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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2023
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    The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaounde, Cameroo
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    Resource Mobilization Coordinator


    • Resource Mobilization Coordinators contribute to CIFOR-ICRAF’s resource mobilization goal to achieve significant, predictable, multi-year funding to enable, flexible support for CIFOR-ICRAF Key Performance Areas (KPAs). To do so, Coordinators ensure CIFOR-ICRAF staff benefit from tailored funder profiles and contacts, analyzed funding opportunities (Call for Proposals (RfPs)), standardized RM processes, tools and more strategic, coordinated, efficient and high-quality support for compelling solicited and unsolicited submissions. The Resource Mobilization Coordinator – Francophone Africa will be a global position with Francophone Africa as its primary focus.
    • Primary objectives for this position include: review of identified funding opportunities; coordinate and support the development of strategic grant applications, timely review and submission of grant applications; facilitate donor intelligence and assurance of strategic alignment of CIFOR-ICRAF’s objectives with funder priorities and objectives; assist and support outreach and stewardship of major global donors and prospects; and contribute to standardized processes, tools and resources for unsolicited fundraising.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Proposal/ Program Development and Coordination

    • Coordinate the research and verification of new funding opportunities for relevant global campaigns and/or initiatives
    • Support global Research teams in all stages of pre-award functions (concept note/proposal development, planning, drafting, editing, internal clearance and submission of high value solicitation documents) and efficient transfer of approved awards to Programme/Grant Management

    Strategy, Analysis and Reporting

    • Maintain efficient knowledge sharing and information system and manage donor intelligence to enable successful funding approaches and institutional understanding of CIFOR-ICRAF’s resource development activities
    • Support the RM team leader on reporting progress in key areas of the funding strategy and preparation of briefing materials for donor presentations and/or meetings

    Support unsolicited fundraising processes and practices

    • Coordinate with the RM Team and other corporate units on donor stewardship, communications and cultivation of major global donors and prospects
    • Provide critical feedback for the development of a standardized process (RM Strategy) for program development linked to CIFOR- ICRAF Key Performance Areas (KPAs) support the development and submission of high quality programs and coordinated planning
    • Work with the RM team on the development of guidance notes, standard operating procedures, tools, templates, best practices, lessons learned, and ensure consistent use of required tools by scientists
    • Support the development of Funder Profiles in an online system
    • Work with the team on enhancing tools and processes that support “go/ no go” decisions and the monitoring of progress with unsolicited progress support management decisions in relation to unsolicited fundraising

    Education, knowledge and experience

    • Master’s degree in International Relations, Conservation/Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Development or a related degree (an undergraduate degree with 5 years’ relevant work experience will be considered);
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in resource mobilization with proven track record of raising substantial funds for international organizations, UN agencies, and/or international non-governmental organizations – preferably in francophone Africa;
    • Ability to link sectors and maximize resource mobilization capacity with donors and other development partners;
    • Knowledge of national/global development agendas and goals;
    • Understanding of project cycle management;
    • Experience in working with diverse teams;
    • Above average written and presentation skills;
    • Experience with fundraising databases;
    • Fluency in English and French mandatory (Spanish desirable).

    Personal attributes and competencies

    • Highly organized, detail oriented, “door opener” with reliable timely and high-quality delivery of assignments;
    • Solid work ethic including quality and timely delivery;
    • Demonstrated ability to independently solve various general problems and advise complex and sensitive problems;
    • Ability to quickly upload and interpret complex and technical subject matter to diverse audiences;
    • Diplomatic, tactful and effective management and stewardship of major international donors;
    • Innovative and “out-of-the-box” thinking.
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team

    The application deadline is 16 Jun-2023

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