The Director is responsible for developing and strengthening the organization’s relationship with institutional donors, including US government entities, professional foundations and multi-lateral donors. Cultivates relationships and increases organizational visibility in international development fora, particularly related to revenue streams. Oversees the Grants Acquisition and Management team to grow and manage a dependable, balanced grant portfolio in cooperation with Regional and National Office staff.
Provides leadership and strategic direction for the global grants acquisition and management staff responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of a complex grants portfolio and highly technical special projects.
Builds strategic relationships and strengthens the organization’s profile with federal agency, international NGO, and foundation senior staff, as well as key policymakers.
Investigates and creates funding opportunities through active engagement with professional foundations, federal organizations and Congressional staff.
Oversees the development of organizational processes for grants acquisition. This includes identifying and researching institutional donor prospects; strategic profiling and networking; advising on bid submission strategies; overseeing quality proposal development; and negotiating with partners and consortia.
Coordinates with the Resource Development department, Finance and Operations, and regional point persons to set grant award and revenue targets, as well as the strategies to win and support them.
Oversees organizational strategy to ensure consistent approaches to resolving strategic relationship issues with donors and partners, taking the lead role as required to advance organizational interests.
In coordination with regional offices and life stage teams, develops and maintains an organizational strategy to ensure all post-award financial, program performance, compliance and contractual aspects of awards are followed and met.
Facilitates negotiations for reimbursements and no-cost extensions in coordination with life stage team directors in Program Development.
Actively participates and contributes to relevant inter-agency working groups’ discussions to increase organization’s profile as a key player supporting organization’s mission.
Serves as a member of the senior management team in program development, including in the coaching and performance management of staff.
10+ years experience interacting with various government entities in grants and contracts acquisition and management, and establishment of organizational visibility, especially with USAID, DOL or other federal agencies.
Proven experience as a strong manager of people and the development of organizational processes and strategies
Prior experience leading a team to write grants and seek governmental funding opportunities.
Thorough understanding and proven track record of obtaining governmental grants and successful advocacy record of legislative process.
Understanding of USG grants submission, procurement, and compliance requirements and regulations.
Proven experience in project management, grant portfolio development and setting up compliance processes.
Existing relationships with elected officials, agency heads and policymakers preferred.
Strong strategic thinking to develop creative, effective strategies to achieve organization’s grants business objectives.
Strong communication skills, teamwork, networking, and working under stress.
Excellent English writing
Demonstrated multi-cultural skills and proven success working in a multi-cultural work environment.
Fluency in French and/or Spanish is desired
Required travel in developing countries.
Master’s degree in International Development or a field related to the organization’s core program required
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND ADMINISTRATION
Deadline: 1 July 2013
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Duration of contract: One year, renewable
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