United Republic of Tanzania: Program Funding Manager, fluent in English and Kiswahili, with right to live and work in Tanzania

Organization: Sense International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

JOB ADVERT – SENSE INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA

Job title: Programme Funding Manager

Location: Msasani, Dar es Salaam

Deadline for applications: 5pm (EAT) on Monday 2nd October 2017

Sense International is a global charity that supports people with deafblindness and complex sensory impairments by working in partnership with local organisations and governments to develop education, health and livelihoods programmes, awareness raising and advocacy.

Sense International Tanzania is recruiting a Programme Funding Manager to build up its in-country funding income in Tanzania through identifying funding opportunities, developing strategic partnerships, developing applications for submission to statutory donors, and foundations, corporates and High-Net-Worth individuals and managing the grants received.

The successful candidate must have experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa and must possess excellent interpersonal and proposal writing skills.

Please refer to the Job Description below for a full description about the role.

If you wish to apply for this job please send your CV with a maximum of 3 pages and a cover letter to infotz@senseint-ea.org. Only applicants who already have the right to live and work in Tanzania, and applications that include the following information in the cover letter, will be considered:

· A list of your experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa; detailing the source and size of the grants obtained/managed.

· A statement explaining how your experience matches each aspect of the job description.

· Your current gross salary and benefits.

· The notice period in your current job (if any).

Job Description

Job Title: Programme Funding Manager

Responsible to: Country Director, Sense International Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Purpose of role:

1) To build up the in-country funding income for Sense International Tanzania primarily through developing strategic funding partnerships with, and making in-country applications to, statutory donors, foundations and global funds, and through supporting fundraising applications made in the UK.

2) Support the management of all in-country funded grants, including managing the relationships with all donors directly funding Sense International Tanzania

Contract type

  • 3 year fixed term contract, with the potential to transition into a permanent contract.

Responsibilities

Planning and scoping

· Maintain a thorough knowledge of the current funding and fundraising developments, trends and culture within Tanzania and the East African region.

· Lead on the development of a Sense International Tanzania in-country fundraising strategy and review and update the strategy on an annual basis.

· Lead on the development of a 3 year fundraising plan to support the Sense International Tanzania fundraising strategy and update the plan on a quarterly basis. This fundraising plan will identify key income generating opportunities and activity plans to maximise income from these opportunities, including a resource plan and budget.

· Continually conduct scoping of new funding opportunities from statutory funders and foundations and maintain these opportunities in a live funding sources database.

Delivering against income targets

· Deliver on targets for fundraising from statutory donors, foundations, corporates, and High-Net-Worth individuals at country level, working within agreed expenditure budgets.

· Seek, anticipate, plan and respond to funding opportunities from institutional donors and foundations.

· Oversee and coordinate the development of concept notes, expressions of interest and proposals, including written applications, project Logframes, budgets and supporting documents (in close collaboration with the Sense International Tanzania team and relevant UK based staff, ensuring that proposals are compliant with donor requirements and are highly competitive).

· Strong focus on medium to large-scale funding opportunities (over £300k), including the identification and realisation of consortium funding opportunities.

· Ensure that the fundraising activities undertaken are effective and efficient and that their financial contribution is maximised, aiming to obtain full cost recovery in all proposals.

Grant management and reporting

· Manage and develop relationships with grant account managers for all in-country funded grants under your remit.

· Maintain an overview of the progress of all grants under your management and maintain strong donor relationships in order to manage donors’ expectations.

· Coordinate the development and submission of funding reports to donors ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements and deadlines, with the most accurate information. This includes both narrative and financial reports.

· Check financial reports prepared by the Finance and Admin Officer before submitting to the donor.

· Keep track of donor portfolios (e.g. management systems for communications, reporting etc.)

Raising Sense International’s profile and build funding partnerships

· Ensure that Sense International Tanzania’s programmes have a high profile among donor communities and development networks.

· Develop relationships with potential consortia to jointly develop proposals.

· Build and maintain partnerships with corporates and major donors at national, regional and international levels.

· Establish, maintain and develop relationships with key personnel within existing donor organisations.

· Research, collect donor intelligence and develop relationships with prospective funders with the view of achieving fruitful long-term relationships.

