Program Officer - Private Sector Engagement
Purpose of the position:
To develop Strategic Direction for Branding World Vision and coordination of technical engagement & intelligent research on Corporate donor strategies, products focus and forecasts, prepositioning for solicited and unsolicited opportunities and generate set annual Local grants income for World Vision Kenya. The incumbent shall contribute strategically to development and implementation of a WVK Brand Strategy, National Resource Development Strategy, Corporate Donor Engagement plans, Grant Acquisition and Donor Retention Strategies.
In order to successfully execute this purpose, the position holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Grow Private sector partnership; Strengthen, GAM Processes, 35%
Regularly review and update the corporate engagement plans
Actively engage a portfolio of diverse corporates & local and international foundations of not less than 7;
WVK’s priority sectors set and reviewed annually in line with National Office Strategy, GAM strategy and Technical Approaches.
Identify corporate donor priorities and intelligence on possible opportunities.
In partnership with NRD Manager raise a Local Income Grants as per WVK set Targets for each Financial Year as per the Grants Strategy
In partnership with the technical teams and NRD Manager, develop appropriate products to market to corporates, local foundations e.g. Banks, Communication organizations, among others.
Develop grant risk matrix as per the WVK and global office requirements.
Coordinate all key sectors and functions and conduct proposals writing as per donor/Corporates or Support Office and government guidelines and timely submission.
Coordinate concepts and proposal feedback mechanisms with donors/Corporate and SOs;
Conduct quarterly analysis on the success rate of all applications to specific donors assigned.
Coordinate WVK Local income tracking metrics and ensure fundraising data base is in place to track achievement of targets;
Coordinated contractual processes with partners, donors, SOs or other stakeholders;
In collaboration with QA and Integrated Programs/Operations technical staff, maintain updated WVK Capacity Statements for sectors as per Corporates, /SO & or Donor interests.
Building Weconomy Programs 50%
Work closely with WV Finland and other Support Offices (SO) to establish opportunities for partnership between Kenyan based SMEs and international companies
Coordinate co-creation opportunities with potential companies and corporates
Coordinate visits to field sites identified in partnership with programs and WV Finland teams
Localize Weconomy program with growing businesses
Capacity building and project planning for NO and filed teams
Enhance Donor Attraction, Communication and Retention 10%
Coordinate the National Office in designing programs that leverage unique, high value contributions of foundations, local and multinational companies
Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;
Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and other corporate bodies to maximize value.
In collaboration with Integrated Programs/, coordinate donor exposure to WVK’s work with an aim of expressing our wide capacity;
Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between Corporates/donors representatives and National Director/designee
Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key Corporates/donors
Facilitate Internal & external engagement business processes & communication protocol;
Research new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into products, opportunities, concepts and proposals.
Identify key donor trends, near- and far-term program opportunities.
Support the search for donor intelligence and information that will facilitate prepositioning and establishment of partnership for opportunities Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding grants acquisition and implementation.
Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by ensuring that WVK meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality planning and implementation levels;
Identify and establish key relationships that will strengthen WVK positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.
Work with and through integrated programs, finance & other Support Functions and in collaboration with Support Offices (SOs) to maintain strong donor relationships.
In collaboration with various technical specialists, develop & coordinate, engagement and communication plans. s to engage Support Offices, existing and potential donors.
Ensure that SO and donor expectations met through a well-coordinated donor promise delivery model.
Coordinate and facilitate initial contacts for donor and grants Support Office staff visits to National Office and projects.
Visit at least one grant on quarterly basis to establish what works and adopt promising practices for proposal/concept development.
Introduce/Market WVK Products to corporates, local foundations eg local sponsorship initiative (Inuka Angaza)
Implementation and roll out of key Local income Initiatives e.g Inuka Angaza etc.
Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management, 5%
Support in Managing Partnership and funding Agreements and relationships.
Identify, establish and manage partnerships with potential development actors and facilitate signing of Agreements.
Update, maintain and improve electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others.
Coordinate with Integrated Program (IP) to ensure timely and accurate grants reporting and documentation of best practices.
Maintain and update the Proposal Resource Guide on a regular basis.
Analyze and develop presentations for internal and external audiences on trends, focus and developments among corporates/donors for policy and strategy review.
Maintain an up to date record of all proposals, concepts, expression of interests, funding agreements and other relevant documentation for ease of access.
Conduct routine field support visits, for the purposes of assessing if and ensuring that programs are managed in accordance with internal procedures and in a manner that will promote good practice, maximize impact and encourage learning.
Work with the IP teams to provide timely, detailed and quality program and financial reports to Support Offices and donors on grant funded programs by ensuring timely, accurate reporting which addresses the needs of various donors. In collaboration with IP and Finance team, ensure accurate, accountable reporting of donor resources.
Any other duty as assigned 5%
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Business Management or relevant field from a recognized University. Post graduate degree will be an added advantage
Minimum five years’ experience in private public partnership, international relations, fundraising and programing.
Must have Excellent Communications and public relations skills
Excellent computer skills
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Must be flexible, ready to travel, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Must have a good command of both spoken and written English.
Strong analytical skills