Uganda: Strategic Development Officer

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

Position Overview:

Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) has been in existence for over 15 years; having started with 14 patients and 15 volunteers, ROM has grown to a clientele of over 8,500, with over 8,000 orphans and vulnerable children supported. 90% of ROM funding comes from PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Having focused primarily on care and treatment, ROM recognizes the untapped potential into research areas that could be a source of funding for the organization. The Strategic Development Officer’s task will be to develop resource mobilization and strategic development policies to improve financial resources in ROM. The fellow will work closely with the research officer and the executive director to identify possible partners who can provide technical, financial or other support to ROM, including preparing proposals for mobilizing such support and following up with proposals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with potential donors—including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors—to foster a profitable working relationship with ROM and continuous fundraising in line with donor requirements and ROM resource mobilization guidelines
  • Oversee all donor engagement activities, including but not limited to:
    • Develop and maintain donor database (contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding and contractual modalities, and formats) to effectively manage existing cordial relationships
    • Identify new potential funding opportunities in line with ROM resource mobilization guidelines
    • Keep donors promptly informed of all developments in ROM that are relevant to them
    • Attend and track donor meetings with ROM team
    • Collect and record all data related to donor funds and the activities they finance
    • Produce accountability statements to donors and submit them through the appropriate authorities
  • Manage project proposal process, from initial drafts, through securing approval from ROM management, to producing final versions for submission to prospective development partners and other parties
  • Identify and respond to grant opportunities and maintain a grant tracking matrix as well as a grants database
  • Support the writing of programmatic reports and technical documents

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or other relevant discipline*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree with focus in strategic planning and organizational development, project planning and management, resource mobilization, or related field
  • Strong communication skills*
  • Strong interpersonal skills*
  • Visionary and proactive approach*
  • Persuasive*
  • Good sense of judgment/discernment*
  • Minimum of two years of grant writing experience*
  • Presentation skills*
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Experience in report writing
  • Training skills
  • Organizational development or resource mobilization skills

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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