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Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

Queen Rania Foundation, London


Thank you for your interest in Queen Rania Foundation and the role of Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships.

It is a critical time for Jordan and the Middle East. Amid large turmoil and crises of unprecedented scale, it is imperative to ensure that the global community continues to make both short and long term investments in the sustainability of the region.

Her Majesty Queen Rania’s vision is quality education for all, from kindergarten onwards, taught by dynamic and well-trained teachers who excite students and instill in them not only a love of learning today but life-long curiosity. The efforts of Queen Rania Foundation thus far, have enabled a generation of forward-thinking young Jordanians, well-versed in local and global issues, able to harness technology’s tools and compete with their peers wherever they are in the world. We, at Queen Rania Foundation, want this for every child in Jordan, and for Jordan, to strengthen the foundations of inclusivity and prosperity for all.

Already, Queen Rania Foundation is more than a hub for new learning ideas; it’s an incubator of new education programs. One of the most transformative is Edraak. Launched in May 2014, this pan-Arab initiative makes available Arabic online learning courses. It’s the first non-profit platform of its kind in the Arab world and the feedback from young people is that they want more.

In the newly created role of Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships, the post-holder will work with the CEO to support Queen Rania Foundation, in further establishing and extending its network of international and global funding partners – initially those based in Europe and North America.

We hope you will bring your expertise to bear in raising the profile of Queen Rania Foundation through different marketing and media channels by crafting stories about our work that resonate with target audiences. You will be confident and comfortable presenting to different audiences, and able to write engaging speeches and compelling presentations.

You will grow and nurture Queen Rania Foundation’s international strategic partnerships and fundraising team, both in the UK and Jordan, growing and developing the teams to build capacity. To perform this role successfully, it is expected that the post-holder will travel, with the requirement to spend at least one week per month in Jordan.

This position will work very closely with Her Majesty Queen Rania’s office to both serve as fortified point of connection with Queen Rania Foundation and ensure that the Foundation is able leverage Her Majesty’s international presence and networks for the tangible benefit of learners in Jordan.

For more details about this opportunity and our Foundation please review the details on this site and have an informal conversation with our colleagues leading the search for this campaign, Andrew Timlin and Sarah Engerer at Hays Executive on 020 72598743.

With best wishes,
Nafez Dakkak