Trust Fund Coordinator

JOB REFERENCE: ICPAC/Trust Fund Coordinator/2015Location: ICPAC, Nairobi, KenyaJob Title: Trust Fund CoordinatorGrade: Project staff, IGAD P5Accountable to: Director, ICPACDuration: 1 Year contract (12 months) with possibility of renewal
1.0 Introduction
The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) is a specialized Institution of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The mission of ICPAC is to provide climate information, prediction and timely early warning for applications in support of environmental management, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development in the Horn of Africa. ICPAC plays a central role in addressing the objectives and goals of IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) mainly in respect to Multi-hazard early warning (MH-EW) and Disaster risk Management (DRM). ICPAC extend its services to 4 main sectors and fulfil the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS): Water, Agriculture, Health and DRM.
ICPAC is implementing with the support of UNDP the project “Strengthening the Capacity of IGAD in Building resilience in the Horn of Africa”. The project is focused on the achievement of four key outputs: Strengthened capacity of IGAD to plan, implement and coordinate the drought Emergency activities; Make Available Drought Resilience and Disaster Risk Management related knowledge products, policies and systems; Development and Implementation of IGAD’s Resource mobilization and Partnership strategy to strengthen the Drought Resilience in the Region; Strengthened National Coordination Mechanisms of Member states for Drought Resilience.
In its effort to improve Capacity of IGAD, National/Member States’, ICPAC and other specialized institutions for Building Drought Resilience, Conflict Prevention, and DRM, ICPAC wishes to engage a Resource Mobilization Expert for resources mobilization within the framework of UNDP funded project. Resources mobilization strategy include mapping and analysis of traditional and non-traditional donors,broad range of climate; DRM and related financing that is becoming available; national charitable foundations; NGOs; private sector options and partnerships; collaboration with emerging partners, and citizens mobilization. The expert will also help to optimize the use of currently available funds and effectively combine and sequence funding from different funding sources.
2.0 Overall Purpose
Trust Fund Coordinator will coordinate resource mobilisation and partnership strategy for ICPAC, UNDP project, IGAD, and other specialized institutions in support of Building Disaster Resilience capacity in the Horn of Africa.
3.0 Core Duties and Responsibilities
• Support Formulation of IGAD Resource Mobilization, Foreign aid coordination and partnership strategy;
• Coordinate the Mapping and analysis of traditional and non-traditional donors on drought resilience, conflict prevention, and Disaster Risk Management (DRM);
• Enhance Resources mobilization for ICPAC, UNDP Project, and IGAD specialized institutions;
• Operationalize the IGAD Multi-Donor Trust Fund;
• Support assessment and identification of sector specific resources requirements for integrated IGAD disaster risk management and climate change strategy;
• And any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director of ICPAC.
4.0 Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• At least a MBA or a Master of Science Degree in Finance, Economic development, Environmental sciences or related fields.
• Ten (10) years of working experience in aid coordination, programme management, resources mobilization and partnership development strategy.
• Experience in managing financial portfolio for humanitarian or development purpose.
• Knowledge of on-going and planned regional efforts in Trust fund.
• Experience of working in East African context.
• Evidence of ability to coordinate and support partner institutions including operational meteorological and hydrological services, universities and user communities.
5.0 Key Skills and Competencies
• Good knowledge of the on-going and planned various international and regional funding institutions strategy
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to prepare written reports in a clear, concise and meaningful manner
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment
• Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
• Fluency in English
• Knowledge of French is an advantage
6.0 Salary
Competitive salary based on qualifications
7.0 How to apply
You are invited to submit your CV and motivation letter to ICPAC using below address not later than 17th March 2015, 23:00 (GMT+3). Specify the job reference in your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.
The Director,
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
P. O .BOX 10304, 00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 203514426
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