Thousand Currents seeks an African Diaspora Partnerships Manager who knows that Africans around the globe are the only ones that can transform African communities and understands that the concept of “international aid” and “development” must be eliminated. The African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is creative, resourceful, and a self-driven organizer who enjoys building connections and relationships with people - be it over a dinner, a conference, a community center, or a side meeting at a multilateral convening. This person understands that one of Africa’s most important resources are its people and will work actively to connect Africans in the diaspora with Africans on the continent that are building transformative solutions on food, climate, and economy.
The African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is responsible for integrating Africans In the Diaspora (AiD) into the Thousand Currents’ Africa program* and engaging the African diaspora to learn more about Thousand Currents’ Africa program, partners and alliances. They will develop the program’s African diaspora outreach plan, coordinate with the philanthropic partnerships and communications teams to mobilize support, tell new stories, and conceptualize and implement activities focused on building an African diaspora philanthropic community that would support the work of Thousand Currents’ Africa program partners.
Africans in the Diaspora is now held within the Africa program at Thousand Currents.
Under the supervision of the Regional Director, Africa and in close coordination with the Philanthropic Partnerships team and the Communications team, the African Diaspora Partnerships Manager will design and lead activities, including but not limited to:
In close partnerships with the Communications team, the African Diaspora Partnerships Manager plans, designs and implements all communications work. Activities will include:
In close partnerships with the Philanthropic Partnerships team, the African Diaspora Partnerships Manager plans, designs and implements all diaspora donor advocacy and contributes to resource mobilization. Activities will include:
Along with all other staff, this position contributes to Thousand Currents’ culture of experimentation, teamwork and continuous learning and does what it takes to ensure that Thousand Currents staff collaborate and support each other within and across programs and excel in an environment where every member takes care of their own basic administrative needs. This includes but is not limited to:
Note: Thousand Currents is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions, but does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
This job description and its physical requirements will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.
Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.