The role of the Programme Officer – Donor Liaison is to work with other team members to coordinate and manage AWDF’s donor portfolio, ensuring that AWDF is meeting its implementation and reporting obligations to all stakeholders as identified. The post holder will work cross organisationally to ensure the development of strong quantitative and qualitative reporting on the work of AWDF. The role includes key responsibilities in the AWDF fundraising structure, including development of fundraising initiatives, writing of funding proposals, tracking and documentation of initiatives geared towards AWDF’s financial sustainability.
The Programme Officer – Grants plays a critical role in the grants department taking primary responsibility for assessing new grants applications, recommending organisations to be funded, and preparing dockets in collaboration with the Grants Manager, and other colleagues in the Grants Department, and in line with AWDF’s strategic plan. With a focus on Francophone grant-making, the post-holder will work to grow the Francophone grant-making portfolio in line with the overall strategy, conduct desk and field based assessments in both French and English, and prepare dockets in English for review and approval. The position also provides grants management services and supports technical assistance to grantees. Contributing to due diligence processes, site visits and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities related to grant making, the post holder also supports with outreach and networking as well as fundraising activities.
The Knowledge Management Specialist’s role is to lead and coordinate the work of the AWDF Knowledge Management function- producing analysis, generating new knowledge around women’s rights in Africa, and collaborating to communicate the impact of AWDF’s work and the work of its grantees, advocacy and movement building partners. The KMS coordinates also the documentation of organisational learning and knowledge generation within AWDF. The work of the KM function is conducted in English, with selected initiatives in French.
The Knowledge Management Specialist will work with colleagues to sustain a programme of knowledge generation and management initiatives (including documentation, archiving, building knowledge resources, co-developing and managing knowledge production by staff and external actors), and to grow the work of the Knowledge Management unit in line with the AWDF strategic framework and direction and with support from Senior Management. As a member of the AWDF staff team, the Knowledge Management Specialist supervises the Knowledge Management Assistant, engages in other cross-departmental activities of AWDF and represents AWDF in external events as relevant.