AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


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Associate Director, Partnerships

Executive Management



About AVPN

AVPN is a unique funders’ network committed to building a vibrant and high-impact social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative, and outcome-focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

Job Description

The Partnerships Team is responsible for managing the grants and sponsorships that support AVPN in delivering on its mission to mobilise capital towards impact.  This targets-based role involves collaborating with markets, knowledge, capital mobilisation, platforms (Gender, Climate Action, and Health Resilience) and strategic engagement teams to develop and implement grants and sponsorships. The Associate Director will also work closely with senior leadership to build the grant and sponsorship pipeline and develop key strategic relationships within the AVPN membership and network. 


  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet AVPN’s fundraising goals, focusing on grants, sponsorships and other funding opportunities. 
  • Identify, cultivate, and nurture strategic partnerships with potential funders, sponsors, and partners. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with funders to increase the strength of AVPN’s value proposition over time, leading to an increase in duration and quantum of funding.
  • Prepare compelling concept notes, proposals and grant applications to engage funder interest and convert to grant, sponsorship or revenue streams.  
  • Oversee the grant management process, including negotiating and finalising agreements, and ensure timely delivery of grant monitoring information and reporting by the team.
  • Develop and implement a donor stewardship program to ensure ongoing support and increased funder retention. This includes regular communications, acknowledgments, and recognition events.
  • Lead and mentor a small team, fostering a collaborative and results-driven environment to achieve fundraising targets.
  • Work closely with internal teams, including senior leadership, marketing, and program teams, to align fundraising efforts with AVPN’s overall strategy and objectives.


  • At least 10 years work experience in a fundraising/business development role, with a proven track record of securing funding support from diverse sources. 
  • Proven track record in developing strategic partnerships with funders, sponsors and partners. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to create compelling fundraising proposals and engage potential funders.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring a team, fostering a collaborative and results-driven culture.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to finalise partnership agreements and sponsorship terms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal teams and external stakeholders to achieve fundraising goals.
  • A passion for driving positive social change and making a difference in the Asian community.

Application Process

Please apply through our application form. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only notify candidates who have been shortlisted. 

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