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DEPUTY DIRECTOR RESOURCE MOBILIZATION | UF/2022/10

Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree

Job Term: Permanent

Position Level: UF 2

Remuneration: Min Ksh 201,700 – Max Ksh. 250,210

Number of positions: 1

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

Academic Qualifications

  1. a)  Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Education, Public Administration and Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  2. b)  Master’s Degree in any of the following fields Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration and Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  1. Professional Qualification and Membership in good standing where applicable; and
  2. A Management Course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution

Previous relevant work experience required

At least Ten (10) years’ work experience in Resource Mobilization in public service or private sector, three (3) of which must be in a management position.

Functional Skills:

  1. a) Good communication skills
  2. b) Proposal development skills
  3. c) Proficiency in computer applications

Behavioral Competencies/ Attributes:

  1. a) Proactive
  2. b) Transformative
  3. c) Active listening
  4. d) Trustworthiness
  5. e) Emotional Intelligence
  6. f)  Interpersonal
  7. g) Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Responsibilities:

Resource Mobilization Officers are responsible for initiating development of policies and strategies that enhance resource mobilization and create strategic partnerships.

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Reviewing and analyzing information and preparing reports and documents on activities related to funding partners and fund raising;
  2. Developing the agenda on resource mobilization;
  3. Preparing reports to donors and relevant agencies;
  4. Participating in drafting and revision of agreements with donors;
  5. Identifying and mapping of potential and emerging sources of funding and assessing their current usage and potential for the future;
  6. Coordinating the development of proposals for funding
  7. Identifying key strategic partners and maintaining a Database thereof
  8. Evaluating Performance of staff in the Unit.
  9. Supervising, mentoring and coaching staff.
  10. Overseeing funding partnerships and dialogue with Central and devolved units of Government, Corporates, multilateral development partners and individual philanthropists, to supplement the National Revolving Fund annually;
  11. Providing leadership in the formulation of resource mobilization strategies and annual work plans aimed at mobilizing funds to grow the external funds to Kshs. 23 Billion to supplement Government funding of Kshs. 47 Billion to universities;
  12. Overseeing effective management of externally mobilized funds, in line with service contracts signed with corporates, foundations, county governments, constituencies and government agencies to enable achievement of agreed objectives;
  13. Oversighting the provision of accurate and timely accountability reports to funders on the respective fund performance to enhance transparency and accountability to achieve 100% retention of funding partners;
  14. Spearheading sustainability of fund objectives through the nurturing of relationships with existing fund partners and driving negotiation processes for repeat funding towards building external funds;
  15. Spearheading environmental scanning for opportunities on resource mobilization such as Government and priority areas and mapping potential funding partners;
  16. Overseeing formulations and implementation of strategies for mobilizing resources of from the diaspora to enable the institution to achieve its mandate of offering loans and scholarship to deserving fund applicants;
  17. providing leadership in the development of recommendations to the CEO on short term, medium term and long-term strategies aimed at enabling the institution to achieve its external resource mobilization objectives;
  18. Engaging and networking with top leadership of development finance institutions, Central and Devolved government, and private corporations such as CEOs, Governors to secure future funding streams;
  19. Driving business growth by implementing innovative business development strategies to mitigate against the risk of funder fatigue to enhance sustainable external resources;
  20. Advocating for participation of all staff and Board members in resource mobilization activities through regular training sessions and sensitization through available channels;
  21. Driving the development of sector specific funds that meet the country’s development agenda and meet the economy’s skill gap.
    1. Providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of an annual departmental work plan in adherence to the approved budget annually to achieve set objectives.
    2. Quality assurance of the proposals, partnership contracts and relevant documentations for fundraising and partnerships engagements to ensure proper articulation on the Fund’s strategic position as a fund manager and partner in the education sector;
    3. Advising existing funders and sponsors on sustainable students financing solutions that include joint resource mobilization, revolving loan funds, scholarships, bursaries, and training equipment financing;
    4. Overseeing development of innovative financing products by driving discussions with key decision makers to diversify the institution’s portfolio of financing products to suit different potential partners and meet the current and future demands and;
    5. Overseeing development and smooth functioning of a fund self-service portal to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of services to funders;
    Financial Responsibility:b)    Responsible for the realization of external resource targets of Kshs. 23 Billion for the department;d)    Driving growth of mobilized funds to Kshs. 23 Billion.Responsible for all the physical assets assigned to the department by the institution, these include laptops and furniture. The job holder will be required to solve the following type of problems:b) Problems are broad and complex, involving more than one area of the Government. Solutions will often be arrived at through the stakeholder involvement, involve significant financial risk and require Board approval.Communication
    1. Detailed verbal /written /email instructions or requests from universities, students, the Ministry of Education on matters of university education financing;
    2. Participating in the development of Universities Fund internal policy documents as well as external policies that affect the financial sustainability of the Fund;
    3. In depth reports, proposals or briefs on funding the universities, the Ministry of Education, National Treasury, National Government, County Governments and the International community; 
    4. Reports and briefs on financial projects and partnerships that involve the Universities Fund.
    Decision Making/ Job Influence:b)  Making operational decisions concerned with making better use of available resources and implementing activities within the annual departmental budget to achieve set objectives;Working Conditions:
  22. The role involves 80% office work and 20% travel time locally and internationally on resource mobilization and fund partners’ relationship management.
  23. c)   The job holder engages in key decision holders in Government, Bilateral and Multilateral partner institutions and in the private sector such as senior executives and heads of directorates in negotiating for new fund partnerships and repeat funding.
  24. a)  Making strategic decisions on the departmental policies, scope, and direction to provide clarity and focus in mobilizing the fund to Kshs. 23 Billion;
  25. The job holder will need to understand the following information to discharge his/her mandate:
  26. d) Problems are highly complex, requiring significant research and creative thinking. Consultations will be required. Solutions could contribute to the body of research / knowledge in this area.
  27. a) Complex and open resource mobilization policy problems in the Universities Fund and its external operations;
  28. Problem Solving
  29. Responsibility for physical assets around the area of work:
  30. c)    Ensuring effective utilization of mobilized funds from fund partners as per donor contracts;
  31. a)    Responsible for the approval and execution of departmental annual budget;
  32. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

