We are seeking a dynamic professional experienced in international development, responsible for ChildFund International's grant efforts in Africa.
The Africa Region Grants Acquisition and Management (GAM) Coordinator (ARGC) collaborates with technical and finance staff in country offices (COs) as well as our business development team at headquarter to support proposals development as well as post-award management processes of opportunities and grants with a value of under $1million.
S/he also leads efforts to strengthen execution capability of Country Offices for developing and managing their grants portfolio. This includes strengthening COs' proposal grants acquisition capacity.
S/he will be hosted by one of the West Africa COs to provide shared TA services across the Africa region and will report to the West Africa Deputy Regional Director with dotted reporting lines to the Africa Regional Senior Business Development & Grants Management Specialist and the Country Director who is hosting this position.
- Cultivates strong connections linkages or relationship between country offices, USG agencies and other major bilateral/multilateral and private sector donors. Keep organization informed of new funding opportunities and the Strategic Objectives of donor missions in country. Promote the formation of consortia with strategic partners and ensure alignment of the Program Pipeline and readiness activities with them.
- Provides strategic leadership for intelligence gathering and pre-positioning efforts. Researches and analyzes funding trends among key donors/clients. Undertakes business intelligence research to inform strategic planning. Regularly update and communicate to COs on USG and other bilateral/multilateral and private sector donor priorities and direction.
- Coordinates with the Africa Regional Team to increase the competitive readiness of Country Offices, writing capacity statements and supporting pre-positioning efforts set by the Global Grants Team.
-3 - 5 years of experience in writing grant proposal and obtaining grants from US government and other bilateral/multilateral donors. Experience with private sector donors is an added advantage
-Proven budgeting skills
-Thorough understanding and proven track record of obtaining US government and other major donor awards
-Prior experience working in the development sector
-Demonstrated experience in training, coaching and/or mentoring project staff in the basics of proposal development
-Demonstrated diplomacy in building relationships, working collaboratively within a growing organization, and within broader external coalitions
-Strong knowledge and skills of Word, Advanced Excel skills, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and Adobe. Prior experience working with SalesForce and SharePoint is a plus.
-Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadline required
-Outstanding writing skills in English, analytical capacity, and attention to detail.
-Demonstrated experience suing M&E systems and tools to conduct effective tracking and reporting on core indicators.
-French language skills are a plus
- Bachelor's degree in International Development or a field related to the organization's core program, or equivalent relevant work experience (MA preferred).
Qaulified candidates should submit a cover etter and resume to the following addres: firstname.lastname@example.org.
the closing date for application is May 30, 2017 at 16h00