Development / Singapore

Global Partnerships Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Global Partnerships Manager to help us grow and thrive through strategic alliances with private, public and social sector organizations. Existing multi-national collaborators include, Amazon Web Services, the IKEA Foundation, and United Way. This role will be responsible for adding to that exciting roster.

This role is based in Singapore with some travel in the APAC region. Applicants must be Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore.

You will be joining a new and rapidly growing team within Generation, with a pivotal role to play in helping us change the lives of thousands of job-seekers around the world. Not only do our partnerships fund our current activities, they are instrumental in driving our expansion to new profession and countries, and they keep us at the cutting edge of adult education by enabling research and innovation.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to with ‘Global Partnerships Manager’ in the subject line.

To be successful you'll need:

  • You have a proven track record in driving new business growth and/or fundraising
  • You have experience managing complex projects and diverse, global teams
  • You are warm, empathetic, and love getting to know new people – meaning you can build trust-based relationships with diverse stakeholders in a range of geographic, cultural and industry contexts
  • You have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You are resolutely data-driven in your approach to solving problems, influencing and informing decisions, and will put in the legwork to get us to the best solution to any problem
  • You thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push yourself and others to raise the bar
  • You believe in our mission, that fulfilling employment can change lives, and are passionate about doing social good

What you'll do:

The Global Partnerships Manager role will cultivate and oversee an exciting portfolio of flagship partnerships. They are responsible for overall direction setting of each partnership, and end-to-end management of Generation’s delivery against our responsibilities therein. They can expect initial responsibility for 1-2 existing multinational relationships, with this portfolio expected to grow over time.

Specifically, the GPM will:

  • Develop and evolve a strategy for each partnership under your leadership, ensuring benefits to Generation learners and employers are maximized
  • Lead our working relationships with key stakeholders at multiple levels in partner organizations, and be a credible representative of Generation in discussions with same
  • Track the high-quality implementation of Generation programs against scope and targets agreed with partners
  • Ensure all relevant documentation with respect to relationships with external stakeholders is completed, up to date and appropriately stored
  • Build and manage a team of 1-3 associates across the portfolio of partnerships – setting norms and processes, supporting associates in their work, and providing coaching, mentoring, and development opportunities to team members
  • Work with the Global Director of Partnerships to design and secure new multi-country programmatic relationships with corporations and development organizations, in line with Generation impact targets by region
  • Contribute to the establishment of partnerships as a “center of excellence” within Generation by gathering, creating/codifying and disseminating resources and best practices for partnership development to our country offices
  • Be a committed and valued member of the global partnerships team, and play a vital role in creating a culture that attracts and supports exceptional talent

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.