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Partnerships & Development Associate
Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa)
The position provides support to the Head of Partnerships & Development (HoP&D) in proposal development, funder reporting, follow up and documentation.
Assist the HoP&D to identify, review and pursue a steady stream of grant funding opportunities; Support in the proposal development process including research and writing; Assist in the development and tracking measures of success and in preparation of progress reports for all partnerships; Responsible for tracking funder calls for proposals and reporting obligations as necessary; Liaise with other portfolios i.e. Communications, Grantmaking, LM&E, Advocacy & Publications and Feminist Republik Initiative around funder reporting requirements for submission to the HoP&D, for review; Prepare solid funder reports in line with proposal stated deliverables and guidelines; Maintain up to date reporting templates and constantly ensure funder guideline conformity; Actively contribute towards strategic funder mapping for potential specific and general support of UAF-Africa’s work; Prepare tailor-made documentation/ presentations required by the HoP&D for meetings; Maintain an up to date database of current and prospective partners according to their areas of priority jurisdiction and strategic engagement; Prepare periodic partnership and development analysis reports; Work collaboratively with other portfolios to ensure smooth and seamless delivery of the Fund’s strategic deliverables; Any other related responsibilities as assigned by the HoP&D.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Law or related fields.
Skills and Experience
A minimum of 3 years’ experience within the human rights funding mechanism, grantmaking, philanthropic, international relations or NGO sector – especially women’s rights sector; Passionate about UAF-Africa’s mission, committed to teamwork, and achieving results; A demonstrated commitment to women’s human rights and/or social justice; Knowledge and familiarity with grantmaking processes and procedures; Strong feminist conceptualisation and analytical skills; Excellent command of written and oral skills; Strong familiarity with social media philanthropy advocacy and activism; Detailed knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google computer applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Slides; Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a team; Excellent time management skills and ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment managing competing priorities and reprioritizing tasks as needed; Close attention to detail and accuracy; personal initiative; reliability, flexibility and follow-up; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; Ability to distil complex and detailed information into an accessible and approachable writing style; Excellent interpersonal skills; Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned.
This is a regional position that involves some regional and international travel; The position is based in Harare, Zimbabwe; UAF-Africa is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices; In order to build the strongest possible workforce, UAF-Africa actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
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