Roster of Consultants for Resource Mobilization (C-23-21)

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The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and proactive Resource Mobilization Analyst to support the Resource Mobilization Team in Lima, Peru or Nairobi, Kenya.

About the role:

The successful candidate will support RM efforts by contributing up-to-date information, intel and analyses of the funder and partnership landscape relevant to CIP. Also, the selected candidate will provide administrative and substantive support to the daily business operations of the unit and the organization as a whole. This position will report to the Resource Mobilization Director and would be based preferably in Nairobi, Kenya; but candidates from other countries where CIP has operations are welcome to apply.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead data, analysis and intelligence on funders and partners: 
    • Closely monitor the engagement landscape as it relates to CIP to ensure key information on funder and partner priorities is kept up-to-date and relevant, 
    • Closely monitor changes in global development agendas, and opportunities and risks with regards to CIP mandate and scope of operations
    • Providing input to development of funder engagement strategies, as appropriate.
    • Develop forecast models and scenario planning for country, region or HQ institutional funding income to inform operational and strategic decision making  
    • Production of market insight and trend analysis. This will include analysis on any key shocks to the ODA market, competitor analysis and strategic advice for decision making.
  •  Lead design and manage (ICT-based) processes, systems and tools for DAI
    • Support design and improvement of processes, systems and tools required to collect, analyses and interpret data and present it in a clear way useful for tactical decision-making and planning.
    • Collect and analyze internal data to ensure that information in all relevant RM databases and reporting matrices is updated and correct.
    • Assist in the preparation of reports and analysis for high level internal reporting requirements, including Board documentation.
    • Support maintenance of CIP RM proposal data for One CGIAR monthly pipeline reporting.
    • Oversee internal audit compliance with CIP RMU processes and procedures.
    • Production of financial reporting and pipeline analysis, tracking Institutional Funding performance against Key Performance Indicators, contributing to the RM Dashboard  
  • Support identification and development of funding opportunities
    • Identify new funding opportunities and new funders.
    • Conduct opportunity eligibility reviews.
    • Serve as Proposal Manager for selected opportunities.
    • Support the PNM process, collecting documentation, monitoring OCS system for PNM, quality check of PNM submissions, drafting PNM minutes and following up as required with PIs and other colleagues/units concerned.
  • Support funder outreach and engagement
    • Based on data analysis and intelligence gathered, assist in preparation of talking points, meeting bios and other information required to support funder and partner engagement.
    • Manage and track internal communications with internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Support RM team
    • Provide backstopping support to other RM staff as required.
    • Provide support to the RMU and CIP administrative processes and functions, as assigned by the RMD, such as attendance to RMU meetings.
    • Train/monitor junior consultant workload as required.
    • Comply with national and international health and safety laws, regulations, and standards. Provide input into the monthly RM reporting

     What are we looking for?

    • Bachelor’s degree (with thesis completed) in Business Administration, Financial Management, Operations or related field.
    • At least 8 years of professional experience in resource mobilization or related areas.
    • Proficient in MS Office, especially in MS Word, PowerPoint,
    • Experience with ICT tools, databases, dashboards, and other visualization formats to collect, store and present RM information.
    • Experience with analysis, preparations of reports and briefs
    • Excellent budgeting and preparing presentations.
    • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
    • Knowledge of French or Spanish would be an advantage.

    Why should you consider this opportunity?

    • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background.
    • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improving nutrition and well-being, and gender equity for poor people in roots, tubers farming and food systems in the developing world.
    • CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to transforming food, land and water systems in a climate crisis. Its research is carried out by 13 CGIAR Centers/Alliances in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.

     What are we offering?

    • Great career opportunity in an international organization.
    • Generous compensation package commensurate with experience.
    • One-year term contract with the possibility of renewal.
    • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.

    How to apply?

    The candidates interested should submit their cover letter and a full C.V. in English with your references. Screening of applications will begin on September 28, 2023 and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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