Resource Mobilization Officer NGO Jobs – Empower a Child

Organisation: Empower a
Child
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Empower a Child:
Empower a Child is a not-for-profit faith-based organization operating
in East Africa. Empower a Child is registered in United States of America as a
501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. When it was started in 2006, Empower a
Child focus was on the humanitarian situation in Uganda and Kenya, in
particular, re-building communities, community structures, and empowering the
youth. Empower a Child developed an integrated approach to development through
engagement in four key sectors: education (including child sponsorship), health
education, vocational training and entrepreneurship, character and spiritual
development.
In the year 2010, Empower a Child Uganda purchased land in Zirobwe,
Luwero District (approximately 1.5 hour drive north of Kampala, the Capital
City). This land is in the heart of a community that has struggled to re-build
from a guerilla war that took place over 30 years ago. Empower a Child, hopes
to work with the community to build a self-sustaining community development program
on this land. There have been marked developments so far. Since 2010, Empower a
Child has constructed a community church, medical clinic, established a
community school, started up an economic empowerment program that directly
reaches the women and has set up agricultural and animal husbandry projects to
diversify income avenues of the households. In 2017, Empower a Child is
re-locating to the Zirobwe to better assist the community development program
impact.
Job Summary: The Empower a
Child Resource Mobilization Officer will 
identify possible partners who can provide technical, financial or other
support to Empower a Child work, prepare proposals for mobilizing such support,
and follow up the proposals to their logical conclusions. He/ She will also be
required to maintain liaison with donors. 
The Resource Mobilization Officer will provide the field office with
technical support and training in grants management with a focus on
institutional strengthening and readiness for grants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Networking and Partnerships with both Corporate Companies and NGOs:
  • In charge of building, maintaining and
    strengthening partnerships to promote Empower a Child and to increase the
    organization’s visibility.
  • Build and manage corporate partnerships,
    as you maximizeengagement with employees at all levels.
  • Represent Empower a Child in different
    partner’s events including workshops, seminars and where necessary prepare
    presentations on Empower a Child work.
  • Develop standard partnership and corporate
    contracts
Managing of Trusts and Grant-making Bodies:
  • In charge of researching and submitting
    funding proposals and applications to Grant Making Bodies, in consultation
    with the Country Director and Finance Manager.
  • Manage the maintenance and regular update
    of the Empower a Child Donor database both existing and Potentials to
    inform future relationships in line with organisation objectives.
  • Build strong working relationships with
    existing trust supporters, writing reports to meet deadlines and submitting
    further applications for funding.
  • Manage and lead the identification of, and
    approaches to trusts and foundations that have not previously supported
    Empower a Child, building on an annual calendar of key prospects.
  • Identify and secure funding from overseas
    foundations.
  • Develop core generic trust proposals for
    each programme that requires funding.
  • Write tailored proposals, addressing
    programme priorities or requirements.
  • Develop and maintain reporting and
    application systems and coordinate information with field offices
  • Regularly monitor donor websites to
    identify prospective funding opportunities
General Fundraising:
  • In charge of implementing Empower a Child
    Fundraising Strategy (Including Corporate, Trusts, Grants and Community).
  • Organizing local fundraising events to
    promote Empower Child activities and increase funding base.
  • Actively contribute new ideas for
    fundraising and identify suitable funding initiatives, calls for proposals
    etc.
  • Produce detailed annual action plans on
    specific areas of responsibility outlined above, identifying areas for
    growth and development and outlining measurable objectives.
  • Objectively review the success and
    achievements against agreed targets, identifying strengths, weaknesses and
    areas for development.
  • Maintain organized hard and soft files of
    all fundraising information.
  • Actively participate in the day to day
    work of the organisation – such as reporting, attending team as required,
    and taking a flexible approach to general administrative and support
    tasks.
  • Participate in staff appraisals and
    appropriate training for the role.
  • Initiate trainings on Resource
    Mobilization including proposal writing.
Financial Management and Compliance:
  • Provides oversight to the Finance unit and
    manage the Finance Team
  • Supervise monthly financial closing
    process
  • Cultivate and maintain an expertise on the
    rules and regulations of various donors and provide guidance in the area
    of donor compliance;
  • Maintain current knowledge of local
    government requirements related to financial matters and ensure compliance
    with tax regulations and other legal requirements.
  • Carry out regular checks of Empower a
    Child accounting activities in all its field offices, including monthly
    reviews of financial transactions to check for appropriate documentation, correct
    account assignment and approvals;
  • Ensure that adequate internal controls are
    in place, closely monitor all financial activities and keep the Country
    Director advised of all situations which have the potential for a negative
    impact on internal controls or financial performance;
  • Support annual audits
  • Take appropriate action with departments
    concerned to address audit findings and recommendations, follow through on
    action plan commitments and share all through the CD to the key levels or
    offices;
Public Relations and Communications:
  • Significantly contribute to the production
    of the Annual Review and Newsletter, including writing copy, liaising with
    printers and designers, distribution to country offices and donors.
  • Ensure the website fundraising and communications
    information is up to date.
  • Collate case studies, photographs and
    information from the field.
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Empower a
    Child Resource Mobilization Officer career opportunity should hold a BBA –
    Marketing, SWSA, Social Sciences and further training in Fundraising and
    Resource Mobilization, project planning management, Public Relations, and
    Proposal Writing
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as
    Resource Mobilization Officer in reputable NGOs
  • Broad working knowledge of external
    relations, internal audit, grants management policy analysis and
    relationship development involving donors and external partners.
  • Proven capacity to analyze and explain
    innovative financing.
  • Working knowledge of financial mechanisms
    for non-budget contributions from donor countries.
  • Knowledge of specific features of
    corporate social responsibility.
  • Computer literacy skills especially in
    writing and monitoring.
  • Ability to think creatively and in a
    proactive manner.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and
    effectively
  • The applicant must be a mature Christian
    characterized by a strong Christian testimony, a heart for ministry, and
    knowledge of the Scriptures.
  • The applicants must have a personal
    relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ,
    maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within
    and outside of Empower a Child and faithfully upholds Empower a Child
    ministry in prayer.
  • Willingness to regularly travel to programme
    sites.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a letter
of application(One page) together with current curriculum vitae (3
pages)showing details of your address and contact plus copies of certificates
with two professional references and your Pastor to: rita@empowerachild.org and
copy benon@empower-a-child.org (please clearly indicate job applied for in
subject of Email
Deadline: 11th January 2017 by
5:00pm
NB: All applicants who do
not receive feedback within a week time from the deadline should consider their
applications unsuccessful.
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