Uganda: Strategy and Resource Mobilization Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Strategy and Resource Mobilization Officer will ensure that all relevant resource mobilization activities are developed, coordinated, and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards and the results-based approach. The fellow will be responsible for developing customized fundraising strategies and policies, tools and mechanisms for implementation; advising on resource mobilization and related communication aspects; ensuring full alignment of resource mobilization activities with internal colleagues and partners; promoting Brick by Brick fundraising activities to potential donors and partners in resource mobilization; and generating fundraising proposals and other resource mobilization innovations in order to reach annual targets.
The fellow will be expected to approach their work creatively and innovatively, developing and adapting innovative approaches and replicable strategies for fundraising, through analysis of trends and in consideration of lessons learned. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to challenge and question common resource mobilization practices and previous approaches, to adapt to changing circumstances and needs, and to identify and prioritize marketable projects.

Responsibilities:

  • With guidance from Executive Directors (ED) and Program Director (PD) in collaboration with other internal and external implementation partners, develop a specific fundraising approach for Brick by Brick and provide advice and support to EDs and relevant staff in the implementation of this strategy
  • Establish and broaden relations with traditional or non-traditional donors and financial partners and analyze information on their funding priorities and trends; advise Brick by Brick on methods to develop bankable projects; explore possible sources of funding and coordinate strategic program development opportunities with relevant Brick by Brick stakeholders to raise funds
  • Develop Brick by Brick’s resource mobilization capacity through establishing a sound, methodological, coordinated and long-term approach to resource mobilization
  • Organize fundraising activities, such as donor briefings and presentations or joint donor events with relevant internal and external stakeholders, crowd funding, as well as fundraising events in any form as long as they are in conformity with Brick by Brick values
  • Monitor the provision of transparent, high-quality targeted reports for donors as agreed in the respective agreements
  • Consistently monitor systematic, regular, and transparent reporting on all fundraising activities and results related to the donor community under his/her responsibility
  • Actively engage in and lead grant writing as a vehicle for resource mobilization as well as drafting letters of interest (LOI) and responding to requests for proposals (RFP)

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

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Advanced university degree in finance, business, public administration, public health, international relations, or related field
  • Experience in fundraising, resource mobilization, and project development preferably in the field of international health, with progressive scope of responsibilities*
  • Proven record of mobilizing resources in private and public sectors, preferably in the field of human health
  • Experience working in a multinational context requiring complex coordination with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft office, other computer programs relevant for budgeting and proposal development, among others

How to apply:

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

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