Reporting to: Program Delivery Specialist and Chief Executive Officer
Desired Joining Dated: As soon as possible.
Planning, Delivery and Compliance – 10 %
Scoping for potential grants , collaborations and partnerships that align with LAS’s thematic areas and scope of work
Designing and developing business and grant proposals including narratives, LFAs, workplans and timelines
Scouting for potential government, non-government and corporate partners to enable LAS to leverage them to expand its outreach
Quality control of existing business development initiatives being undertaken by LAS
Networking with donors and critical stakeholders across the development sector and connect relevant/pertinent stakeholders to senior management at LAS
Ensure that existing projects portfolio is fully compliant with relevant donor and LAS rules, regulations, and laws, and also with the organization’s mission.
Ensure quality of all external reports, evaluations and communications with donors agencies
Proactively manage and regularly inform the Program Delivery Specialist on all and any risks arising for potential business development opportunities
Collaboration and Coordination – 20 %
Maintains regular contact with project managers and other relevant internal teams to understand nature of work being undertaken at LAS in order to identify pertinent business development opportunities for new program or extensions of existing programs.
External Relationship Management and Visibility Initiatives – 25%
Establishes close working relationships and creates programmatic linkages with relevant government departments, stakeholders and donors.
Represent LAS in key meetings with counterparts, and regularly update the CEO on emerging issues and opportunities
Identifies and taps into provincial, national, regional and international opportunities such as conferences, workshops , seminars to ensure LAS is represented / work is showcased.
Growth and Business Development – 45%
Identify funding opportunities for ongoing and new projects, and take lead on business development for relevant areas including grant writing, onboarding teams etc.
Required Skills and Competencies
Innovation – Ability to launch, pilot, and implement new and useful ideas. Creates new and relevant ideas and assist others to implement them
People Management – Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others
Communications - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others
Delivery – Ability to get things done while exercising sound judgement Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions
Digital Skills: PowerPoint (exceptional), Excel (above average).
Master in Social Science or equivalent with 3 years of relevant experience.
Required advanced level of English, reading, writing for drafting Skills.
Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work well in a team.
Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity
Willingness to work and live in harsh conditions.
We are an equal opportunity employer for qualified male and female candidates.
Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates may apply online latest by 31st January, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for tests & interviews.
The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.