Institutional Partnerships Manager

Institutional Partnerships Manager

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  • Bamako

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Job announcement

About Muso

Muso believes no one should die waiting for health care. We build health systems to save lives by reaching patients faster, within hours of the moment they become sick. To do this, we partner with communities facing extreme poverty. Muso has spent more than a decade creating and improving our Proactive Care model, preparing it to serve the global effort for universal health care. We have documented rapid health improvements across the populations we serve: a 2018 study found that communities we reach in Mali, which previously saw some of the world’s highest child mortality rates, sustained child mortality rates lower than any country in sub-Saharan Africa for five years, and ultimately reached a rate on par with that of the United States. Patient access to care increased tenfold. Muso now serves the governments of Mali and Cote d’Ivoire in their efforts to translate the results of this research into national policy and practice.

We provide proactive health care to 350,000 patients in peri-urban and rural Mali, and embed rigorous academic research and strategic advocacy to identify and share strategies that can accelerate global efforts for child survival, maternal health, and universal health care. Given the transformations in health care access and survival Muso has documented, over the next five years our direct service, research, and advocacy will work to advance a new model of care for community health systems. Learn more about our work at

About the Position

More than five million children die every year and more than half the world’s population lives without access to essential health care. To take on these enormous injustices, Muso is growing rapidly. We aim to reach up to one million patients directly with proactive care, and to improve care for tens of millions of people through changes in global policy and practice. We plan to grow our budget from $11 million in 2020 to $18 million per year by 2023 to achieve these goals. To get there, we will pursue significant growth in our foundation and corporate, individual, and bilateral and multilateral partnerships, and build systems to manage and expand our current partnerships with over 40 institutions and a committed group of individual donors.

To support our ambitious plans for health care delivery, research, and advocacy across the global community, Muso is seeking an Institutional Partnerships Manager to build relationships and advance institutional funding partnerships in Mali, where we have operated for the past fifteen years. This position will lead identification, cultivation, and engagement opportunities for Muso with stakeholders including the US government, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations, and corporations with a presence in Mali or based outside of the US.

The Institutional Partnerships Manager will track, secure, and manage bilateral and multilateral funding, from identification, to positioning, to award. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, driven professional with an understanding of the bilateral and multilateral funding space and a passion for Muso’s mission. Working closely with Muso’s Mali-based team and Chief Partnerships Officer, the Institutional Partnerships Manager will help craft and execute Muso’s immediate and long-term partnership strategy to increase organizational sustainability and scale a model with the potential to save millions of lives.

This position is based in Muso’s Bamako, Mali, office and requires international travel. The role reports to the US-based Chief Partnerships Officer (CPO) and works collaboratively with in-country colleagues, including Muso’s technical assistance and program teams.


The responsibilities of the Institutional Partnerships Manager include, but are not limited to:

Partnership Cultivation

  • Meet and build relationships with major bilateral and multilateral health funders within Mali
  • Research priorities, procedures, and opportunities for potential bilateral and multilateral funding partners
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with a wide variety of partners including in-country and international donors, bilateral and multilateral agencies, in close coordination with CPO, Technical Assistance Director, Mali Country Director, and CEO
  • Build relationships with primary recipients of bilateral and multilateral funding. Conduct strategic analysis to identify mission-aligned opportunities to apply as sub-recipient
  • Coordinate with CPO to identify strategic funding opportunities via bilateral and multilateral agencies and guard against mission drift
  • Attend conferences, networking meetings, and events to network with potential funding partners
  • Lead in-country prospect identification and strategy

Account Management

  • Steward funding relationships
  • Identify, lead and support new proposal, budget, and concept paper opportunities
  • Oversee execution of logistics for strategic partnerships including subgrants, contracts, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), etc.
  • Collaborate with finance department to ensure appropriate financial management of all grants and subgrants, including timely invoicing and receipt of funds
  • Lead communications between San Francisco and Mali offices to gather and synthesize financial and narrative reports for streamlined donor and internal communication

Grant Reporting

  • Serve as writer, proposal coordinator, or other lead role on proposal teams. Develop well-crafted concept notes and proposals. Coordinate preparation of all supplementary information to ensure compliance with approved policies and procedures
  • Gather detailed project information from program team on an ongoing basis in order to accurately report progress in the field
  • Write narrative reports, and engage program staff to provide and assistance as necessary


  • Attend key events, conferences, and meetings as a representative of the organization with the primary intention of building partnerships and relationships with donors
  • Host and coordinate, in partnership with Muso team, key donor site visits
  • Strengthen internal communication by acting as liaison between San Francisco-based development department and in-country teams

Required Skills & Experience

  • Commitment to social justice and global health equity
  • Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills
  • Proven track record of success with bilateral and multilateral funding
  • Familiarity with bilateral and multilateral donor funding mechanisms, policies, and procedures
  • French and English proficiency
  • Willingness to travel

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments, cultures, and time zones

Not Required, But A Plus

  • Understanding of and experience working with global health issues
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting, financial planning, and reporting processes
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Two or more years experience in low-resource settings preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for this role will be commensurate with experience. A health insurance package will be included. This position will receive 20 days of vacation annually and one sick day per month based on date of hire, as well as major holidays in Mali. This role will also receive support for professional development opportunities.

Muso is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Institutional Partnerships Manager” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The application deadline is rolling, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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