The Officer will support the Americas Partnerships and Resource Development to develop partnerships and mobilize resources for Operational budgets and Emergency Appeals.
This will include support for the submission of high quality funding applications, grant and pledge management, and donor accountability.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support PRD to take proactive measures to increase funding coverage of the IFRC emergency appeals for the Americas.
Support PRD coordination of proposal and funding application development as appropriate to institutional and corporate donors and other agencies.
Contribute to the development and revision of the IFRC emergency appeals or programs from PRD perspective, ensuring that donor concerns and interests are addressed.
Secure pledges and grants with effective negotiation and ensure that these are properly and timely processed. Ensure that pledges and grants reflect agreed criteria, are shared with donors and understood by relevant budget holders and finance officers
Regularly monitor the pledge conditions ensuring that they are met and informing the relevant Budget Holder and unit manager and PRD of any actual or potential deviation.
Provide to the PRD team all the relevant information affecting the pledges under his / her responsibility and the concerned programs / projects that could potentially have an impact on the relationship with the donor.
Support the PRD team with contractual processes once grants are approved in coordination with Legal, Finance and PMER.
Monitor effective stewardship of funds received in line with partner expectations related to implementation, results-based reporting and visibility.
Monitor progress and performance towards deliverables, identify risks and inform the Head of PRD on actions to be taken to mitigate risks.
Maintain regular dialogue with Finance and PMER to identify issues in timely manner and ensure early actions are implemented.
Contribute to the development of communication and marketing materials from resource mobilization perspective.
Provide support to information sharing mechanisms, including partners’ call conferences (e.g. WebEx sessions), information sessions for the diplomatic community, meetings, minutes and other information documents.
Support the operational planning process.
Contribute to reporting processes for various donor audiences.
Prepare Due Diligence for new corporate partners
Contribute to effective resource development and management performance
Be accountable to the Head of PRD by providing progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis.
Contribute to the daily and overall good-functioning of the PRD Department for the period of the assignment.
Be flexible in your work definition according to needs and targets and improve team efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
Be a proactive team member and strive for continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
3. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
Knowledge, skills and languages
Knowledge and Skills
Competencies and values
VALUES : Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES : Building Alliances; Leadership; Empowering Others
Important note : Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation, no later than the closing date.
For us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of candidates' application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that candidates submit their application considering the following :
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.
The position will be based in Panama; thus, Panamanian as well as foreign applicants with valid and current residence and work permits in Panama are encouraged to apply.
This is a temporary position offered for 7 months from September 2018 to March 2019 inclusive.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.