Institutional Partnership Development Advisor (IPD Advisor)

SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is a local non-government organization affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organization that provides orphaned and destitute children with a permanent home and educational opportunities. Established 60 years ago, SOS Children’s Villages International the umbrella organization, currently has Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. Globally, it runs the SOS Children’s Village Programme which has two main arms, i.e. Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in the United Republic of Tanzania since 1991, and implements its programs in the following locations Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and the upcoming project in Iringa. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant Positions:

Job title: Institutional Partnership Development Advisor (IPD Advisor)
Duty station: Dar es salaam – National Office
Reporting to: Fund Development and Communication Director.

Position Summary

The IPD Advisor supports and advises the National Association in the development of partnerships with institutions, in order to significantly diversify and increase the financial resources available for national programs. S (h) e works with the National Director and the Program Team to mobilize institutional funding for SOS CV Tanzania & Zanzibar. He/she develops and implements institutional partnership strategies and is a key contributor to the growth of the funding portfolio as well as day to day donor relationships management with bilateral donors, international organizations, governmental institutions, embassies and any other concerned national or international organizations.

Roles & Responsibilities

i. Fundraising and Donor Liaison
Identify institutional partnership opportunities at the national local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and embassies and foundations)
Coordinate with the program team to conduct assessments and feasibility studies that inform program design.
Conduct background research relevant for designing projects
Coordinate and write program proposals and be the link between program, finance and submit this to potential institutional donors
Develop and maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting making sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation phase.
Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the regional office.

ii. Donor Contract Management
Responsible for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of consortium agreements, teaming agreements compliance with donor requirements, submission of reports.
Develop and maintain a mechanism for management of institutional contracts.
Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system and paper) are complete and kept up to date.
Undertake routine donor contract administration for country programmes including maintenance of records on donor contracts.
Establish a close working relationship with the Finance Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting, contract management and reporting.

iii. Strategy, Capacity Building
Develop and implement an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and ensure this is infused within the national plans
Review and implement the recommendations of the donor market survey
Train and support relevant staff in Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach among other models and approaches
Build fundraising capacity within the programme team, by training staff on funding policies donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc

iv. Partnership Development and Networking
Establish and maintain regular contact with donors by organizing donor roundtables, face to face meetings, attending donor forums etc
Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of SOS CV Tanzania subject to approval from the National director
Assess and where possible develop partnerships and consortiums with other like-minded organizations for purposes of bidding for large donor projects.
Represent SOS CV Tanzania in sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking forums and use this to aggressively develop funding partnerships
Participate in regional IPD networking and training forums and contribute to development of new IPD strategies to improve practice


Master’s degree in development/social sciences (Sociology, Development studies, Agriculture economics, International Relations or related field).
A thorough understanding of program design and development especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Gender and GBV, Child Protection, etc.
He/she should have 3-5 years extensive experience in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors as well as a thorough understanding of development programming.
Experience in social science research; the candidate should have extensive experience conducting assessments, evaluations etc.
A thorough understanding of DCM, PCM, and training approaches is required.
The Candidate should have the following competencies, leadership, and innovation, flexible, self-drive and have the ability to work very fast and under strict deadlines.
The candidate should have excellent skills in proposal and report writing
Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with the ability to represent SOS CV in donor forums, develop partnerships with other NGOs
Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of funding and contract compliance.

To apply for this position, send your application letter by postal or email describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies make you the right candidate for this position.

Enclose ONLY detailed and updated CV with telephone contacts and details of at least 3 referees. Copies of academic, professional certificates and passport size photo will be submitted by only contacted candidates for the interview.

To apply please send to;

The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
P. O. Box 80462 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Please Note: SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and committed to keeping children safe from abuse and harm, therefore candidates applying for this post will be subject to child safeguarding recruitment procedures and checks.
• Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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