Manager, Global Government Partnerships

Global Programs Unit (GPU) · Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Global Programs Unit (GPU)
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

We are hiring a Manager, Global Government Partnerships!


Since 1993, Women for Women International, a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.  


Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.  


Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.   


We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.  


That is the power of women, for women.


Women for Women International has the ambition to significantly increase grant funding to support programming that has proven to be transformative for marginalized women survivors of war in fragile and conflict-affected countries. The Manager for Global Government Partnerships will be an important member of the Global Business Development team, managing and executing our global business development strategies related to donor and prospect relationship building and cultivation.

The Global Business Development team sits within the Global Programs Unit, which also includes sub-teams focused on program design, monitoring and evaluation, country office support, and grants management. This position will work and coordinate especially closely with the grants management team to ensure proper stewardship of current government donors, including that they are primed well for renewal asks.




New Business Development/Prospect Cultivation

  • Work closely with prospect research staff to identify, prioritize and tier government donors globally, spending 75% of the time on US government donors vs global government donors.
  • Liaise with staff in-country offices in efforts to cultivate prospective government donors.
  • In conjunction with the rest of the Global BD team, participate in regular meetings with Country Offices to discuss their fundraising progress and ensure they have the needed capacity and support to fundraising locally.
  • Work closely with the proposal team on government applications to ensure proposals reflect the priorities of the donor and effectively make the case for investment.


Donor Stewardship

  • Manage a global portfolio of current government donors, working closely with other relevant staff to ensure donors are engaged and satisfied with the partnership.
  • Work closely and regularly with the grants management team to ensure that government donor interests and expectations are monitored and addressed and that current government grants position us well for renewal asks.

Partnership Development

  • In conjunction with the Director of Global Business Development and Head of Global Philanthropic Partnerships, work across all parts of the organization that are engaging in various forms of partnership to ensure that we understand and can leverage these partners in government focused BD efforts.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Global Business Development, Head of Global Philanthropic Partnerships, and Manager for Global Foundation and Corporate Partnerships, understand and address gaps in existing partnership relationships that are needed to complement and make us more competitive for government proposals in current and future WfWI priority areas.


New Business Development/Prospect Cultivation

  • Develop individual cultivation plans and strategies for engaging government donors globally.
  • Track and manage all cultivation progress related to government donors/prospects (including portfolios managed by the Director of Global Business Development and others) and develop new cultivation opportunities that could further engage prospective government donors.
  • Strategically deploy WfWI programmatic experts, staff, and leadership towards implementation of the global BD Strategy, including support to the CEO, MDs UK and DE and other Executive Leadership
  • Use Salesforce effectively to support donor activity and stewardship.


Donor Stewardship

  • Conduct a comprehensive relationship mapping exercise to identify and strengthen key relationships for global government partnerships, including the application of a key account/project management model to manage those relationships

Partnership Development

  • Support the smooth development of new partnerships in response to government opportunities, including identifying and building relationships with potential strategic partners (other INGOs,), developing and managing processes for ensuring necessary due diligence of consortia partners, entering into teaming agreements, etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in fundraising, with a strong focus on government donors
  • Proven track record of success in government fundraising with evidence of personal engagement and leadership of successful, large, and complex proposals and pitches.
  • Adopts a growth mindset and has demonstrated experience in relationship-based fundraising strategies.
  • Experience working in cross-departmental, cross-country contexts with a proven record of building, managing, and working with virtual teams.
  • Current and strategic understanding of global humanitarian, development and gender funding environment and future trends.
  • Excellent spoken and written English including research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Commitment to and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values
  • Computer skills including working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Windows.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Ability to travel as required and have flexible work schedule which may include early mornings, evenings and weekends. May be required to occasionally work beyond normally scheduled hours.

Physical Demands:

  • May require bending, lifting, standing, sitting, computer work, etc.

*This job description may be modified from time to time in the discretion of WfWI.


All our staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience

At Women for Women International, we know that our people and organizational culture provide the foundation to achieve our mission. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central to everything we do. Read our commitment to DEI 


Application Instructions:


We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through this portal or our career page here:


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Location
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Global Programs Unit (GPU)
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience