International Rescue Committee Program Development & Partnerships Lead, Violence Prevention and Response Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Program Development & Partnerships Lead, Violence Prevention and Response Jobs in Kenya

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive a global funding strategy for VPRU in collaboration with Global Practice Leads and Regional Leads.

  • Adapt, strengthen, and roll out new and existing tools and processes, such as the Business Development Manual, for the VPRU to pre-position and respond to new funding opportunities in line with the Safety Strategy

  • Partner with and coordinate knowledge and information sharing with the Awards Management Unit (AMU) for public fundraising and GPPS/IPP for private fundraising, capturing priority needs across the portfolio, and providing accurate guidance to technical leaders and executive leaders for bid development

  • Track a pipeline of upcoming opportunities and circulate to key staff

  • Work closely with GOAT BD and AMU BD to plan for staff needs and BD capacity requirements to successfully write and budget for winning bids

  • Coordinate internal competition processes for unsolicited submissions (e.g., BHA) by working closely with GOAT BD, including but not limited to facilitation of expressions of interest from VPRU’s Global Practice Leads and strengthening ideas for internal competitions

    Desired Experience and Skills

  • 8+ years of progressive experience providing technical and/or bid leadership to multi-year, multi-million-dollar business development opportunities in Child Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV), and/or Humanitarian protection, IHL, and human rights

  • Outstanding capacity to understand the humanitarian system and operating context and coordinate the relevant technical inputs from within and outside VPRU

  • Familiarity with managing large-scale, complex portfolio and experience using strategic insights and data from varied sources to support portfolio management, pivoting and alignment to organizational and sectoral goals

  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills and ability to analyses trends based on a diverse set of data and insights

  • Demonstrating experience leading the development, review and implementation of systems, policies and processes in collaboration with other functional areas including Finance, Awards, Advocacy, MEAL

  • Experience in building partnerships for development and humanitarian funding as well as negotiation of programmatic and financial contractual arrangements with donors and partners

  • Demonstrated expertise in working with both public and private donors and knowledge of the funding landscape for Child Protection, GBV, and/or Humanitarian protection, IHL, and human rights

  • Experience with some of the following donors programmatic and advocacy priorities, funding instruments and cycles: USAID, BHA, PRM,
    Irish Aid, FCDO, AFD, Global Affairs Canada, Swiss Cooperation, GFFO

  • Experience and comfort interrogating partnership practices and familiarity with emerging developments including growing attention to power-shifting, localization and technical assistance models for INGOs

  • Knowledge of public and private fundraising - Appetite and curiosity about building collaborative pathways with philanthropy and private sector

  • Experience in developing and managing project concepts and funding proposals for humanitarian / development work with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action

  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders at multiple levels

  • Highly collaborative and proven ability to work independently and work with remote, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary teams

  • Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure, taking care of competing priorities, in a fast-paced team environment

  • Experience in successfully influencing change in teams you don’t directly supervise

  • Fluency in English required; Arabic, French and/or Spanish also valued

  • Ability to travel globally up to 20% of the time, occasionally on short notice


  • Degree in business development, international development, international relations, or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and work experience background is required. Sound training on the use of data and research evidence and rigorous analytic skills are an advantage.


  • Posted pay ranges apply to US and UK-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

    US Benefits:

  • The IRC offers a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. All US employees are eligible for sick time, a 403b retirement savings plans: up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus an 3-7% additional IRC contribution, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

    How to Apply

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