CARE Ethiopia Senior Advisor – Resources Mobilization Jobs

CARE Ethiopia Senior Advisor – Resources Mobilization Jobs

Job Id: 215991

Category: Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: USD 2,112

Job Description

Internal/external Vacancy Announcement

Senior Advisor – Resources Mobilization

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with the poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Date: July 29, 2019

Vacancy #: 064/19

Salary: USD 2,112

No of position; 1 (One)

Type of Employment- Regular

Duty base: Head Office /Addis Ababa

Dead Line: 10 days from the date of advertisement

I. Job Summary:

Provide support for program development, grant management and resource acquisition with high standards of appropriateness, timeliness, and effectiveness. Lead the design process of proposals and concept papers.

Ensure that grants are managed effectively through appropriate, timely and detailed communication and reporting to key stakeholders.

Encourage and facilitate the documentation of promising practices and lessons learned in program development, grant management and resource acquisition.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

Job Responsibility #1. Program Development:

  • Work closely with the PD to oversee and operationalize the CO funding strategy, ensuring alignment with program strategy, identified direction and funding priorities including context of humanitarian needs, response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality.

  • Monitor and analyze new funding opportunities that align with the overall funding strategy and allow the CO to meet the intended strategic objectives.

  • Work with Sector leads, PQL and PoMs to capture programming gaps/opportunities and lessons learned from on-going projects to inform new intervention designs.

  • Support CARE Ethiopia’s prepositioning efforts, including gathering intelligence on donor priorities and work with Sector leads to develop Concept Notes

  • Manage an up-to date bid opportunity tracker and fundraising strategy

    Job Responsibility #2. Proposal Development and Writing:

  • Guide the proposal development process for all new funding opportunities, working closely with the PD to ensure alignment with CO strategy.

  • Facilitate the Go/No Go decision process (including assessing level of risks associated with opportunities over $300,000) and develop the proposal development schedule, roles and responsibilities for the proposal development team.

  • Review assessments and baseline reports to gather and prepare background information and data for the design of programs and projects.

  • Ensure engagement of key stakeholders (e.g. government ministries, communities, sector leads) in the proposal design process.

  • Lead CARE’s component of joint design with partners for consortia interventions and negotiate CARE’s role with partners, in coordination and consultation with the PD

  • Lead the proposal writing, working closely with sector advisors for the intervention design and finance for the direct project cost budgeting, ensuring donor compliance and competitiveness

  • Facilitate the review process of design documents with CMP/Regional focal points and CO SMT and final submission.

  • For awarded grants, ensure complete, smooth transition to project officer, which includes actively supporting grant start up process

  • Ensure all involved staff and stakeholders have copies of approved program design (narrative, log-frame, monitoring and evaluation plan, budget, and grant
    agreement) and that they understand donor regulations, reporting and other requirements.

  • If proposal is denied, ensure debrief from donor and disseminate lessons learned to all relevant parties.

    Job Responsibility #3: Communications Support

  • Support the production and dissemination of CARE’s stories demonstrating strategic plan and programmatic profiles, using video, photo and electronic presentations

  • Responsible for preparing guidance (talking Points) in anticipation of inquiries from news media about CARE activities, especially in the event of an emergency response

  • Coordinate with Program Manager (PM) and PD to support regular and productive communication with respective donor representatives, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities

  • Provide updates on CARE programs to external stakeholders as needed (e.g. in cluster meetings and 5 Ws reports), and facilitate the development of monthly Sit Rep Reports for internal CI dissemination.

  • Provide technical advice and support to different program units in the production of programmatic visibility works and PR related activities

  • In coordination with PD and Program/Sector Managers, ensure CARE SS representation at coordination meetings with donors, stakeholders, INGOs, local organizations, and government officials, and share updates of meeting outcomes to inform program decision-making.

  • Responsible for conducting training needs assessment on communication related activities

  • Update key donor mobilization documents (Capacity Statement, facts sheet etc.) and Grant Tracker.

    Job Requirements

    A) Education/training


  • BA/BSc Degree in Social Sciences, International Development or equivalent


  • Masters in Social Science, International Development or equivalent

    B) Experience


  • Minimum of 2 years working experiences in relief and development contexts

  • Demonstrated success in securing international development funding from sources such as USAID/OFDA, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC/DFATD, and other institutional donors

  • Demonstrated proposal development experience, including managing proposal development teams.


  • Knowledge of the development industry, international NGOs and funding trends.

  • Strong leadership, strategic, analytical, organizational, planning, facilitation, collaboration & team building skills.

  • Strong negotiation, decision making and problem solving skills

    C) Technical Skills


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English

  • Excellent analysis and written skills for writing concept papers and design documents (including log frames and indicators).

  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and Power Point

  • Understand financial management and resource allocation.

  • Capacity to work in multi-cultural and high-stress environments

  • Some experience in production of communication material

  • Firm belief and commitment in teamwork;

    D) Competencies

  • Organizational Positioning Skills and Managing Vision and Purpose

  • Process Management, Time Management and organizing skills

  • Strategic Agility

    How to Apply

    If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) directly to or Send your application by e-mail to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: On the subject Line, please clearly write the position you are applying “Senior Advisor-Resources Mobilization”. Your application will be automatically disqualified, if you fail to do so.

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women

    CARE Ethiopia Senior Advisor – Resources Mobilization Jobs

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