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This is an exciting opportunity to become the Finance Director of an established and impactful International Development organisation with operations in the UK and Nigeria. As the most senior member of the finance team at SDN you will have significant influence in leading and shaping the future of our organisation.
Job Location: Flexible, home and/or our London office. We are currently asking everyone to attend the office on a designated day once a month, so we have the opportunity to meet and collaborate in-person. Outside of this one day a month – plus any other tasks where it is necessary to be in the office to fulfil the duties of your role – it will be up to you whether you want to work fully from home or to attend the office more regularly. We are more interested in the quality and content of your work, and your ability to work with others and to deadlines, than where you work.
Reporting To: Executive Director
Hours: Part-time 3 days per week, but we would consider other part-time hours for the right candidate (we are open to considering flexible arrangements, such as a job share, flexible working hours etc.)
Travel: Approximately 2 trips per year to the SDN office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Role Overview: The Finance Director is the number one finance position in the organisation which has overall responsibility for the finance function and administrative operations, including HR, legal, risk, facilities and IT. It is a widely scoped role and therefore requires somebody that relishes taking on a broad range of responsibilities - the role is an exciting mix of financial strategy, financial management, accounting, systems improvements, compliance and administration. You will have a solid track record of team and line management, be equally interested in the financial and non-financial aspects of the role (such as HR and IT), and enjoy working with purpose towards driving change, solving problems, communicating effectively, and prioritising workload across the organisation. The role currently leads a team of 14 finance and administrative staff across the UK and Nigeria, so it is therefore essential that the Finance Director can manage priorities and workload across this team in order to deliver work.
Job Purpose and Duties: The purpose of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the finance function and other support services so that they enable the organisation to keep fully informed of all relevant financial matters, effectively allocate resources across the organisation, meet its contractual obligations and manage risk.
Governance and Strategy:
- Ensure that the Board is regularly updated on financial performance, financial outlook and risks to the organisation
- Support the ED in the management of Board meetings, wider Board engagement, and with Company Secretary duties
- Ensure that governance structures established by the Board are implemented through effective policies, procedures and controls
- Contribute towards the setting and implementation of the organisation’s strategy to deliver upon medium and long term goals that meet SDN’s charitable objectives
- Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in the UK and Nigeria
- Ensure that all stakeholders within the organisation have access to timely and insightful financial information in order to drive effective decision making across SDN
- Be responsible for all aspects of financial planning, financial operations, banking, accounting, donor financial reporting and statutory reporting in the UK and Nigeria in line with Charity SORP, IFRS and UK GAAP
- Oversee and ensure timely budget development for funding proposals in line with donor requirements, which also adequately capture and cover SDN’s costs to run the organisation
- Oversee and ensure accurate and effective financial reporting in line with donor requirements and timelines
- Manage cash flow, assets and staff across the organisation to ensure the optimal use of company resources
- Oversight and management of all financial operations across the UK, Nigeria and project locations
- Lead the end-to-end audit processes for the consolidated group accounts and the UK and Nigerian legal entities
- Continually improve our accounting software, and other internal systems, to make sure they are accurate, reliable, efficient and meet the evolving requirements of the organisation
- Ensure bookkeeping, accounting and banking practices are compliant and fully controlled
- Ensure that there is a strong compliance and control culture imbedded across the organisation through functions such as Internal Audit, Procurement and Risk Management
- Ensure adherence to SDN company policies and to our donor’s grant terms and conditions
- Take responsibility for the HR function to make sure that staff are recruited, motivated and retained
- Ensure that SDN’s administrative operations run smoothly and add value to the organisation
- Make sure that SDN has appropriate IT infrastructure and capabilities
- Periodically review and renew the organisation’s insurance policies to make sure that adequate cover is in place
- Willingness to lead on other support services to make sure the organisation functions effectively
The work we do here at SDN varies day to day so we need someone who is dynamic and reliable, who can work under pressure and deliver efficiently and effectively. As the most senior finance position in the organisation it is imperative that you drive sustainability, transparency and development into all that we do and maintain a commitment to high ethical standards. The successful candidate will have:
- 6+ years of professional finance experience
- Fully qualified Chartered Accountant (e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
- Experience in preparing company accounts and / or auditing them
- Accounting software experience
- Experience of preparing and managing budgets and financial reports
- Experience of cost management and control
- People management experience
- Experience of working with teams across different countries
- Understanding and experience of managing cultural and value driven diversity within the working environment
- Demonstrated the ability to drive change within an organisation
- Excellent communication and team working skills
- A proactive, energetic and positive attitude towards setting and completing work
- A desire to lead on other support services, for example HR, IT and Legal
- Excellent computer skills, and being especially proficient in Microsoft Excel
- Experience of working at Board level
- Experience of setting strategy and implementing this
- Financial management experience in the not-for-profit sector
- Experience and understanding of International Development matters, concepts and funding
- Experience of contract management and financial reporting to external donors and / or investors
- Experience of working with institutional donors in international development (e.g. UK FCDO, the UN, USAID, EU etc.)
