Position: Program Development Consultant – Africa (Surge Roster/Interim)
Location: Africa – exact location depends on the need
Duration: Short term assignment
Reports to: TBD
About RI: Relief International (RI) is home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
About RI Surge Interim Positions:
We are currently accepting applications for Relief International’s Surge Roster position for Program Development Consultant – Africa for short-term assignments (varying from weeks to months) to manage periods of emergency and transition within Relief International.
Occasionally, Relief International has a need for a Program Development Consultant in its Africa region. If you are interested in short-term assignments and would like to be considered for a future Program Development Consultant – Africa interim position, please apply below.
Please provide a resume, cover letter (in your cover letter, please let us know your rate, length of assignment you are interested in, what country or countries you will not work in), and list three supervisory references with contact information.
Position Summary: The Program Development Consultant will be responsible for capture management and proposal development. The Program Development Consultant will be based in Africa, with travel to countries within the region as needed.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
In coordination with the regional and country teams:
• Attend relevant meetings and networking events (e.g., regional and national coordination meetings, relevant RFA/P meetings, donor consultations) as needed for the performance of duties; • Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities; • Develop capture plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.
• Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary; • Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs; • Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, may meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives; • Participate in the preparation of funding proposals, including leading proposal writing efforts as well as costing efforts; • Support the capacity development of regional and country teams in program development; • Assist with the field level printing and delivery of proposals, within submission deadlines.
In addition: • Undertake travel within the Africa as required in the pursuit of the above tasks; • Prepare regular activity reports for GSO (Global Support Office); • Undertake other ad hoc tasks, as instructed by GSO; and, • Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment. • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; • Ability and willingness to travel to field offices; • MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field; • 5 years minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred; • 10 years minimum relevant work experience with progressively increasing responsibility; and, • Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and GSO staff when necessary.
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