Senior Partnership Officer - Kuala Lumpur

Localisation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Responsible consumption
Partial remote possible
4 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-17-2024

Zero Waste Malaysia

To be the largest and most influential ground-up environmental community, driving social and systemic change for a sustainable future in Malaysia.

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Type of employment: Full-time

Working mode: Remote & based in Klang Valley, work from home. Able to attend physical events and meetings from time to time.

About the job

The Senior Partnership Officer is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships with public sector entities and corporate organisations. This role aims to enhance the organisation’s reach and impact through effective collaboration, coordination, and monitoring of partnership activities. The Senior Partnership Officer plays a crucial role in driving the organisation’s mission of promoting zero waste practices and sustainability by securing and managing vital partnerships.

Role & Responsibilities:

1. Partnership Development: Identify, develop, and manage strategic partnerships with public sector entities, funders, corporations, and other relevant stakeholders.

2. Grant Proposal Coordination: Coordinate the preparation (incl. budget), submission, and management of grant proposals to secure funding from partners.

3. Corporate Engagement: Lead the pitching of corporate education programs and manage (oversee) ongoing corporate partnerships.

4. Collaboration & Networking: Build and maintain a network of partners, ensuring regular communication and engagement to foster strong relationships.

5. Monitoring & Reporting: Track and report on the progress and outcomes of partnership initiatives (incl. grant opportunities) ensuring alignment with organisational goals.

6. Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic partnership plan.

7. Project/Programme Management: Work closely with project teams to align partnership activities with program objectives and ensure effective implementation.

8. Training & Capacity Building: Provide guidance and training to speakers and facilitators on engagement strategies.

9. Communication: Liaise with funders on any arising issues, changes and providing regular updates

10. Training and Supervision: Train and supervise ZWM speakers and facilitators, ensuring high performance and adherence to standards.



1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field. Experienced in proposal development is preferred.

2. Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience in partnership development, corporate engagement, or related roles, preferably within the NGO sector.

3. Skills: Strong project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication.

4. Knowledge: In-depth understanding of partnership management, grant proposal processes, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends.

[Must haves] Must be able to work flexibly during evening/weekends (time-off is provided on Fridays, we care about your mental health!)

[Must haves] Own laptop and electronic devices for work

[Must haves] Own transport to attend physical events and meetings

[Great to have] Experience with environmental work

[Great to have] Experience with project management

[Great to have] Comfortable with start up culture (we can be a little messy, but we always help one another out!)

[Great to have] Experience with sales and marketing