Lead, Strategy & Policy

Strategy & Policy



The Strategy and Policy team is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing the organizational strategy and defining short and long-term outcomes that advance NVPC’s vision and mission
  • Defining NVPC’s strategic positioning leveraging its unique strengths and role in the external giving landscape
  • Understanding the external environment, trends and developments on giving and implications on the organisation’s strategy
  • Leading the strategic planning process including programme reviews, tracking and assessment of progress towards goals to ensure alignment with their original intent
  • Driving and managing partnerships with key government stakeholders to advance NVPC’s strategic objectives and influence policies and programmes with national impact

The Lead, Strategy & Policy, is a key contributor in this new, cross-functional team and reports to the Director, Strategy & Policy.


Strategy Development

  • Facilitate development and implementation of organisational strategy
  • Support development and management of narrative on NVPC’s strategy
  • Provide intelligence and analyses to support strategic decision-making on programmes/products/initiatives, undertaking sector analyses that describe sector activities and intentions, performing ad-hoc evaluations, and distributing key information as needed

Strategy & Planning

  • Drive alignment of NVPC’s platform/products and collaboration among teams
  • Understand and analyse performance and impact of supporting platform/product strategies
  • Manage the timely and accurate reporting and analysis of performance and tracking indicators, including organizational and team KPIs

Government Relations

  • Identify and help steward relationships with key government and government-related stakeholders to influence policies and programmes with national impact
  • Assess policy/national programme needs & opportunities, map and analyse network and decision-making levels of stakeholders
  • Help manage relationship and correspondence with funder(s) and related teams


  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with NVPC and among public sector partners
  • Act as bridge to outreach and institutional partnerships team to ensure consistent approach across key public sector partners
  • Serve as a role model to create and grow a high-performing, high-quality work environment
  • Lead special projects as needed


  • Degree in Business Management
  • Minimum of 10 years in leadership role in operations functions
  • Understanding of business analysis and business requirements gathering discipline preferred
  • Self-starter/entrepreneurial spirit
  • High functioning organisational skills and ability to prioritise multiple demands
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams
  • Ability to demonstrate executive presence with C-level partners
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, business acumen and interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritisation, planning, and analytical skills
  • Goal oriented and personally accountable; resourceful, self-directed and team player
  • Adaptable and flexible; open minded, innovative and creative – seeks ‘out of box’ solutions
  • Customer-focused
  • Able to influence and engage stakeholders without authority
  • Sound sense-making and judgement skills

Interested candidates are invited to submit your updated resume and cover letter to Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.