BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Business Development and Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for the overall program portfolio growth of CARE South Sudan through the effective coordination and development of high-quality concept notes and proposals for major institutional donors, bilateral agencies and private/corporate foundations. The BDPC plays an integral role in CARE South Sudan Programs Department by facilitating and coordinating the design of quality, impactful programs that funders can’t resist. A collaborator at the core, they seamlessly bring together technical experts, program managers, country office teams, and financial specialists, partners, amongst many others, to reach this goal.

The BDPC will regularly undertake donor landscape mapping to identify funding/donor opportunities/trends, lead on the implementation and regular revision of the Country Funding Strategy, facilitate structured donor engagement, intelligence gathering, donor scoping, track and identify donor opportunities, and coordinate proposal writing for large, competitive funding opportunities. The BDPC will work under the supervision of the DCD-P with support from CARE South Sudan team, Regional and HQ technical, financial, and cross-functional teams. She/ he will undertake a proactive approach to map out existing opportunities and finalize a business development/ fund raising strategy with necessary country office and regional input. She/ he will work with proposal development teams, consultants and partners on proposal and concept note development and marketing them with donors. The incumbent will enhance the capacity of CARE and partner staff on proposal policies-procedures, standard forms for specific call, and requirements for different bids. She/he will review current and future calls and guide CARE on where to participate. Ensure that grants are managed effectively through appropriate, timely and detailed communication and reporting to key stakeholders. Encourage and facilitate the documentation of promising practices and lessons learned in program development, grant management and resource acquisition.

The position requires a strong sense of teamwork, networking skills, innovative thinking and creativity to pursue innovative opportunities and support strategic and sustainable growth. This position is based in Juba, South Sudan and will be part if the Senior Leadership Team for CARE South Sudan

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Design & Development

  • Lead and coordinate resource mobilization efforts with CARE South Sudan team to enable the development and submission of high-quality concept papers and proposals for submission to funders.
  • In close partnership with the Country Office team, along with program quality and technical functions, ensure that all submissions align with CARE program quality standards and various markers (ex. gender, inclusive governance, resilience).

Unlocking Funding Opportunities

  • Continuously identify and assess potential funding opportunities, or unsolicited proposals opportunities, that align with CARE’s unique strengths and competencies and CARE South’s strategic goals and ambitions (in collaboration with Program Teams ).
  • Work closely with CARE Member Partners to track potential programming partnerships with major private donors, funders and/or investors (foundations, corporations, and individuals) in the short, medium and long term, and support the development of resource mobilization strategies to explore them.

Strategic Partnerships and Donor Compliance

  • In collaboration with the technical coordinators, maintain, cultivate, and track relationships with key contacts within the GoSS, private sector partners, CARE strategic partners Women-Led organizations, and other relevant external entities both in South Sudan and regionally to raise CARE South Sudan’s profile as a ‘partner of choice’
  • Develop and foster strategic links, networks, and partnerships by highlighting CARE’s programming strengths and policy positions, particularly as it relates to innovative gender equality programming.

Knowledge Management, Learning and Communication

  • Develop and roll out a country office knowledge and learning management strategy in collaboration with the programs staff;
  • Develop a learning agenda, ensuring evidence-based programming, feeding learning into programme design and implementation, and programme knowledge is being captured.
  • Ensure all key program documentation (evaluations, studies, donor reports, monitoring visit reports) are properly packaged and shared with relevant team members and other stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Developmental Studies)
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or other related fields or combination of relevant education and experience
  • 5 years of experience in working in a conflict context supporting humanitarian assistance programs
  • Advanced formal, written communications
  • Understanding of and experience with various donor proposal and reporting requirements
  • Familiarity with the South Sudan context
  • Proficiency in data visualization approaches and tools
  • Deep knowledge and experience of working in international development and/or humanitarian business development roles in the South Sudan or any Crisis context
  • Experience in development of opportunities with public, private, institutional, and Philanthropic funders, donors, and investors of all sizes. Thorough understanding of and previous experience developing funding proposals for complex funding from large institutional donors preferred.
  • Experience of working in a development and/or humanitarian context
  • Experience and commitment to promoting gender equality and to gender transformative programs
  • High level of influential leadership and strategic collaboration skills from a matrixed role to bring people together for collective ideas and action.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working partnerships with stakeholders, in particular donors, partners, local organizations, and government officials. Ability to build networks with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Minimum of 10 years working experiences in relief and development contexts
  • Demonstrated success in securing international development funding from sources such as USAID/OFDA, EU/ECHO, DFID, GAC, DRA the UN and other institutional donors
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English
  • Excellent analysis and written skills for writing concept papers and design documents (including log frames and indicators).
  • Demonstrated proposal development experience, including managing proposal development teams.
  • Computer knowledge including Word, Excel, and Power Point

How to apply

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