Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development Advisor

Kenya

Apply at
Assignment Type:
Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
Assignment ID:
VA-105580
Assignment Title:
Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development Advisor
Partner:
LÁfrikana
Country:
Kenya
Duration:
6 to 12 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
35 hours per week

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about improving livelihoods for refugee women and girls in Kenya? Do you have resource mobilization skills to share?

As the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development Advisor with Lafrikana, you will support the organization to conduct donor mapping, develop a resource mobilization strategy to secure funds for their ongoing operations, engage in development of fundraising strategies and support with partnership development. 

Apply today to make a difference in the lives of refugee women and girls in Kenya!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with staff to identify a diverse portfolio of funding opportunities by conducting intensive donor mapping
  • In collaboration with staff respond to funding calls, develop proposals and concept papers
  • Identify resource mobilization opportunities using different platforms (including digital platforms), and increase the organization’s capacities by providing guidance on establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with donors using online tools
  • Support in developing an online resource mobilization strategy and work plan with specific time frames
  • Conduct training to increase staff capacity in strategy implementation and the use of monitoring and evaluation tools used to monitor the outcomes of the strategy 
  • Collaborate with the partner to ensure that youth, particularly young women and marginalized youth, are included in any capacity strengthening activities focusing on program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure an ESCA lens is applied when defining the organization’s services and programs. 
  • Ensure a gender lens is applied in proposal development as well as resource mobilization practices
  • Participate in pre-assignment training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment. Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment.
  • Set up a personalized volunteer fundraising page on the WUSC fundraising platform and share it in your networks. Volunteers will be supported with the tools, training and support to achieve the fundraising goal.
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities.
  • Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in social sciences, business administration, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in developing institutional partnerships
  • Experience in resource mobilization including through digital tools in the NGO sector is considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently as part of a lean working group
  • Comfortable using online working platforms
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and volunteering
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

L’Afrikana is a registered refugee-led community based organisation whose aim is to empower fellow refugees and the local community. L’Afrikana believes that the needs of refugees and of the marginalised members of society are better understood and addressed by the refugees themselves. L’Afrikana is convinced that the more refugees are involved in finding solutions to the challenges they encounter, the lighter the global burden of refugee service delivery becomes and the greater is the impact of such services to the community. L’Afrikana seeks to be a channel of transformation through which refugees can play an active role in finding solutions to challenges they face and eventually contribute to their welfare as well as to the social and economic development of their host nation Kenya. The activities at L’Afrikana are, on a daily basis, geared towards making that conviction a reality. Refugees have knowledge and skills, which they can use to improve their livelihood and benefit the local community around them. At L’Afrikana, refugees use their skills, talents, knowledge and abilities to help themselves and to change lives in the community.L’Afrikana’s approach is simple: they simply use what they have to transform people’s lives! L’Afrikana reaches over 5,000 refugees annually.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • Travel, meals and accommodation during in-person pre-departure training
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • Support for accompanying spouse and dependents for assignments of 12 months or longer
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International and national volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.

International Volunteer Departures Have Resumed

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! After a pause on travel since March 2020, international volunteer departures to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean have resumed.

All individuals considering volunteering internationally with WUSC must demonstrate openness, flexibility and accept to meeting the following conditions:

  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Volunteers must meet Canadian and Assignment Country Government and airline requirements related to PCR testing.
  • Volunteers must agree to follow all COVID-19 mitigation instructions as issued by the Canadian Government, WUSC and by the local authorities in the country of assignment.

See available international opportunities below and click here for our international volunteer FAQ.

Know someone who would be perfect for this opportunity? Please share!