Resource Development and Communications (RD&C) Manager – Habitat for Humanity Uganda

Habitat for Humanity Uganda is an Ecumenical Christian NGO running Programs and Projects that seek
to eliminate Poverty Housing in several areas in Uganda. We are inviting
applications to fill the position of Resource Development and Communications
Manager at the National Office.
 
Resource Development and Communications (RD&C) Manager (Re-advertised)
Reports to:
The National Director
 
Job summary: The Resource Development and Communications Manager is
responsible for encouraging, maintaining and enhancing the HFH Ugandans
RD&C Department’s relationships with its donors. This position seeks to
enhance the Habitat brand in Uganda through strategic communication initiatives
with our partners and ensuring consistent messaging of brand and logo. The
Manager will perform this role either as a program team lead, a program team
member, or as a thematic knowledge manager.



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the National Director on strategies for the development
    of HFH Uganda’s partnerships, with particular reference to resource development
    opportunities.
  • Research external opportunities for support of HFH Uganda particularly in
    locating, contacting and soliciting, of relevant potentially supportive
    diaspora and follow up.
  • Work in concert with the National Director to identify mechanisms for appropriate
    relationship building, promotion and marketing.
  • Ensuring that mechanisms are in place to enhance HFH Uganda’s image with
    foundations, corporate, organizations and associations.
  • Conduct systematic and ongoing prospecting activities to maintain an adequate
    pipeline of potential partnerships in Uganda’s geographic territory.
  • Qualify prospects and design effective proposals that match HFH Uganda’s
    strategic plan.
  • Write compelling proposals and oversee the development of reports.
  • Prepare and present quarterly and annual appreciation reports and updates to
    communicate the results of the program, celebrate its successes.
  • Analyze and define major strategies to expand Habitat Uganda’s role in global
    arena to maximize return for Habitat.
  • Establish strong relationships with AME RD&C team and HFHI global team.
    Lead the collaborative development efforts among Habitat for Humanity entities.
  • Provide accurate activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts as
    required.
  • Guide, the strategic direction for communication of HFH Uganda’s plans and
    accomplishments.
  • Develop effective strategies to enhance HFH brand in Uganda, cultivate new
    communications partnerships and position Habitat as an leader in housing in
    Uganda.
  • Guide strategic planning process for Habitat to communications/ public
    relations needs.
  • Analyze and report on communication impact. Mentor and develop emerging talent
    among HFH Uganda team.
  • Function as an executive contact in key partnerships and prospects throughout
    the programme.
  • Maintain integrity of content used in editorial and marketing communications
    materials published by and within AME.
  • Edit, amend and rewrite materials to raise awareness about Habitat activities
    and for homeowners and partners, in multimedia or broadcast channels; in
    external publications; and/ or in Habitat publications and outlets.
  • Research and originate stories (occasionally involving field trips), scripts,
    presentations, marketing and advertising copy as required.
Qualifications, Skills &
Experience:


  • Strong English language writing and editing skills, preferably of an editor’s
    eye for detail.

  • 3-5 years of experience grant/proposal writing. Ideal candidates will also have
    experience writing proposals for or working with specific donors such as USAID,
    EU, World Bank.

  • Ability to work in cross functional teams and reporting to a variety of donors.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Internet Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel, MS
    PowerPoint and MS Access.

  • Creative thinker needed for the creation and formulation of plans, contracts
    and proposal; intensive research, using both written and electronic means;
    ability to quickly and accurately assess and qualify donor prospects.

  • Willingness to communicate and affirm the Christian principles of Habitat for
    Humanity.
How to apply:
Qualifying candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, a
detailed CV including telephone Contacts and at least three professional
referees. These should be submitted to the National Director at the address
below no later than 31st May 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Apply to:
The National Director Habitat For Humanity Uganda P.O. Box 9873, Kampala
Telephone: 041 501457 / 0392 760802 Email: noffice@hlhuganda.org

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