Consultancy – Foundations Manager, Amman, Jordan

Amman

CONSULTANCY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is the largest UN operation in the Middle East with more than 30,000 staff. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

Consultancy – Foundations Manager, Amman, Jordan

BACKGROUND

It has created a Private Partnerships Division to assist in diversifying its income base amongst the private sector. With a total budget over $1.3 billion, UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, social assistance and emergency relief.

The Foundations Manager will sit within the Private Partnerships Division at UNRWA and directly report to the Chief of Private Partnerships, as well as work closely with national committees, fields and programme departments. The position would help UNRWA manage a diversified portfolio of private sector clients – foundations and corporations – for resource commitments valued at the $250,000 level and beyond.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Funding Strategy

· Work with the Chief of Private Partnerships to establish funding goals and benchmarks for a portfolio of private sector partners, each with the capacity to support UNRWA’s work at the $250,000+ per annum level;

· Develop a foundation outreach strategic plan to be presented to and agreed by the Chief of Private Partnerships, ensuring a consolidated strategy for foundation funding – with clear plans for execution, evaluation of objectives and creating and reaching direct targets;

· Advise on global foundation engagement strategies to enable UNRWA to prepare and strategically position for opportunities and influence funder strategies where possible;

· Monitor and analyze philanthropic and other corporate and foundation partnership trends so that market opportunities may be capitalized on, ensuring that the UNRWA’ partnership proposition remains compelling and competitive;

Prospect Identification

· Provide comprehensive mapping of key global (U.S. and Europe and Middle East based) foundations and grant making organisations, their funding priorities and UNRWA’s eligibility and position to approach them;

· Identify funding opportunities and assure timely top quality proposals submission;

· Collaborate with UNRWA National Committees to assign regional prospects to National Committee teams;

· Develop a US and EMEA-wide external network, building and maintaining relationships with potential donor organizations.

Cultivation and Stewardship

· Design and implement creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation and management strategies for partners within the portfolio, leading on partnership negotiations, proposal submissions, and pitches; and maintaining a database of partners with up to date information;

· Develop clear, compelling presentations, proposals, and reports for partners and private sector audiences;

· Establish a robust client servicing plan for each partner, including elaborating recognition strategies, site visits, identifying key performance indicators, and planning and reporting procedures to optimize income growth and donor satisfaction;

· Ensure open and relevant communication is maintained between UNRWA , its private sector partners; fields and departments; particularly to obtain narrative and financial report information, and writing reports, updates etc. for key partners in a timely manner;

· Support the involvement of the Chief of Private Partnerships and ERCD Director in high-level private sector partnership solicitations and relationship management with briefing materials, agendas, background research and appropriate follow-up;

Grant Management

· Supervise the grant management and reporting process, including quality assurance on reporting, project delivery and monitoring and evaluation of donor funded projects.

· Monitor deadlines and work closely with field offices and other UNRWA stakeholders to ensure reporting requirements are met on time.

· Maintain accurate, detailed records in the grant management database.

minimum Qualifications and Experience

· An advanced university degree in fundraising/marketing, business or public administration, communications or relevant field.

· A minimum of five years of experience in securing complex, six-and seven-figure multiyear grants from major foundations across the world in the nonprofit sector or with UN organizations;

· Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of foundation fundraising, preferably for an international organization, but also having worked within a major foundation/ grant making organization;

· Technical skills in the complete fundraising cycle: e.g. market research, strategy development; budgeting; donor relationship management and monitoring;

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· Understanding of international development issues, the situation of Palestinian refugees essential.

· Excellent command of verbal and written English.

COMPETENCIES

· Client Orientation: Consider all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client

· Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations

· Communications: Effectively presents thoughts and ideas, including complex technical concepts, in a clear, concise, and readily understood manner, both verbally and in writing. Listens to and acknowledges others’ perspectives and views

· Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; thinks “outside the box”; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches

· Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts; joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

· Accountability: Takes ownership for all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one ha responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Takes personal responsibility for is/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

· Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interface professionally with senior executives of foundations. Must have an ability to work effectively with the donor community and with colleagues in a cooperative environment. Must be sensitive to donors’ interests and possess a thorough understanding of the development process

· Results-oriented, project management and planning skills, as well as the ability to bring grant solicitations and proposals to successful closure.

· Excellent attention to detail, strong problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple complex tasks and maintain composure under demanding deadlines

· Experience in using Grants management software

· Exceptional presentation, professional writing, editing, analytical, and research skills.

· Excellent organizational skills, an ability to work independently with minimal direction, and an ability to work well with others.

· Proactive and action-oriented personality; strong sense of pace and urgency

· Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Preferably existing relationships with top funders in the international development sector;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The position directly reports to the Chief of the Private Partnerships Division in Amman.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

· The duration of the consultancy is 12 months, based in Amman, with the possibility of an extension, and an expected start date of July 1, 2016.

· Remuneration will be based on an annual P3 ICSC salary and depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume, writing sample and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references, no later than 15 June 2016. These documents should be sent to consultancy@unrwa.org, clearly indicating the title of this consultancy “Foundations Manager”** in the subject line of the message. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit an up to date resume, writing sample and cover letter that clearly indicates how their experience and qualifications meet the requirements above, including providing the names of at least two recent references, no later than 15 June 2016. These documents should be sent to consultancy@unrwa.org, clearly indicating the title of this consultancy “Foundations Manager”** in the subject line of the message. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women. Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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Or send your application directly to mailto:consultancy@unrwa.org.
  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-15

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