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Partner Support Officer

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About Welthungerhilfe South Asia
Welthungerhilfe, originally founded in the sixties as the National Committee of the FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign and earlier called “German Agro Action”, is a secular, non-profit, non-governmental organization in the field of international development cooperation and emergency aid, dedicated to the rural development, food security and sustainable livelihoods. Since over 55 years Welthungerhilfe, with its headquarters in Germany, supports voluntary and civil society partner organizations in India. (http://welthungerhilfeindia.org/ ).
Job Title: Partner Support Officer
Term: 2 Years (renewable)

Duty Station: Ranchi, Jharkhand

Remuneration: Competitive

Starting date: April 2018

Last date of application: 25th February 2018

Objectives of the position: The Partner Support Officer will be part of a European Union co-funded project that aims at building domestic resource mobilization capacities of CSOs through innovation, enterprise and technology. The project’s overall goal is to contribute to a strengthened civil society in India that is able to perform its independent role of empowering vulnerable sections of Indian society. It aims to achieve this through the creation of a crowdfunding platform and enhanced capacities of CSOs on resource mobilization.

Key Result Areas: i) Managing a crowdfunding platform which will be set up by a technical agency ii) Supporting social enterprise ideas through business plan development and linking with potential impact investors, iii) Supporting CSOs in developing proposals for national and international institutional donors/ government funding.

In close coordination with the rest of the team, the Partner Support Officer will be responsible for identifying potential funding opportunities from private, institutional, CSR or government agencies and help partners in submitting good quality applications on themes as sustainable agriculture and livelihoods, food and nutrition security, improved governance, WASH and water security.

The Project Coordinator will be based in Ranchi. S/he will work closely with the team at Welthungerhilfe and NGO partners across India and will be required to travel frequently to project areas for monitoring and programme development.

Skills required:

  • Supporting social enterprises through business plan development, organizational development and marketing.
  • Networking with institutional donors, high net worth individuals, CSRs, government programmes to link CSO initiatives with potential sources of funding.
  • Writing good quality proposals following theory of change/impact chain logic and submitting to prospective donors for funding.
  • Project cycle management as well as preparing good quality donor reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the project coordinator in achieving the project targets
  • Give close handholding support to CSO partners on fundraising, communications, strategic planning and business enterprise development.
  • Build capacity of the partner CSOs by organizing need based trainings.
  • Maintain long-term relationship with key donors, including donors from the Government, the corporate sector, foundations and philanthropists.
  • Undertake field level monitoring visits on a regular basis and develop well documented analytical monitoring reports of those visits
  • Prepare periodical progress reports to reflect achievement of project targets, lessons learnt, record project activities and prepare consolidated reports on partner programmes for submission to head office and donor agencies
  • Facilitate support to partners in developing quality publications as IEC materials, reports, workshop documents and brochures
  • Facilitate adequate liaison and linkages with relevant networks, government departments, CSR, impact investors and relevant agencies to support programme implementation, fundraising and advocacy initiatives by the partners
  • Represent Welthungerhilfe at different platforms, meetings, seminars and consultations
  • Facilitate Welthungerhilfe on other aspects of program support including developing concepts, proposals and monitoring assistance as and when the need arises

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in rural business management/ rural marketing/ natural resource management, social work or allied disciplines.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in rural enterprise development, sustainable livelihoods, rural marketing, fundraising, programme development, proposal writing, project cycle management and budgeting.
  • Understanding of funding scenario in India related to institutional donors, CSRs, multi-lateral donors, high net worth individual and ability to network for increased funding to CSOs.
  • Experience of supporting and capacity development of CSOs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Excellent computer skills in packages including Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work even beyond official timings for attending meetings with stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Interested candidates should write to recruitment.india-regional@welthungerhilfe.de, with their latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a short write-up on how they meet the position requirements.

Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Communication Officer-Partner Support

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About Welthungerhilfe India

Welthungerhilfe, originally founded in the sixties as the National Committee of the FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign and earlier called “German Agro Action”, is a secular, non-profit, non-governmental organization working in the field of international development cooperation and emergency aid. Welthungerhilfe is dedicated to food security and the eradication of root causes of poverty. For over 55 years, Welthungerhilfe supports voluntary and civil society partner organizations in rural India (www.welthungerhilfesouthasia.org).

Position Title: Communication Officer-Partner Support

Term: 2 Years (renewable)

Duty Station: New Delhi

Remuneration: Competitive

Starting date: April 2018

Last date of application: 25th February 2018

Objectives of the position: The Communication Officer-Partner Support will be part of a EU supported project for building domestic resource mobilization capacities of CSOs. The project ’s overall goal is to contribute to a strengthened civil society in India that is able to perform its independent role of empowering vulnerable sections of Indian society. It aims to achieve this by supporting small civil society organizations in various ways, of which communications forms a vital part.

With guidance from the Head of Programme and in close coordination with the rest of the team, the Communications Officer will:

-Support the fund-raising work of small civil society organizations through:

  • Branding
  • Public relations and press work
  • Design of campaigns and fundraising events, preparing elevator’s pitch
  • Social media and web presence
  • Storytelling, photography, videography and documentation
  • Programme design and proposal development
  • Creative Reporting

-Developing communication strategy for the project and for the implementing partners and supporting the implementation process

-Successful fund-raising, and specifically managing relationships with key donors, including donors from the Government, the corporate sector, foundations and philanthropists.

Duties and areas of responsibility

Communication & PR

  • Develops and implements a communication strategy for the project
  • Supports and ensures quality of publications and reports
  • Procures and manages consultancies engaged in communications related work, including contracts and finance
  • Holds responsibility for updating the website and social media channels of Welthungerhilfe and NGO partners
  • Visit field areas and support the implementing partners, CSOs and Social Enterprises supported through the project to prepare and pitch case stories from their projects
  • Support the communication work related to the Crowd Funding Platform to be set up through the project
  • Coordinates with the Communication Officer of India office and press desk at HQ level on a regular basis.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with journalists and other media contacts, and facilitates journalist visits to the projects.
  • Maintains a contact database, mailing lists, photo archives, and a calendar of PR events

Marketing

  • Identifies national and international donors in India and maintains the relationship
  • Facilitates meetings with public and private donors, mobilizes funds

Documentation

  • Documents all significant project events, assists in organizing such events and bring out publications as and when necessary
  • Reviews publication materials being produced by the partner and project team
  • Provides editorial support to colleagues from the project and partners, specifically for selected articles and case studies, presentations, background notes, concept papers, training modules and reports

Support to partners

  • Provides necessary support to project partners, CSOs and Social Enterprises on developing IEC material
  • Provides a helping hand to project coordinators on project documentation
  • Builds and maintains an image library with images from projects with proper labelling
  • Be part of emergency strategic teams as per need
  • Supports the project staff in organizing and documenting seminars, meetings and workshops
  • Other tasks assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Communication Officer will have the following essential qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced degree in communication, journalism, advertising or related field with training and/or experience in fundraising
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in communications work preferably in a multicultural environment
  • Creative, thinks out of the box and good at designing IEC material
  • A self-driven worker possessing an ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Fully conversant with use of new technology for communications and outreach, including the web, multimedia tools and social media
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Excellent communications skills in both spoken and written forms, in English and preferably also in Hindi
  • Ability to effectively interact with people at all levels in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience of engaging with the media

Interested candidates should write to recruitment.india-regional@welthungerhilfe.de, with their latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a short write-up on how they meet the position requirements.

Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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