- Experience of working with teams in developing markets
Please review the job description carefully. Applications should be made by end of day 27/01/2022. Please provide:
1. Your CV
2. A two-page cover letter
Successful applicants will be notified of their invitation to a first stage interview by midday 28th January. The first stage interviews will be held online across 2nd/3rd February. Second stage interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 7th February.
Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You’ll be joining an ambitious team passionate about helping young people, hungry for individual success but supporting each other as well. The Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager will be an experienced and successful specialist fundraiser, ready to step up and sustain our most important income stream. The following qualities sum up what we are looking for:
• A track record of securing six figure grants from a range of institutional funders, trusts, foundations and statutory sources
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, especially around composing compelling funding proposals
• Excellent project management skills with the experience to take major funding applications from the concept stage to a successful grant award
• The ability to work independently and to develop strong working relationships with London Youth delivery teams and programme Heads
• Stewardship skills – reporting, managing funder visits and facilitating follow up grants
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we're tackling the root causes of gender inequality and child poverty, and we are now active in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Are you ready to take a leading role in growing Plan International UK’s support to humanitarian crises globally? Are you driven to achieve results and prepared to hold yourself accountable to add value to our Disaster Risk Management Unit at Plan International UK? This is an exciting time to join as we implement a range of ambitious plans designed to make us ‘the’ best among our peers.
We are looking for a Senior Programme Manager with exceptional management and leadership skills to oversee the development and supervision of Plan International UK’s humanitarian portfolio as part of the Disaster Risk Management Unit within East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In this role, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team (Programmes Specialists and Technical Advisers) to successfully develop innovative humanitarian proposals and implement our institutional funded projects in compliance with donors’ requirements, ensuring our projects are gender sensitive or transformative.
You will have extensive project and budget management experience in the humanitarian sector, with responsibility to raise and manage major donor grants working closely with your team and our partners. We would also like you to lead on strategic and innovative initiatives and workstreams within the wider team to further advance the rights of children especially girls within a humanitarian context.
You will be a successful manager and leader, setting a strong role model example with proven ability to create cohesive professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be skilled at using your formal and informal networks to raise our profile, to get things done and influence others.
Please click on the button below to apply.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Friday 28 January 2022.
Interviews will take place on 8 and 9 February 2022.
We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults in our work. We, therefore, apply rigorous recruitment and selection processes to ensure that only those who are suitable are recruited to work for us. Accordingly, appointment to all our roles is subject to a range of vetting checks and for this role this will include a Basic check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for us; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences
Plan International UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds
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Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an award-winning international humanitarian and development organisation. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we take action and raise awareness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respects for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Our UK team is looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join us as a Programme Funding Officer (PFO). This is an exciting and varied role working across the funding cycle from the early stage of new opportunities through to grant management. You will be regularly in touch with our country teams, supporting them to engage with UK institutional donors in-country and advising them on compliance for both grants and commercial contracts. You will also get a chance to support partnership development, as well as get involved in advocacy and policy influencing. If this sounds like the next role for you, we’d love to welcome you to our friendly and dedicated team.
The Institutional Relations team is responsible for donor engagement and influencing, institutional funding, and partnerships in the UK. It comprises the Head of Institutional Relations and two Programme Funding Officers.
As part of HI’s 2016-2025 strategy, we have ambitious targets for growth in institutional funding from UK donors, and more broadly, a focus on building strategic relationships with key UK donors and partners. Given the changing external funding environment and evolving context in the UK, we are looking for an individual who is willing to be flexible and adapt to the context in order to meet the organisation’s needs and have the biggest impact for people with disabilities.
