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Grants and Business Development Manager

Date: 07-Apr-2021

Location: Lomé, Togo

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

 

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

Plan International Togo, an employer that promotes equality of opportunity and does not discriminate based on gender, race, social origin, political opinion, disability and marital status, and applies zero tolerance policy for fraud and conflict of interest, is searching for employment a Grants and Business Development Manager.

 

 

 

Role Purpose

Accountabilities

The Grants and Business Development Manager will work as a resource in business development including sourcing grants, local fundraising focused on corporate engagement, and the establishment of grant systems and procedures in line with the Country Strategy.

 

          Resource mobilization coordination:

  • Work with leadership members and the Grants team to ensure a donor engagement plan is in place (complete with updated donor mapping, donor engagement tracking and updated action plans), and updated monthly.
  • Lead the process for identifying & exploring new fundraising opportunities, including a sound “go no go” mechanism; review and summarize funding requirements from various donors; ethical check, evaluate & recommend response to fundraising opportunities.
  • Conduct biannual funding gap analysis to identify programs or sub-areas that require greater attention in terms of resource mobilization based on funding projection in the Country Strategy.

        Donor/NO Relations

  • Hold early discussion with NOs and Donors to ensure that budgets submitted and Funding Bundle Agreement Documents (FADs) are fully costed (direct, shared direct and apportioned cost fully covered).
  • Responsible for ensuring the marketing of concept……

        Grant Management

  • Ensure that projects managers, implementing partners and leadership team members understand and assimilate Plan and donor’s requirements in grants management based on Funding Bundle Agreement Documents (FADs) and donors’ contracts.
  • Ensure a sound grants startup and closure mechanisms are in place and fully implemented.

 

 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Master’s degree in social science, international development, international relations or related discipline;
  • Substantial experience in the NGO sector;
  • Demonstrated experience in managerial positions in the development sector;
  • Demonstrated track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from institutional donors;
  • Demonstrated success in directly managing the implementation and reporting requirements of grant funded projects and programs;
  • Experience in identifying and developing fund raising opportunities;
  • Fluent in English and French.

Desirable

 

  • Experience working in Togo and in a west Africa International Organization operating in communitarian development;
  • At least two years working experience outside of country of origin;
  • Conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Planning and monitoring;
  • Coaching, training and facilitation skills;
  • Accountability and responsibility for own performance;

 

Applications must include:

1. A cover letter of two (02) pages at most;

2. A Vitae Curriculum of no more than three (03) pages;

3. A copy of the last diploma.

N.B. Put all three documents in one file

 

  1. Only successful candidates after reviewing the files will be contacted for written tests and interviews;
  2.  Applicants are obliged to comply with child protection and gender equality and inclusion policies applied within the International Plan Organization;

 

 

Location:         CO Lomé

Type of Role:   Grants and Business Development Manager

Reports to:      Country Director

Grade:              E

Closing Date:    Friday, April 23th, 2021 at 1h 30 p.m.

 

 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.