International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Head of Unit - Partnerships and Resource Development Jobs in Kenya

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Head of Unit - Partnerships and Resource Development Jobs in Kenya


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 191 member National Societies.

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Job Purpose

Reporting to Deputy Regional Director, the Partnerships and Resource Development Head of Unit, (PRD HoU), supports the implementation of the IFRC Africa Road Map 2017 – 2020, the Federation Wide Resource Mobilization Strategy and the country, cluster and regional plans to raise funds, mobilize support for National Societies and build the capacity to fundraise among African National Societies.

He/She is a member of the Africa Region management team, working within agreed strategic priorities, fully involved in the region’s long term and annual planning/budgeting process, and, in the case of disasters, is a member of any task forces convened by the region office.

He/She identifies, develops and coordinates resource mobilization opportunities for National Societies (NS) and IFRC secretariat programmes, ensuring a Federation-wide RM approach in mobilizing funds for long term programmes of National Societies, as well as for disasters.

He/she works to increase the funding coverage for all programs and proposes fundraising targets for operations and offices.

The PRD HoU works closely with various functions of regional office to ensure appropriate strategy and tactics in the identification, cultivation and approach to fundraising leads.

Knowledge management and strategy development

  • Proactively identify, research and propose strategies and tactics for partnership development and fundraising.
  • Stay current and inform colleagues and African NS on innovative finance strategies and trends in resource mobilization.
  • Contribute to, leverage and expand the use of the secretariat’s Customer Relations System (CRM) and other information management and data tools to perform market research and analysis of donor trends
  • Contribute to performance management and business intelligence by monitoring leads, proposals, contacts, wins and losses among proposals, and most importantly, to identify unit-specific key performance indicators.
  • Assess and disseminate information and analysis of country, cluster and regional plan progress and advise corrective action.
  • Work closely with Operations and Communications to provide analysis and strategic advice about the timing, messaging and targeting of outreach for fundraising purposes on emergency appeals and long-term development programs.
  • Contribute and lead as needed the design outreach/publicity material geared towards partners and donors.
  • Work with units in the Africa Region office as well as cluster and country offices to develop funding plans for all IFRC emergency appeals and long-term plans,

    Duties applicable to all staff
  • Actively work towards the achievement of the IFRC Secretariat’s goals
  • Abide by and work in accordance with the Fundamental principles of the Red Cross
    and Red Crescent Movement
  • Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager Education
  • University degree in relevant discipline (ex. g. International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Business Administration, Economics, Finance) (Required)
  • Relevant professional training courses (Red Cross/Red Crescent related, humanitarian and development sector, management) (Preferred)

    Experience Required:
  • At least 10 years working experience out if which 3 years relevant experience in managing relations with donors and partners
  • Knowledge of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Experience of development and implementation of funding plans
  • Experience writing concept notes and winning proposals to multilateral and/or government donors.
  • Experience identifying and cultivating funding leads
  • Experience representing an organization and pitching programs and proposals
  • Experience managing and or using donor-related data to develop a fundraising strategy
  • Experience asking for funds for humanitarian and development programs
  • Experience performing market analysis for fundraising

  • Experience working with innovative finance or social enterprises
  • Experience working with development banks
  • Experience designing, leading or participating in domestic fundraising programs, including event-based fundraising, individual giving, approaches to high-net-worth individuals.
  • Work experience with development banks, other international organizations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies
    Experience of working in Africa region

    Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Knowledge of development banks and multilateral donors
  • Knowledge of and skills in tracking open calls for proposals from key donor institutions
  • Expertise in marketing and sales strategies
  • Expertise in developing concept notes and proposal writing
  • Strong knowledge of information sharing tools
  • Excellent English language writer
  • Strong knowledge of reporting systems and guidelines
  • Highly organised, with ability to work a strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills
  • Strong budgeting and finance management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in analytical and strategic thinking
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English
  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Knowledge of individual giving programs
  • Knowledge of domestic fundraising markets in Africa
  • Knowledge and skills in using client relations management software
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
    Competencies and values

  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • National Society and Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 7th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Head of Unit - Partnerships and Resource Development Jobs in Kenya

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