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Officer, Grand Proposal || IFRC – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

  • Harare

IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red

DUE : 31 JAN 2023

Organizational Context
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.

IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

The IFRC Africa Region has 15 cluster delegations across the continent. Each of these delegations support 2-4 National Societies. Other country delegations may be considered depending on the support required by National Societies.

Job Purpose
To support Partnership and resource development Cordinator and Clusters (Harare,Maputo & Pretoria ) in Southern Africa in preparation and writing up of Grant and donor proposals . Support the IFRC’s efforts on resource mobilisation by the development of quality proposals and research of funding opportunities,. Additionally Support the National Societies in seeking funding opportunities and drafting of quality proposals

Job Duties and Responsibilities
In close coordination with the HoDs, Partnership and Resource Development Coordinator the post-holder will:

Research, analyze and advise on potential by mapping new funding opportunities and partners.
Lead in coordination and writing of specific funding proposals, including acting as close liaison with National Societies, technical teams, delegations to ensure oversight of quality.
Ensure, with PMER/project managers oversight on donor compliance and risk management.
oversee the quality assurance and editing donor and grant proposals.
Prepare with in country teams and National societies proposals and support the development of strategic narratives.
Coordination of the proposal development and submission process, in close liaison with operational and technical lead as well as relevant partners
Deliver complete proposals according to each donor requirement.
Identify appropriate content formats (e.g., infographics, diagrams) that help strengthening the proposal readability.
Travel when required to support National Societies, facilitate donor visits and events, attend meetings.
Any other duty as required by the Head of Delegation or Head of Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

Education
University degree in relevant discipline (ex. g. International Relations, Marketing, Humanitarian Affairs, Business Administration, Economics, Finance).
Masters’ degree in relevant discipline (ex. g. International Relations, Marketing, Humanitarian Affairs, Business Administration, Economics, Finance).
Relevant professional training courses (Red Cross/Red Crescent related, humanitarian and development sector, management).

Experience
At least 5 years relevant experience in drafting ,editing and submitting successful donor and grant proposals
Experience of working with multilateral partners e.g. European Commission, development banks, specialised funds.
Experience of drafting complex and major grants.
Experience of developing and implementing funding plans
Work experience with Red Cross Red Crescent, other international organizations, large NGOs and/or governmental development agencies.
Experience of developing winning funding proposals and grant applications

Knowledge, Skills and Languages
Proven grant proposal ,writing and editing skills
Excellent project management and coordination skills.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate funding agreements, to structure financial instruments, and to navigate complex funding mechanisms.
Ability to navigate complex funding instruments and requirements.
Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills contributing to a client-focused culture.
Proven ability of donor communications,
Track record in producing high quality work within short deadlines and ability to make effective, timely decisions.
High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
Highly organised, with ability to work a strong team player.
Ability to coordinate with teams based in different geographic locations.
Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual, multi-disciplinary environment.
Excellent communication skills
Excellent networking and relationship building skills.
Excellent writing and editing skills in English and preferably French.
Fluent in written and spoken English

Competencies, Values and Comments
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust.
Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others
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