- Company: War Child
- Location: Uganda
- State: Uganda
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: NGO Jobs in Uganda
The Partnership and Grants Coordinator will support in developing partnerships, identifying funding opportunities, and coordinating the proposal development process and submission. (S)He will be coordinating partnership assessments, updating WCH online platform for grants management, taking a lead in drafting concept notes and proposals and supporting the approval process. Objective of the job • The Partnership and Grants Coordinator will be responsible for; • Donor engagement/portfolio coordination, strengthening and maintenance. Conducting research on the funding opportunities relevant to the WCH country programme. • Coordinate the process of the concept note and proposal development. • Update WCH online platform for grants management • Take a lead in partnership assessment
Position in the organisation and essential functional relations The Partnership and Grants Coordinator reports to the Head of Programme and collaborates closely with the Program Development advisors, finance and logistic managers. The position will be based in Kampala with travels to the field as and when required.
Roles & Responsibilities plus key result areas; Portfolio coordination, strengthening and maintenance. • Update country-specific program funding strategy with the WCH Uganda team. • Maintain mapping of key humanitarian actors, especially those relevant for War Child Holland’s programming. • Funding opportunity identification through research and networking, diversifying the range of contacts and opportunities with the help of country teams. Contribute to strategic thinking on resource mobilisation/fundraising in cooperation with the team and ensure this feeds into global, regional and country strategies and guidance. • Maintain WCH online platform on grants management through feeding information timely.
Proposal Writing and Fund Raising • In collaboration with the Team, lead the development of concept notes, project proposals and budget; Support War Child Holland on grant management including donor policies and project administration/reporting requirements; have the necessary templates, tools, etc. to comply with these; • Liaise with Head Office in reviewing and approval process of donor and partner contracts, proposals and reports that cannot be approved at the Country level.
Partnerships Development and Management • Take a lead in the due diligence and partnership assessments • Support drafting MoU and teaming agreements
Representation and networking • Participate in and contribute to relevant internal networks, such as partnerships and fundraising; • Represent WCH in relevant resource mobilization / fund-raising fora, including relevant donor meetings as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies • Master’s degree in International Business & Development, or equivalent demonstrable experience in proposal development and management for social work and community development projects. • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the area of fundraising with institutional donors and grant and partnership management; • Knowledge of and experience in humanitarian programmes in Uganda; • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience on partnerships with at least 2 of the following donors: European Commission, ECHO, DFID, USG (including USAID) and UN agencies; additional experience with other donors such as SIDA, SDC and GAC is desirable; • Familiarity with key actors and demonstrated experience in developing, building and maintain strategic partnerships with these actors; • Proven track record in design and writing of winning grant proposals responding to grant solicitations in a limited amount of time; experience with technical programs in child protection, education and or MHPSS an advantage; • A good understanding of humanitarian principles and established international standards in humanitarian settings for refugees and other marginalised populations, especially children and youth; • Relationship-building, diplomacy and networking skills. • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports and communications • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and empathy • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse teams from all backgrounds and level • Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision
“Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child Safety Policy, is essential”