Jun 19, 2017

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Funding Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: ActionAid
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2017

Do you want to make a difference and positively impact the lives of some of the world’s poorest people? If so join ActionAid as a Programme Funding Manager. We are a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change.

Do you want to make a difference and positively impact the lives of some of the world’s poorest people? If so join ActionAid as a Programme Funding Manager. We are a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change.

As a Programme Funding Manager you will work at a strategic and operational level to generate, and ultimately increase, our programme funding income from institutional and official donors, primarily DFID (Department for International Development) and Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Your responsibilities will include building relationships with DFID and BIG’s representatives, identifying opportunities to strategically engage, involve and develop ActionAid’s relationship with them. You will act as a central source of knowledge and advice on DFID including advising on ActionAid’s in-country engagement with DFID, building relationships with and providing direct technical support to designated focus Action Aid countries. You will lead the coordination and development of grant proposals and complex contract opportunities, and also lead on grant and contract negotiations, acting as the key point of contact throughout the life of the contract, supporting project management teams as required. In addition, you will help develop the capacity of countries to secure and manage DfID contracts in-country.

The ideal candidate will be a strong project manager with knowledge of project cycle management including problem analysis, project design, financial planning/management, monitoring and evaluation. You will also have a track record of developing strong and successful project proposals, and delivering income against targets by cultivating strong donor relationships and securing funding from institutional donors, particularly DFID. Experience of working on DFID commercial contracts would be an advantage. In addition you have a good understanding of international development issues, excellent written and spoken English, strong communication and negotiation skills as well as the flexibility to travel overseas.

This role is currently being offered as a fixed term contract until the end of December 2017.


How to apply:

Please apply online. Please click or copy and paste this link to apply: http://ift.tt/2skd2hp