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  • Posted: Apr 12, 2023
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    World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children,families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,race,ethnicity,or gender.


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    Grants, Marketing Communications Specialist

    About The Job

    Key Responsibilities

    • Marketing Communications:
      • Support and the execution of a results-driven, multi-platform communications strategy to improve World Vision Ghana technical brand and visibility to preposition World Vision within donor community
      • Facilitate creative communication concepts and design
      • Support marketing products and digital strategy, presentations, briefings, etc. that will support Resource Mobilisation objectives
      • Support the planning and implementation of direct marketing approaches including targeting, personalisation of messages and measurability; data analysis, donor profiling and segmentation
      • Work closely with World Vision Ghana’s Communications unit to implement online marketing activities including social media engagements.
      • Tracking the effectiveness of various campaigns, events and donor engagements and provide regular updates to Supervisor
      • Work with the wider Communications team to identify content opportunities and produce the relevant materials
      • Identify digital trends and evaluate emerging technologies wherever possible to help improve World Vision Ghana’s reach and impact
      • Participate in donor engagements/conferences, meetings and contribute ideation sessions
      • Support the Resource Acquisition and Management team in all aspects of the team’s work as required
    • Resource Acquisition:
      • Work with Local Resource Mobilisation Specialist to serve as a liaison between local donors, granting agencies in the budgeting and preparation of grant proposals; researches local donor requirements
      • Support specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required
      • Works within a solicitation plan to build new and nurture current relationships through a series of personal visits, meetings, events and follow up stewardship practices
      • Contribute to the mobilisation of resources from Multilateral donors, Corporates, Foundations and Trust
      • Regularly support the review of project evaluations, lessons learnt from internal reports and from other NGOs and donors.
      • Apply innovations and best practices in developing winnable proposal Capacity Building
      • Support the capacity development of programme staff in resource acquisition and management
      • Contribute to the capacity building for staff, the realisation of children’s rights advocacy and other influencing activities
      • Develop WVG projects portfolio showing project results/best practices for presentation at Donor Conferences and other Project Events.
      • Identify and share best practices of implementation of marketing communication in resource acquisition
      • Field-level monitoring and support
      • Participate in field-level review meetings, visit field project sites, provide hands-on support to project implementation teams as needed
      • Prepare monthly reports on the status and results of projects implementation

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the values of participation, partnership, sustainability, social responsibility, cost effectiveness, transparency and accountability are reflected in your work.
    • Perform other duties as required by Management.

    Essential Qualifications
    Education/Knowledge/Technical skills and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Marketing and Communication, Development Studies/ or related discipline
    • 4-year hands-on experience in writing and managing proposals for corporate partners and other donors in the context of an international agency; a track record of successful proposals
    • Have an excellent understanding of how to use marketing tools and techniques to increase the visibility, profile and reputation of an organisation
    • Developing verbal and written communications skills; a capable writer
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in and outside his or her own team

    Preferred/desirable Skills And Experience:

    • A strategic and creative thinker with proven experience of working on diverse and wide-ranging communication strategies including all forms of media
    • Experience of developing and managing strong and complex relationships across programmes as part of a centralised function and externally with multiple stakeholders.
    • Experience of working in international development
    • Experience of managing of websites
    • Experience of measuring the impact of communications products and changing strategies as a result of the findings

    Other Competencies/attributes:

    • Able to work autonomously, bear well under pressure, and remain accountable at all times
    • Willingness to learn and demonstrable investment in professional growth
    • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversity
    • The ability to multi-task in a complex and demanding environment
    • The ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of people (both internally and externally).
    • Strong attention to detail, and excellent time management skills Good administrative, planning, analytical and written skills
    • Excellent usage of computers and office software packages

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    • There is an expectation that there will be occasional out of hours travel and external/internal events
    • On call: 10% In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on call.

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    Specialist - Local Resource Moblisation

    About The Job

    Purpose of the position:

    • This is a position within the Resource Acquisition and Management unit is focused primarily on resource development and donor/partner relationships.
    • Position purpose maintains and grows relationships with corporate and individual donors.
    • Proactively identifies and develops new sources of financial support to meet annual resource mobilisation goals, primarily through execution of special fund-raising events. 
    • The position will support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with corporate partners, donors, and other NGOs for purposes of increasing resources for the children and communities WV serves.

