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The East African : February 24th 2014
The EastAfrican APPOINTMENT FEBRUARY 22-28,2014 51 Program Development Manager, Sudan - Based in Kenya This is your opportunity to use your field and donor country experience to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. You can do this by joining World Vision –a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering them, their families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice. The Programme Development Manager will be the primary grant writer and coordinator for World Vision Sudan. The role will liaise with key donors, Sudan-based programme staff and World Vision Support Office colleagues to develop quality project proposals and expand the Sudan programme’s funding base. The position is based in Nairobi, but with regular travel to Sudan (Khartoum and Darfur RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Working with the Program Development and Quality Assurance Director and sector managers/ specialists, research, design and develop concept papers and proposals to fund programs in Sudan. • • • • • Develop strategic partnerships with donors, UN, NGOs, governments and Support Offices for marketing, fundraising and coordination purposes. With the support of WV colleagues, develop high quality project proposals that a) contribute to emergency needs and/or Child Well-Being Outcomes within the parameters of WV Sudan’s national strategy, and b) are consistent with donor priorities and technical requirements. Take overall responsibility for ensuring that all grant reporting requirements and other compliance aspects are consistently met. Proactively coordinate with Operations staff, as necessary, over concerns with grant compliance and project implementation. Proactively contribute to the overall work of the PDQA team, particularly with regard to project evaluations, programme strategy development and other priorities identified in the WV Sudan organizational capacity plan. REQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE: • • • • • • Master’s degree in relevant field (International Development/International Relations). Professional technical skill desired: Humanitarian standards (SPHERE), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. DEC, GoG Training, EuropeAid training, Security training. 5-7 years of field and donor country experience. Demonstrated writing and proposal development skills. Excellent command of written and spoken English. Excellent interpersonal skills in engaging with donors, colleagues and partner NGOs. If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in Sudan, we’d love to hear from you. To learn more about this position, visit www.wvi.org/careers-employment, select “World Vision International Jobs” and navigate to Kenya. Apply online by submitting your CV by the closing date 8th Vision is an equal opportunity employer. March 2014. World CAREER OPPORTUNITY Head of Market Engagement, Kenya Full-time, Permanent Location: Nairobi with significant national travel and some international travel Salary: Competitive, dependant on skills and experience Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. We are seeking an agricultural value chain and market engagement expert who will take forward our increasing focus on linking smallholder farmers to demand-driven value chains. Ideally from a private sector background, the Head of Market Engagement will help Farm Africa advance the idea that a successful and growing engagement with agricultural markets and agri-business is vital for helping smallholders grow their incomes sustainably. We are looking for someone with the ability to drive and prioritise innovative engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. You will have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, have excellent hands-on programme management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, networking, relationship-building and management skills are pre-requisites. If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 7 March 2014. If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to email@example.com. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.
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