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Project Officer in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
The Project Officer will be responsible for the effective delivery of animal health and production technologies, knowledge and skills to project participants, project partners and agricultural cooperatives. S/he will ensure that farmers adopt improved technologies for consistence and bulk supply of quality animals. S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Heifer Ethiopia Program team especially Project Manager-AWB, project partners, agricultural cooperatives and Community Agro Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVEs). In addition, s/he will implement prototypes related to enhancing efficiency of livestock (poultry and small ruminants) health, production and productivity; and contribute in the scale-up of learnings for the wider benefit of farmers.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Highly motivated and inspirational leader, superb listener and communicator, relationship builder, energetic and positive, team builder, strives for shared vision, impact-driven and innovative, organized, having strong business acumen, pro-active, respect for procedures and norms, curious, analytical, socially sensitive, values-oriented, conviction towards holistic sustainable development.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

Animal health and management strengthening (30%)
- Develop plans and support project partners and agricultural cooperatives in implementing activities for well-balanced livestock diets
- Ensure cooperatives and project beneficiaries follow appropriate breeding strategies and plans to improve genetic quality for better productivity
- Assist the field project team and project partners to ensure livestock purchased for distribution to project recipients are healthy and productive
- Ensure that vaccinations to needy animals against major diseases are carried out at the right time and stage- meeting quality standards of the biological needs and processes adopted
- Keep prior intelligence/information and appropriately handle/investigate/respond to disease epidemics, outbreaks, unusual mortality and other similar situations such as natural calamities
- Technical assistance provided through formal/informal trainings, coaching, exposure, and other possible ways
- Year-round adequate availability of nutritious grass, balanced feeding techniques practiced by farmers
- Adequate availability of superior quality animals and their multiplication
- Documentation and periodic reports on quality of animals purchased; mortality decreased
- Established a consistent system of bulk supply of quality animals
- Networking, communication and business development (30 %)
- Strengthen CAVEs/technicians' capacity to ensure accessibility and availability of quality veterinary services and input supplies (vet medicines, vaccines, etc.) through in-house and collaboration with govt. departments
- Work with the field team in networking and coordination with appropriate government institutions and the private sector for veterinary services and inputs
- Work with Project Manager-Animal Well-Being and project team to develop the business hubs of the cooperatives/producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
- Work with the Senior Project Manager- Business/Enterprise and Cooperatives Development to organize enterprise development related Training of Trainers for project partners, cooperatives and project farmers
- Guide, coach and facilitate CAVEs/ technicians for effective and sustainable supply of inputs and services to farmers through respective agricultural cooperatives.
- Established coordination and networking between government veterinary systems and agricultural coops.
- Be a team motivator for the Heifer Ethiopia team.

AWB Implementation Support and Leadership (20%)
- Lead the animal well-being related activities and functions at the cluster level.
- Develop strategy at the cluster level to establish quality, quantity and consistent supply system of farm animal productivity.
- Oversee at the sub-project and agricultural cooperative level animal health and husbandry services to ensure improved animal management practices are being adopted by farmers.
- Take a lead in implementation of related prototypic and action research, document the outputs and scale-up the best/good practices.
- Develop animal health and production strengthening plan with clear timeline and deliverables.
- Timely delivery of milestones relating to AWB component.
- Produce periodic reports as and when required.

Capacity building (15%)
- Develop staff capacity building plan in the field of animal well-being
- Organize and facilitate trainings and workshops for CAVEs/technicians and project partners on improved animal health and husbandry.
- Provide technical backstopping and mobilize CAVEs and technicians through regular coaching, and technical guidance as appropriate to ensure improved livestock management practices are adopted by project participants
- Assist the field team to oversee Famers' Field Schools, support in documentation and explore possibilities to streamline in other projects
- Develop and deliver training materials/modules on various aspects or functions of animal well-being
- Prepare manuals, briefs, guidelines, technical papers and other knowledge documents related to the field of animal well-being
- Track performance and progress of CAVEs and technicians periodically
- Seek continued growth in the knowledge of Heifer International projects and issues of hunger and poverty
- Perform other job-related duties as requested (5%)

