Position Name (Title):
Funding & Partnerships Coordinator
Turkey Office - Gaziantep
Main Job Purpose:
The role will sit within the Country Office team and the Global Institutional Funding Unit in HQ. The job holder will work closely with the Institutional Funding Unit to ensure a coordinated and cohesive approach to managing institutional donors at a global level, and will work closely with the Country team to implement the strategy to grow the Turkey Office portfolio. This will be done through proactive scoping of funding opportunities, writing and coordination of institutional funding bids and strategic partnership development. The role holder will focus on securing funds and developing relationships with high profile Institutional Donors, Trusts and Foundations and CSRs in the Turkey Office.
Funding Landscape/ IF Portfolio Planning (25%):
In close coordination with Country Team and Institutional Funding Unit, the successful candidate is expected to deliver, in line with the programmatic vision of the country office, the following:
- Periodic analysis of funding landscape in the country, new funding trends and donors’ funding priorities
- Donor mapping through gathering donors’ intelligence and identifying new potential donors for HA humanitarian and development projects
- Develop donors detailed profiles related to institutional donors (i.e: UN agencies, ECHO, USAid, etc.) m based on their thematic and geographical preferences as well as their regulations and eligibility criteria.
- Identify new funding opportunities, in line with HA capacity and priorities, on regular basis.
- Ensure donors’ due diligence and compliance are up to date.
- To report against IF planned KPIs
Networking and Donors’ Relationships (30%):
In close coordination with Country Team and Institutional Funding Unit, the successful candidate is expected to deliver the following:
- Identify, approach, and develop strategic partnerships with new donors and partners such as, INGOs, NGOs, Universities, Research institutions and private sector reps in the country office.
- Support Country Director in identifying and building consortiums
- Support the Country Director in conducting regular meeting with donors, local authorities and other aid actors.
- Increase HA’s visibility amongst IF donors relevant stakeholders by developing quarterly impact reports, to be shared with donors locally and globally.
- Strengthen the competitive position of the organization by ensuring that we remain up to date with donors, funding and compliance regularities globally.
- Identify list of annual global funding conferences and networking events.
- Participate in relevant internal and external working groups, conferences and workshops.
- Activate HA participation and membership in funding and coordination platforms.
- To travel nationally and overseas for networking in addition to establishing an understanding for better, up-to-date programme design and proposal development.
Proposal Development and Project Designing (30%):
In close coordination with Country Team as well as the Institutional Funding Unit, the successful candidate is expected to deliver the following:
- Be responsible for coordinating and writing proposals for Turkey/Syria; following standard operating procedures and working with other related departments, including Programmes, Finance, M&E and HR
- Gather all the relevant documents for submission to institutional donors, strategic partners etc.
- Ensure all submissions are in line with donor guidelines, internal criteria and international standards.
- Lead on gathering all needed documentation and information for capacity assessment and due diligence requested by IF donors.
Contract Management, Grant Management and Reporting (15%):
- Coordinate donor reporting by reminding project and finance teams of deadlines and supporting them to develop high quality, accurate narrative and financial reports.
- Ensure the Institutional Funding Dashboard and associated documentation is updated regularly
- Keep closely informed of project implementation by collaborating closely with the project managers and wider programmes team
- Maintain the relationships with current donors and ensure Human Appeal meets their expectations
- Ensure the organisation is complying with contractual engagements
Experience and Technical Competencies
- A proven track record of securing funding from high-profile institutional donors like UN Agencies, ECHO, USAID, GIZ or SIDA etc.
- Track record of securing funding from corporates, trusts and foundation.
- Experience in devising donor scooping reports as well as solid understanding of donors’ due diligence and compliance requirements.
- Excellent stakeholder management skills and a strong understanding of the Institutional Funding landscape.
- Solid understanding of the local and global funding landscape.
- Ability to identify institutional funding opportunities, and mobilising internal stakeholders to fully capitalise on these opportunities.
- A high level of financial literacy – ability to understand and summarise financial information, develop budgets and demonstrate value for money in proposals.
- Strong proposal development skills and familiarity with the processes of responding to funding bids/opportunities
- Highly developed written and oral communication, negotiation, persuasion, interpersonal and networking skills that result in the production of clear and persuasive proposals and donor relations
- Track records in developing and maintain strong working relationships with donors.
- Strong experience in project design, project proposal development and writing.
- A strong understanding of the funding landscape in Turkey and Syria.
Position Relationship with Other Parties:
- Internal Relationships: All Internal Departments at Head Office & All Field Offices
- External Relationships: INGOs, NGOs, coordination and funding platforms, universities and research centre, Institutional donors (FCDO, ECHO, USAID, EU, World Bank, OFID and IFAD, IsDB etc) Trusts and foundations Corporates and CSRs. Other specialised institutional donors and networks.
- Indoors: 50 %
- Outdoors: 50 %
- Working Days: 5 Working Days
- Days off: 2 Days Off
- Working Hours: 08:45 AM – 5:00 PM
- B.S in international development or related field.
- Master’s degree in International development or related field
- Sufficient experience with INGOs and high-profile institutional donors
- MS Office, advanced excel. A good understanding of Salesforce is desirable
- Fluent English is essential, and fluency in an additional language reflecting Human Appeal’s global presence (i.e. Arabic, Urdu, Swahili, Bengali, Somali, and French) is desirable.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates should email their detailed CV outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, no later than October 6, 2023.
Reference Code: Funding & Partnerships Coordinator
Please send your application to the email address with the reference code.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Human Appeal (HA) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization that works in 25 countries around the world since 1991.
Since 2013 Human Appeal has set up an office in Turkey Syria mission. Human Appeal is an INGO that provides emergency aid and services to people affected by the conflict in Syrıa. Human Appeal works in a variety of sectors which include; food and livelihood, WASH, protection, shelter, and others. In a short space of time.