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Senior Programme Officer, Resource Mobilisation: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Kenya Jobs

Closing date: 27 Aug 2010
Location:Kenya - Nairobi

This position is for National Staff and is a Fixed Term Contract Position.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Bringing support to all matters related to leading, coordinating and facilitating RM;
  • Assist in monitoring the coordination of RM plans for plans and budgets and emergency appeals.
  • Study donor trends and identifying opportunities to support RCM work in EA
  • Study grant making and compliance issue procedures of donors
  • Participate and lead in proposal design and writing
  • Capacity building on proposal writing and donor compliance
  • Assist the management of pledges and the reporting to donors to ensure compliance with the agreed donor conditions and requirements and provide regular feedback to the RM unit at the zone office.

  • Maintain updated information on current and potential sources of funding for the Federation in Eastern Africa country and regional representations, and support knowledge management activities in the context of RM at the regional and country levels.
  • Assist regional/country representatives manage donor relationships together with programme managers and budget holders in day to day contact with donors in a coordinated manner – and help respond to the numerous requests.
  • Ensure all unpaid pledges are followed up on monthly basis.
  • With budget holders assure regular feedback with the Finance Department to capture financial needs.
  • Assure filing and archiving of all PMNs and copies of legal contracts and agreements.
  • Ensuring that seeking government/corporate funding is coordinated with the PNS country of origin e.g. USAID with American RC and Land Rover with British RC.
  • Establish close working relationship with the host NS i.e. Kenya RC on country funding and establish Modus Operandi with regional donors. Ensure that “constituency clause” is respected in fundraising and has a blessing of the respective NS.
2. Facilitating partnership agreements with national and regional organizations in the region;
  • Assist in preparing various “selling” packages for development of new or existing partnership, as well as with relevant regional organizations or embassies based in Nairobi and in other capitals of Eastern Africa.
  • This entails that the Senior Officer will keep herself/himself informed of the developments of the relationship and the partnerships as well as programmes and activities supported by each partnership. He/she will have agreed tangible fundraising target for the assigned partners area.
  • With Communication unit at the zone and regional offices, ensure systematic and efficient promotion of Federation and PNS work in Eastern Africa.
  • Assist in identifying call of proposals the best suited for specific themes or countries and assure that communication and coordination takes place of these various calls, i.e. the ACP Water Facility, USAID, EU etc
  • Assist and support the Regional/country Representatives and RM/PA Coordinator to obtain background information, current good working examples of new partnerships such as with Development Banks, EAC, IGAD and other relevant organisations. This will be clearly reflected in the plan of action.
  • Assist in sharing information on partnerships and funding relations with the corporate and private sector in the region in coordination with RM in the zone office.
  • Be rresponsible for developing relationships or new initiatives with selected partners in the region with specific thematic areas such as Disaster Risk Reduction, HIV and AIDS etc
Required Qualifications
  • University degree in relevant discipline (International Relations; business management, finance management, communication, Humanitarian Affairs, etc.)
Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the international sector, focused on humanitarian needs ( health and care, disaster risk reduction, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years experience in managing relations with donors and partners
  • Work experience with other international organisations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies
How to apply

All applications to be sent by email only to: zonehr.easternafrica@ifrc.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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