Program Development and Partnership Coordinator

January 16, 2024
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Job Description

About Islamic Relief Worldwide Afghanistan:

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a non-profit humanitarian organization with a rich history of over 23 years in Afghanistan. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, IRW is dedicated to providing emergency relief and implementing life-changing development projects for vulnerable communities. In Afghanistan, IRW has been actively involved in various sectors, including emergency relief, food security, livelihood, education, health, nutrition, shelter, and sponsorship programs.

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a fundraising strategy and plan aligned with IR Afghanistan’s country strategy.
  2. Identify and pursue funding opportunities aligned with IR Afghanistan’s priorities.
  3. Track funding opportunities, such as calls for proposals, and coordinate with management for collective actions on proposal or concept note submissions.
  4. Lead the design and development of high-quality concept notes and proposals in line with donor strategies and IR Afghanistan’s strategic orientation.
  5. Establish systems and methodologies for participatory proposal and concept note development by engaging other departments and stakeholders.
  6. Build the capacity of staff in proposal/concept note development.
  7. Conduct donor mapping in areas of intervention and take necessary measures to build relationships/partnerships with new donors.
  8. Develop new partnerships and explore opportunities for consortium development, ensuring strength and quality in the country office program portfolio.
  9. Liaise with potential and current donors to identify funding opportunities, manage expectations, and ensure coordination and accountability.
  10. Identify areas of synergy and cooperation with other organizations, represent the interests and capacity of IR Afghanistan, and enable effective consortium coordination and collaboration.
  11. Engage and coordinate with UN Agencies, I/NGOs, clusters, academia, and other stakeholders to strengthen networking and relationships, and undertake joint initiatives based on IR Afghanistan’s priorities.
  12. Manage donor grant contracts and support teams to follow donor grant contract compliance.
  13. Represent IR Afghanistan, when delegated, to government, donors, international agencies, funding partners, potential donors, other bodies, including civil society networks, and the public.
  14. Carry out other duties and responsibilities reasonably delegated by the line manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Social Science/Humanities/Development Studies/International Relations or other relevant disciplines.
  • 5 years of experience in the development sector focusing on program development, partnership, and networking building.
  • Proven experience in concept notes and proposal development.
  • Proven experience in program development, donor liaison, building donor relations, networking, and organizational representation.
  • Proven experience in grant and contract management.
  • Ability to work proactively under own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Strong computer and IT skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken).
Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified national candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their motivation and an updated CV to the following links:

Job Application Link 1

Job Application Link 2

The closing date for accepting applications is 20 January 2024. Please clearly state the Vacancy Announcement number and title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Note that the written test/interview will be on a rolling basis due to the urgent need of the position, and the interview may take place before the closing date of the post/s.

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