We are looking for a Partnership Coordinator

A challenging, international and dynamic environment . 36 hours/week, starting asap 
Intro to RNW Media

RNW Media is an international digital media accelerator, working for impact. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of locally rooted civil society organisations and media outlets in their use of digital media to reach, engage and mobilize young people aged 15 to 35 on issues that matter to them like government accountability, gender equality or climate justice. We work with those who, like us, want to unleash the potential of next generations (millennials, Gen Z) in countries where freedom of expression and digital inclusion are under pressure. It is our goal to ensure that by 2030, through digital media, one billion young people can make informed decisions, advance their rights and positively affect society.

We are proud to have 75 years of experience in the media sector, over 50 years as a training centre and more than 10 years working on media for development. 

The purpose of the position

The Partnership Coordinator develops and coordinates strategic partnerships with key accounts (donors, INGOs, network members and country partners like CSOs and media outlets, and others) with whom RNW Media co-creates projects and interventions. These partnerships enable RNW Media to generate income and have an impact; this means RNW Media is a financially sustainable digital media non-profit reaching its goal that by 2030, through digital media, globally one billion young people can make informed decisions, advance their rights and positively affect their societies.

Positioning in the organisation

The Partnership Coordinator reports to the Business & Partnership Development Director and works closely with various experts across the organisation.

Your responsibilities

The Partnership Coordinator:  

  • Is responsible for the account management of strategic partners such as donors, INGOs, CSOs, media partners and others that enable RNW Media to generate income and / or implement projects;
  • Develops and coordinates annual account management plans per strategic partner and sets targets on income generation and joint impact;
  • Actively explores funding opportunities for RNW Media and its partners;
  • Is responsible for coordinating the development of proposals; from the co-creation of project ideas with small multi-disciplinary teams to the project design and intervention logic, proposal writing and budgeting;
  • Is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of (smaller) projects with partners;
  • Actively involves RNW Media's network members (of in-country CSOs or media partners) in proposal development and project implementation;
  • Works with experts from both the capacity strengthening and thought leadership clusters to develop winning proposals based on innovative project ideas and ensure quality implementation with high satisfaction rates;
  • Positions and represents RNW Media as the go-to-expert on digital media, data for development and the engagement of young people at international (development) events like conferences and in panels;
  • Follows the international development agenda with relevant (SDGs) expertise to be able to respond to major events and new priorities where RNW Media's approach can accelerate the impact of the changemakers we work with.

Knowledge and experience

The Partnership Coordinator has:  

  • A Master’s Degree in International Development, Media Studies or related field;
  • Fluent in English and preferably in one of these languages; Arabic, French, Spanish;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal but especially in writing;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in turning project ideas into winning proposals and strategic account management;
  • A proven track record in project management and implementation;
  • Experience working with partners across the world; preferably in one or more of these regions; MENA, West Africa/Sahel, East Africa, Eastern Neighbourhood Countries, (Central) Americas;
  • Knowledge of the SDGs, the human rights and digital rights framework, freedom of expression agenda and expertise in youth engagement. 

What do we offer?

Working at RNW Media is much more than a job. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, you support young people to drive social change. You also become part of a young and multi-cultural team of highly skilled professionals. We are a flexible project-based centre of expertise where you work in multidisciplinary teams. We have an informal and flexible work structure that emphasises wellbeing as much as it does quality of work.

At RNW Media we have a competitive Compensation & Benefits package. This job is graded in salary scale 7 (€3.204,84- – € 4.485,96-). Your salary will be dependent on experience and expertise. We offer a one year contract, subject to renewal.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries as we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We also encourage interested candidates who may not meet all criteria to apply – we value team members who are eager to learn and grow.

As RNW Media, we are committed to reflecting the young people for whom we work. We aim to build as diverse a team as possible, whether it be in relation to gender, ethnicity, sexual identity or age. People originally from the regions where we work, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are particularly welcome to apply.

How to apply

Please apply HERE by submitting your CV and motivation letter before April 29th, 2024.

In your application letter outline demonstrable examples of how you meet the requirements of the role. An assignment can be part of the procedure.

Only applicants with a valid residence and work permit for the Netherlands will be considered.