Country Operations & Partnerships Coordinator, Benin and Burkina Faso

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Country Operations & Partnerships Coordinator, Benin and Burkina Faso

As a partnership platform, Grow Africa helps the companies, governments and other partners collaborate in support of Africa’s agricultural transformation. This work includes facilitating information flows that foster mutual accountability and improve priority setting; thereby enabling partners to better address constraints within the business environment, whilst increasing their development impact.  Grow Africa seeks a relationship/project manager to coordinate this work as country operations and partnerships mostly with private sector.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives.
  2. Experience in developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnerships.
  3. Experience in working with stakeholders across the public, private and non-profit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect to public-private partnerships for development.
  4. Entrepreneurial mind set and ability to devise creative win-win solutions.
  5. Excellent negotiating skills, project management and organizational skills.
  6. Good understanding of African regional development context and fostering. mutual accountability and learning in support of cross-sector collaboration.
  7. Previous experience working with high-level, demanding clients, under pressure and against tight deadlines.
  8. Open and honest
  9. Recognizes and values the contribution of others
  10. Shows respect towards colleagues and seeks constructive feedback
  11. Contributes actively to a sustainable environment
  12. Takes full responsibility for his/her own actions
  13. Highly motivated and able to collaborate, swiftly establishing trust and rapport

Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration or any other related field. Candidates must have a minimum seven of (7) years of professional experience, within the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally, of which at least three years’ experience should have been spent working on issues related to international development, private sector development, or another international development technical area (eg, agriculture, climate change, education, health)

Application: To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$ 45,364.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($23,846.40 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 26 June 2017 and should be addressed to:


NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

Private Bag X218 Midrand, 1685

Johannesburg, South Africa

Email: and;


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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