties as required.

III. Candidate Profile
Our next team member is an enthusiastic and detail-oriented self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks as needed. We’ve outlined a general profile, but anyone capable, determined and aligned to the mission should apply.
• Experience: Minimum 1-2 years’ experience, ideally with some familiarity in online accounting and reconciliation systems.
• Education: Post-secondary degree or equivalent.
• Language: Fluency in English. Additional proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.
• Geographic experience: Experience working in both Europe or N. America and the geographies served by Uptime.

IV. Diversity at Uptime
We are striving to build a diverse team and actively encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds. Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black and minority ethnic candidates.

V. Further Details
• Duration: 12 months with opportunity for extension
• Location: UK-based
• Compensation: Competitive as a one-year consultancy
• Hours: Open to flexible working hours

Any offer will be subject to standard pre-employment checks including:
• Proof of right to work in the UK;
• Proof of identity;
• Contacting of nominated referees; and
• Health declaration so we can best accommodate any health conditions or disabilities.

Expressions of interest with a CV and cover letter should be sent to [email protected] by July 31st, 2022.





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development