Minimum Requirements:
- A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science and minimum three years of experience with an international organization in a similar context is required.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledge of and experience in working with livestock projects.
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
- Competency in both speaking and writing skills on local language/Oromia and English.
- Excellent leadership qualities and communication Skills.
- Have an interest in animals, agriculture, and community development.
- Good understanding of and sensitivity for poverty, social and ethnic issues.
- Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail software (Microsoft preferred) and other appropriate technology.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision - major tasks in field where independent expert decisions must be made.
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
- Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork and cooperation.
- Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Officer in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Oct 12, 2020
Director of Finance in Malawi , Malawi

Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
Accountable to provide strategic and analytical leadership in the development of a cohesive, financial monitoring function within the country program. Upgrading of current tools and practices to meet the increasing requirements of a highly competitive donor environment. Accountable for the adoption of methods and best-practices in grant compliance and financial management and systems development, further strengthening stakeholder confidence in the Heifer Country Office’s oversight management functions. Accountable to enhance and protect the Heifer Country Office's value by providing advice and insight in accordance with Heifer’s internal policies and procedures. Accountable to assesses internal controls over key financial activities and reporting and compliance functions, with coverage ranging from assessments to compliance reviews and leads supports of pre- and post-award finance and accounting activities. This position serves as the liaison between various US Headquarters departments on related matters (i.e., Global Finance Operations, Enterprise Accounting, Legal, etc.)

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Financial Acumen; Manages complexity; Decision quality; Directs work; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Collaborates; Builds effective teams; Communicates effectively; Organizational savvy; Courage; Instills trust

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
Coordinate with Programs in pre-award grant proposal development, review and negotiation. Provide leadership on post-award financial and accounting management to ensure compliance with donor agreements.

- Lead proposal budget review and/or preparation
- Ensure coordination and monitoring of project burn-rates
- Monitor compliance with grant agreements.
- Monitor and/or prepare accurate and timely donor reporting, dashboards and other key donor deliverables
- Provide Programs with input on key financial aspects of programs/projects
- Ensure preparation and maintenance of accurate and timely periodic reporting, dashboards and other key deliverables to senior management
- Coordinate key processes for project budgeting and reforecasting among the Headquarters and Country program teams; ensure cashflows are managed efficiently
- Ensure tight monitoring of donor agreement reporting dates and respond to compliance inquiries related to donor request are in place and functioning.
- Ensure regulatory and organizational compliance of financial activities are in place within the country program offices and support global consolidation of financial statements.
- Continuously monitor and assess adequacy of country systems and procedures for transparent accounting, financial management and reporting.
- Coordinate and/or perform internal reviews to eliminate or reduce fraud opportunities, performing assurance and monitoring procedures.
- Coordinate external audits, incorporating results into short-range annual work plans and long-range global improvement plans.
- Partner with Headquarters in the periodic close, ensuring accurate and timely financial statements for global consolidation
- Guide implementation and institutionalization of Heifer’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including capturing and sharing of best practices for cross-area replication and support.
- Facilitate independent external audits and other agreed-upon procedures, including auditor scheduling and communications, financial information requests, internal control questionnaires and follow-up.
- May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, plus ten (10) years of related experience and two (2) years in a supervisory role or master’s degree in Accounting, Management -
- Accounting, Business Administration or related field, plus eight (8) years of related experience and two (2) years in a supervisory role.

