Partnerships & Development Consultant: Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) Deadline: 2 June 2022

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Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a consciously feminist and womn’s human rights pan-African Fund, registered in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Operating as a virtual organization, the Fund boasts of strategic presence in Africa’s five sub-regions - East Africa: Nairobi-Kenya, Kampala-Uganda and Addis Ababa-Ethiopia; North Africa: Cairo-Egypt; Central Africa: Bujumbura-Burundi; Southern Africa: Harare-Zimbabwe, Lilongwe-Malawi, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Johannesburg & Capetown-South Africa, Francistown-Botswana; and West Africa: Benue State-Nigeria and Parakou-Benin and Yaoundé and Doula Cameroon and Lomé, Togo.

Recognising the need to move resources rapidly on a continent where opportunities and threats arise and decline quickly, UAF-Africa uses a Rapid Response Grant making mechanism to support unanticipated, time sensitive, innovative, and unique initiatives that promote women’s agency in democratic governance, economic, environmental and climate justice, natural resources governance and conflict transformation while protecting their personhood, integrity, and rights.

Position overview

UAF-Africa seeks a Partnerships & Development Consultant who will translate UAF-Africa’s strategic plans into effective social justice initiatives and results. Guided by feminist principles and values, the Fund advocates for womn’s equality, not only as a matter of human rights, but also as a fundamental prerequisite for social change, global security, and sustainable peace. In addition to her core business of Rapid Response Grantmaking, UAF-Africa also runs alliance building and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with other social justice organizations.


Partnership building

Working closely with the Executive Director, develop and implement a partnership strategy to expand the reach and impact of on-going efforts in advancing UAF-Africa’s focus areas; This will be achieved by utilising social marketing, strategic communications, resource mobilization, donor engagement and compliance among other strategies; Participate in networking activities to identify potential partners; Network with local, regional, international non-profit organizations (women’s rights and mainstream social justice), donor institutions and actors, private sector actors and organisations and state and national agencies among other potential partners for future partnership building; Conceptualize new strategic initiatives that could be built around or benefit from diverse philanthropic actors; Manage on-going activities, including reviewing all programmatic opportunities; Developing relationships with partners and potential partners; managing the partnerships pipeline as issues arise; Researching programmatic and funding opportunities and selecting the most appropriate to be advanced; Creating and implementing realistic project plans and timelines; Coordinating and managing multiple projects; Serve as the primary liaison person within UAF-Africa for partnership building and development initiatives; Implement strategies to strengthen relationships with key external partners, including donors, grantees, community organizations, individual philanthropists among others; Develop and track measures of success and create progress reports for all partnerships; Develop and maintain a database of partners and prospective partners; Develop and implement a process for evaluating opportunities and ideas in terms of mission / goals fit and organizational capacity; Work closely with the Fund’s Finance, Legal, Programmes and Human Resources Managers to draft and negotiate partnership contracts.

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