Ksh 87,324 – Max Ksh. 105,840

Number of positions: 1

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

Academic qualifications

  1. A Bachelors’ degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Accounting, Law,Commerce, Project Management or any related discipline
  2. Supervisory course not lasting less than two (2) weeks is an added advantage;

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks

Demonstrated results in work performance

Previous relevant work experience required.

At least ten (4) years’ work experience in related duties in the public or private sector.

Functional Skills:

  1. a)  Communication skills
  2. b)  Credit management skills
  3. c)   Customer Relationship Management
  4. d)   IT proficiency
  5. g)   Presentation skills
  6. h)   Analytical skills

Behavioral Competencies/ Attributes:

  1. a)   Leadership skills
  2. b)   Interpersonal &
  3. c)   Problem solving and decision-making skills
  4. d)   Innovative
  5. e)   Emotional Intelligence
  6. f) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Responsibilities:

The job holder works in either Grants Administration division or Grants Monitoring and Evaluation Divisions

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  1. Preparing indents for and making grant calls; 
  2. Sorting out the grant proposals for screening for eligibility
  3. Reviewing eligible grant applications; 
  4. Reviewing compliance with the requirements of the grant award contracts; 
  5. Updating the database on all grants of the Fund;  
  6. Developing tools for grants Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting frameworks
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation of grants disbursed by the Fund
  8. Developing the grant impact assessment reports
  9. Developing work plans for the section

  Financial Responsibility

 Implementing and monitoring the approved departmental budget, procurement plan and work plan;

Responsibility for Physical Assets

 Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution to the individual;

  1. b)   Coordinate the oversight for all the physical assets;

Problem Solving; 

The job holder will be required to solve the following type of problems

  1. Technical problems in all the universities funding;
  2. Problems are technical, requiring significant research and creative thinking. Consultations will be required.

Communication

The job holder will need to understand the following information to discharge his/her mandate:

  1. Detailed verbal instructions or requests from universities, students, the Ministry of Education on matters of university education financing;
  2. Writing Universities Fund internal policy documents as well as university funding policies;
  1. Drafting of internal or external newsletters, general articles or content for newspapers, journals, magazines or internet sites
  2. Drawing up communication to universities

Decision Making/ Job Influence:

Establishes and manages linkages, collaborations and interactions with various departments and external client

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Deadline: April 29, 2022

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