Uganda: Partnerships and Development Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Partnerships and Development Officer will be charged with reviewing and implementing resource mobilization systems and guidelines to expand the financial resources of the Youth Project in line with the Ministry of Gender mission. The fellow will ensure that staff are appropriately trained to implement guidelines and maintain systems effectively. The fellow will also develop a strategy to identify potential donors, cultivate relationships, and manage all proposals for funding.

Leverage and Build Resources

  • Identify new partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships to enhance MoGLSD’s work on the Youth Project
  • Prepare proposals for donors and development finance institutions and provide technical support to departmental/unit/project heads in preparation and development of fundable quality proposals for the organization’s programs
  • Build existing relationships and identify new potential funding opportunities
    • Develop and maintain a donor database, including contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding, and contractual modalities and formats
    • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with potential donors, including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors
  • Work with the Communication and Knowledge Management Officer to strengthen fundraising efforts
  • Develop a system for identifying and monitoring the implementation of non-donor funded strategies while involving Youth Project of the MoGLSD mission line supervisors

Resource Mobilization and Reporting

  • Build resource mobilization capacity (i.e. in fundraising aspects, donor relating/guidelines)
    • Develop and implement policies, strategies, and procedures on resource mobilization; monitor the compliance of staff with the approved policies and procedures
    • Develop periodic operational resource mobilization activity plans and budget and submit monthly and quarterly performance reports to the supervisor
  • Leverage key stakeholders to craft a resource mobilization strategic plan that will identify and curb financial deficit, generate more funds, and follow-up on corrective actions
  • Develop and implement procedure to enhance preparation and prompt submission of high quality technical and financial accountability reports to donors and other relevant partner institutions, as per the requirements of donors and other relevant partner institutions

Desired Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in strategic planning, organizational development, or related field*
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a reputable non-governmental organization (NGO)*
  • Knowledge of project planning and management principles, donor guidelines, resource mobilization, and grant writing*
  • Entrepreneurial approach
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Strong skills in the areas of communication, negotiation, networking, and partner cultivation
  • Dynamic, persuasive, self-motivated, and able to demonstrate high initiative

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