International Alert Program Development and Learning Manager Jobs in Kenya

International Alert Program Development and Learning Manager Jobs in Kenya

You will be responsible for providing leadership within the Kenya/Horn of Africa (HOA) program to design, secure and deliver high quality programs, secure funding for new projects as well as cultivating relationships with donors and potential new partners also identify opportunities for program growth within the HOA context, collaborating with Alert staff and partners to devise strategies for program development, spearheading the conceptualization of innovative peacebuilding programs and overseeing monitoring and integrating lessons learnt into designing new programs.

As a graduate or postgraduate in conflict and peacebuilding studies, gender , Social/Political Science, international relations and other relevant subjects, you will have strong experience in securing new funding, developing project concepts and donor relationships; writing proposals and budgets, and negotiating contracts, working with a wide range of donors (institutional, multilateral, trusts and foundations), an understanding of diverse donor requirements, and experience in identifying ​funding opportunities and tracking donor trends.

Role duties and responsibilities:

Strategy and Programme Quality

• Contribute to HOA strategy planning in line with International Alert’s global strategy and priorities and help ensure that programme ideas are fundable within the donor opportunities available.

• Stay up to date with and contribute to monitoring and learning from existing projects and ensure that the relevant lessons learned are considered in future project designs.

• Develop a program development/funding strategy and capacity statement for funding proposals and bids to institutional donors, commercial contractor, trusts, and foundations.

• Ensure that donor reports produced by the Programs team effectively demonstrate the impact of International Alerts’ program interventions and are consistently of high quality to demonstrate progress and impact.

• Represent the HOA team to donors and other interested parties.

Programme Development

• Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors.

• Use creative approaches to link International Alert programme ambitions to donor priorities, while also effectively contributing to Alert overall strategy.

• Provide support to HOA team to design, secure and deliver high quality peacebuilding 2 programs, in line with the HOA strategic priorities.

• Provide strategic support to country-led fundraising in the HOA including, stay alert to organisation-wide funding opportunities, proactively seek information on potential donor opportunities, provide timely information to support the development of
new bids and engaging directly with donors.

• In collaboration with country teams, coordinate program design or oversee project proposal development including designing appropriate budgets., write project proposals, and where necessary coordinate submission to the donor.

• Facilitate and ensure strong coordination between country teams and support teams in HQ (Advocacy, Comms, HR, Peacebuilding Advisory Unit, Resource Development), whenever necessary in the project cycle.

• Submit solicited and unsolicited proposals and concept papers to donors and undertake donor liaison on an ongoing basis to monitor submission progress, respond to queries and provide amendments as necessary.

• Play a leading role in identifying and developing strategic partnerships and support negotiation of consortium and framework agreement partnerships, as necessary in the HOA.

• Support country teams to ensure that all programme costs, including country staffing and central costs, are adequately budgeted and funded.

• Participate in any donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as needed.

• Ensure full internal review and sign-off as per the proposal development process.

Programme learning and Adaptation

• Contribute to learning from projects and processes to strengthen the growth and impact of Alert’s work more broadly.

• Provide country teams with support and advice on monitoring, learning and evaluation, including define learning objectives and outcomes at program development and inception phase and support during annual and bi-annual reflection sessions.

• Contribute to cross-organisational learning, communications, and knowledge management.

• Take part in organisational initiatives – task forces, steering groups, etc. – and contribute ideas and suggestions more generally when opportunity and need allow.

• Undertake stand-alone occasional regional projects or consultancies, if required Undertake any other tasks commensurate with the role, as required by the Kenya/HOA Country Director.

How to Apply

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