US Citizen Fellowship Jobs – Resource Mobilization Officer – Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)
Duty Station: Kasese,
Eligible Citizenship: USA
Salary: Monthly
Position Code: G04-Int
About GHC:
Global Health Corps
pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new
thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the
tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their
ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We
currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
About US:
Foundation for
Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) collaborates with established
community-based organizations to increase their institutional capacity. Acting
as a catalyst, FCDE provides direct support to strengthen each partner
organization’s efficacy in the community and ensures that local voices direct
development. Some of our capacity building approaches include: conducting skill
building workshops, providing one-on-one support, placing interns with organizations,
helping conduct institutional self-assessments, grant making, assisting
organizations with identifying funding opportunities and providing a localized
resource center for the community.
Job Summary:  The Resource Mobilization Officer will help to
develop, improve, and expand the organization’s positive impact on underserved
communities by increasing the efficacy of the health programs of the Foundation
for Community Development and Empowerment’s (FCDE) community partners in
Uganda. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be responsible for technically
supporting local partner organizations (LPOs) to deliver quality services by
conducting research on funding prospects and supporting them to effectively
write grants focusing on health and HIV/AIDS programs. This position will
assist LPOs to understand the nuances of resource mobilization, including
developing positive relationships with donors or potential partners and
refining proposal writing approaches. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be
a part of the dynamic FCDE team and will work closely with all staff. This
might look like working with the Resource Center Managers to find relevant
funding opportunities and conduct trainings or assisting the Grants Committee
to review FCDE’s seed grant proposals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support LPOs to increase their funding base through grant writing,
    partnership building, and robust in-kind community support so that they
    can more effectively implement projects
  • Support the FCDE in-country team to develop at least two proposals
    for larger funding opportunities
  • Collaborate with Resource Center Managers to conduct research and
    identify funding opportunities for LPOs implementing health programs
  • Support LPO’s fundraising efforts by reviewing and providing
    comments/guidance to LPOs external and FCDE grant proposals.
  • Work with the FCDE Grants Committee to refine the grants process and
    act as a bridge between the Committee and the LPOs in order to support
    understanding and skill building
  • Work with the Project Management Officer and FCDE Team to ensure
    proper alignment between project design and management and project
    proposal writing and submission
  • As relevant, provide training and skill building to the FCDE team on
    grant writing and proposal development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Resource
    Mobilization Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience writing grant proposals, ideally with a proven track
    record of securing funding*
  • Experience with prospect research and/or fundraising information
    sources like Guidestar or the Foundation Center*
  • Experience in building relationships with partners and donors*
  • Experience working in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Proven training and facilitation skills
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes and/or
    budgeting as they relate to project design
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure
    internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project
  • Ability to get things done
  • Open mind, new ideas, and a passion for global health
  • Capacity to handle the challenges associated with living and working
    in a foreign environment
  • Comfort in speaking publicly as well as the ability to hold an
    audience, making information fun and engaging
  • Ability to undertake regular field visits to rural communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced team
  • Ability to work to work under minimum supervision and within tight
NB: Items indicated
with an asterisk (*) are required
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:
In addition to the
intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship
offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC
arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation
that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to
learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and
  • Professional development funds of up to $600
How to Apply:
All applicants who
desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned
organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at
the web page below.
Deadline: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
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