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Institutional Partnership Development and Fundraising Officer

Date Posted: 2020-02-21 06:41:00
Company Name SOS Children's Villages Association of Zimbabwe
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Deadline: 20 January 2020

SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International - a worldwide children's social welfare organisation, providing children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care with a caring family and secure home.

Besides children in our direct care, SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe has established family strengthening programs in Chitungwiza, Bulawayo and Shamva. The Programme supports children in difficult circumstances. The Organisation works as a development partner with communities and the local authorities. SOS Children’s Villages also runs schools, kindergartens and a farm.

The Association is looking for an energetic and results orientated individual who will fundraise, support and advise the National Association in the development of partnerships with funding institutions, corporates and high net worth individuals in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for national programs. The successful Incumbent will be on a fixed term renewable contract of employment:

Responsibilities will include
Identifying Institutional partnership opportunities at national/ local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations, corporates, high net worth individuals, embassies and foundations); Writing concept notes and full proposals for both grants and contracts under the strategic guidance of the National Programmes Director and the Senior management team in country and the regional IPD Advisor of the ESAF Region; Securing the organisation’s participation in consortia applications and proposal development processes externally, and development of value propositions for sharing with potential partners; Developing MOUs, pre-teaming agreements or other required documentation in relation to consortia formation and partnership development; Preparation and submission of IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the National Director and the regional Office; Responsibility for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of consortia agreements, teaming agreements, MOU and compliance with donor requirements, submission of reports; Developing and maintaining workspaces in the Grant management and Tracking system; Establishing a close working relationship with the Finance and Program Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting, contract management and reporting; Responding to needs from IOR on reporting in relation to grant and contract information management; Developing and implementing an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe and ensure this is infused within the global IPD Strategy and National plans; Building fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training staff on the rules and guidelines of funding institutions that enhance cordial donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc; Documenting information on the implementation of donor-funded grants and contracts, in order to improve understanding of donor requirements and to improve SOS CV Zimbabwe’s performance; Negotiate programming and operational guidelines for funded projects with partner institutions and government departments and broaden the support and cooperation received from such stakeholders in liaison with the National Director; Representing SOS CV Zimbabwe in sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use this to aggressively develop funding partnerships; Participating in regional IPD networking and training forums and contributing to development of new IPD strategies to improve practice; Developing material to help promote SOS CV Zimbabwe amongst potential donors, partners and key Government representatives, including briefings, capacity statements and presentations; Working closely with the GSC in ESAF and IO in order to ensure coordinated contact with donors; Take a lead in organizing all local fundraising activities; Carry out local and international donor scoping

Work/Educational Requirements

Qualifications and Experience
A minimum qualification of a Bachelor degree in social sciences (social work, psychology, social-pedagogy, community development or economics) and, additionally, a project management qualification; Master’s degree in Social Sciences will be a definite advantage; Minimum 5 years working experience in the field of Project Management; He/she should have 4-7 years extensive experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a thorough understanding of development programming; Must have a thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods, prevention of GBV and Child Protection; A thorough understanding of DCM, PCM training approaches is a requirement; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team; Commitment to address the welfare of the children of our target group and their families

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Job Deadline : Expired

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