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Partnership Director, Serbia

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Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Overview of the Position

Social Solutions is recruiting a Partnership Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Improving Serbia’s Environmental Protection Activity planned as 5 years effort estimated at $5 million. The overall purpose of the activity is to improve Serbia’s commitment to environmental and biodiversity protection. The Improving Serbia’s Environmental Protection Activity will advance Serbia’s Biodiversity and Environmental protection by provision of capacity building, advocacy support, public awareness and cross sectoral cooperation.


The Partnership Director will work closely with project leadership and headquarters to identify, cultivate, and implement partnerships with local civil society and the private sector. 


This position is contingent upon award.


  • Identify, assess, and recommend potential partners and partnership opportunities;
  • Provide technical leadership for the design, formalization, and management of innovative public-private partnerships;
  • Coordinate with other donors, local organizations and government agencies;
  • Build the capacity of the local stakeholders to take leadership on partnerships issues;
  • Monitor the development and implementation of policies and actions related to public-private partnership issues;
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to the private sector and local communities.


  • Master’s degree in a related field of study;
  • At least 7 years of experience in organizational capacity building, pertaining to most or all of the following sub-areas: organizational development, strategic planning, human resources, leadership development, financial management, utilizing evidence to inform decision-making, and/or business development/revenue generation;
  • Deep understanding of the role of and the challenges to the NGO and private sectors in Serbia or in similar political, economic, and social context;
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality capacity development;
  • Proven leadership and management skills in the context of international development projects; experience on USAID-funded projects highly preferred;
  • Experience working in Serbia or in the region is highly preferred; and
  • English language fluency required, with excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency in Serbian an advantage.

Equal Employer

Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: 3528876571595826515