· Assist the Country Director with developing relationships with High-Net-Worth individuals.

Networking internally and externally

· Have monthly calls with the Programme Funding Manager in the Kenya, and when required with the Programme Funding Manager in the UK, for mentoring and to ensure coordination of all fundraising efforts.

· Ensure that an accurate and timely overview of Sense International Tanzania’s fundraising efforts and achievement is shared with the offices of Sense International UK, Kenya, and Uganda through regular (quarterly) reporting and analysis of fundraising activity and results, including income and expenditure updates and forecasts.

· Update the Fundraising Against Targets (FATs) spreadsheet on a monthly basis and share with the Sense International UK team.

· Work with the Sense International Uganda, Kenya and UK based fundraising departments to strengthen and sustain partnerships with restricted income donors that are based outside of Tanzania but which have an interest in directly supporting our work in Tanzania.

· Facilitate sharing of information among country teams in East Africa to ensure maximum appropriate involvement around specific donor opportunities and proposal development processes.

· Plan and prepare annual budgets in conjunction with the Sense International Tanzania country team and the Sense International UK team, monitor performance and take remedial action where necessary ensuring the achievement of net income targets.

· Support fundraising activities in the UK by liaising with local donor offices and contribute to writing drafts for statutory fundraising applications in the UK.

· Contribute to the development of a comprehensive portfolio of project information for Sense International Tanzania, in consultation with the relevant colleagues which can be used to develop funding proposals.

· Build confidence and excitement in Sense International Tanzania’s work and vision both internally and externally.

Other

· To be an independent worker and self-starter.

· To ensure fundraising activities comply with current laws, Sense International’s ethical policy and Sense International’s ethical fundraising policy/guidelines.

· To undertake such other tasks as may be required by and agreed with the Country Director.

· Some travel within Tanzania and East Africa as required.

Key Performance Indicators

· Income against targets

Year on year growth in income.

  • Year on year growth in the percentage of overheads covered by in-country income.

· Diversification of donor base

  • The number of institutional donors, corporates, trusts and foundations (directly or via NGO partners) supporting Sense International Tanzania’s work increases.

· Grant management

  • Level of compliance with grant terms and conditions.

  • Level of adherence to donor reporting schedules with high-quality reports.

  • Level of adherence to internal reporting schedules.

Person Specification: Skills/Experience Required

· Experience in leading proposal development and securing major funding from statutory donors such as EU, USAID, DFID, UN or other institutional funders, including developing multi-country, regional and/or consortia programmes as well as managing grants and ensuring compliance to grant terms and conditions.

· Programme management experience, including leading on complex budget reallocations.

· Proven ability to develop multi-year fundraising strategies incorporating and prioritising multiple types of fundraising.

· Proven ability to network and develop opportunities for long-term funding partnerships.

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings (with appropriate technological support as required).

· A thorough knowledge of how statutory funding operates in Tanzania.

· Proven ability to develop project Logframes and complex multi-year/multi-country project budgets.

· Experience of financial planning and control, setting and exceeding targets with a proven ability to undertake systematic forecasting.

· Ability to research new funding opportunities and making appropriate bid/no-bid decisions.

· Experience of preparing compelling, high quality proposals tailored to different audiences (statutory, major donors, corporates, foundations).

· Understanding of the key elements of collating and recording a national portfolio of project information in an efficient and accessible format.

· Educated to Bachelor degree level.

· An understanding of the current issues in the disability sector.

· Sensitivity to and willingness to develop an understanding of deafblindness

· Experience of working with colleagues from different cultures and with teams based overseas.

· Computer literacy with a good knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.

· Strong administrative and organisational skills.

· Close attention to detail at all times, including when under pressure.
Applicants must already have the right to live and work in Tanzania

How to apply:

If you wish to apply for this job please send your CV with a maximum of 3 pages and a cover letter to infotz@senseint-ea.org. Only applicants who already have the right to live and work in Tanzania, and applications that include the following information in the cover letter, will be considered:

· A list of your experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa; detailing the source and size of the grants obtained/managed.

· A statement explaining how your experience matches each aspect of the job description.

· Your current gross salary and benefits.

· The notice period in your current job (if any).

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