Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Business Development And Strategic Communications Manager. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
NOTE: This position is open to Nepali nationals only.
Minimum Qualification& Transferable Skills
- Masters Degree in relevant field (government affairs, political science, international relations, etc.
- At least 5 years’ experience in supporting multi sectoral and multi donor funded grants including leading in proposal development and donor reporting in emergency/post conflict environment.
- Prior experience and knowledge of USG (i.e. USAID/BHA and USAID/Nepal), FCDO, EU, ECHO and other proposal processes.
- Experience facilitating the production of technical publications, including managing consultants, facilitating content organization with technical staff, engaging with data, and publishing with an externally facing design and graphic style.
- Familiarity with key International Humanitarian Standards and Partnerships such as Sphere Project, Core Humanitarian Standards, Humanitarian Accountability and Partnership, ALNAP and IASC.
- Experience with high level advocacy to institutional donors, corporate/foundation partners.
- Fluency in written and spoken English required.
- Strong communications skills with exceptional ability to articulate complex issues in a clear comprehensible manner to a wide variety of stakeholders
- Excellent writing skills, ability to deliver high quality reports with short deadlines
- Excellent Computer Skills
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work under immense pressure, ability to multi-task and juggle several tasks and relationships at one time
- Excellent communication skills, experience in representing an organization
Essential Job Responsibilities
STRATEGY & VISION
- Collaboratively set the direction for business development and technical publications based on the country-wide and regional strategies, donor strategic priorities, and creative exploration of new donor and private sector funding partnerships.
- Build an in-country donor engagement strategy, engage colleagues for support and organize implementation activities for the strategy.
- Consider new models for funding country programming, such as innovative investment opportunities and private sector partnerships. Build and pursue a plan to cultivate those opportunities.
- Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.
- Lead on the development of concept notes and funding proposals (including budgets), coordinating the process with all Nepal departments under the guidance of the Country Director, Director of Programs, and/or Regional New Initiatives Specialist.
- Work closely with Regional Program Teams in MC Support Offices in Edinburgh and Portland to keep donor, grant and information tracking databases up to date with most current proposals, concept notes, partnership agreements and reports, as well as the in-country BD tracking tool.
- Ensure proposals are developed in coordination and consultation with Director of Programs, program technical managers, finance and operations teams (including logistics) and that necessary support is adequately budgeted.
- Coordinate engagements with potential partners as part of developing programming opportunities and in alignment with MC country strategy.
- Manage the New Business Strategy for the country, update based on staff consultations, and develop concept notes for expanded programming.
REPRESENTATION AND COORDINATION
- Identify opportunities for strategic growth and portfolio expansion through new business development and donor scoping
- Represent Mercy Corps in cultivating relationships with key donors and partner organizations
- Act as day-to-day representative of Mercy Corps to organizations on program development matters, including attending key internal and external meetings, as needed,
- Represent Mercy Corps in inter agency coordination meetings as assigned by the Country Director or Director of Programs
REPORTING, TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, AND COMMUNICATIONS
- Support program teams to develop high quality donor reports, as well as other internal Mercy Corps or relevant external reports.
- Work with technical teams to identify key donor strategic technical priorities, and source program evidence, lessons learned and key program content to coordinate, facilitate, and/or support the writing and production of technical publications
- Collaborate with program MEL teams to contribute to learning agendas, and research priorities, mapping to donor and industry current priorities
- Work with the communications team to develop external communications and dissemination plans for strategic publications and communications materials, for business development positioning. This may include a variety of social media, self-organized learning sessions, and/or participation in external forums.
- Track program commitments, key deliverables, and donor requirements related to documentation deliverables, publications, learning materials, etc. and ensure they have sufficient support, are completed on time and with high quality, and are shared and stored effectively.
- Work with communications team to manage knowledge management storage and sharing platforms, in order to house and highlight our key technical content.
- Where relevant, design scopes of work, hire and manage external consultants to support technical publications or proposal information gathering.
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
- Support teams in developing high-impact communications in proposals, technical publications, and reports to donors
- Work closely with MEL teams on how to ensure data and learning content is developed into strategic externally-facing publications.
- Facilitate training for program and operations staff on proposal development, report writing, grant management and information management.
- Build the capacity of Nepali partners for key capacity statements and contributing technical content for strategic positioning and proposal development.
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Reports Directly To: Country Director
Works Directly With: Head of Programs, Program Managers and Teams, MEL Manager and Teams, Country Finance and Operations Teams, Regional and HQ Programme Officers
Deadline: 19th Feb, 2022