The External Relations team (EXR) responsibilities include donor relations, communications, advocacy, civil society outreach, private sector and private foundation outreach and it has the primary responsibility for overseeing GPE's financing campaigns. EXR has staff based in Europe and North America, as well as consultants in many primary donor markets. In the current replenishment cycle, EXR has raised over $4 billion and leveraged a further $1.5 billion from public and private sources.
This position will be based initially in Brussels, Belgium, or Paris, France.
The External Relations Manager will report to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) who oversees the GPE management team. The selected candidate will manage a large team, including direct oversight of the Private Sector and Foundations team and the Donor Relations team and of a senior professional overseeing the Communications team and the Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations team.
The selected candidate will set external relations strategy, represent GPE in related work, coordinate high-level relationships, and manage a diverse body of work. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring an enabling work environment that promotes success of the team and its individual members, and for ensuring strong and effective coordination with other teams and the wider Secretariat.