Preferred Requirements:
- Experience in a donor-funded international development environment with compliance requirements of the U.S. government and institutional funders for international development, such USAID, EU, IFAD, DFID, mega-foundations and others.
- Project management experience, with project management certification a plus.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledge of the NGO business sector, including compliance requirements of the government; Knowledge of institutional funders for international development, a plus.
- Knowledge of operating in a multi-currency environment.
- Ability to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics; technically adept with ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of technology and software; effective user of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate skill in MS Excel.
- Effective communicator and influencer with ability to clearly convey complex financial issues in a clear format for non-finance professions across various levels of the organization, motivating continuous and collaborative improvement.
- Proficient in the local country generally accepted accounting principles, fiscal statutes and payroll management statutes.
- Experience with accounting systems and systems conversions.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently competing priorities; comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations.
- Ability to effectively mentor and train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies. Strong facilitation skills preferred.
- Ability to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance and with limited opportunity for personal interaction.
- Constant sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues at different levels of the organization and the general public.
- Ability to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive format, with attention to detail
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
- Adequate physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Finance in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 01, 2019
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Rwanda. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:

In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Rwanda.
Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.
Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs

Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.
Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.
Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.
Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.
Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.
Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.
Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.
Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of job-related experience in Rwanda or the region.
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Rwanda or the region.

Job Location: Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 06, 2019
Director of Finance in Tanzania , Tanzania

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION

The Director of Finance will oversee all accounting and financial functions of Heifer Tanzania, a branch of Heifer International, which is a leading International non-governmental organization. Duties will include management of accounting transactions, financial reporting, budgeting, cashflow, banking, grant management, compliance and internal control function. Responsibilities also include capacity building of staff in the section, input into personnel and administration tasks and involvement in the country management team.

This position will work closely with the Headquarters’ finance team to ensure consistency throughout the organization, while assisting the Country Director to manage the office’s resources in the most effective manner.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS

Integrity and courage; team work and relationship-building skills; communication skills; curiosity and knowledgeable; openness to diversity and different points of view. Candidate must display initiative, flexibility, creativity, natural curiosity and a strong work ethic, persuasive and service-oriented, and demonstrate an array of relevant technical skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Financial Management (35%)
Provide financial management and accounting leadership to the Country Office to ensure compliance with Heifer International policies, donor requirements and relevant government authorities.

DELIVERABLE
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
- Coordinate and led the annual audit process, Liaison with external auditors and assess any changes necessary in collaboration with HQ.
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with HQ.
- Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior management at the Country Office abreast of the organization’s financial status.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

Report Preparation and Presentation (20%)
Ensure proper and accurate accounting and reporting of all grant and donor funds in accordance with the grant / donor requirements, including all project expenses that are allowable and charged correctly.

DELIVERABLE
- Ensures that all financial reports (budgets and narrative) at country and project offices are compiled and forwarded to the country director and HQ.
- Preparation of new budgets during proposal development and budget monitoring report.
- Ensure books of accounts are closed on the 10th of the following month.
- Ensure Donor reports are submitted on due dates as per donor contracts.
- Ensure proper cashflow management at the country office.
- Support the Country Director and Advisory Committee on the external landscape with respect to changing government legislation.
- Ensure regional project offices receive update and reforecast budgets.
- Ensure that donor contracts are adhered to in relation to allowability and allocability of expenses.

Financial Control and Risk Management (15%)
Efficient and effective management of all financial functions of the organization and development of risk management plans.
Organize donor record, and ensure internal controls are maintained.

DELIVERABLE
- Review, draft, implement and monitor internal controls and financial policies and procedures.
- Develop, implement, adhere to and monitor compliance of financial controls to ensure that the organization is protected from risk.
- Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met.
- Ensure that the organization makes all required government remittances and remits applicable taxes as needed.

Supervision and monitoring (30%)
Supervise the financial staff and provide guidance to their work and encourage their professional growth

DELIVERABLE
- Oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, donations and receipting.
- Monitor the cash position of the organization.
- Manage and oversee monthly bank reconciliations.
- Manage bank transactions including wire transfers, renewal of Certificates of deposits and keeping track of signing authorities.
- Implement global policies as per HQ timelines.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirement
- Must hold a CPA (T), and full registered with NBAA
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, plus seven (7) years of related experience is supervisory capacity, preferably in a non-governmental organization setting. A Knowledge of Agresso accounting Package will be an added advantage.

