Subject Matter Coach, Resource Mobilization, West and Central Africa - Consultant

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Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges In order to strengthen the existing emergency preparedness capacity of local and national NGOs (L/NNGOs) across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and West and Central Africa (WCA) regions, and in an effort to support improvements to their organizational and operational response capabilities, Project HOPE will deliver a learning program that will reinforce L/NNGO response to humanitarian crises and ensure meaningful engagement with the international humanitarian ecosystem.

The initiative will support eight L/NNGOs, selected from across the LAC and WCA regions. Beginning in the summer of 2021, the learning program participants will undergo an extensive period of training activities, including individual study, in-person workshops if circumstances warrant over the foreseeable future, work plan development, a mix of onsite and remote support from subject-matter coaches (SMCs) and capacity transfers between participating L/NNGOs for peer-to-peer learning. The various phases of the project include:

1) Pre-workshop learning needs assessments to explore the specific gaps identified by the selected NNGOs,

2) A 5-day regional learning workshop (date TBC but likely November 2021),

3) Post-workshop capacity assessments leading to the development of work plans for targeted on-site interventions by appropriate subject-matter experts over an estimated period of 10-12 months.

The Resource Mobilization Subject Matter Coach (SMC) will be available to work with up to four L/NNGOs in one of the two regions to strengthen capacity in gap areas that will be captured through a baseline assessment exercise. S/he will bear primary responsibility for providing a more individualized training approach through periodic onsite visits and continuous follow-up remote communication and support.

The Resource Mobilization SMC will provide additional capacity enhancement for each assigned organization through a time-bound phase of individualized support to further build on learning from the regional workshop. S/he will design activities around the specific context and assessed needs of the individual organizations, as well as develop organization-specific work plans based on identified needs.

The Resource Mobilization SMC will work in close coordination with the project management team.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • With assistance from the project management team, conduct a baseline assessment exercise with assigned L/NNGO(s).
  • Based on the capacity strengthening needs identified in the baseline exercise, and with guidance/support from the project management team, develop work plans with L/NNGO interlocutors to facilitate and monitor the delivery of onsite and remote learning programs for the benefit of assigned L/NNGO(s).
  • Provide onsite and remote support and coaching to assigned L/NNGO(s) over an estimated period of 10-12-months.
  • Assist assigned L/NNGO(s) with the development of Action Plans to facilitate monitoring of work to be undertaken beyond the project period.

DELIVERABLES/ACTIONS

  • NGO specific strengthening workplan, to be developed in coordination with the NGO and the program team. (Due by: 4/1/22)
  • Three week-long on-site visits to be conducted per NGO that selects the core domain in support of the developed workplan. The site visits should be evenly spaced across the length of the program and provide a minimum of 15 days on-site with the participating NGO. Following the site visit (and during as necessary) provide verbal or written updates to the program team noting challenges, successes, and actions taken. (Due by: 2/1/23) Note: This action may be modified due to COVID by the program team. If so, it will be converted towards remote support days.
  • Provide 40 days of remote support per NGO that selects this core domain in support of the developed workplan. Remote support should be paced across the length of the program. (Due by: 2/1/23)
  • Regular reporting on actions taken with participating NGOs and NGO’s evolving policies and strengths. Report should also include feedback on challenges and actions taken to address them, work tracker and timesheet showing number of days interacting with each NGO (Due by the 10th of each month)

PAYMENT TERMS BASED ON MILESTONES / COMPLETED OBJECTIVES:

  1. Pay rate is a daily rate. The number of days allotted to this role will vary based on programmatic need. As this role represents a core domain for a region, the number of days will be based on the number of local and national NGOs that select this as one of their three core domains. If no NGO selects the core domain represented by this role, then the number of days will be limited. Up to 4 NGOs may select this domain. Each NGO that selects the core domain represented by this position would add a minimum of 55 days of work.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 10 + years experience in the field of resource mobilization and/or business development in an emergency response NGO setting
  • Experience evaluating resource mobilization tools and mechanisms and developing procedures and strategies appropriate to the size and scope of assigned organizations as well to their respective operating environments)
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and the ability to implement these principles during both on-site and remote coaching of national NGO staff
  • Proven experience providing coaching and support to national NGO staff working in complex operating environments
  • An understanding of the psychological effects of working in a hostile environment and how appropriate mitigation can be included into training packages
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Humanitarian Principles and their practical application in resource mobilization
  • Superior organization and presentation skills
  • Able to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) in English and French.
  • Direct experience with humanitarian coordination mechanisms or working with NGO consortia is desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the large number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply

All Candidates must apply on our Project HOPE Career Page through this link:

https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/732?c=projecthope