SOS Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor Jobs in Kenya

SOS Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Context of the position

  • Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

  • The Eastern and Southern Africa region of SOS CV International is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has member associations (MA’s) in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Angola and Madagascar.

  • We are searching for a dynamic, innovative, resilient and experienced candidate to join our organization as a Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor. The successful candidate will support a cluster of 4-6 countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) region to scale our impact through increase funding from institutional donors. By joining us, you will enjoy a competitive remuneration, work with a diverse and motivated team and a conducive work environment

  • You will have extensive travel in the region and beyond as you work with a global team to drive growth of income and diversify public grant portfolio in the region through grant acquisition and management. You will play a critical role in building the capacity of the ESAF regional office and cluster countries in grant acquisition, effective grant management as well as strategic donor engagement, positioning and partnerships with key institutional actors.

    Mission of the position:

  • The Institutional Partnership Advisor supports and advises the global IPD community (IPD network and MAs) in the development of partnerships with institutions, in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for national and international programmes.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize and facilitate capacity building in proposal development, project design and management for MA’s 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 to maximize its long-term
    net income and number of institutional partnerships.

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

  • Proactively identify and seek donor intelligence on new institutional funding opportunities that match beneficiary needs, 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, regional 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 regional Capacity building, Knowledge sharing and partnerships between General Secretariat (GSC), Promoting and
    Supporting Associations (PSA) and National Associations (NAs) and external stakeholders.


    Educational background and key competencies:

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

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

  • Proven results in institutional partnership development in Africa, preferably within an international NGO/donor organization. Make sure your letter of motivation mention some of the successful proposals you have developed.

  • 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 work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience in partnership/Consortium development and management.

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

  • Ability to represent the organization at high level forums.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SOS Regional Institutional Partnership Development Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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