Business Relationships Manager

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 13 July 2020
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Job Description

RTI International Malaysia is seeking applicants for Business Relationships Manager for the Better Health Programme Malaysia. This 3-year programme is funded by the UK Prosperity Fund from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is being implemented across 5 countries in South East Asia as part of a regional effort to address non-communicable diseases. The Better Health Programme (Malaysia) aims to improve prosperity and reduce poverty by improving population health, reducing morbidity and mortality arising from non-communicable diseases. In addition, the programme seeks to address inequities in healthcare amongst women, the poor and marginalized communities to contribute to inclusive economic growth. These objectives will be done through three strategic pillars of the programme: community health; digital health; and health literacy and education.

Job Summary: The Business Relationships Manager will be responsible for engaging with local business partners and community leaders on proposed NCD prevention interventions. This position is responsible for assisting the External Relations Leader in developing viable value propositions with partners leading to collaborations where appropriate, including follow-ups, facilitating multi-stakeholder engagements, determining approvals needed and undertaking related implementation activities where required. The ideal candidate is a Malaysian national with experience with a strong track record in facilitation and engagement of public and private sector stakeholders. The position is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the candidate must have the ability to travel within Malaysia for up to 25% time. He/ She is expected to work independently with limited supervision.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify and follow through on opportunities to collaborate with various stakeholders in implementing specific activities.

  • Design and facilitate workshops with business and private-sector stakeholders, subject matter experts, and community leaders.

  • Define approach to teaming and partnering with external stakeholders.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities to align interests of diverse stakeholders in order to facilitate successful collaboration.

  • Provide input on budgets, resources and other requirements as a result of planned interventions.

  • Tap into understanding of product and company business cases to advocate for collaboration on programme activities to decrease obesity among the urban poor.

  • Assist in the planning, drafting and editing of communication pieces to engage relevant stakeholders.

  • Lead the development and implementation of specific activities identified under the intervention programmes, working closely with community liaison, external relations lead, and others on the team.

  • Support selection of indicators and help analyse data to inform periodic review and monitoring.

  • Provide regular status reports on projects managed including any roadblocks that may impact on agreed timelines.

  • Participate in progress meetings as required.

  • Ensure inclusion of marginalized groups across activities in keeping with programme focus on social inclusion.

Minimum Required Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of experience or Bachelors’ Degree and 6 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in community development, social work, communications, healthcare and/or other healthcare-related fields.

  • Experience in implementing community participatory approaches and methods for community engagement, empowerment and consultation within in Malaysia is strongly preferred.

  • Proficiency in everyday Bahasa Malaysia is compulsory.

  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and flexibility

  • Demonstrated leadership in learning to practice and in promoting an open culture of learning.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship/team building skills and high-level communication skills and able to fluently speak, read, and write excellent English and Bahasa Malaysia preferred.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply not later than July 25, 2020, kindly include a cover letter and current CV. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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