The main purpose of this post is:
- Improving our track record for UK and other funding by increasing internal understanding of donors and funding mechanisms in your portfolio, supporting high quality submissions, grant management and donor compliance
- Strengthening relationships with, and generating and managing income from UK and other institutional donors and partners
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter along with the diversity monitoring form by email or post.
If you disclose a disability during your application process and you meet the minimum criteria for the role, we will contact you to discuss any reasonable adjustment you might need at the interview. However, if you have not disclosed, please be aware that any candidate invited for interview will be asked if any reasonable adjustments are needed.
If you wish to disclose a disability please do so in your covering letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the resource mobilisation and project development work of a small NGO. As one of the most senior members of the team at SDN, you will have significant influence in shaping and ensuring the future of our work.
Job location: Flexible, home and/or our London office. We are currently asking everyone to attend the office on a designated day once a month, so we have the opportunity to meet and collaborate in-person. Outside of this one day a month, it will be up to you whether you want to work fully from home or to attend the office more regularly. We are more interested in the quality and content of your work, and your ability to work with others and to deadlines, than where you work.
Reporting to: Programmes Director
Hours: full-time (we are open to considering flexible arrangements, such as a job share, flexible working hours etc., and might consider a part-time arrangement as long as you can commit to 3-4 days a week)
Overview of the role
You’ll need to have a strong track record in identifying funding opportunities and developing successful funding applications for institutional donors, and have strong knowledge of good practice in project design and development (e.g. theories of change, logframe approaches). Our recent funding has come almost exclusively from restricted grants from bilateral and multilateral donors, e.g. the UK FCDO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and UN bodies, and trusts and foundations with a strong presence in Nigeria, e.g. the MacArthur Foundation and Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
You’ll identify new funding opportunities and work closely with our Senior Project Officers, who lead project delivery under our four thematic areas, in our Port Harcourt office to develop project ideas and proposals, as well as working regularly with a wider team of project, monitoring and evaluation, research and policy, and finance staff members (and partners where relevant) to do this. You’ll also support the Programmes Manager (in Port Harcourt) and Programmes Director (currently Acting Executive Director, based in the UK) to expand SDN’s network and develop proactive funding approaches to new and existing donors.
Job Purpose: to lead the design of high quality projects which will maximise SDN’s impact in the Niger Delta, and to secure funding which enables SDN to deliver these projects. This role has three key objectives:
- To lead and support the identification and design of new, high-impact projects
- To lead the development of high-quality funding proposals, both to respond to donor funding calls and to proactively pitch to donors
- To work with the Programmes Manager and Director to build donor relationships, and to identify and track funding opportunities aligned with SDN’s strategic priorities, and coordinate SDN’s fundraising pipeline processes
To lead and support the identification and design of new, high-impact projects:
- Manage and lead the project identification and design processes and activities in line with SDN’s Project Identification and Design manual, working with the relevant Senior Project Officer for the thematic focus of that project
- Lead partner identification and engagement working with relevant team members and manage their participation in the development of new projects
- Develop plans for the design of new projects and project manage these plans, including coordinating the work of project design team members and identifying and coordinating inputs from other parts of the organisation (e.g. communications, monitoring and evaluation)
- Act as organisational custodian of the Project Identification and Design manual and its guidance, including training new programmes team members on its content, supporting team members to follow this process, and identifying opportunities to improve the manual and guidance and working with Programmes Management to agree and implement these changes
- Work with Senior Project Officers and the finance team to lead the development of budgets
- Work with project teams and monitoring and evaluation staff to ensure lessons learnt from past and existing projects inform new projects
- Ensure senior management review processes are planned and managed in a timely manner
To lead the development of high-quality funding proposals, both to respond to donor funding calls and to proactively pitch to donors:
- Coordinate SDN’s response to donor calls for proposals, including: reviewing all donor documentation and ensuring they and proposal development teams have a clear understanding of all donor requirements; developing a work plan for the development and submission of proposals; coordinating the inputs of all team members in to proposals; leading other project development activities, such as partner discussions and proposal development workshops; leading the development and collation of all supporting documentation for proposals (e.g. organisational financial information, registration documents)
