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  • Business Development Coordinator at Action Africa Help - International

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2019 Deadline: 30 August, 2019
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  • Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.


    Business Development Coordinator, Nairobi


    Department: Programmes

    Reports to: Programme Director

    • Liaises with: Country Directors/Managers, Regional Programme Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Regional Finance and Grants Manager.
    • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya with visits to AAH-I’s countries of operation (South Sudan; Uganda; Somalia; Zambia; Kenya; Djibouti and Ethiopia), as needed
    • Purpose for the Role: The Business Development Coordinator will play a key role in securing and growing the resources that AAH-I needs to deliver its vision, mission and strategic objectives. In particular, strengthening engagement with potential partners/donors; positioning AAH-I for potential funding; designing winning proposals and exploration into innovative forms of raising unrestricted funds.
    • Key responsibilities
    • Provide support to Country Offices in proposal development and build cross-functional teams to support proposal development;
    • Identify and address capacity gaps at Country Offices and other factors that would lead to increased funding volume and funding mix;
    • Research, analyze and track opportunities with current and potential donors and engage Country Offices to pursue the opportunities;
    • Maintain a ‘pursuit list’ of the funding pipeline and extract reports and analyses to share with senior management;
    • Maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements and conditions of current and potential donors and build capacity across the organization to improve on success rate of applications, as well as compliance during implementation.
    • Represent the organisation in various inter-agency coordination and donor forums and use the opportunity to promote the work of AAH-I;
    • Develop organizational capability statements to depict the work we do, our approaches and impact.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of programming approaches for development and humanitarian contexts and ensure these models are embedded in proposals and programme designs.
    • Develop well organized digital database of project designs, proposals, concept notes and ‘pitching documents’ that can be easily accessed whenever required.
    • Participate in preparation of reports and strategic papers for high level engagement by senior management and the board.

    Professional qualifications, experience and skills

    • A university degree in social sciences or a development related field. A Master’s degree is an advantage;
    • At least five years’ experience working in the field of business development and fundraising in either humanitarian or private sector;
    • A strategic thinker with excellent writing skills and ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines; strong proficiency in MS Office suite and presentation skills, including graphic presentations;
    • Conversant with thematic areas that AAH-I works and able to design interventions and approaches that meet industry standards and are responsive to emerging/changing trends.
    • Familiarity with funding requirements and guidelines of major humanitarian donors: UN Agencies, EU, ECHO, DFID, USAID and Foundations;
    • Networking and external engagement skills, proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities;
    • Ability to network with ICT innovators and market leaders and leverage technology applications in business design and humanitarian work;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to train others, harness crossfunctional contributions from colleagues and being able to effectively employ electronic communication with internal and external actors in other locations.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruithq@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 30th August, 2019. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis

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