Thursday, February 11, 2016

Resource Mobilization Manager (East Africa) - Heifer International (Apply by: February 26, 2016)

Job Description

** Note ** Position could be located in Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda in Eastern Africa region, depending on the final candidate selected.

Function:

The Resource Mobilization Officer-East Africa (RMO/EA) plays a central role in his/her region in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying markets, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening Country Office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities. As a member of the Institutional Business Development (IBD) team the RMO/EA works under the supervision of the IBD East Africa Regional Manager, however s/he also collaborates with the Foundation Relations and Global Partnerships and Alliances teams to identify and respond to specific foundation and corporate funding opportunities. The RMO/EA is expected to be aware of the funding environment throughout East Africa, and participate in opportunity response as directed by the IBD EA Regional Manager. Annual acquisition targets for East Africa will be collaboratively developed, contributing to the overall IBD and Heifer fundraising goal, and informing the RMO/EA’s work plan.

Required Skills

Responsibilities:
  • Design a roadmap to complete the assigned resource mobilization and partnership goals, leading the country program teams towards identifing and prioritizine key regional funding and implementing partners and long-term resource mobilization plans and strategy development.
  • Create, plan and implement all fundraising strategies, opportunities and activities building from and expanding upon the success of current private and public efforts; build and document relationships with priority funders; increase understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms.
  • Develop and execute a partnership development plan, targeting partners with institutional resources and aligned missions; gather and analyze business intelligence and prepare for response as needed.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, and manage high-level donor relationships consistent with Heifer’s philanthropic strategy.
  • Participate in regional and country office strategy development including to develop and/or assist country offices to produce appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc.
  • Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.
  • Regularly update Partnership and Business Development Manager and Vice President of Institutional Building on fundraising progress, and liaison with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization team at Heifer headquarters (HQ).
  • Participate in determining Heifer’s best fit for specific solicitations by preparing intake forms and contributing to Go/No Go decisions.
  • Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners.
  • Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
  • In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to other Heifer staff.
  • Mentor country office staff in all aspects of responding to opportunities, including: forming response teams, negotiation, program design, results frameworks, budget development, and proposal review.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the design, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.
  • Participate in—and lead, as directed, the Proposal Development teams.
  • Work closely with the technical experts to design and package technical information for responding to solicitations or writing unsolicited proposals.
  • Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) team to design and package impact data to support quality response to funders.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities.
Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years' job-related experience in East Africa.
  • Fluent in English (fluency in other languages are a plus).
  • Preferred requirements:
  • Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
  • Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in East Africa.
Most Critical Proficiencies:
  • Experience in living and working in Africa.
  • Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
  • Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
  • Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarters (HQ) located in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
  • Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office. 
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands: 
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
  • Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
  • Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
Job Location

Uganda, Uganda

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Level

Manager

Client

Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date

02/26/2016

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