Preferred Requirements
- Advanced Degree in finance, accounting, or a related field minimum three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
- Experience in financial management in senior position level.
- Experience in large grant management and reporting through bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g.: United States Agency for International Development, European Union, Department for International
- Development (United Kingdom), Canadian International Development Agency.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Rich knowledge of accounting principles with strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
- Ability to research, interpret and ensure compliance with local accounting standards and reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector and the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Experience in planning and generating ideas for improvement of the accounting function.
- Strong budget development, management and monitoring capacity.
- Strong organizational skills and office management experience.
- Proficient in English and Swahili both oral and written.
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (Agresso preferred).
- Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
- Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with minimal supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
- Direct supervision of, and assignment of tasks to, many culturally diverse staff including field staff in several remote locations.
- Motivated to work with little supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, stakeholders and the public.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Finance in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2019
Project Director in Senegal , Senegal

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
Heifer International is seeking qualified candidates for the Project Director position for the Dolly Ranch Holistic Land Management Project in Senegal. The purpose of the Project is to work with the pastoralists to regenerate the grasslands of the Dolly ranch to improve soil health, water retention, and the ability of the land to support livestock and farming which leads to economic sustainability for the pastoralists. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation and should have significant experience managing multisector development programs, leading teams, and working in Senegal with pastoralists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring efficient management of project resources; review and approve project plans and budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure an unified vision among project stakeholders and a focus on achieving results. S/he will ensure full compliance with the Heifer Project Management and compliance policies and procedures and will oversee the project reporting process to the donors/stakeholders (quarterly, midterm and annual reports; evaluation report and end of project report). S/he will oversee performance management of all project staff working exclusively in this project as well as technical implementing partners and will ensure timely reporting on the progress of the project and its financial status.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Senegal is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented individual of high integrity and accountability to fill in the position of the Project Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (20%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Dolly Ranch Project and provide line management support to all field staff.
- Support field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all field staff.
- Identifying programmatic challenges, bottlenecks, risks and any obstacles to implementation, and informing and troubleshooting solutions with Heifer Headquarters.

DELIVERABLE
- Staff performance management system for all project field staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis for all staff ensuring the achievement of at least 80% of the set performance targets.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones are achieved by the project.
- Ensure 100% compliance with donor contractual obligations by all the project field staff.
- All implementation challenges handled in a timely manner and with consultation with Heifer HQ and Savory Institute as needed.

Program Reporting and Relationship Management (20%)
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the Program Officers and support them to comply with requirements of quality reporting and timeliness.
- Compile quarterly reports to provide oversight of the Project implementation.
- Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Savory Institute, the Government of Senegal, pastoralist groups, and other key project partners to facilitate efficient coordination of resources and a community-driven approach.

DELIVERABLE
- All project progress reports (quarterly, semi- and annual reports) from the Program Officers are compliant with expected quality standards and timelines.
- Project Quarterly Reports are compiled within the stipulated timelines

Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Officers and support the project in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Officers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly and Quarterly budgets reviewed highlighting status of project spending and presenting these in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address any variances beyond +/-10%, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.

Resource Mobilization (15%)
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to acquire donor funds to support the project from both local sources (in Senegal) as well as external sources (including but not limited to institutional, foundation, private sector or major gift donations).
- Write grants and/or applications for funding to support the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Additional funding outside of Heifer’s funds are available for project implementation and impact.

Project Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Assisting in project design and work plan development in consultation with the in-country stakeholders, Heifer International and Savory Institute.
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the LOA revision process with partners based on the ground performance and realities, as needed.
- Compile regular programmatic and financial reports per donor and partner requirements.

