Institutional Partnership Development Manager US Non-profit Jobs – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages
Reports to: National
Program Development Advisor
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda
is an indigenous non-government, social development organisation affiliated to
SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation,
currently running Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries
around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs
Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri),
Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Job Summary: The
Institutional Partnership Development Manager (IPD) supports the National
Association to increase and diversify its institutional funding base in
collaboration with development partners. 
He / She works with the National Director and the Program Team to
strengthen existing relationships and establish new relationships with
institutional donors. He/she works together with the NPDA to develop and
implement strategies for institutional partnership to grow the funding
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising and Donor Liaison
  • Identify institutional partnership
    opportunities at the national/ local level (from bilateral, multilateral,
    international organizations and embassies and foundations)
  • Develop
    fundable concepts and propels in line with SOS Uganda Institutional Policy
  • Write concept notes and full proposals for both
    grants and contracts under the strategic guidance of the PD or Programme
    Coordinator. This includes background research, stakeholder analysis, data collection & analysis,
    consultation processes, development of narrative, development of budget
    and production all associated documents to a high standard in accordance
    with donor requirements
  • Maintain and regularly update information on potential funding
    opportunities for SOS CV Uganda based on thorough research and
    intelligence gathering
  • Coordinate and facilitate consortium formation
    and proposal development processes externally, with consortium and / or
    local implementing partners
  • Coordinate capacity assessments of potential
    local partners to be included in proposals
  • Develop MOUs, pre-teaming agreements or other
    required documentation in relation to consortium formation and partnership
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring regular
    communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
  • Work with the National Director, be the link
    between SOS CV Uganda and donors especially in management of institutional
    funding contracts.
  • Ensure regular communication with the SOS CV
    international and regional offices
Donor Contract Management
  • Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and
    quarterly reports to the National Program Dvelopment Advisor and IOR
  • Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting
    making sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation
    and phase
  • Be responsible for Donor Contract Management
    (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract
    preparation, development of
    consortium agreements, teaming agreements compliance with donor
    requirements, submission of reports.
  • Develop and maintain workspaces in the Grant
    management Trackit! system for management of institutional contracts.
  • Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system and paper) are
    complete and kept up to date.
  • Undertake routine donor contract administration
    for country programmes including maintenance of records on donor
  • Establish a close working relationship with the
    Finance and Program
    Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting,
    contract management and reporting.
  • Responding to needs from IOR on reporting in
    relation to grant and contract information management.
Strategy, Capacity Building
  • Develop and implement an institutional
    fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS
    Children’s Villages Uganda and ensure this is infused within the global
    IPD Strategy 2.0 and national plans
  • Ensure Senior Management are appraised of all strategic opportunities,
    challenges and risks in relation to potential funding opportunities,
    including grants and contracts.
  • Analyse the funding environment vis á vis SOS
    CV Uganda plans and priorities, mapping key donors and identifying trends in funding and implications for SOS CV
    EthiopiaReview and implement the recommendations of the donor market
  • Train and support relevant staff in Project
    Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach among other models and
  • Build fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training staff on
    funding policies donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc.
  • Document learning on the implementation of
    donor-funded grants and contracts, in order to improve understanding of
    donor requirements and to
    improve SOS CV Uganda performance
Partnership Development and
  • Establish and maintain regular contact with
    donors by organizing donor roundtables, face to face meetings, attending
    donor forums etc
  • Supporting the National Director, PD Advisor to develop new
    and existing relationships with key donors and potential consortium
  • Negotiate collaboration with partner
    institutions and government departments in support of  SOS CV Uganda subject to approval from
    the National Director
  • Assess and where possible develop partnerships
    and consortiums with other like-minded organizations for purposes of
    bidding for large donor projects.
  • Represent SOS CV Uganda in sector level
    meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use
    this to aggressively develop funding partnerships
  • Participate in regional IPD networking and
    training forums and contribute to development of new IPD strategies to
    improve practice
  • Developing material to help promote SOS CV Uganda amongst potential
    donors, partners and key Government representatives, including briefings,
    capacity statements and presentations
  • Work closely with the GSC in ESAF and IO in
    order to ensure coordinated contact with donors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and
    Masters Degree, in the social sciences (social work, psychology,
    social-pedagogy, community development or economics).
  • Post graduate project management qualification.
  • At least seven years of working experience in
    the field of Project
  • Four to seven years of extensive experience in
    planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as
    a thorough understanding of development programming.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of program
    design and development
    especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Gender and
    GBV, Child Protection, etc.
  • Experience in social science research; the
    candidate should have extensive experience conducting assessments,
    evaluations etc.
  • A thorough understanding of DCM, PCM, and training approaches is required.
Personal Competencies:
  • Demonstrable experience in planning,
    resourcing, implementing, controlling, monitoring & evaluation of and
    reporting on projects, preferably in the social sciences arena, including donor-funded programs.
  • Ability to turn a vision into actionable goals
    and deliverables, including coordinating the activities of several program
    locations (and their networks of service providers) around these common goals.
  • Ability to challenge conventional thinking, and
    to influence others to develop new, innovative solutions to promote
    quality child care and development, including using broad cross-sector
    coordination to create large-scale social change.
  • Understanding of the national legislation,
    policies, strategies and funding mechanisms of SOS Children’s Villages
    Uganda in relation to child care and development.
  • Experience in partnership-building, including
    assessing the suitability of partners, and negotiating and formalizing Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Experience of working with consultants for
    carrying out baseline studies and evaluations of projects, maintaining
    strong ownership of the process while bringing about an informed and
    objective result.
  • Ability to represent SOS Uganda at the highest
    level, including with national bodies and agencies, NGO networks and
    international donors.
  • Ability to link budgets for implementing
    planned activities and programs, as well as understanding of financial reports for tracking budget
  • Proven experience in leading a team.
  • Strong MS office skills, preferably with
    proficiency in using project management software.
  • Strong and highly effective communication
    skills in English including excellent report writing skills.
  • Willingness to travel within different the
    regions, as well as travel within the Sub-Saharan Africa region for
    experience-sharing and workshops.
  • The Candidate should have leadership, and
    innovation, flexible, self-drive and have the ability to work very fast and under strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and
    communication skills with the ability to represent SOS CV Uganda in donor
    forums, develop partnerships with other NGOs
  • Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of
    funding and contract compliance.
Personal Attributes:
  • Good planning, organizing and coordination
    skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to
    work well in a team and to communicate
    effectively with colleagues, partners, stakeholders and others who are not
    in the line of command.
  • Strong analytic and thinking skills, ability to
    overcome challenges.
  • Ability to manage own time and to work under
    high pressure.
  • Trustworthiness and confidentiality, modelling principled behaviour.
  • Commitment to address the situation the
    children of our target group and their families
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an
application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic
certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the
address below to:
The National Human Resource
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd,
Abaita Ababiri,
P.O Box 27510,
Kampala. Uganda
Electronic Applications must be
sent as one Single Document not exceeding eight pages to:
NB: Applications
that are late, do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 9th February 2018 by 4:00pm

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