Tuesday, 14 February 2012

SOS Children's Villages International Regional Office East Africa - Regional Institutional Partnership Coordinator (RIPC) Job in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages International is a social development organization whose primary goal is to offer orphaned, abandoned, neglected and destitute children throughout the world, - regardless of their religion, nationality or creed - a permanent home.

SOS is a private, non-political and non-denominational organization that offers effective alternative foster care around the world.

Apart from SOS Children’s Villages we also operate ancillary projects worldwide, including Kindergartens, Schools, Social Centres and Medical Centres which also serve the communities surrounding the SOS Children’s Villages.

The East Africa region comprises of the following National Associations: Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia and Somaliland.

Position Summary

The Regional Institutional Partnership Coordinator works closely with National Associations in the East Africa region to develop and support local institutional donor cooperation (grants and partnerships with multilaterals, bi-lateral aid agencies, governments, and foundations).

The RIPC provides necessary support in the implementation of activities financed by local institutional donors, interpretation of donor policies and in developing capacities.

The RIPC must pro-actively seek to raise awareness about the work of the organization; attract and retain new public/institutional donors, and protect the brand and image of SOS Children’s Villages.

General aim:

Guide and support National Associations(NAs) in retaining, servicing and expanding partnerships while exploring and building new partnerships with donor agencies and institutions (governmental and non-governmental), in countries across the region in order to significantly diversify and augment the funding resources available to support the organization’s programs.

Key Performance Areas and Main Responsibilities:
  • Work with international, continental & national counterparts to develop and implement a comprehensive institutional funding strategy and plans for the region, including identifying, cultivating and soliciting institutional funding support in line with the continental and international IPD strategy.
  • In conjunction with NAs, develop proposals, provide quality checks on reporting and keep track of deadlines for all locally-secured IPD activities to ensure donor servicing meets required level of professionalism.
  • Identify funding opportunities within the region and install as well as maintain a market monitoring mechanism aligned with and complementary to continental processes.
  • Work together with NA stakeholders in initiating contacts and forging partnerships with institutional donors, representing the organisation’s aims and objectives.
  • Support NAs in preparing high level funding proposals that meet donor requirements.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to individual application/ funding processes according to needs.
  • Monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting by NAs making sure that donor requirements are met also during the project implementation phase.
  • Where appropriate and relevant develop and maintain good relationships with donors at regional level through ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
  • Provide the CO and IO with relevant information for the continental as well as global IPD strategy and plans.
  • Develop the capacity of local staff with a view to understanding the development cooperation and humanitarian aid fields, including donor politics and policies as well as solid understanding of “international development” concepts and perspectives;
  • Train local staff in Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and other relevant tools of the Institutional Partnership Practical Guide.
  • Provide support to the supervisor to ensure all PSA-funded IP projects are in order.
Requirements:
  • Degree in community development or relevant field.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in programming, management, and institutional donor relations.
  • Team player with ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Networking skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
If you fit the above profile, please apply by sending a detailed cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, daytime contact, and three current references to the Human Resources Department through ro.afea@sos-kd.org

The last date for receiving applications will be Wednesday, 22nd February 2012

How to apply:

If you fit the above profile, please apply by sending a detailed cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, daytime contact, and three current references to the Human Resources Department through ro.afea@sos-kd.org

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