US Citizen Fellowship Jobs – Resource Mobilization Officer

By | January 4, 2019
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US Citizen Fellowship Jobs – Resource Mobilization Officer – Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)

Job Title:     Resource Mobilization Officer

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Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)

Duty Station: Kasese, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: USA

Salary: Monthly Stipend

Position Code: G04-Int

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) collaborates with established community-based organizations to increase their institutional capacity. Acting as a catalyst, FCDE provides direct support to strengthen each partner organization’s efficacy in the community and ensures that local voices direct development. Some of our capacity building approaches include: conducting skill building workshops, providing one-on-one support, placing interns with organizations, helping conduct institutional self-assessments, grant making, assisting organizations with identifying funding opportunities and providing a localized resource center for the community.

Job Summary:  The Resource Mobilization Officer will help to develop, improve, and expand the organization’s positive impact on underserved communities by increasing the efficacy of the health programs of the Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment’s (FCDE) community partners in Uganda. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be responsible for technically supporting local partner organizations (LPOs) to deliver quality services by conducting research on funding prospects and supporting them to effectively write grants focusing on health and HIV/AIDS programs. This position will assist LPOs to understand the nuances of resource mobilization, including developing positive relationships with donors or potential partners and refining proposal writing approaches. The Resource Mobilization Officer will be a part of the dynamic FCDE team and will work closely with all staff. This might look like working with the Resource Center Managers to find relevant funding opportunities and conduct trainings or assisting the Grants Committee to review FCDE’s seed grant proposals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support LPOs to increase their funding base through grant writing, partnership building, and robust in-kind community support so that they can more effectively implement projects
  • Support the FCDE in-country team to develop at least two proposals for larger funding opportunities
  • Collaborate with Resource Center Managers to conduct research and identify funding opportunities for LPOs implementing health programs
  • Support LPO’s fundraising efforts by reviewing and providing comments/guidance to LPOs external and FCDE grant proposals.
  • Work with the FCDE Grants Committee to refine the grants process and act as a bridge between the Committee and the LPOs in order to support understanding and skill building
  • Work with the Project Management Officer and FCDE Team to ensure proper alignment between project design and management and project proposal writing and submission
  • As relevant, provide training and skill building to the FCDE team on grant writing and proposal development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Resource Mobilization Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • Experience writing grant proposals, ideally with a proven track record of securing funding*
  • Experience with prospect research and/or fundraising information sources like Guidestar or the Foundation Center*
  • Experience in building relationships with partners and donors*
  • Experience working in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Proven training and facilitation skills
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes and/or budgeting as they relate to project design
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project
  • Ability to get things done
  • Open mind, new ideas, and a passion for global health
  • Capacity to handle the challenges associated with living and working in a foreign environment
  • Comfort in speaking publicly as well as the ability to hold an audience, making information fun and engaging
  • Ability to undertake regular field visits to rural communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; effective interpersonally
  • Enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced team
  • Ability to work to work under minimum supervision and within tight deadlines

NB: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:

In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and retreats
  • Professional development funds of up to $600

How to Apply:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

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Deadline: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

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