Donor Relations Officer, USG

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Action Against Hunger
Published
May 3, 2021
Location
Washington, DC
Category
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel Required?
Occasionally
Base Salary
$70,000 - 80,000

Description

1. Job Summary  

The Donor Relations Officer, USG provides essential information that helps strengthen Action Against Hunger’s relationship with USAID and other US government donors. The incumbent assists senior leadership in their work to define and implement a global donor engagement strategy that nets increased US government funding. S/he is also accountable for gathering and disseminating information and tracking donor ever changing requirements. S/he maintains effective knowledge portals or hubs so that country, HQ, and other colleagues are able to find current information quickly. 

The Donor Relations Officer 

  • Purpose: Support the Action Against Hungers capacity to mobilize more funding from USAID and other key US-government donors 
  • Engage: Support the Action Against Hunger country and HQ teams to effectively engage with key USAID/USG stakeholders, potential implementing partners, and desk/country teams 
  • Deliver: Provide information and analysis about funding opportunities and policies of USAID and other USG donors so that both strategic and tactical actions can be taken at the global, regional, and national level. 

II. Essential Job Duties 

  • Disseminate information about the core elements of USG. (Information should include, and not be limited to, the ongoing transition, current/new structure(s), policies, regulations, priority countries, thematic areas and sector strategies, and relevant individual donor points of contact. 
  • Be accountable for the documentation of critical business and operational information, including documents such as forecasts, solicitations, donor meetings, requirements, and USG partner information. 
  • As directed by the IDRU Director track, aggregate, and disseminate information on USG proposal success rates, donor feedback on specific proposals, partnerships with implementing partners, etc. across all members organizations. 
  • When opportunities arise that cross more than one country or region, coordinate the discussions that facilitate the network’s review of such bid opportunities. When necessary facilitate discussions to ensure the best-informed bid decision. Once a bid decision has been made the proposal development efforts are passed to the appropriate business development unit. 
  • Pro-actively exchange and build information sharing across network members and with other donor relations officers across the Action Against Hunger International Network. 
  • Respond to inquiries from within the network on matters pertaining to USG information, and direct such inquiries to the appropriate parties or source. Follow up such “hot line” requests and ensure timely responses. 
  • As directed by senior leadership and in consultation with other colleagues, initiate, develop, and manage the relationship with high priority USG offices and administrations to ensure the expansion of the existing funding portfolio align with Action Against Hunger’s country and thematic strategic priorities and the donor engagement strategy. As directed by senior leadership, communicate with these high priority targets the achievements and successes of Action Against Hunger (program, research, assessment, situation report, etc.) 
  • Facilitate, schedule, and coordinate the Action Against Hunger technical and program presentations to USG officials and leaders and ensure meeting results are communicated with key stakeholders. 

IIIPhysical Demands  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with interruptions.  
  • To travel to the field, the employee must attest to a level of physical fitness capable of enduring physically difficult, highly stressful situations which may include the necessity to walk long distances, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents.  
  • The physical demands 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.  

IV Working Conditions, Travel and Environment 

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required by contact with the missions, mission security, or other obligations.  
  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business travel as well as to the missions if appropriate. While visiting the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well is to infectious diseases.  

V. Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse 

  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information. 
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance. 
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff. 
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation. 
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status. 
  • Value and respect all cultures. 

VI. Required Qualifications 

Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters a plus  

VII. Required Skills & Experience  

  • 2 or more years of experience gathering critical business intelligence, ideally in the international humanitarian and development sector.  
  • Exceptional data management and analytical skills including data visualization experience. 
  • Familiarity with designing information flow and processes that are inclusive and efficient Familiarity with accessing public data concerning the USG funding cycles, including analysis of federal budgets and appropriations. 
  • Familiarity with accessing public data regarding USG funding priorities, rules and regulations and federal authorizations or appropriations. 
  • Familiarity with the development of business pipelines, utilization of CRMs and other software as appropriate. 
  • Expert experience in data coding, impact reports, access to data portals, and use of SharePoint or similar platforms desirable. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact. 
    • Demonstrable analytical and time management skills. 
    • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and to multi-task. 
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal and coordination skills. 
    • Strong organizational and planning skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications. 
    • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. 
    • Fluent written & spoken English, and preference for at least one other foreign language either French or Spanish. 
    • Prior knowledge of USAID, US State Department, and/or strategic USAID implementation. 
    • Successful applicants must be US work authorized. 
    • Interests in financial, business development, data management or operational objectives desirable. 
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