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Resource Mobilisation Coordinator Job in Ethiopia

Purpose of position: The Africa zone supports 49 National Societies, many of which have significant capacities and resources as well as domestic and international programmes. Partner National Societies are active both bilaterally and multilaterally in the zone, with IFRC coordination and support, and significant programming is under way to support National Societies to carry out their Strategic Plans and to assist them in case of disaster responses.
The Resource Mobilisation (RM) Coordinator, as a member of the global RM team and reporting to the Head of Humanitarian Diplomacy and Representative to the African Union and International Organisations, works to support the implementation of the Federation Wide Resource Mobilisation Strategy, maximising RM opportunities for all National Societies in Africa zone, and supporting National Societies' RM efforts by leveraging the international status of the IFRC and supporting NS's capacity building needs in RM. The RM Coordinator is also a member of the Africa zone management team, working within agreed strategic priorities, fully involved in the zone's long term and annual planning/budgeting process, and, in the case of disasters, is a member of any task forces convened by the zone office.
As part of the implementation of the Federation Wide Resource Mobilisation Strategy, to develop and implement an RM strategy for Africa zone, identifying, developing and coordinating resource mobilization opportunities for National Societies and IFRC secretariat programmes, ensuring a Federation-wide RM approach in mobilising funds for long term programmes of National Societies, as well as for disasters. The specific duties are as follows:
Job Requirment Education: University degree in a relevant discipline. Relevant post-graduate degree or MBA preferred Relevant professional training courses (Red Cross/Red Crescent related, humanitarian and development sector, management).
Experience: Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in Africa. Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, including time in the field and/or with a National Society, and knowledge of Federation systems and processes in communications, resource mobilisation, planning and reporting is preferred. Management of a team with a minimum of 3 staff members. Experience in coaching program staff, in facilitating training, and in selecting and managing consultants.
Skills: Familiarity with Government aid systems in Africa Familiarity with philanthropic foundations operating in Africa Ability to lead and manage in a diverse cultural context Strong knowledge of information sharing tools, and the ability to implement them Highly organised, with ability to create a team approach Excellent communication skills Excellent relationship building skills; ability to build and strengthen internal and external networks, and establish effective partnerships, with National Societies Budget and finance management skills Demonstrated skill in analytical and strategic thinking Languages: Strong skills in written and oral English (knowledge of French preferred). ements
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