SOS Children’s Villages Institutional Partnership Development Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya (SOS CV KE) is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages (SOS CV) – International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health programmes and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following position:

Institutional Partnership Development Manager – National Office Nairobi

Key Functions of the Job

The Institutional Partnership Development Manager supports and leads the Member Association in the development of partnerships with institutional donors, in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for national programs.

S/he works with the Director of National Programmes & Quality, the National Director and the Program Team to mobilize institutional funding for SOS CV Kenya.

He/she develops and implements institutional partnership strategies, concept papers, proposals and other grant application documents and is a key contributor to the growth of the funding portfolio as well as day to day donor relationship management with bilateral donors, international organizations, governmental institutions, embassies and any other concerned national or international organizations.

S/he will undertake various duties which include but not limited to:

  • Identify institutional partnership opportunities at the national/ local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and embassies and foundations)
  • Develop a comprehensive database of potential donors and update the same regularly to ensure clear potential funding opportunities for SOS CV Kenya based on thorough research and intelligence gathering
  • Write concept notes, proposals and related applications for both grants and contracts under the strategic guidance of the Director National Programs & Quality. This includes undertaking 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
  • Coordinate and facilite consortia formation and proposal development processes externally, with consortia and / or local implementing partners
  • Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the Director National Programs & Quality
  • Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting making sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and phase/close out
  • 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 implement an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya and ensure this is infused within the global IPD Strategy
  • 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 Kenya’s performance

Required Qualifications/Abilities

  • Degree in social science. Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ relevant experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a thorough understanding of development programming.
  • A thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Alternative Care, Child Protection, Youth Empowerment, Education, Health, Advocacy and Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, resourcing, implementing, controlling, monitoring & evaluation of and reporting on projects in donor funded programs.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Must have no criminal record and a demonstrated understanding of children’s issues and rights.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic and gender affiliations.
  • Energetic, willing and ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent quality, attention to detail, & organizational skills
  • Commitment to process of continuous improvement.

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter(stating current and expected pay) & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 5th February 2019 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.


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Updated: January 24, 2019 — 7:26 am