Water.org is an international nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, they have been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.
OMNI is honored to be retained by Water.org to assist with their search for a Financial Institution Global Technical Expert in the Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA areas.
About the Job:
The Sector Engagement team at Water.org leads the organizational engagement of bilateral and multilateral development institutions for the purposes of influencing governments, global water and sanitation finance forum decision-making, and the policies and practices of these institutions. This team strategically guides and strengthens Water.org's engagement skill in systems and collective impact with scale-enabling development finance institutions, government actors and sector resource leaders and facilitates effective global-local relationships to underpin country strategies.
The Sector Engagement Partnerships Expert operates as a high performing, highly visible and strategic relationship manager of Water.org's global partnerships with global and regional development finance institutions (both multilateral and bi-lateral banks) and Aid Agencies.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Sector Engagement Partnership Expert will focus on building and curating a robust portfolio of global and regional relationships with development finance institutions by coordinating with and supporting global and local country offices to effectively collaborate with and leverage these Enabler partners. This Expert will research, synthesize and provide in-depth strategy analysis, ensure maintenance of a body of partner collateral, Enabler objectives, milestones and communications throughout the fiscal year.
Ensure each Enabler engagement strategy is effectively tailored to fuel Water.org's global strategic plan and serves into country objectives; and ensure it is up-to-date including objectives, milestones and meeting communications.
Identify, cultivate and manage a complex array of institutional relationships within a discreet group of global, regional and local DFIs, with The World Bank, IFC, IDB, ADB, USAID and other development aid agencies.
Be a visible influence as co-convener and vocal presence as panelist and co-presenter at global and regional sector conferences, workshops, for a, and coalition meetings.
Track annual relationship objectives through quarterly score card evaluation.
Ensure accuracy and currency of Enabler partner enterprise organigrams so Water.org teams and departments understand the broad priorities of the DFI as well as the lines of reporting and overlap presence with Water.org teams and initiatives.
Coordinate closely and inform country offices regularly to facilitate optimal global-local collaboration and communication; including regular presence in-country to lead or support stakeholder meetings, influential engagements and intervention partnerships.
Execute customer focus with excellence by maintaining a regular cadence of in-person meetings, calls and written communications with DFI Enablers to facilitate deep personal rapport that builds trust for Water.org as the Partner of Choice throughout the fiscal year.
Bachelor's degree required in international development, politics/international politics, business, or other related discipline requiring both strong analytical and presentation skills. Master's degree in related field preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated success managing global level stakeholder relationships, preference for DFI relationships.
Previous experience working in a DFI or aid agency preferred.
Required experience with multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships.
Excellent demonstrated relationship management skills and acumen.
Advanced project management skills required with highly developed ability to research and synthesize results.
Advanced ability to synthesize complex array of information and transfer into advanced PowerPoint presentations.
Demonstrated success leading executive and senior decision maker engagement.
Confidence and effective presentation skills on the global stage essential.
Previous partnership broker training a plus.
Previous CRM experience a plus.
Travel Requirement – position may involve travel up to 40 percent domestic and global travel.