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The Purpose of the Role

The Program Development Advisor (PDA), will support Great Lakes country programs in securing funding for their programmes, through supporting and leading pursuit of new funding opportunities, in line with IRC’s Business Development Strategy. Support will include all phases of the business development process, from opportunity identification to contract signature; including pre-positioning, partnerships building, proposal development, and due diligence phases. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working on new funding opportunities in humanitarian and international development with a range of multilateral and bilateral donors (USAID, US Department of State, FCDO, EU and ECHO, GFFO, BMZ, Sida, SDC, World Bank, etc.), as well as experience collaborating with local partner organizations.

The PDA will support business development in the IRC’s Great Lakes region, which comprises country programs in Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania. Candidates who are from these countries and/or have significant experience in the region are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help drive business development in the region by providing effective proposal support, ranging from proposal management to comprehensive support and quality assurance.
  • Support in building IRC’s visibility with donors, peers, and partners.
  • Coordinate proposal development, including sharing initial assessment of new opportunities, preparing timelines, ensuring the proposal team adheres to deadlines, supporting recruitment, assisting in budget development, ensuring document completion, organizing meetings and compiling notes, and drafting and proofreading proposal sections.
  • Support country programs in increasing local ownership of projects in alignment with IRC’s partnership strategy, through growing IRC’s collaboration with and support to local organisations in Great Lakes countries.
  • Collaborate with technical units, country offices, and other colleagues to support conceptualization of winning programme and bid designs for new project activities and/or amendments to current projects.
  • Coordinate and communicate with consortium partners with consortium partners. Compile inputs from proposal team members, including consultants and partners. Identify partners, consultants, and other proposal development support as needed.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality compliance support on proposals. Ensure responsiveness to and compliance with solicitation documents and with IRC’s requirements.
  • Collaborate with country programs to successfully position for new funding opportunities. Lead and assist in the identification, tracking and updating of new business opportunities across a variety of technical sectors and donors.
  • Lead or support pre-positioning for specific opportunities, including facilitating technical brainstorming, partner and competitor landscape analysis and win theme sessions with technical and country staff.
  • Facilitate the identification of consultants and/or additional support for opportunities in collaboration with the country team.
  • Facilitate internal post-submission debrief sessions with country teams, technical units, regional team and other relevant stakeholders to collect lessons learned.
  • Work with regional program support team colleagues to incorporate lessons learned from implementation at the proposal stage.
  • Maintain complete and accurate electronic files, including final submission packages.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:**

  • Experience in developing and supporting humanitarian and development proposals for NGOs
  • Experience with strategies and proposal processes of key government/statutory donors – US, UK, EU, German, Scandinavian, etc.
  • Experience in collaborating with and supporting national and community-based partners
  • Experience in proposal budgeting a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate across a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues in remote and diverse teams, including as team leader for proposals
  • Clear, compelling writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to travel within central Africa (approximately 20% of time)
  • Fluency in English and French

IRC strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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  • Job City Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes. The IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Food Security, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in Adamawa and Borno States in North-Eastern Nigeria.

The IRC is dedicated to making women and adolescent girls healthier from the earliest phase of acute crises (a target group most vulnerable during crisis) and implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in line with the SPHERE-standard Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises (MISP). The goal is to ensure that the IRC’s health responses in emergencies include the core package of Reproductive Health (RH) services in its interventions.

The IRC’s Reproductive Health (RH) program is currently implementing (MISP) for RH in 4 health care centers in MMC and Jere LGAs and 1 IDP camp clinic. In addition the program is starting up an emergency mobile programming outside of these areas of Maiduguri in coordination with the WPE team. The focus of this program is to provide quality comprehensive RH and WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner. In addition to the mobile program, the WPE and RH joint mobile teams will be in charge of rapid assessments and rapid response. The mobile teams will be focused in the newly opened LGAs and emergency areas previously inaccessible due to conflict and insecurity. These teams will provide life-saving services to populations outside of Maiduguri, who have not had access to services in approximately 3 years.

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0 USD Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week International Rescue Committee

The Purpose of the Role

The Program Development Advisor (PDA), will support Great Lakes country programs in securing funding for their programmes, through supporting and leading pursuit of new funding opportunities, in line with IRC’s Business Development Strategy. Support will include all phases of the business development process, from opportunity identification to contract signature; including pre-positioning, partnerships building, proposal development, and due diligence phases. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working on new funding opportunities in humanitarian and international development with a range of multilateral and bilateral donors (USAID, US Department of State, FCDO, EU and ECHO, GFFO, BMZ, Sida, SDC, World Bank, etc.), as well as experience collaborating with local partner organizations.

The PDA will support business development in the IRC’s Great Lakes region, which comprises country programs in Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania. Candidates who are from these countries and/or have significant experience in the region are strongly encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help drive business development in the region by providing effective proposal support, ranging from proposal management to comprehensive support and quality assurance.
  • Support in building IRC’s visibility with donors, peers, and partners.
  • Coordinate proposal development, including sharing initial assessment of new opportunities, preparing timelines, ensuring the proposal team adheres to deadlines, supporting recruitment, assisting in budget development, ensuring document completion, organizing meetings and compiling notes, and drafting and proofreading proposal sections.
  • Support country programs in increasing local ownership of projects in alignment with IRC’s partnership strategy, through growing IRC’s collaboration with and support to local organisations in Great Lakes countries.
  • Collaborate with technical units, country offices, and other colleagues to support conceptualization of winning programme and bid designs for new project activities and/or amendments to current projects.
  • Coordinate and communicate with consortium partners with consortium partners. Compile inputs from proposal team members, including consultants and partners. Identify partners, consultants, and other proposal development support as needed.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality compliance support on proposals. Ensure responsiveness to and compliance with solicitation documents and with IRC’s requirements.
  • Collaborate with country programs to successfully position for new funding opportunities. Lead and assist in the identification, tracking and updating of new business opportunities across a variety of technical sectors and donors.
  • Lead or support pre-positioning for specific opportunities, including facilitating technical brainstorming, partner and competitor landscape analysis and win theme sessions with technical and country staff.
  • Facilitate the identification of consultants and/or additional support for opportunities in collaboration with the country team.
  • Facilitate internal post-submission debrief sessions with country teams, technical units, regional team and other relevant stakeholders to collect lessons learned.
  • Work with regional program support team colleagues to incorporate lessons learned from implementation at the proposal stage.
  • Maintain complete and accurate electronic files, including final submission packages.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:**

  • Experience in developing and supporting humanitarian and development proposals for NGOs
  • Experience with strategies and proposal processes of key government/statutory donors – US, UK, EU, German, Scandinavian, etc.
  • Experience in collaborating with and supporting national and community-based partners
  • Experience in proposal budgeting a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate across a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues in remote and diverse teams, including as team leader for proposals
  • Clear, compelling writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Ability to travel within central Africa (approximately 20% of time)
  • Fluency in English and French

IRC strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

2021-12-31

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