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Re-advertisement: Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor (f/m)

Location: Addis Ababa / Nairobi

Position title: Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor  
Working location: Addis Ababa /Nairobi
Direct Supervisor: Head of Institutional Partnership Development
Region: Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF)
Job Ref: IPD SOS/20/9

Context of the position 

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

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Within the Eastern and Southern Africa region, SOS CV International is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has member associations (MA’s) in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Angola and Madagascar.

We are searching for a dynamic, innovative, resilient and experienced candidate to join our organization as a Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor. The successful candidate will support a cluster of 4-6 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) region to increase funding from institutional donors. By joining us, you will enjoy a diverse and motivated team and a conducive work environment.

You will have extensive travel in the region and beyond as you work with a global team to drive growth of income and diversify public grant portfolio of public grants in the region through grant acquisition and management. You will play a critical role in building the capacity of the ESAF regional office and cluster countries in grant acquisition, effective grant management as well as strategic donor engagement, positioning and partnerships with key institutional actors.

Mission of the position

The Institutional Partnership Advisor supports and advises the global IPD community (IPD network and MAs) in the development of partnerships with institutions, in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for national and international programmes.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities
  • Proactively identify and seek donor intelligence on new institutional funding opportunities that match beneficiary needs, organizational priorities and donor requirements.
  • Support and coordinate the development of high quality concept notes and funding proposals for submission to institutional donors.
  • Keep up-to-date with donor policy developments and trends, in the development and humanitarian sectors.
  • Proactively engage donor agencies, regional networks and other stakeholders in fostering relations for collaborations and funding.
  • Provide grant management and administration support for effective and efficient implementation of institutionally funded programs with a diverse group of donors, partners and staff.
  • Facilitate and coordinate institutional funding activities such as cross regional Capacity building, Knowledge sharing and partnerships between General Secretariat (GSC), Promoting and Supporting Associations (PSA) and National Associations (NAs) and external stakeholders.
  • Identify, organize and facilitate capacity building in proposal development, project design and management for NA’s through apprenticeship, webinars, trainings and knowledge transfer.
  • Explore new opportunities for innovation mainly through research and close monitoring of cutting-edge approaches and dynamics in international development.
  • Liaise closely with other internal functions and external stakeholders to guarantee adherence to organizational standards and to seek synergies wherever possible
  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional processes to enable SOS Children’s Villages to maximize its long-term net income and number of institutional partnerships
  • Represent IPD Team in meetings/projects/workshops as appropriate
  • Proactively identify and seek donor intelligence on new institutional funding opportunities that match beneficiary needs, organizational priorities and donor requirements.
  • Support and coordinate the development of high quality concept notes and funding proposals for submission to institutional donors.
  • Keep up-to-date with donor policy developments and trends, in the development and humanitarian sectors.
  • Proactively engage donor agencies, regional networks and other stakeholders in fostering relations for collaborations and funding.
  • Provide grant management and administration support for effective and efficient implementation of institutionally funded programs with a diverse group of donors, partners and staff.
  • Facilitate and coordinate institutional funding activities such as cross regional Capacity building, Knowledge sharing and partnerships between General Secretariat (GSC), Promoting and Supporting Associations (PSA) and National Associations (NAs) and external stakeholders.
Requirements

Educational background:

  • We are looking for a seasoned professional with minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in grant writing and acquisition, donor contract management and partnership and network building.
  • Master Degree in International Development or other relevant studies OR 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proven results in institutional partnership development in Africa, preferably within an international NGO/donor organization. Make sure your letter of motivation mention some of the successful proposals you have developed.
  • Demonstrable recent and substantial work experience in a similar role with a minimum 5 years’ experience and direct experience in application writing
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines
  • A good team builder, innovative and creative, demonstrating high professional standards
  • Ability to translate organizational policy into practice
  • Experience in partnership development, supporting efficiency and relevance of regional networks, grant management & proposal development.
  • Proven track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring support staff in a decentralized environment
  • Ability to represent the organization at high level forums

Leadership competencies:

  • Analytical thinking skills and ability to influence others.
  • Experience in developing, managing and monitoring development projects by NGOs, including multi-actor programs funded by Institutional donors.
  • Willing to travel in and out of the region
  • Concrete experience of work and collaboration with national, international institutional donors
We offer

The opportunity to work in one of the largest International Non-Profit Organisations on Child Care, in a position with a varied scope of tasks and responsibilities directly impacting on the development of the organisation in achieving its strategic goals
To contribute to our meaningful mission: “We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities”

How to Apply

NB: Previous candidates who applied are not required to respond to this advert.

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates.
Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and send to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 6th October 2020.

Applications that are late do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email. Candidates that have applied for this position before need not re-apply.

E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org  cc: IPD.ESAF@sos-kd.org

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