Part­ner­ship Man­ager


Stockholm, , SE

Are you a se­nior, pro­fes­sional and pas­sion­ate Part­ner­ship Man­ager with a track record of man­ag­ing strate­gic part­ner­ships with and large con­tracts from in­sti­tu­tional donors? Wa­t­erAid is look­ing for a Part­ner­ship Man­ager to man­age and strengthen our part­ner­ship with and fund­ing from Sida. This is a piv­otal role in Wa­t­erAid glob­ally and will re­quire close col­lab­o­ra­tion with col­leagues across the Fed­er­a­tion.

The role

As Part­ner­ship Man­ager, you will be re­spon­si­ble for man­ag­ing, nur­tur­ing and fur­ther de­vel­op­ing our fund­ing part­ner­ship with Sida. This will re­quire both ex­cel­lent con­tract man­age­ment skills and an eye for de­tail, as well as an abil­ity to think strate­gi­cally about how to strengthen the part­ner­ship and li­aise with rel­e­vant col­leagues to achieve this.

In ad­di­tion, we are look­ing for a se­nior Part­ner­ship Man­ager who has the ca­pac­ity to have a co­or­di­nat­ing and qual­ity as­sur­ance role within the team.

You will be part of the Pro­gramme Fund­ing and Part­ner­ships Team and will work closely with col­leagues in the team and the Pol­icy and Ad­vo­cacy team, as well as a range of se­nior col­leagues from across the Fed­er­a­tion. You will re­port to the Di­rec­tor of the team.


  • Manage WaterAid’s funding contract and funding relationship with Sida; develop and deliver plans and reports, coordinate partnership meetings, etc. 
  • Key point of contact in the federation for Sida and have oversight of and coordinate WaterAid’s contacts with Sida.
  • Support colleagues in other parts of the federation with business development and contractual dialogues with Sida.
  • Gather and share experience and lessons learnt from WaterAid’s work with Sida.
  • Work with colleagues in Country Programmes to develop winning bids for Sida, as well as other strategic donors.
  • Quality assurance of WaterAid Sweden’s bid management and oversight of bids and business development dialogues.

Person specification


  • Relevant academic background.
  • At least 7 years experience of managing partnerships with institutional donors, and successfully engaging them in a strategic way that strengthens the partnership.
  • Proven track record of managing large, complex contracts from institutional donors.
  • Proved track record of developing high-quality bids and securing funding from institutional donors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Swedish development policy, aid landscape and networks in Sida.
  • Experience of quality assurance and coordinating functions.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation, building relationships with colleagues in different entities and countries, and coordinating people in order to work effectively and flexibly.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Great presentation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants do not need to be native speaking Swedish.


  • Experience in working on WASH issues.
  • Working knowledge of French.

Wa­t­erAid is a dy­namic or­gan­i­sa­tion that of­fers an ex­cit­ing and high-paced work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Work­ing for us is de­vel­op­ing, in­spir­ing and re­ward­ing and your work will con­tribute to en­sur­ing that every­one every­where has ac­cess to clean wa­ter, toi­lets and hy­giene.

We aim to build bright, in­no­v­a­tive and tal­ented teams. To achieve this, we seek and en­cour­age ap­pli­ca­tions from a di­ver­sity (in all shapes and forms) of staff as we be­lieve that a va­ri­ety of per­spec­tives, ex­pe­ri­ences and back­grounds makes us stronger.

This is a full-time and per­ma­nent role, with a 6-month pro­ba­tion­ary pe­riod. Wa­t­erAid Swe­den has a col­lec­tive agree­ment.

Your work­place is at Wa­t­erAid’s of­fice in Solna, but you will be work­ing from home dur­ing the pan­demic. For more in­for­ma­tion about Wa­t­erAid, see


In­ter­views will be held in May. Feel free to email any ques­tions re­gard­ing the po­si­tion to [email protected] or con­tact Han­nah Mor­ris, Di­rec­tor Pro­gramme Fund­ing & Part­ner­ships, on phone num­ber +46 73 661 22 74.

Union representative Unionen for applicants living in Sweden: Lisa Fyrhammar, [email protected], 08-677 30 38





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