Kenya: Lead Technical Adviser, Business Development

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Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services. It has 6 Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based New York, East and South-East Asia and Oceania Region in Bangkok, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in Bangkok, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya). The international secretariat is in London, UK.

IPPF ARO is seeking to recruit a Lead Technical Advisor, Business Development in its Regional office.


· To provide strategic direction and technical coordination for ARO and IPPFAR Member Associations in the furtherance of IPPF Resource mobilization strategies

· To be specifically accountable for the achievements of the outcome 4, priority 7 as provided for in the IPPF Strategic Framework

· To increase and diversify IPPFAR core and restricted funds from traditional donors and emerging strategic partners

· To ensure that IPPFAR wins tangible bids or tenders that will support the delivery of IPPF’s Strategic Framework.


· Lead the designing, monitoring and reviewing of a IPPFAR Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) strategy in order to achieve IPPF strategic deliverable linked to outcome 4, priority 7

· Technically support the PRM strategy to effectively prepare and make the region ready for bidding and tendering

· Identify and track likely forthcoming funding trends and opportunities that may be aligned with IPPF strategic objectives to guide strategic decision related to proposal-submission and to develop a bidding pipeline for IPPFAR

· Maintain a refined overview of and make recommendations about the global and regional geo-political influences for IPPFAR future funders and income streams

· Coordinate and lead the negotiation of donor agreements and their clearance by Africa Regional Office and Member Associations

· Guide and support the ARO technical bid committee through initial training and tailored capacity-building on tendering and bidding

• Plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate all programmes, strategies/approaches and activities and budgets related to partnership and resource mobilization

• Lead and to contribute to all aspects of proposal development and other resource mobilization initiatives

• Track and generate reports/updates of resources mobilised within the region including non-financial resources

• Evaluate restricted funding proposals, communicate outcomes and disseminate key learning points post-bidding to improve IPPFAR PRM strategies and approaches.

• Ensure smooth handover of successful restricted project proposals to the Restricted Funding Projects Delivery team for programme management & reporting.

• In collaboration with Senior Advisor Restricted Funding Projects Delivery, to research and establish a network of potential donors for restricted funding projects, to evaluate competitor organizations and to build relationships with key partners/contacts.

• Collaborate with CO New Business Development Team to ensure that bids market intelligence is integrated into IPPFAR bidding pipeline


• Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, International Development Studies or related field with focus on resource mobilizing


• At least eight years relevant experience and proven track record in networking and fundraising from donors and within international organisation

• Familiarity with international and domestic funders across health and human development sectors, including but not limited to EU, GAC, USAID, CDC, World Bank, DFID, UN agencies, bilateral funding, and private foundations and corporations funding health and human development activities

• Knowledge of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities required.


• Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French

• Strong proposal development skills and writing ability required, evidenced by successfully awarded grants and contracts or awards

• Excellent time management skills required to meet tight deadlines

• Demonstrates strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities and the ability to prioritize tasks

• Competent in use of log frame, theory of change and other project management tools

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Tact and sensitivity essential

• Analytical skills

• IT skills to include Excel and Word desirable

How to apply:

Interested persons are requested to submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:

Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Closing date 14th February 2018

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We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

“Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.”

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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