Senior Resource Development Manager NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:   The Senior Resource Development Manager will
provide overall leadership in delivering high quality, sustainable funding that
supports World Vision Uganda to realise its mission and objectives in line with
its strategy; Our promise 2030. The Senior Resource Development Manager will
take lead in the strategic sourcing of funds from various donors like the EC,
USAID, AusAID, KOICA etc. as well as private donors and develop and achieve
local fundraising targets
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Donor Engagement:
  • Develop and maintain a Resource Development Business Plan to guide
    strategic interactions with potential donors and partners.
  • Proactively build strong networks and relationships with key donors.
  • Represent WVU to donors, both informally and formally, including
    giving presentations on behalf of WVU, as required.
  • Represent WVU in negotiations with donors over grant contracts etc.
  • Maintain a strong overall awareness of donor trends (both globally
    and for Uganda specifically) and awareness of specific, relevant grant
  • Facilitate and coordinate interactions between WVU colleagues
    (including technical specialists and senior leadership) and key donor
    representatives, as appropriate.
  • Engage with WV Support Offices in order to support their donor
    interactions in global capitals.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and disseminate information
    resources (e.g. fact sheets, capacity statements, situation reports) that
    can enhance donor engagement.
External Coordination and Relationships:
  • In addition to donor relationships above, the jobholder will:
  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to
    ensure effective networking through and information flow from inter-agency
    fora, including refugee sector working groups and government ministry
    working groups. This will include direct participation in such fora from
    time to time.
  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to
    ensure effective bilateral engagement with key government ministries.
  • Proactively develop strong relationships with counterparts at peer
    NGOs, UN agencies, and other organisations in order to facilitate
    information sharing, enhance intelligence gathering on donor opportunities
    and identify potential partnerships for grant applications.
  • Proactively develop strong relationships with World Vision Support
    Offices with a view to identifying new funding opportunities from private
    fundraising sources.
  • Represent WVU within the global organization as focal point for
    Grant Acquisition & Management, interacting with other World Vision
    offices including in the East Africa Region (EARO), Brussels and Geneva
    offices, and Global Centre.
  • Steer the development and submission of winning funding applications
    (approximately 50 applications annually) in accordance with WVU Grant
    Acquisition Procedures and related best practices. This shall include
    day-to-day coordination of a team of Business Development Officers and,
    from time to time, direct writing of proposals.
  • Make timely recommendations to Senior Leadership Team on grant
    opportunities, which should be pursued.
  • Ensure strong collaboration with World Vision Support Offices on
    relevant funding opportunities.
  • Ensure strong coordination with other departments within WVU on
    proposal development, notably technical specialists, operations division
    and finance.
  • Engage additional resources from within the World Vision
    International partnership, as necessary, in order to enhance proposal
    development. This may include technical specialists, grant writers (where
    surge capacity is needed) or other contributors.
Staff Management:
  • Manage a team of 3-5 staff ensuring high performance management,
    capacity building and teamwork.
  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management
    culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance
    smooth staff relations and accountability.
  • Lead recruitment processes, as required.
  • Contribute, as required, to ongoing development of the WVU National
    Strategy, particularly giving advice from the perspective of latest donor
  • Collaborate strongly with Operations division for smooth handover of
    awarded grants so as to ensure effective start-up of implementation.
  • Provide ongoing advice to Operations division, as required, on
    issues relating to donor regulations and relationships.
  • Maintain a general overview of the implementation status of existing
    grant projects so as to be able to effectively communicate with donors, as
  • As a senior staff member, participate in and actively support the
    overall leadership of the Programme Quality division.
  • Be flexible to undertake additional tasks, from time to time, in
    order to enhance the overall performance of the Programme Quality division
    and WVU in general.
  • Contribute to effective information management and information
    flows. This shall include provision of all relevant inputs into the
    Horizon information system and provision of necessary management reports
    within WVU and EARO.
  • Ensure quality management of departmental budget.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Senior Resource Development
    Manager job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a
    relevant field (masters is preferred).
  • Five years of experience in programme design and/or proposal
    development. Significant experience of government donor relations and
    fundraising is essential.
  • Well informed on latest trends in grants sector.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills
    to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.
  • Results oriented leader with the ability to handle a heavy work
    load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and
    other stakeholder demands.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff
    and other key partners.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.
  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 2nd January 2019
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