PROGRAM OFFICER INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING
- Job posted by Prospera International Network of Women's Funds
Full Time Contract
Prospera’s Program Officer Institutional Strengthening supports in the implementation of Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening program, with a particular focus on resource mobilization/local fundraising, communications, and technology and information systems, including digital security. S/he supports and ensures the execution, adherence and compliance of Prospera’s mission. S/he will be liaison with the Asian members of Prospera.
Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening program supports member women’s funds to develop critical structures and strategies they need to be sustainable and thrive. The program takes a holistic approach to organizational development and is created in partnership with member funds at all levels. A critical component of this program is dedicated to supporting women’s funds develop effective strategies to mobilize greater resources, communicate effectively, and develop new funding partnerships.
Together with the other Program Officer for Institutional Strengthening, s/he is primarily responsible for supporting Prospera members to build and strengthen their local and corporate resource mobilization strategies, develop and implement effective communications strategies, as well as design and execute technology and information systems, incorporating digital security. The Program Officer is responsible for organizing outreach efforts to support relationships with Prospera members, donors, allies, and key stakeholders. S/he works with Prospera members in helping them to identify and seize opportunities and assess their needs.
The Program Officer will:
• Work collaboratively with other team members to develop and define Prospera’s Institutional Strengthening Program strategies.
• Lead the Institutional strengthening work with Prospera members on resource mobilization, communications, information technology, and digital security.
• Identify, build, and manage relationships and networks with member funds, stakeholders, and civil society actors and government bodies, in coordination with the Deputy Director.
• Provide technical assistance and advice to member funds on an ad-hoc basis, particularly those in Asia.
• Develop criteria, indicators, and benchmarks to monitor and evaluate progress in strengthening institutional capacities within members, together with the other PO for IS.
• Continually scan the fields related to women’s human rights, philanthropy, organizational development, and capacity building, and follow key developments, keep abreast of the academic and popular literature, compile and share key findings and lessons with the Prospera team and membership.
• Represent Prospera in public meetings and conferences.
• Other related tasks as assigned.
The PO also acts as Prospera’s Asia funds liaison, which includes the following tasks:
• Identify, build and manage relationships and networks with member funds, stakeholders and civil society actors in Asia.
• Facilitate information sharing and coordination among all Asia member funds, including those related to grant making and any other program processes and activities.
• Provide technical support to member funds, on an ad hoc basis.
• Contribute to producing a range of documents related to funding for women´s rights in Asia.
• Share developments across all the regions within Prospera and being the voice for the Asian region in other spaces when needed.
• Passion for and solid knowledge of women's human rights and gender equality issues globally and particularly in Asia.
• At least 10 years experience in women’s human rights, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, development, or related field, ideally with women’s rights organizations in Asia.
• Masters degree in gender studies, international relations, or related field is strongly preferred.
• Experience managing budgets.
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to turn vision and strategy into effective action.
• Excellent English writing, speaking, and editing skills, strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to write clear and compelling/ persuasive copy in different styles.
• Proven ability to work closely and collegially with colleagues, and manage outside consultants.
• Demonstrated experience in digital security, communications, and/or resource mobilization.
• Team player with a successful history of working with multiple departments or program areas and managing competing priorities.
• Multicultural experience, tact and sensitivity, ability to build relationships and communicate across sectors and cultures.
• Self-starter with a high level of energy and enthusiasm, dynamism, flexibility, creativity and sense of humor.
• Ability to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Availability to travel at least 30% of the time, including internationally.
• Previous work in Asian countries and globally preferred.
• Facility with French desirable.
• A good listener, coordinator, connector and a team player able to promote and facilitate focused and productive dialogues among very diverse stakeholders.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply: Please send an updated CV, Cover Letter and two writing samples to Alexandra Garita, Deputy Director at email@example.com by May 31st, 2018.