Head of Resource Mobilisation Africa (0972)
Salary (Full Time): Kes5,725,952 – Kes7,036,983
Type of Contract: Permanent
Contracted Hours: 35
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: 5 January 2017
Interview Date: 12 January 2017
About us: Christian Aid’s Africa programmes are transforming lives for women and men, girls and boys. We are looking for someone with the passion, leadership, ambition and experience to lead resource mobilization for Christian Aid’s Africa Programme.
Do you have the influencing and relationship building skills to develop high level partnerships with donors and lead teams to exploit these opportunities?
Can you build effective partnerships with Country Teams and senior managers around developing impactful programmes?
About the Role: As the Head of Resource Mobilisation Africa – Institutional Grants Acquisition and Delivery– in Programme Innovation and Funding, you will work closely with the Head of Africa Division and the senior management team to strengthen Africa’s ability to achieve its plans and objectives in support of Christian Aid’s strategy.
Working with expert global teams, you will develop the capability to lead successful programme development initiatives and funding bids, supporting teams to deliver these programmes across Africa.
We want you to develop our strong track record of winning and delivering with DFID, USAID and USG agencies, Global Fund, EC, ECHO, UN Agencies and other donors.
We are looking for someone with considerable experience of US Government Funding. This post will be based in the Christian Aid Nairobi office.
Reporting to the Global Head of Programme Funding, you will lead a team of Programme Development and Funding staff working with country programme teams to develop partnerships and programme opportunities that deliver high impact and learning. You will develop the team’s skills and knowledge and motivate them to achieve their potential.
Working with country programmes and your team, you will co-ordinate the pipeline of propositional and open competitive opportunities in close cooperation with the Head of Africa Division, the Head of Programme Quality, and our global advisory teams.
You will have a degree level qualification, together with extensive knowledge and senior level experience in the field of resource mobilisation, grant acquisition and programme delivery across development and humanitarian programmes.
You will be commercially minded, highly numerate and have strong attention to detail.
You will be able to demonstrate evidence of high level relationships and partnerships with donors and potential consortium partners across INGO, academic/think tank and private sector, as lead and sub.
You will have a track record in delivering awards and supporting set up of new programmes including recruitment of senior staff up to Programme Director level. You will have the analytical skills to evaluate current and future funding opportunities.
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions:
- Describe your experiences and direct involvement of establishing external partnerships and relationships over time that resulted in ‘multi-million’ dollar funding of high impact programmes within Africa.
- Please tell us about your experience in leading teams to deliver on ambitious targets for development and humanitarian funding, and where you directly delivered contract awards including the successful recruitment of a Programme Director/Chief of Party.
- Describe an example of when you coached a team member to realize their potential to take a leading role in complex programme development and/or bid management for a project team on a large grant or acquisition process.
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Further information: This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a medical cover and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
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