DELIVERABLE
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for and implemented in line with project proposal documents and workplans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Savory Institute and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Effective management of partnerships between beneficiary groups and project stakeholders who are supported by the project, to ensure smooth implementation.
- Programmatic and financial reports are prepared as per donor and partner requirement.

Outcome Documentation and Lessons Learned (10%)
- Support the project in developing and documenting lessons learnt and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership with data on outcomes of the project and Lessons Learned to inform other projects being designed and implemented for potential scale up.

DELIVERABLE
- Works with Project and MELS staff as well as Savory Institute and others to measure project specific indicators on a regular basis.
- Lessons learnt from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.

Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- A Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, environmental management, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.
- Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing or implementing development programs in West Africa.
- Fluency in French and Fulani and proficiency in English.

Preferred Requirements
- Expertise working on sustainable and resilient agriculture, livestock, or environmental management/conversation.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, proven capacity to lead and coordinator multiple stakeholders
- Fluency in English.
- Preference given to candidates who have experience working in Senegal.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty and land degradation in the Sahel.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes, social capital development and Markets for the poor (M4P) approach.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the private sector.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts among diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English, French and Fulani, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with direct and project partner staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up Heifer’s visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

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Expiring: Jan 19, 2019
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Kenya. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Kenya.

Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.

Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs

Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.

Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.

Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.

Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.

Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.

Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of business development experience in Kenya or East Africa.
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Kenya or East Africa.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Sep 12, 2018
Country Program Director in Malawi , Malawi

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.

FUNCTION
The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S) He shall ensure the development and implementation of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals for resource mobilization, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to enable smallholder farmers to achieve Living Income. The resource mobilization function will include both, the fund coming through Heifer books as well as the funds that goes directly to project communities (parallel co-funding). Further, S/he will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country program Director will closely work with Heifer’s Africa Area Program teams and the resource mobilization teams to develop and implement country specific resource mobilization strategies by aligning Heifer’s programmatic priorities with country and funders priorities, identifying and responding to funding opportunities with the goal of meeting Living income and sustainable development for the smallholder sector in Malawi. S/he will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Malawi selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY TO THE COUNTRY PROGRAM (20%)
- Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.
- Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes. • Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance

DELIVERABLE
- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.
- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports.
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.

PRO-POOR WEALTH CREATION VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (40%)
- Promote Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability including Farmer - Owned Agribusiness - FAOB and Co-mentoring etc.
- Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:
- Determine value chain opportunities,
- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self-Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the CountryIdentify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

DELIVERABLE
- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGY (35%)
- Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Malawi amidst the larger public including Government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.
- In collaboration with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and Resource Mobilization Teams, ensure the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy that would put the country program on the path to financial self-sufficiency.
- Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth.
- Participate in and build Heifer’s network through frequent meetings with donors, partners, and participation in conferences, workshops, events, etc.
- Provide technical and budgetary content throughout the proposal development process including reviews

DELIVERABLE
- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public, Producer & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)
- Ensure that clear and concise country specific resource mobilization strategy is developed and utilized
- Establish and maintain excellent relationship with the different and relevant government departments
- Keep abreast of funding landscape and funders priorities in Malawi and in the region
- Establish solid knowledge of the government’s and donor’s development strategies for the country
- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books.
- Strong relationships built amongst partner organizations and donors
- Expanded strategic networks and partnerships at local, country and international level
- Position Heifer as one of the thought leaders on thematic issues (i.e. livestock, agriculture, livelihoods) in Malawi.
- Quality proposals are written, submitted, and won
- Technical/budgetary expertise is apparent in all proposal work

ANY OTHER ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS (5%)
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and program/project design.
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills
- Public speaking skills
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality always

Job Level: Senior Director

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Expiring: Aug 24, 2018
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Rwanda. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Rwanda.

Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.

Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs

Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.

Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.

Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.

Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.

Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.

Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of job-related experience in Rwanda or the region.
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Rwanda or the region.

Job Location: Kigali, Kigali, , Rwanda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 15, 2018