Job Title Proposal Writer
Reporting lines ACD-Programs
Job Location Nairobi with field travels
Contract details 6 months
Key Internal Contacts -Country Director, ACD-Support, program Quality Director, CO Emergency Response Team, Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Advisor, Capacity Building Advisor, CARE Regional Management Units, Procurement manager, Operations Manager, Finance Controller
Key External Contacts
Implementing Partners, Somalia sector cluster ,UN agencies, Donors
The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa region has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates. An estimated 2.85m people require emergency humanitarian assistance. According to the World Meteorological Society, this is the worst such event in a century. ICRC reports that malnutrition rates among children under five in central and southern Somalia now stand as the world’s highest. The food security situation in Somalia has been described as one of most severe food security emergencies in the world today with an estimated 2.85 million people in need of emergency aid. The food and nutrition emergency particularly in the south-central region of Somalia resulted from a combination of prolonged and repeated drought, crop-failure, depletion of food stocks, trade restrictions and disruption of the food distribution network by armed groups. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates remain critically well above the WHO emergency threshold with 30% GAM reported in Gedo, Juba and Middle Shabelle (June 2011). The current humanitarian response is inadequate to prevent further deterioration. CARE Somalia was a major provider of humanitarian assistance in south –central Somalia, before expulsion by Al-shabaab. There is currently limited basic services support for IDPs inside the country by INGOs and UN agencies.
To Support in writing project proposals on a timely manner for submission to CI and donors.
Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Situation Awareness
Familiarize yourself with existing CARE programming in the country and/or region to inform opening sections of letters of intent, concept papers and proposals.
Gather and analysis information related to the humanitarian situation in the country to support the technical content of concept papers and proposals
2. Donor and Sector Awareness
Be familiar with the requirements and formats of different donors with respect to sectors, priorities, guidelines and what budget lines are fundable and what are not.
Know the time frame and submission deadlines for the relevant donors.
Identify strategies for multiple funding of the emergency response strategy
Identify new sources of funding via list serves, internet searches, and networking.
Represent CARE to potential donors at forums and events