Partnerships Coordinator

Organization Name: Gardens for Health International
Position Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Position Overview

The Partnerships Coordinator will help Gardens for Health identify and pursue important partnership opportunities, as well as implement them effectively. The coordinator will work across teams to plan, execute, and follow up on external partnerships according to the external partnerships process. As we continue to explore additional partnerships to expand our impact, it is critical that the aspects of our work around delivering external trainings are aligned to our goals as well as our strategic growth.

Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Position Code: R03-Nat
Job Function: Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement, Partnership Development, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Food Security / Nutrition

About

Gardens for Health is working to transform the way that malnutrition is treated by using agriculture as a key driver of better health outcomes. Our innovative approach operates at the nexus of health and agriculture to fight malnutrition by:​

  • Partnering with health centers in Rwanda to integrate agricultural support and comprehensive health education into the clinical treatment of malnutrition
  • Advocating for policies and programs that include agriculture in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition 
  • Providing technical assistance to partners interested in adapting our model and methodology for their communities​

We currently work with 20 partner health centers across two districts, helping over 3,000 families each year to break the cycle of malnutrition by providing them with the healthy food they need to grow and thrive. Our unique approach combines targeted agricultural assistance, comprehensive health education, and regular home visits, to ensure that families receive the resources, education, and support to keep their children healthy over the long term.​

We also partner with government institutions and NGOs, which is an area of increasing growth for us. We have trained thousands of individuals across other organizations to implement our model in the last year.

Responsibilities

  • Support external partnerships work, in particular implementing external trainings
  • Serve in a project management role to support budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Liaise with the health, agriculture, and monitoring and evaluation teams to support partnership/project design
  • Work across teams to improve quality of external trainings, including follow up

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience in partnership or program development*
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda*
  • Strong writing skills*
  • Experience working in a fundraising, communications, or marketing role
  • Experience creating and managing budgets in a software program like Excel
  • Experience working with an international organization
  • Professional experience or academic training in health, agriculture, and/or nutrition
  • Working proficiency in French 
  • Adaptability, specifically willingness to adapt to shifting roles and schedules
  • Analytical with attention to details
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to actively contribute in program and external meetings 
  • Reliability in meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility
  • Collaborative with experience working across teams within an organization
  • Respect for local processes and procedures 
  • Solution-oriented 
  • Community spirit

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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Note: these vary depending on placement country and citizenship.

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