Co-Develop Resource Mobilization Strategy and Manual for Local NGO

Activity/project background

Partner: Egna Le Egna Youth Health and Development Organization (Local NGO)

Egna Le Egna Youth Health and Development Organization is local non-governmental organization in Ethiopia established and registered in 2003. The organization works in the following major thematic areas: youth and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, family Planning, HIV/AIDS, gender equality and preventing gender-based violence, livelihood programs for youth and women, and children's physical and health development.

To overcome funding challenges and resource scarcity, Egna Le Egna Youth Health and Development Organization needs to be more creative in mobilizing resources. The organization needs resource mobilization strategies and manuals to help generate resources from domestic and international sources so they may reach the largest target groups and achieve its strategic goals and objectives.
To achieve this goal, Egna Le Egna Youth Health and Development Organization seeks the support of a Virtual Service Pilot Participant (VSPP) to enhance the organization’s capacity in resource mobilization techniques and strategies, to guide registration in international donors’ directories, and to develop a resource mobilization manual that will govern the organization’s resource mobilization initiatives.

The Organization has not previously worked with a VSPP. Egna Le Egna Youth Health and Development Organization understands that the role of a VSPP is very different than a two-year Volunteer.

Virtual service engagement and tasks

The VSPP will engage in the following tasks, in collaboration with their Host Country Partners:

• Co-plan and implement a qualitative needs assessment tool to understand the organization’s current trend in resource mobilization
• Co-design and develop a resource mobilization manual
• Co-plan and deliver eight 2-hour resource mobilization training sessions for 10 Egna Le Egna youth health and development’s program staff

VSPPs are expected to engage on the tasks listed above for an estimated 5-15 hours per week. This engagement is estimated to be 5 hours per week.

Online collaboration will generally occur between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ethiopia time. Specific times will be determined during orientation.

The Host Country Counterpart will have access to email, phone, Zoom, and WhatsApp for regular communication and collaboration.

Per the Child Protection Code of Conduct, when engaging online with minors (0-18), two adults must be present.

Optional additional activities

The Peace Corps mission is to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Goal 1 will be achieved through the VSPP's engagement and completion of the above tasks. The counterpart and VSPP may also choose to identify an activity that aligns with Goal 2. Additionally, the VSPP may identify a Goal 3 activity to implement during their engagement. See recommendations and tools for Goal 3 activities.

Essential qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field

Experience:
• 2 years of experience in fundraising and/or grant management for non-profit organizations Experience in providing training on resource mobilization
• Experience with grant funding from a variety of internationals donors

Intercultural skills and motivation: Flexible, strong cross-cultural agility, high tolerance for ambiguity, able to work independently, resourceful, creative, and genuinely motivated and capable to serve virtually.

Desired qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in public administration (MPA), business (MBA), nonprofit management, or related field

Experience:
• Experience with virtual engagement and communication
• Experience in virtual training delivery
• 3 years of experience developing resource mobilization strategies, techniques, and manual development

Terms and conditions of engagement

VSPPs will be engaging with the host country partner, in coordination with Peace Corps post staff, remotely from the US. They should have access to a computer, internet, and telephone in order to enable direct engagement with the Peace Corps overseas office and the Host Country Counterpart assigned by the host country partner.

Orientation with the host country partner will be provided, within the designated virtual service hours, during the first week of virtual service via an online presentation and discussion. The host country partner will provide an overview of its organization, the local context, and how they envision collaborating with the VSPP.

The VSPP will have regular check-ins with their counterpart and bi-weekly check-ins with Peace Corps staff. Spending unstructured time with counterparts can be critical to relationship-building and is encouraged through activities such as coffee chats and informal calls within the weekly 5-15 hours.

Engagement-specific safety and security

The VSPP will receive an orientation on Peace Corps’ Child Protection Policy and how it relates to online engagement along with IT security best practices. The VSPP will be expected to follow safety and security guidelines for online engagement to ensure their safety and that of the Host Country Partner and their counterpart, and any beneficiaries of the engagement.

Supervision requirements

The VSPP will report to a designated Peace Corps staff member. The VSPP will be expected to abide by the Virtual Service Pilot Participant and Donation Agreement and Participant Principles of Engagement. The VSPP will also be expected to check in with the designated host country counterpart as assigned by the host county partner.


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