SOS Children's Villages International Institutional Partnership Development Manager Jobs in Uganda

SOS Children's Villages International Institutional Partnership Development Manager Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 15 Oct 2019

Vacancy Announcement

(Job Ref: SOS-UG/JOBS/2019/009)

Position title:

Institutional Partnership Development Manager


SOS children’s Villages Uganda

Place of Work

Kampala, Uganda

Reporting to

National Program Development Director

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a local non-government organization affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International that works for the promotion and protection of the rights of children lost parental care or at the risk of losing it and young people empowerment.

We are searching for a dynamic, innovative, resilient and experienced candidate to join our organization as an Institutional Partnership Development Manager.

The successful candidate will support SOS CV Uganda to increase funding from institutional donors. By joining us, you will enjoy a diverse and motivated team and a conducive work environment.

The position will be based in Kampala, but you will have extensive travel within Uganda and beyond as you work with a different program location team to drive growth of income and portfolio of public grants in the country program through grant acquisition and management.

You will play a critical role in building the capacity of SOS Uganda team in grant acquisition, effective grant management as well as strategic donor engagement, positioning and partnerships with key institutional actors.

We are the largest global federation of childcare organization operating in 135 countries and territories worldwide that offers you the opportunity to become a global citizen.

While all other competitive benefit packages remain constant, we also offer you one of the challenging tasks that would help you maximize your potential and make a real difference in the lives of young children and people in Uganda.

You are required to interact with team members from Kampala to Kakiri, Gulu to fort portal, Nairobi to Addis Ababa and beyond.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify and seek donor intelligence on new institutional funding opportunities that match organizational priorities and donor requirements.

  • Support and coordinate the development of high quality concept notes and funding proposals for submission to institutional donors.

  • Keep up-to-date with donor policy developments and trends, in the development and humanitarian sectors.

  • Proactively engage donor agencies, national networks and other stakeholders in fostering relations for collaborations and funding.

  • Provide grant management and administration support for effective and efficient implementation of institutionally funded programs with a diverse group of donors, partners and staff.

  • Facilitate
    and coordinate institutional funding activities such as cross-national Capacity building, Knowledge sharing with external stakeholders.

  • Identify, organize and facilitate capacity building in proposal development, project design and management for Country office staff members through apprenticeship, webinars, trainings and knowledge transfer.

  • Explore new opportunities for innovation mainly through research and close monitoring of cutting-edge approaches and dynamics in international development.

  • Liaise closely with other internal functions and external stakeholders to guarantee adherence to organizational standards and to seek synergies wherever possible

  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional processes to enable SOS Children’s Villages Uganda to maximize its long-term net income and number of institutional partnerships

  • Represent IPD Team in meetings/projects/workshops as appropriate

    Position requirements

  • We are looking for a seasoned professional with minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in grant writing and acquisition, donor’s contract management and partnership and network building.

  • Proven results in institutional partnership development in Uganda and beyond, (preferably within an international NGO/donor organization). Make sure your letter of motivation mentioned some of the successful proposals you have developed.

  • Demonstrable recent and substantial work experience in a similar role with a minimum 5 years’ experience and Direct experience in application writing

  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines

  • A good team builder, innovative and creative, demonstrating high professional standards

  • Ability to translate organizational policy into practice

  • Experience in partnership development, supporting efficiency and relevance of national and regional networks, grant management & proposal development.

  • Proven track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring support staff in a decentralized environment

  • Ability to represent the organization at high level forums

    Leadership skills

  • Analytical thinking skills and ability to influence others.

  • Experience in developing, managing and monitoring development projects by NGOs, including multi-actor programs funded by Institutional donors.

  • Willing to travel in and out of the country

  • Concrete experience of work and collaboration with national, international institutional donors


  • Master Degree in International Development or other relevant studies OR 8 years’ experience in a similar role

    How to Apply:

    If you believe you are the right candidate for this role, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic certificates, names, emails and contact details of three referees as Single Document to Head Human Resource and Administration, SOS Children’ Villages Uganda.

    We will receive applications by email. Send your application to: with a copy not later than Tuesday 15th October 2019.

    Applications that are late or incomplete will be disqualified. Applications should bear the reference number** of the position in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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