Partnerships Coordinator job at Population Services International (PSI)

Population Services International (PSI) Uganda is a public health international non-profit organization that works to improve the health and lives of Ugandans. By approaching care from the consumers’ perspective, PSI Uganda provides life-saving information, products, and services to tackle some of the country’s most pressing health problems so that people can lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Using the market development approach and targeted social behavior change, PSI Uganda works to shift policy and funding, shape mixed health systems, and strengthen the public and private health sector across the country. Our work complements that of our line ministry, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other implementing partners. Our origins in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) have grown into a broader mission. For the past two decades, we have implemented various programs in maternal and child health, urban health, HIV/AIDS, WASH, malaria, digital health, social business, supply chain management of health commodities, among others. Increasingly, we work with consumers, local communities, market actors (private sector) and the Government of Uganda (through the MoH) to diagnose problems together, generating insights to design solutions that strengthen Uganda’s healthcare system for the long term.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the role of Partnerships Coordinator.

This position will be responsible for fostering and maintaining strategic partnerships with key multi-sectoral and multi-level stakeholders, including governmental agencies, donors, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and private sector entities. These efforts will directly contribute to advancing PSIU’s objective of increasing reach of priority programs, positioning for new business and maintaining PSIU’s brand positioning the various spheres of influence.

Your contribution
Partnership development and management:
• Develop PSIU’s partnership strategy to guide all forms of collaborations with partners which include program implement implementation, advocacy, and new business development.
• Conduct continuous partnership landscape analysis and liaise with cross department teams to update the partnerships database in line with PSIU’s strategic plan and priorities.
• Identify, cultivate, and nurture partnerships with key stakeholders at local, national, and international levels to advance the organization’s health and intersectional systems initiatives.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with existing partners, ensuring effective communication and collaboration to achieve shared goals.
• Provide support and guidance to internal teams in managing internal and external collaborations and guide external partners engagement and affiliation with PSIU.
• Maintain accurate records of partnership agreements, activities, and outcomes, and prepare timely reports for internal and external stakeholders as required (liaise with the sub-national engagement coordinator for district level initiatives)

New business development (NBD):
• With the guidance of the EMT and strategic communications manager, support coordination of the PSIU NBD team and related engagements.
• Collaborate with program teams to develop partnership proposals, including funding requests, joint projects, and advocacy initiatives, aligned with organizational priorities and donor requirements.
• Support fundraising efforts by identifying potential funding opportunities, preparing grant applications, and engaging with donors and funding agencies.

Public relations and brand positioning:
• Ensure PSIU’s participation and representation at relevant forums, conferences, and events to expand networks, raise visibility, and advocate for reproductive health issues.
• Coordinate closely with internal teams, including program, communications, and finance, to ensure alignment and coherence in external positioning of PSIU’s brand and work.
• Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned among partners and stakeholders to strengthen collective efforts in advancing reproductive health outcomes.

Risk Management:
• Develop and implement a comprehensive risk management framework for partnership initiatives to identify, assess, mitigate, and monitor risks, ensuring the sustainability and resilience of partnerships while maximizing opportunities for collaboration and impact.

What are we looking for?
• Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor’s degree in development, social work, communications and PR, public health, or related field.
• Minimum of 3 years of stakeholder engagement, public relations, strategic communication, partnership management, and programming.
• Experience in multi-sectoral relationship management.
• At least 2 years of experience in new business development.

Key Competencies:
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
• Strong ability to manage time and organize tasks with attention to detail.
• Professional presentation with very good communication skills.
• Understanding of HR principles and procedures.

The Candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: Evidence, research. metrics and evaluation inform our choices.
• Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect
• Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail
• Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact
• Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions
• Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Prospective candidates are kindly requested to complete the application form available at and attach the following;
• Updated Curriculum Vitae
• Cover letter with inclusion of your salary expectation
• Certified academic documents

Please note, all attachments should be in PDF format.

The deadline for receiving applications is Thursday June 20, 2024

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