FilmAid Regional Donor Liaison Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Regional Donor Liaison Manager

Nairobi Office with Travel across East and Horn of Africa

Closing Date: 28th September 2016

About FilmAid: FilmAid
is an international development and humanitarian communications
organization that harnesses the power and influence of media and the
arts to respond to emergencies as well as promote social change through
dialogue in order to protect the wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable
populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed
communities around the world.


designs andenvironmental issues. FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on
the integration of access, creativity and participation, which drive
individual and community change, contributing to positive social
Underpinning this approach is collaboration; working together is fundamental to achieving change. 
partners with communities, creators, NGOs, Governments, and the private
sector to ensure a collaborative approach to this end.

work falls into the four integrated components: Media Content,
Communication with Communities (CwC), Communication for Development
(C4D) and Skills Development that combine to support program delivery. 

produces multiple forms of creative media, which is subsequently
distributed through a variety of outreach channels, ensuring that target
communities are reached. 
This CwC/C4D includes targeted screening events and workshops, radio, SMS, as well as digital media platforms. 
In addition, FilmAid builds skills within the community to deliver the media and outreach components. 
participatory approach drives individual change, as well as ensuring
community engagement and ownership of all interventions.

Job Purpose: To
oversee the development of new programs; develop close working
partnerships with key stakeholders, donors, and other international and
Kenyan partners, develop guidelines and frameworks for partnering with
strategic partners.

Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Programs Development

  • Review existing programs and other related documents and propose a sustainability and development strategy for future programs.
  • Develop
    & manage a partner resource index detailing partner contacts
    (Donors and IPs), players in each area of FilmAid’s program response,
    program support cycles, networks, affiliations and resources to anchor
    the program development strategy.
  • Actively
    pursuing, developing and nurturing partnerships with relevant
    government offices, civil society, media and all key partners / industry
  • Scout
    new programs in Kenya and the region, identify strategic partners
    (Including donors) and lead proposal writing efforts for these programs
  • Coordinate
    response to calls for new and regular proposals for new and existing
    programs; concept proposals and full proposals with accompanying project
    budgets and therefore ensuring that the are filed in time
  • Contributing
    to FilmAid’s organizational strategic thinking and organizational
    growth strategy, working with Country Director, Program Director and HQ
    and other country programs
  • Hire and manage partnerships and development staff
  • Represent the Country Director in agency meetings and other meetings as need arises
  • Develop close working partnerships with key stakeholders, donors, and other international and Kenyan partners.
  • Under
    the guidance of FilmAid policy and partnerships agreements, develop
    Memorandum of Understanding guidelines and documents for working with
    partners through in-kind partnerships.
  • Develop
    proposal and messaging around complex, wide-ranging, and far-reaching
    development issues, including health, education, protection,
    environmental, and other technical expertise subject matters.
  • Build
    capacity of key field management teams in concept note development,
    proposal writing and donor relations skills for field based programmes
    on behalf of the regional office grants       
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor
    of Arts in Communications, International Relations and / or any other
    relevant social and behavioural science discipline. Master’s degree on
    the same discipline will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years work experience on humanitarian or development sector managing communication and partnership.
  • Previous experience in the same capacity.
  • Track
    record of successful, collaborative proposal development, budgeting and
    soliciting major donors, corporates, individuals and other NGOs.
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to transfer skills and promote learning to key staff on relevant areas of partnership.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles, including HAP and CDAC standards and values as well as Sphere standards.
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Program Development skills
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Writing skills
  • Use of different social media platforms
How to Apply
and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to
submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV and 3 references to
Email address: by 28th September 2016. 
Please indicate the position title on the subject line of your application. 
that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any
other documents apart from those requested will be automatically

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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