Senior Advisor (f/m/d), Strategic Partnerships – German Development Donors is needed in Berlin, Germany

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Senior Advisor (f/m/d), Strategic Partnerships – German Development Donors, Berlin, Germany
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Country: Germany
City: Berlin
Office: IRC Berlin, Germany

Requisition ID: req49384

Job Title: Senior Advisor (f/m/d), Strategic Partnerships – German Development Donors

Sector: Awards Management

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Berlin, Germany

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Job Description

IRC (International Rescue Committee) Germany is looking for a

Senior Advisor (f/m/d), Strategic Partnerships – German Development Donors

in Berlin | as soon as possible

full-time (40 h/week) | initially 2 years

About Us

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. In 2016, IRC Germany was founded and is involved in the areas of education, economic wellbeing, and safety, legal protection, and empowerment throughout Germany.

The Senior Advisor (f/m/d) – German Development Donors is part of the Strategic Partnerships Team, which is responsible for relationship management of IRC’s key institutional donors. The Senior Advisor (f/m/d) leads, guides and coordinates IRC’s funding focused engagement with German development donors, with emphasize on KFW and BMZ while monitoring GIZ and the PATRIP foundation, collaborating closely with other teams which lead on policy, advocacy and technical engagement. The Senior Advisor (f/m/d) develops and implements strategies for maintaining and developing proactive and positive relationships with German Development donors, in support of the delivery of our organisational strategy, Strategy 100.

Major Responsibilities

Information and Knowledge Management

 Proactively identify, arrange and coordinate relationships with key German Development donors and government stakeholders.
 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of IRC’s position of German Development donors, including funding portfolio, business development pipeline, implementation and compliance issues, risks, influencing aims and senior level HQ-HQ engagement.

 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of donor strategies relevant to IRC’s work, such as funding priorities, geographical interests and political climate, providing analyses and synopses of press releases and other announcements, and disseminating this information internally.
 Support IRC senior management, including IRC DE Managing Director in identifying and mitigating funding and relationship risks related to German Development donors.
 Map donor organisational structure, identify key targets, and maintain relationship records on IRC’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

 Maintain tools and resources to support donor engagement and relationship building with donors.

 Contribute to the improvement of donor tools and resources to support engagement and relationship building.
 Lead the Multi-Year Donor Engagement Strategies, including coordinating meetings with cross-department operational teams, and leading the donor strategic teams to steer our donor relationship and engagement.
 Work with key regional and programme development staff to support business development planning as it relates to German Development donors.

 Coordinate across IRC teams, such as Country Teams, Advocacy & Influence Team and Policy & Solution Team to ensure consistent, accurate and timely messaging for donors.
External Representation

 Undertake direct representation with donor officials, and support the development of IRC’s donor relationships, including arranging meetings between donors and Regional and Technical Leadership, Country Directors, and supporting the preparation for these engagements.
 Participate in key meetings with German Development donors, including Desk/Programme Officers, Heads of Unit, Director-General/equivalent, advisors and other officials.

 Represent the IRC at external meetings, events, and forums including delivering presentations/briefings to senior donor representatives, forums and sector groups.
Your Profile

 At least 5 years of experience of project/program development, programme management, advocacy or other similar HQ-HQ strategic account / relationship management of German Development donors.
 Extensive experience of building and maintaining networks with influencers and decision makers eEd6Uc5 u3CB3
 Experience undertaking reviews of strategies, datasets and reports, and producing written and verbal guidance relevant to senior and operational staff.
 Proven track record of working successfully with virtual teams.
 Previous working experience with KFW, BMZ or GIZ is an asset.
 Strong working understanding of the political environment and trends relevant to German Development donors and knowledge of donor policies, priorities and financing mechanisms.
 Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, including preparing briefings for senior colleagues and representing with donors.
 Ability to lead and manage projects, including working as part of remote/virtual teams.
 You have German and English language skills at C1-level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF)
 Good analytical skills, first-class attention to detail, as well as strong organisational and prioritisation skills.
What We Offer

 Meaningful work in a multi-cultural team
 A starting salary between 63.311,- and 70.014,- Euro gross per year as well as an annual salary increase
 Attractive benefits for employees such as gym membership, company pension plan, job bike leasing, job ticket (Deutschlandticket) and special leave days
 30 days of annual leave
 Flexible hybrid-work options (working hours, office/homebased)
 Training and development opportunities.
As an organization committed to an empowering and inclusive work environment, we avoid any form of discrimination. We welcome applications from people regardless of their national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability status or age and strongly encourage applications from candidates with a history of migration and resettlement. We believe in fair and equal treatment of all applicants and therefore kindly ask you to refrain from including photos in your application documents.

Please submit your complete application documents in English & via our application portal:

 Please answer the questions on the application portal (no cover letter needed), and then attach
 curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages),
 at least three references
Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications submitted by e-mail.

If you have any questions, also on the topic of inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact Friederike Haarbrücker ( [email protected] ).

Please submit your application by March 4th 2024.



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