Job Title: Partnership & Grants Coordinator
Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. War Child is a dynamic organization with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict-affected children and young people.
Job Summary: The Partnership and Grants Coordinator reports to the Head of Programme and collaborates closely with the Program Development advisors, finance and logistic managers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Portfolio coordination, strengthening and maintenance.
- Update country-specific program funding strategy with the WCH Uganda team.
- Maintain mapping of key humanitarian actors, especially those relevant for War Child Holland’s programming.
- Funding opportunity identification through research and networking, diversifying the range of contacts and opportunities with the help of country teams.
- Contribute to strategic thinking on resource mobilisation/fundraising in cooperation with the team and ensure this feeds into global, regional and country strategies and guidance.
- Maintain WCH online platform on grants management through feeding information timely.
Proposal Writing and Fund Raising
- In collaboration with the Team, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals and budget; Support War Child Holland on grant management including donor policies and project administration/reporting requirements; have the necessary templates, tools, etc. to comply with these;
- Liaise with Head Office in reviewing and approval process of donor and partner contracts, proposals and reports that cannot be approved at the Country level.
Partnerships Development and Management
- Take a lead in the due diligence and partnership assessments
- Support drafting MoU and teaming agreements
Representation and networking
- Participate in and contribute to relevant internal networks, such as partnerships and fundraising;
- Represent WCH in relevant resource mobilization / fund-raising fora, including relevant donor meetings as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in International Business & Development, or equivalent demonstrable experience in proposal development and management for social work and community development projects.
- At least three years of work experience in the area of fundraising with institutional donors and grant and partnership management;
- Knowledge of and experience in humanitarian programmes in Uganda;
- Knowledge of and demonstrated experience on partnerships with at least 2 of the following donors: European Commission, ECHO, DFID, USG (including USAID) and UN agencies; additional experience with other donors such as SIDA, SDC and GAC is desirable;
- Familiarity with key actors and demonstrated experience in developing, building and maintain strategic partnerships with these actors;
- Proven track record in design and writing of winning grant proposals responding to grant solicitations in a limited amount of time; experience with technical programs in child protection, education and or MHPSS an advantage;
- A good understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards in humanitarian settings for refugees and other marginalised populations, especially children and youth;
- Relationship-building, diplomacy and networking skills.
- Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports and communications
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and empathy
- Ability to work well under pressure with diverse teams from all backgrounds and level
- Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 5th August 2022
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