Senior Support Officer, Regional Private Partnerships NGO Job Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

 

Job Title:    Senior Support Officer,
Regional Private Partnerships

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

 

Job Summary:  This
new role, the first to focus solely on private donors and partnerships between
these departments, will contribute to the growing private-sector portfolio of
partnerships relevant to East Africa. The Support Officer will act as a key
liaison between partnership managers in IPP/the high-value fundraising teams
and the program teams in East Africa, for the successful delivery of our donor
commitments. This role is an integral part of GPPS’ Program Services reporting
into the Director, Program Services in partnership with the Grants Director,
East Africa.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The role will serve as the primary focal
point and liaison between the private fundraising teams and country office
teams for all aspects of business development and grant management. The major
responsibilities will span across all grant lifecycle stages and include:

New funding and proposal development (30%):

·       
Pursues
new funding opportunities for the regionn suitable for presenting to private
sector entities including corporations, foundations, wealthy individuals and faith
and membership organisations;

·       
Ensures
that country office funding needs and priorities are well represented across
IPP/high-value fundraising teams on an ongoing basis, and proactively shares
information, and advocates as needed on behalf of country offices;

·       
Scans
the programme work in the region to identify new areas of work that can be
proactively worked up and offered to new partners and donors;

·       
Manages
proposal development processes as required for single-country, multi-country
and/or multi-region opportunities, bringing together teams across IPP, program
regions and technical units;

·       
Reviews
and provides substantive feedback on all private donor proposals and drafts
proposals with inputs from country programs when needed;

·       
Reviews
budgets and supporting documentation for proposals in coordination with the HQ
Finance Department and assists country programs in creating budgets when
necessary.

Private funding portfolio management (45%):

·       
Maintains
an up-to-date record of all private sector partnerships in the region to inform
effective and timely delivery of relevant updates, progress and insight to the
relevant business teams;

·       
Ensures
consistency and compliance across private partnerships for the entire duration
of a partnership in close coordination with country teams to ensure donor
requirements are met and compliance issues are raised to RGD;

·       
Keeps
up-to-date with developments around programme implementation, flagging risks
and challenges around implementation, and ensures timely flow of information to
support efficient delivery of donor reports;

·       
Proactively
reviews and provides substantive feedback on donor reports, guides country
offices with budget realignments, and supports grant amendments;

·       
Coordinates
and ensures clear, reliable reporting and data-points for maximum partnership
impact, including drafting and finalising donor reports and communication
materials for country offices as needed;

·       
Flags
donors who need to be stewarded by Fundraising to maintain and deepen
relationships, especially if there have been any issues with programme
implementation;

·       
Supports
country offices to apply internal procedures and systems such as OTIS (IRC’s
grant information tracking system), and PEERs (IRC’s partnership management
system) for private funding portfolio and ensure SNAP entries are up to date;

·       
Maintains
an ear to the ground on programmatic issues and security & political
developments in East Africa and how they might affect private partnerships;

·       
Provides
project management support on large multi-year and multi-country opportunities
and grants as requested from IPP, the region and TUs.

Process improvement (25%):

·       
Responsible
for establishing the foundation for the development of processes and systems
that would advance our private-sector partnerships pursuits;

·       
Coordinates
with relevant teams in ER to ensure optimal support for country program
offices;

·       
Reviews
and proposes improved processes as needed to help reduce time, and ensure
appropriate partner sign off, to better match private sector donor timescales.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
A
minimum of six years of experience working in private sector fundraising with
at least 3 years working in or closely with the East Africa region;

·       
Demonstrable
experience of running and monitoring large, multi-sectoral and multi-country
private sector partnerships and working across various teams and functions;

·       
Knowledge
of the drivers and motivators for support from corporations, foundation,
wealthy individuals & faith and membership based organizations, and
experience working directly and supporting private sector fundraisers;

·       
Experience
in developing and leading successful complex proposals and providing impactful
reporting for high value donors;

·       
Ability
to effectively manage and coordinate with geographically dispersed teams
throughout all stages of the private grant lifecycle;

·       
Experience
managing donor compliance, budgeting, negotiating agreement provisions,
technical and financial reporting;

·       
Understanding
of the private donor mentality and pace of work and the differences from public
funding culture;

·       
Ability
to analyze and synthesize information and excellent attention to detail;

·       
Willingness
and ability to regularly travel to the region, sometimes on short notice and to
volatile areas;

·       
Outstanding
people skills: strong ability to communicate constructively across culturally
diverse teams and contribute to a pleasant work environment;

·       
Solid
organizational skills: ability to be flexible and in a fast-paced multi-task
team environment;

·       
Language
skills: English required; proficiency in French is a plus.

 

Desirable Skills & Experience:

·       
Experience
implementing medium- to large-scale programs in humanitarian or development
settings;

·       
Existing
network of partners and donors in East Africa.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.

 

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined
in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity,
Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and
Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Anti-Retaliation.

 

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