Institutional Development Practitioner Cover Letter Sample

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Amy Thiel

Palmer Development Group
October 21, 2020
Application for Institutional Development Practitioner

Dear Hiring Manager, 

I would like to express my interest in the position of Institutional Development Practitioner, currently advertised at Palmer Development Group website. This position appears to be an ideal blend of my experience in community engagement, and my expertise in development facilitation. I am particularly impressed by PDG’s commitment to improving cooperative partnerships and provision of quality advice to various spheres of the government and departments. Thus, it would be an honour to be part of the PDG team. I am also drawn to PDG’s multidisciplinary approach in research and policy evaluation.

I sincerely enjoy working on research and development positions, because I thrive in an environment where no two workdays are the same. I can work with diverse stakeholder profile at various levels of the public and private sector, and I can lead multidisciplinary research initiatives on applied policy research. I believe my combined ability to successfully conduct multidisciplinary research and the use of various research methods and project planning ensures the strong skills I have to perform the responsibilities of the role as an Institutional Development Practitioner.

While my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including leadership and collaboration skills, I excel at developing training and workshop programs; facilitating communication strategies; cultivating and enhancing company culture and adapting quickly to changing organisational needs. In my role as a Project Manager with Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, I work daily in a variety of roles on project coordinating, planning and management on township economies. I planned the project workshops, managed the implementation of the mandate, managed the outsourced service providers, proactively engaged with project stakeholders, ensured effective risk management, and contributed to the strong organisational culture by embracing systems thinking. I am also a dedicated, hardworking, organised and a reliable professional with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to speak at least five South African official languages.

You will find me to be energetic, confident, and personable, the type of person on whom your team will find pleasurable to work with. I also have a wide breadth of experience in planning and mobilising project resources at the level of excellence you expect will be met. Further, I feel that the Palmer Development Group is the type of organisation in which I would excel to my maximum potential. I hope that you will find my experience and interests intriguing enough to be a competitive candidate for this position.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I look forward to hearing from you. If you require any additional material or information, I would kindly supply it. Should you wish to contact me I can be reached on phone at 555-555-5555 or email


Amy Thiel

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