CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.
CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in over 93 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.
CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region. For more information about our work, please visit www.care.org Institutional income is increasingly important to CARE. Such institutional sources (including multilateral and bilateral agencies and donors) typically have decentralised operations, budgets and decision making structures throughout the world. To engage effectively with these organisations, CARE has an established global – architecture that mirrors its key institutional relationships, builds stronger partnerships and delivers greater impact and influence at country, regional and global levels. This operational architecture also enables CARE to more readily pursue multi-country / regional opportunities that are increasingly offered by institutional donors to address transnational issues to most effectively mobilize resources.
Based on CARE’s strategies in Rwanda and Burundi, and in accordance with CARE 2030 vision, the Business Development and Funding Officer (BDFO) will support in leading on new business development in support of Rwanda and Burundi, creating, identifying and accessing new funding opportunities; contribute in maintaining a consistent standard of donor relationship and high-quality proposal development across the two country contexts; and will actively seek to grow income for the CARE country programs through (national, multi country or global) funding opportunities and consortium partnerships.
The BDFO will be expected to work alongside the country teams and CARE USA in operationalizing the results of the donor mapping and be the primary link for accessing technical fundraising assistance and support from the confederation’s fundraising architecture and especially all the (current and potential) CMPs of countries both at global and at regional ECSA levels.
- Strategic research and donor engagement
- Bid development and resource mobilization
- Learning and capacity
- Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience
- Demonstrable experience and success in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency like CARE
- Demonstrated ability to suggest and support implementation of approved resource mobilisation strategies
- Proven ability to identify and propose new business opportunities and partnerships
- Proven understanding and experience in project management and process improvement
- Experience of working with and coaching technical teams to develop complex program proposals that are funded by institutional donors
- Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units. Proven ability to collaborate with the expertise of team members to achieve objectives
- Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
- Superior verbal and written communications and writing skills in English and French with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues into appealing presentations/pitches/proposals
- Strong proven ability to articulate strategic and policy issues through effective oral and written briefs
- Proven facilitation skills
- Excellent computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation
- Solid understanding of a rights-based approach, gender sensitivity, and experience in the NGO sector
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