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DAI recruiting Partnerships Development Manager


Australia, 21 April 2015

Objectives of the programmeme:

The Australian Government recently established the innovationXchange to drive innovation throughout Australia’s aid programme so that it becomes an intrinsic way of thinking and acting. The innovationXchange will create and test development innovations, source new ideas for the wider aid programme, and work with the private sector to find more creative and clever ways to achieve better results.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) works constructively with the private sector in the Pacific in many ways, seeing both successes and opportunities for learning. DFAT has therefore developed SEED Pacific, an innovative initiative that seeks to harness the collective power of business and society to solve development challenges in the Pacific. SEED Pacific will target businesses that are prepared to show leadership and innovation in the Pacific and will broker and support the most promising partnerships between global businesses and local organisations to develop new business solutions that have a development impact.

Organisations will receive:

  • Support to tailor their business solutions to the Pacific

  • Networking opportunities and links to strategic partners

  • Opportunities to develop business solutions in collaboration

  • Match funding for the best business solutions identified through a competitive process

The objectives of SEED Pacific are to:

  • Source, test and scale new business ideas that solve development challenges in the Pacific

  • Work in an innovative way with partners to create and implement the Initiative and the business solutions

  • Forge new multi-sector partnerships with Pacific-based organisations

  • Leverage private sector finance for development outcomes

  • Learn from failures as much as successes

Length of the project: 3 years

Anticipated Project Start Date: July 2015

Location of project:  Australia with frequent travel to the Pacific Islands

Scope of Work:

The Partnerships Development Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing existing partnerships, whilst also identifying new organisations to work with. S/he will take a leading role liaising with partners to develop, deliver and evaluate projects.

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