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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Programme Development Specialist Job at Action Africa Help International ( AAH ) - Career Opportunity in Ugand

Vacancy title:
Programme Development Specialist

Jobs at:
Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Deadline of this Job:
12th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Programme Director
About US:
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.

Job Summary: The Programme Development Specialist will play a key role in securing the resources AAH-I needs to deliver its vision, mission and Strategic Plan and will have a particular focus on strengthening the financial aspects of grant and tender applications. The incumbent will support the development of key partnerships and exploration into innovative forms of raising unrestricted funds. The Programme Development Specialist will support AAH-I Country Offices in developing proposals and other program designs for a variety of donors to address development and emergency proposals which meet local community needs that are aligned to AAH-I’s strategies. The position will also establish good relationships with donors and actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, INGOs, LNGOs, UN, Governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Offer technical support to Country Offices (CO) in proposal development and build cross functional team support to COs for proposal development.
• Identify capacity gaps at COs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation and work with CO, and Programme Development and Quality Advisor to address them.
• Circulate funding forecasts to and support them to identify and capture new grant funded opportunities and maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for regional donors etc.
• Keenly research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current donors at regional level and share information with COs.
• Represent the organisation in various donor and coordination forums at regional and national level and by providing programmatic information as required.
• Support resource development based assessments, and draft documents which aim to inform internal and external stakeholders concerning CO on-going and future programming.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of regional evidence-based funding approaches for development and humanitarian contexts and ensure these models are embedded in proposals and program designs.
• Ensures such existing and emerging funding approaches and models are incorporated into proposals and program designs through appropriate pilots and roll-out strategies.
• Develop well organized digital database of secured projects funding for the region that can be easily extracted whenever required.
• Maintain a catalogue of grants concept notes and proposals that can be presented to potential donors at short notice.
• Support management of key organisational partnerships

Key Result Areas:
• Proposal development and cross functional team support to COs for proposals development.
• Grants acquisition and management.
• Updated records of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for regional donors etc.
• A well-organized digital database of secured projects funding for the region that can be easily extracted whenever required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Programme Development Specialist job opportunity should hold a first degree in Development studies or related field with experience in Resource Mobilization.
• Additional technical training qualifications in Humanitarian standards (SPHERE, HAP), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. UN, USAID, DFID, Europe Aid.
• At least five years’ experience in the development field working in development and humanitarian emergency interventions, preferably with experience in developing countries.
• Demonstrated writing skills: the ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines.
• Previous experience working with both bilateral and multilateral donors.
• Good networking/external engagement skills: proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.
• Be a strategic thinker; the ability to develop proposals which meet strategic objectives of donors, the organization, and government.
• Demonstrated ability to manage donor expectations.
• Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
• Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
• Good team player; the ability to work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.

Job application procedure
All applicants should submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contacts and email address, and a letter of good conduct to;
Regional Human Resource Manager,
Action Africa Help International,
Fawe House, Ground Floor, Chania Avenue,
P.O. Box 7698-00508, Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail to:  Please clearly indicate the role you are applying for in the subject line of your application.