Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
Resource Mobilization Officer- Kenya
OverviewThe RM team is responsible for “cradle to grave” resource development, from identifying/prospecting potential opportunities to engaging and negotiating with resource partners to securing funding. At each stage, the team is required to capture, amend, and update information in CIFOR-ICRAF’s online system to ensure efficient stewardship, internal information exchange and importantly identification, verification, and publishing of funding opportunities for CIFOR-ICRAF scientist’s consideration and interest.
Duties and responsibilities
and identify online websites and other internet-based funding opportunities.
viable opportunities into CIFOR-ICRAF’s online system for approval, circulation
and assisting with internal reviews as needed.
records of identified opportunities and funder websites monitored for unit
proposal development activities, including providing background research into
funders and their priority areas.
with compiling supporting documents for proposals (CVs, due diligence
assessments, support letters, institutional documents).
identification of calls for proposals and processing of funding opportunities.
of approximately 200 websites on a weekly basis.
selection of opportunities using pre-defined selection criteria in line with
organization guidelines and scope of work.
that opportunities meet the needs and interests of CIFOR-ICRAF and its
scientists before these are published internally.
- Support the solicited/competitive fundraising
aspects of RM – including funding opportunities, and support for proposal
development, writing past project references, compiling and providing
institutional information, etc.
minimum undergraduate degree in international relations, economics, business
administration, natural sciences, or another relevant subject. Master’s degree
- Two (2)
years working experience.
of MS Office suite and thorough knowledge of online research.
and understanding of international development and agricultural/environmental
research funders worldwide (their methods of funding, strategies, interests).
Education, knowledge and experience
- •A minimum undergraduate degree in international relations, economics, business administration, natural sciences, or another relevant subject. Master’s degree preferred. •Two (2) years working experience. •Knowledge of MS Office suite and thorough knowledge of online research. •Knowledge and understanding of international development and agricultural/environmental research funders worldwide (their methods of funding, strategies, interests).
Personal attributes and competencies
- •Attention to detail. •Excellent drafting skills. •Strong negotiation skills. •Excellent Research skills. •Excellent organizational skills. •Good communication and interpersonal skills. •Ability to perform duties under minimum supervision.
Terms and conditions
- This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
Application processThe application deadline is 08 Feb-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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