Foundation Partnerships- Global Development Manager

Organization
U.S. Funds for UNICEF
Deadline for Applications
10/03/2015

Manager, Foundation Partnerships – Global Development
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is seeking a Manager to support its Global Development portfolio of partners and grants within the Foundation Partnerships team. The overarching goal managed by the Global Development work stream is to leverage foundation partnerships in support of UNICEF’s work in the areas of education, disaster risk reduction, data & analytics, water & sanitation and system strengthening initiatives.
The Manager will help to secure, manage and grow grants/grant-based initiatives that effectively leverage leading global development partners in support of UNICEF’s program and advocacy goals. The Manager serves as a point of contact with multiple partners for specific projects that include U.S. private foundations and other global development stakeholders. They will coordinate internal and external resources to ensure that grant-funded programs managed by USF are effectively executed and partners’ needs are fully met. In addition, the Manager is responsible for cultivating relationships and identifying opportunities that can be leveraged to broaden and deepen support for UNICEF’s efforts on behalf of the world’s children.
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
Grant Development/Grants Management
  • Support the development of Foundation grant solicitation and stewardship documents including: grant proposals, budgets, reports as well as support on critical team-wide activity as appropriate
  • Develop and manage sub-grant agreements and contracts for non-UNICEF implementing partners; draft and approve scopes of work, budgets, and reporting forms.
  • Serve as administrative and financial manager over the lifetime of assigned projects, tracking implementation progress, utilization of funds and progress toward achievement of project milestones and results
  • Ensure timely receipt of project deliverables and required reports; prepare and submit consolidated reports to funders and other internal and external stakeholders on the progress of UNICEF’s partnerships with foundations.
  • Conduct due diligence to identify legal, procedural and financial issues regarding potential grants for multi-year, grant-funded projects prior to proposal submission/approval
  • Support the Foundation Partnerships team’s development and implementation of its annual growth strategy.

Operations

  • Maintain and update as necessary information about Foundation-funded programs in USF’s grants management database; track and document key phases in the life cycle of funded programs, including proposal development, funds receipt and transfer, execution of grant and sub-award agreements, and report development and submission
  • Liaise with USF finance and compliance personnel to resolve any legal, procedural or financial issues regarding grants, sub-grants and contracts
  • Actively support Foundation Partnerships to continually improve its operational procedures
Business Development
  • Conduct research, analyze data and develop presentations to help formulate partnership strategies and identify partners and relationships that will serve the organization’s mission and goals
  • Represent USF at meetings and conferences to remain appraised of relevant trends and issues and explore new opportunities for engagement
  • Cultivate new grant opportunities with multiple U. S. foundation partners and other key internal/external stakeholders
  • Support communication efforts to engage with current and prospective partners to support the Foundation partnerships team business development strategy. (e.g., manage outreach to partners, liaise with and coordinate internal stakeholder groups as needed
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree strongly preferred in international development, international relations, global/public health, public policy/advocacy, economics or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience, with a focus on U. S. private foundation grants cultivation and management desired, and a demonstrated track record of successful grant fundraising and administration of large-scale grant-funded projects.
  • Familiarity with current global health and development issues, and UN agencies preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to proposals, reports, research and presentations that are client-ready and reflect analytical thinking, creativity and a clear understanding of both the prospective partner’s requirements and USF’s programs and assets.
  • Proven ability to prioritize; work independently; handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously; and to generate pragmatic solutions to real or potential problems and recognize and leverage key opportunities.
  • Ability to navigate complex environments, and help build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and institutions, preferred.
  • Strong “client service” orientation and interpersonal as well as negotiation skills, quantitative and analytical skills, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.