Earn over 36,000 Pounds Annually as Regional Resource Development Manager at Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Funding
Salary Range: £36,200 – £42,738 gross per annum + benefits
About US:
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works
to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with civil society,
governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective
policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and
through supporting the actions of others. We work on or in more than 20
countries and territories including the Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa,
South Asia, China, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans and the Middle East.
We employ over 100 members of staff located in our London headquarters and
regional offices. We receive funding from a range of donors including numerous
governments, the European Commission, charitable trusts and individuals. The
Funding Team is responsible for managing fundraising activities across the
organisation and currently manages grants to the overall value in excess of £12
million.
Job Summary:  The
Saferworld Regional Resource Development Manager will work closely with the
Head of Funding to technically support the implementation of Saferworld’s
funding strategy over the coming period for the two African regions. As most of
our existing grants come from a number of governments and multilateral donors,
Saferworld is looking for someone who can manage these institutional relations
as well as bring other fundraising skills to the team. He / she will manage the
strategic development of funding sources in the region, in close coordination
with the Heads of Programmes and Programme Development Advisors in the two
regions and will oversee work being conducted by two Grant Management regional
positions based in Nairobi and Kampala respectively. The incumbent will
contribute to the development and implementation of Saferworld’s fundraising
strategy through the conceptualisation and design of winning bids targeting
institutional donors, with specific reference to:
  • Ensuring the development and effective
    implementation of funding strategies for regional programmes in Africa, to
    sustain an overall annual portfolio in excess of £7m;
  • Identifying funding sources, writing or
    co-writing bids and coordinating the submission of funding proposals for
    programmes in Africa;
  • Developing and enhancing the capacity of a
    decentralised grant management and quality control systems in the region;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In coordination with the Head of Funding, Regional Heads for Sub-Saharan
Africa and other relevant Saferworld departments:
1. Funding Strategies:
  • Take lead in the development and
    implementation of regional and country programme funding strategies,
    working with regional and country programme staff to develop funding strategies
    to increase and diversify project funding opportunities and build
    relations with donors based in the two regions;
  • Actively contribute to the development and
    implementation of the organisational funding strategy, working with the
    Head of Funding;
  • Develop a sound understanding of key donor
    strategies on conflict prevention, peacebuilding, security and governance
    both at country, regional and global levels, and provide input into the
    overall strategic direction of Saferworld fundraising and programming;
2. Funding Pipeline
Development:
  • Works closely with the Funding Team in
    London and relevant regional and country staff, identify potential new
    sources of funding based in the Sub-Saharan Africa regions which reflect
    Saferworld programme strategies and priorities;
  • Develop with relevant teams a robust
    funding pipeline of ideas and funding opportunities generating income
    sources in excess of £7m annually for the two regions;
  • Ensure the Heads of Regions, Country
    Managers and the London fundraising team are aware of funding
    opportunities and deadlines for new applications, liaising with them on a
    regular basis;
  • Ensure good relationships are maintained
    and developed with existing and new donors based in the region and that
    there is good co-ordination with similar activities carried out at the
    headquarter level;
3. Proposal Design and
Development:
  • Actively facilitate discussions with
    relevant programme teams to develop ideas, concept notes and proposals
    that match identified donor opportunities;
  • Oversee the development and writing of
    high quality bespoke proposals, oversee the production of all concept
    notes and proposals (including multi-million regional and multi-country
    project proposals) for the two regional programmes, ensuring all
    organisational priorities, processes and timelines are met;
  • Manage the processes and engage in writing
    documents that lead to the preparation of high quality funding proposals,
    including narratives, logical frameworks and budgets, ensuring that donor
    requirements and guidelines are known and met;
  • Ensure funding proposals are developed in
    a participatory manner, with attention to quality control: involving
    relevant staff from the regional offices, and also across Saferworld and
    partners where appropriate;
4. Systems Oversight and Development:
  • Ensure that the organisational funding
    database is kept up-to-date, and all records/contracts are accessible,
    including remote connections from the region;
  • Ensure adequate decentralised and quality
    control systems for grant development and management, consistent with
    Saferworld’s global procedures, are developed and adopted and are in
    harmony with donor-relationship expectations and organisational needs;
  • Encourage relevant programme people to
    liaise with regional finance staff to ensure financial expenditure
    patterns meet donor requirements.
  • Works in consultation with
    regionally-based donors and assist in the negotiation of grant contracts
    as necessary, in coordination with the two regional grants positions.
5. Capacity Development:
  • Encourage relevant staff in the regions to
    develop and submit quality proposals and reports to donors;
  • Technically support the grant officers to
    ensure donor reporting requirements for each contract are understood by
    regional and programme staff and support them to deliver according to
    donors’ expectations;
  • Support regional programme teams in
    planning and managing grants effectively;
  • Develop the skills and understanding of
    programme staff in funding issues;
  • Actively monitor and support the
    performance of reporting staff on the basis of Saferworld’s performance
    management system. Oversee timely completion of staff performance reviews
    and address their learning and development priorities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the aforementioned
    Saferworld placement should hold a Master’s degree or relevant experience
    in the third sector
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant
    fundraising experience with a proven and significant track record of
    success with institutional donors with income portfolios in excess of £5m
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    international development issues, possibly in relation to peacebuilding
    and conflict prevention
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability
    to produce concise and compelling proposals
  • Excellent analytical skills with the
    ability to combine donor requirements with programmatic and financial
    information effectively
  • High standard of computer literacy (Excel,
    Word, Outlook)
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and work
    within agreed timeframes
  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative
    and work well under pressure
  • Proven ability to understand and generate
    complex budgets
  • Proven ability to manage people
    effectively, also at distance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills and ability to work with staff based in different countries and
    time zones
  • Excellent track record in securing high
    value grants and tender contracts in the peacebuilding and conflict
    prevention sector is desired
  • Proven track record within the
    development/conflict prevention sector of writing successful, high value
    fundraising proposals, securing significant donations (from institutional
    donors, trusts and foundations or tender proposals/bids) for institutional
    proposals.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their
updated CVs and application letters detailing how you meet the selection
criteria to Marie Aziz to: recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject
heading: Ref: RRDM
Deadline: 12th April 2015
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