Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

On Site (Full Time)


Jan 11, 2022

Notebook and Pen


Muso is growing exponentially. We plan to grow our budget from $13 million in 2021 to up to $25 million per year by 2023 in order to support us to reach up to one million patients directly and improve care for tens of millions of people through changes in global policy and practice. To get there, we will pursue significant growth in our foundation and corporate, individual, and bi- and multi-lateral partnerships, and build systems to manage and expand our current partnerships. To support our ambitious plans for health care delivery, research, and advocacy across the global community, Muso is seeking an Institutional Partnerships Manager, Côte d’Ivoire, to build relationships and advance institutional funding partnerships within the Ivorian landscape.

This position will lead identification, cultivation, and engagement opportunities for Muso with stakeholders with a presence in Côte d’Ivoire, primarily bilateral and multilateral organizations, but including foundations and corporate entities.

The Institutional Partnerships Manager will track, secure, and manage bi/multilateral funding, from identification to positioning to award. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, driven professional with an understanding of the bi/multilateral funding space and a passion for Muso’s mission. Working closely with Muso’s development team and in support to our Côte d’Ivoire operational team, the Institutional Partnerships Manager, Côte d’Ivoire, 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.



  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (in person when possible; telework supported and encouraged during COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Department: Development and Communications

  • Reports to: Senior Manager, Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships (SMASP)

  • Language: Fluency in English and proficiency in French

1. Partnership Cultivation

  • Meet and build relationships with major health funders within Côte d’Ivoire, particularly multi- and bilateral institutions;

  • Lead in-country prospect identification and strategy, researching 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 other development team members, Technical Assistance Director, and Côte d’Ivoire Country Director;

  • Build relationships with primary recipients of bilateral and multilateral funding. Conduct strategic analysis to identify mission-aligned opportunities to apply as sub-recipient;

  • Collaborate with institutions-focused development colleagues to map partners, 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.

2. Account Management

  • Steward funding relationships;

  • Identify, lead and support new proposal, budget, and concept paper opportunities;

  • Oversee documentation of strategic partnerships including the execution of subgrants, contracts, and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs);

  • Collaborate with Finance Department to ensure appropriate financial management of all grants and subgrants, including timely invoicing and receipt of funds;

  • Lead communications between US and Abidjan offices to gather and synthesize financial and narrative reports for streamlined donor and internal communication.

3. 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.

4. Representation

  • 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 US-based development colleagues and in-country teams.

Skills and Experiences

  • Commitment to social justice and global health equity

  • Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills

  • Proven track record of success with bi/multi-lateral funding

  • Familiarity with bi/multi-lateral 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

  • Lived and/or professional experience in West Africa

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to with 'Institutional Partnerships Manager, Côte d’Ivoire' 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.

Salary & Benefits 

  • Compensation will be $65,000-$73,000 per year.

  • A competitive benefits package and health insurance will be provided.

  • Muso is an equal opportunity employer.