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NGO Job in Kenya – FAWE – Resource Officer

Job Purpose:

To increase funding of Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) from different of sources, provide technical assistance in resource mobilization to National Chapters and build lasting and beneficial partnership for FAWE.

Expected Results to support achievement of results within the 2008-2012 Strategic Plan

  • Existing partnerships strengthened to significantly increase support for FAWE’s activities

  • Scope of existing partnerships expanded into more areas of collaboration
  • Establishment of FAWE in regional African and international bodies such as the AU and the Regional Economic Committees (RECs)
  • New partnerships developed and implemented
  • FAWE’s leadership position in promoting girls’ education in Africa, strengthened through activities with partners
Resource Mobilization
  • Develop relationships with the philanthropist community, foundations, individuals, corporate, bilateral and multilateral donors, and governmental donors as viable revenue pipelines for FAWE
  • Develop and implement new resource mobilization/funding strategy
  • New donors enlisted into Donor’s Consortium and increased donor funding
  • Funding sources diversified to reduce dependency risk
Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a partnership strategy that optimizes relationships with partners that are key to advancing FAWE’s Strategic Plan
  • Develop a strategy and advice the EC and GA on the methodology and benefits of having FAWE representation in regional and international bodies such as CSOs and the RECs
  • Provide technical support to National Chapters to develop country-specific partnership strategies and to expand their capacity to participate effectively in partnerships
  • Responsible for the submission of reports to partners in accordance to the agreed terms between FAWE and the partner
  • Identify, research, build and maintain satisfactory relationships with partners at the regional and international levels
  • Represent FAWE in both external and internal partnership meetings and forums
  • Collaborate with the Communications Unit to develop marketing and communications materials of FAWE to prospective partners
  • Ensure that the engagement of partners maximizes funding and impact potential for FAWE and that FAWE staff follow/implement these partnership strategy
  • Establish and oversee a structure that monitors partnership relationships (e.g. reviews, MOUs, etc)
Resource Mobilization
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and expand donor support into a strong, steady, consistent source of revenue
  • Develop and design a sustainability strategy for FAWE to ensure a profit generating structure
  • Develop a private sector fundraising and partnership plan and be responsible for the overall implementation of this plan
  • Develop and maintain a donor database including contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding and contractual modalities, and formats
  • Research, approach and negotiate support from new funding partners such as grants, in-kind contributions, event sponsorship, pro bono services etc
  • Maintain and develop relations with existing members of FAWE’s Donors’ Consortium
  • Conduct market research and marketing initiatives to assess priorities and identify new opportunities for resource mobilization
  • Research and analyze donor calls for funding applications and request for expression of interest proposals
  • Identify and justify project possibilities in connection with donor priorities and funding opportunities
  • Develop and establish standards for proposal writing and concept notes to secure resources
  • Develop a capacity building programme to empower National Chapters to enhance resource mobilization and support them to mobilize funds from in-country donors
  • Prospect key markets for potential fundraising targets
  • Ensure timely and high quality grant reporting
Job Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Business Communication, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in building partnerships between NGOs, Multilateral and Bilateral and corporate
  • 5 years experience in fundraising from donors, especially private industry
  • Extensive international experience
  • Skilled in identifying strategic opportunities and develop plans to pursue them
  • Have high energy, confident presenter who is able to engage people and get them to commit funding/and or to partnering with FAWE
  • Knowledge and experience of the realities of development issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English, and good working knowledge of French is desirable
  • Very strong networking skills and excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • A proven track record of fundraising from major donors, corporate and foundations
  • Good understanding of corporate social responsibility strategies
  • Proven skills in developing and writing successful funding proposals
  • Ability to work with budgets and financial reports
Behaviours and Competencies
  • Strategic perspective/vision
  • Communication skills (writing/editing/oral) in English and French
  • Stress tolerance
  • Persuasiveness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiating skills
  • Leadership
  • Planning, organizing skills
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Closing date: 08 Apr 2011

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