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Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL has been present in Niger since 2005 mainly responding to the food crises and humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable communities. GOAL Niger has continuously supported the population of Mirriah, Goure, Matamaye, Magaria and Kantache, districts in Zinder Region. Over the years activities have ranged across various sectors of community-based programmes in Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihoods, Environmental management, rehabilitation of schools and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Since 2019, GOAL has extended its malnutrition prevention activities in the Tillabery region, specifically the districts of and Ouallam.

GOAL is scaling up and expanding its programme in Niger and is looking for a highly competent and committed individual to be an integral part of the GOAL team in Niger.;

Job Purpose

The New Business Coordinator works directly under the CD supervision and in collaboration with the Programmes Director, the Systems Director, the Area Coordinators and the technical Programme Coordinators to deliver our existing portfolio of interventions and to take a central role in the development of new proposals and applications. The position is based in Niamey with visits to field sites, when possible, within GOALs Safety and Security Framework.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Donor Proposals and Reports

  • Coordinate the development of quality donor proposals, facilitating input from the programme coordinators, field teams, finance, HR, logistics and other relevant departments.
  • Coordinate the development and timely submission of donor reports, programme reports to Dublin, Cluster reports and other reports or updates as needed.
  • Provide a monthly update on the status of all grants under his/her remit including the provision of proposals and reports to field and management teams.
  • Coordinate grant management meetings (grant opening, midterm review and closing) including scheduling, documentation provision, recording and dissemination of action points and minutes to the management and field teams.

Programme Support

  • In collaboration with the different Programmes Coordinators, the Programme Support Officer (PSO), and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator (MEAL Co), support the mainstreaming of safeguarding, gender, the environment, and Child Protection in their relevant sectors
  • Support the Head of Programmes in strategy and programme development
  • Provide quarterly analysis of programme output in their relevant sector by site and county to Technical Coordinators and the MEAL team
  • Work with Programmes Coordinator(s) and relevant technical coordinators to develop mechanisms for improved integration between different sectors and develop indicators
  • Update and monitor programme tracking tools, implementation plans etc.

Information Management

  • Maintain and update proposal and reporting calendar ensuring all concerned are aware of the reporting schedule and their specific roles.
  • Maintain all grant related material in the programmes folder according to their grant portfolio including proposals, reports, donor correspondence, and grant management meeting minutes, activity and procurement plans and other relevant documents/files.
  • Coordinate the development/update of programme overviews/presentations, success stories, etc.

Business Development and Partnerships

  • Develop and regularly update a database of current and prospect donors.
  • Know where and know how to find prospect donors (websites, Portals, Networks etc.).
  • Participate in Clusters and Humanitarian forums as appropriate or requested by PD/ CD.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with partners.
  • Support the Head of Programmes and the Country Director in monitoring, adapting, and implementing funding strategy action points.
  • Attend appropriate representation meetings when requests, particularly Cluster meetings.
  • Act as a focal point for key donors when requested by PD/CD.
  • Support the preparation of materials for positioning the organisation with donors (capacity statements, presentations etc.).

Requirements

Essential

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in an International NGO/International Organisations or a comparative amount of experience in private sector in proposal development; narrative writing etc. managing Operations (including Logistics, Procurement, IT and Security) in an International NGO or International Organisation.
  • Evidence based understanding of international development & development issues and Humanitarian Nexus
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French skills. The day-to-day language of the office and programme is French. The proposal language is English. Fluency particularly in written English is required and will be tested.
  • 2 years’ experience in working in insecure country environments.
  • Ability to write convincingly and succinctly.
  • Good verbal reasoning and logical thinking.
  • Technical knowledge regarding programme design.

Desirable

  • Demonstrated experience in writing proposals for institutional donors including ECHO, USAID; BHA; BPRM; UN agencies
  • Good basic knowledge of IT systems and networks

Safeguarding

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. If you would like more information or have any special requirements or needs that would support you during the recruitment process then please contact the Recruitment team recruitment.hq@goal.ie  ; ;

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.;

Accountability within GOAL;

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.;

Safeguarding;

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.;

General Terms and Conditions;

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.;

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