    Key Areas of Responsibility
    Responsibilities:

    • In addition to pursuing local fundraising, post-holder will initiate and coordinate the establishment and development of relations with state structures, international organizations, civil society organisations and private sector structures on an equal footing within a formal framework, mutually agreed collaborations with shared objectives and responsibilities that would enable World Vision Ghana to
    • This position requires strong analytical, report-writing, negotiation, and communication, relationship building skills to be able to perform at the optimum level. 
    • Postholder will work with Resource Acquisition and Management team focusing on local funding raising and partnerships opportunities that contribute to the overall fund-raising and partnerships efforts of World Vision Ghana.
    • Promote the values of WVG, understand its own barriers and catalysts and those of partners, learn from others and jointly define appropriate indigenous solutions to reduce inequalities in favour of children
    • Works within a solicitation plan building new and nurturing current relationships through a series of personal visits, meetings, events and follow up stewardship practices
    • Contribute to the mobilisation of resources from Corporates, Foundations and trust capacity building for staff the realisation of children’s rights advocacy and other influencing activities;
    • Mobilize resources for the implementation of projects and programmes
    • Ensure the sustainability of interventions and the consolidation of achievements.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Strategic Management of local Fundraising and partnerships
    • Initiate and coordinate the development and regular update of WV Ghana’s policy, plans, and guidelines on local resource moblisation and partnerships.
    • Initiate and coordinate under the supervision of the Resource Acquisition Manager and in concert with the Technical Leads and the Head of Programmes and other relevant functional units, a framework for effective local fundraising and partnerships to achieve strategic and programmatic objectives per country strategy.
    • Initiate and coordinate under the supervision of the Resource Acquisition Manager the development and monitoring of the implementation of guidelines for local fundraising as well as the operationalization of the partnerships cycle.
    • Ensure the partnerships cycle is aligned to WVG business processes and approach
    • Resource Acquisition & Operational management of the Local Fundraising and partnerships
    • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to WV Ghana’s strategy and capacities from a variety of corporate and other donors
    • Mobilize and lead cross-functional proposal development teams with clear expectations and timelines
    • Anticipate, plan for, and write proposals with high win rate
    • Regularly review project evaluations, lessons learnt, project and other internal reports and from other NGOs and donors and apply innovations and best practices in future proposals
    • Ensure readily available data per country programmes priorities for easy reference for proposal and concept note development.
    • Support the preparation and review of local grants proposal budget
    • Monitors local Grants Implementation in the field.
    • Relationship building
    • Develop a schedule for local resource mobilization within WV Ghana
    • Maintains a database of all potential donors for purpose of local fund raising
    • Regularly meet with, brief, and provide updates to current and prospective corporate partners formally and informally
    • Make presentations to corporate partners, donors and others to share learning, promote best practices, coordinate programming, and foster alliances and funding opportunities
    • Represent WV Ghana in various forums as assigned by Management
    • Research and monitor corporate partner and donor strategies, funding, and regulatory trends and advise Management
    • Local Donor Relationship Management:
      • Facilitate timely follow ups on local donor deadlines and ensure that all local donor queries are adequately addressed
      • Review reports due local donors and ensure that reports meet donor reporting requirements as per agreements and recommend actions to Manager.
    • Partnerships Management:
      • Coordinate the development of partnership agreements and financing agreements;
      • Coordinate in collaboration with relevant technical teams, the assessment of institutional and operational capacity partner institutions and their capacity building plan.
    • Donor compliance and Project Management:
      • Support Project Managers understanding and adherence to Corporate and donors regulations and compliance requirements by ensuring comprehensive, detailed, and inclusive project start-up and close –up processes
      • Capacity Building Support the capacity development of programme staff in resource acquisition from Local Donors and management Field-level monitoring and support Facilitate field-level review meetings, visit field project sites to local donor team, provide hands-on support to project implementation teams as needed
      • Other Responsibilities Perform other duties as required by Management

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