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Regional Proposal Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya - Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan / non Kenyan national for the following position, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya 

Regional Proposal Coordinator 

LWF / DWS East / Horn / Central Africa

The Regional Proposal Coordinator of the (new) LWF / DWS Regional Support Unit, based in Nairobi, Kenya shall be responsible to and report directly to the Resource Mobilization Officer (RMO) in Geneva for programmatic matters and for administrative matters to the local LWF / DWS Kenya / Djibouti Country Representative in Nairobi.

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:-

1. Proposal Process (Identification, Development and Submission) 
  • To identify specific funding opportunities (upcoming calls) through necessary research and prioritize proposal development support to agreed programs (preparedness and readiness to respond).
  • To lead and/or coordinate the submission/response to calls process (primarily in the region but on occasions as agreed to other regions).
  • To provide timely hands on support to develop high quality concept notes (also for project bank) and proposals in response to calls (quality and timely submissions).
  • To conduct the necessary research to support the technical content of concept notes and proposals.
  • To carry out field visits, meetings and workshops with staff, necessary to develop and finalize the proposal (including the budget).
  • To maintain proper records and electronic filing systems of all drafts and final submissions and approved proposals.
  • To ensure that all rules and regulations required by the donor are adhered to and included in the proposal.
  • To finalize, package and submit proposals according to donor specifications and deadlines and LWF quality standards.
  • To coordinate the hand-over of successful awards to the relevant implementing team in the Country Programs.
  • To ensure quality, compliance and consistency in proposals (between country programs).
  • To carry out any other proposal development tasks as needed and requested by the RMO.
2. Capacity Building 
  • To plan and facilitate training workshops with staff in country programs in order to improve their skills on the proposal development process.

1. Experience:
 Three to five years experience in international humanitarian and development programs. 

2. Education:
 University graduate in international development studies or other relevant qualifications. 

3. Personal Attributes:
 Cultural sensitivity and adaptability. High degree of integrity and professional responsibility. 

4. Professional skills:
  • Experience in developing successful proposals to USAID, US Department of State and other major institutional donors. 
  • Proven track record of program development and securing funds. 
  • Excellent oral and written communicator. 
  • Strong facilitation skills. 
  • Proactive and flexible work style. 
  • Capable of identifying and responding to shifting priorities. 
  • English will be the main working language; knowledge in French would be an asset. 
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce. 
  • Ability and affinity for working in teams. 
  • Ability to travel in the region at short notice.
5. Commitment to train national staff. 

6. Deep commitment to LWF’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.

“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to;

The Human Resources Officer,
Lutheran World Federation Kenya - Djibouti,
P.O Box 40870 -00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Or email

Closing date: 19th August 2011

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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