Projects and Partnerships Lead at Miva Open University

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  • Abuja, FCT, Miva Open University View on Map
  • Post Date : May 23, 2023
  • Apply Before : June 2, 2023
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  • Job ID 27006
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Job Description

Miva Open University is an education company building a new kind of university targeted at the African region. Miva is a Pan- African Distance e-Learning University that is built on a couple of beliefs: Firstly, we believe that the traditional brick and mortar approach to tertiary education is no longer a viable option in serving learners on the African continent. This approach will not provide the capacity and efficacy for the people of the region.

We are building a university experience that can leverage excellent academic talent (wherever it is to be found) and digital technologies to create a new, fresh, more efficacious and more accessible tertiary experience. Our second belief is that this new tertiary experience must not only meet but exceed the existing way of doing things in terms of quality, efficacy and preparing learners for the future. We are uncompromising in these beliefs and this is why we are excited to speak to you.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Projects and Partnerships Lead

Location: Abuja

Overall Function

  • Are you a skilled project manager with a talent for building strategic partnerships? Do you have experience at an analyst level at a leading consulting firm (BCG, Deloitte, Mckinsey, KPMG, PwC, EY, etc)? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and want to make a significant impact in the EdTech industry? We have an exciting opportunity for you!
  • We are currently seeking a talented and experienced Projects and Partnerships Lead to join our team. As the Projects and Partnerships Lead, you will be responsible for driving the successful execution of projects and establishing strategic partnerships to enhance our offerings and expand our reach. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including, content development, marketing, and sales, to ensure seamless project delivery and foster mutually beneficial relationships with key partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, negotiate, and cultivate partnerships that support business growth and enhance our product and service offerings.
  • Lead and manage end-to-end project lifecycles, including project planning, execution, monitoring, and closure.
  • Develop and execute project plans, timelines, and budgets, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and stakeholder expectations.
  • Coordinate and allocate resources, both internal and external, to optimize project outcomes and meet project deliverables.
  • Foster and maintain strategic partnerships with educational institutions, technology providers, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to define partnership objectives, establish mutually beneficial terms, and ensure alignment with company goals.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, competitor activities, and partnership opportunities.
  • Analyze project metrics, financial data, and market insights to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and deliver compelling presentations and reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration across teams to ensure project success and partnership alignment.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulations, and best practices, leveraging knowledge to drive innovation and competitive advantage.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Project Management, or a related field is required. Advanced Degrees and relevant certifications in Project Management or Partnership Development are preferred.
  • Proven Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, business analysis and partnership development roles, preferably in the consulting industry. Demonstrated success in leading and executing projects from initiation to completion, as well as establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships.
  • Project Management: Strong project management skills, including the ability to create and execute project plans, manage timelines, allocate resources, and monitor progress. Experience with project management methodologies and tools to ensure efficient and effective project delivery.
  • Partnership Development: Extensive experience in identifying, negotiating, and cultivating partnerships with external organizations, stakeholders, and clients. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with key partners, leveraging those relationships to drive business growth and achieve shared goals.
  • Strategic Thinking: A strategic mindset with the ability to assess market trends, identify opportunities, and develop innovative strategies for projects and partnerships. Proven experience in translating strategic objectives into actionable plans and delivering measurable results.
  • Excellent Communication: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and proposals to internal and external stakeholders. Strong negotiation and presentation skills to influence and persuade key partners and clients.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making. Proficiency in analyzing project metrics, financial data, and market research to identify insights and drive informed decisions.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve project goals. Experience in managing and coordinating teams, including internal resources and external partners, to ensure collaboration, accountability, and successful project outcomes.
  • Results-Orientation: Proven track record of delivering projects on time, within budget, and with high-quality outcomes. A focus on achieving measurable results and exceeding targets.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, effectively managing changing priorities and navigating ambiguity. Willingness to take on new challenges and continuously learn and grow.
  • Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of emerging EdTech technologies and industry best practices is a plus.

N500,000 – N700,000 (Net) Per month, with benefits.

Application Closing Date
2nd June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Application Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Please ensure your application provides the following information:
    • Your Curriculum Vitae outlining your academic and professional qualifications as well as your work experience in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job first.
  • We are determined to change the tertiary landscape in the African region. This is an ambitious objective and we look forward to having a personal conversation with you to take things forward. Thank you for your interest.

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