- Lead the writing of donor proposals and all related documents, working with relevant team members
- Working with the Programmes Director and Programmes Manager, identify priority donors to engage and projects to be funded, and support the assigned programmes team members to proactively develop funding proposals and a strategy to engage with potential donors
- Maintain SDN’s Opportunity Tracker throughout proposal development and submission
To work with the Programmes Manager and Director to build donor relationships, and to identify and track funding opportunities aligned with SDN’s strategic priorities, and coordinate SDN’s fundraising pipeline processes:
- Chair SDN’s funding committee meetings
- Work with the Programmes Director and/or Executive Director to set the fundraising strategy and priorities
- Maintain a database of existing and potential institutional donors, and trusts and foundations, with information on associated funding opportunities (the ‘Opportunity Tracker’)
- Undertake a weekly search for potential funding opportunities via websites and email alerts from key funding information and donor sites, and manage the [email protected] email inbox
- Identify, coordinate and monitor any preparatory activities required in advance of a funding opportunity being released (e.g. background research, discussions with potential partners)
- Attend donor and funding opportunity meetings with the Programmes Manager, and Programmes Director and/or Executive Director
- Keep up-to-date on key trends, networks and information on fundraising and donors in international development
- Support donor engagement for assigned funding opportunities and work with programmes management in the development of new donor relationships
- Support the Programmes Manager and Director in representing SDN at external meetings and events as requested
- To abide by SDN’s policies, including its Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Policy and Anti-Fraud and Corruption policy
- Any other duties that are reasonably asked of them
This role requires someone with significant experience in a similar role. You will have a proactive and hands-on approach, but also be able lead and mentor others. It’s also critical that you can work under pressure and deliver efficiently and effectively to deadlines. The successful candidate will have:
- At least five years’ experience in a resource mobilisation and project/proposal development role, preparing donor proposals, leading the design of new projects and supporting other fundraising activities
- A demonstrable track record of leading multiple successful proposals and securing support from institutional donors in the region of £1m and over (e.g. DFID/FCDO, USAID, EU, large trusts and foundations)
- Strong knowledge of project design tools/approaches, such as logframes, theories of change etc.
- Experience developing project budgets
- Experience working with overseas/remote teams to develop project ideas and proposals
- Experience of managing donor relationships
- Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage a number of tasks at once
- Excellent English writing and editing skills
- Excellent relationship building and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across teams with multiple priorities
- Ability to lead teams, self-motivated and driven to start and complete initiatives of your own accord
- Proficiency in common software IT packages
- A background in international development and/or a topic of relevance to SDN (e.g. the extractives industry, good governance)
- A high level of knowledge of international development donors and fundraising trends
- Completion of formal training in project design related skills and fundraising (e.g. the logical framework approach, theory of change)
- Development and production of written materials in support of fundraising activities (e.g. case studies, capacity statements)
Please review the job description carefully. Applications should be made by midnight 19th January 2022. Please provide:
1. Your CV
2. A two-page maximum cover letter, which explicitly addresses each point in the person specification below
Interviews for the role will be held online, and we will try to hold interviews on a rolling basis if at all possible.
Your application will be reviewed but only shortlisted candidates will receive further correspondence. If you have not heard from us by 4th February, please assume your application was unsuccessful on this occasion.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Starting Salary: £35,002 - £36,479 per annum (inc London Weighting)
Contract: 2-year fixed term contract
Full time: 35 Hours Per Week
Location: London (this role will be based in London but there will be some flexibility to work remotely in the UK).
This role will be recruited for on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close it prior to the closing date. Previous candidates need not apply.
The International Programme Funding Officer (IPFO) works closely with programme and funding colleagues to develop high-quality programmes and projects that enable CAFOD and its partners to maximise income from institutional donors. Through this work s/he helps extend the reach and impact of CAFOD’s programmes in delivering positive and lasting change for some of the world’s poorest communities.
The IPFO is based within the Integrated Funding & Business Innovation team (IFBI). S/he leads on establishing, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with key global and/or UK-based donors; developing and driving donor funding engagement strategies; leading on proposal development and contract management; identifying new funding opportunities and fostering innovation and shared learning among colleagues and partners, including through the institutional funding Community of Practice. Where relevant they will be expected to collaborate and develop synergies with other fundraising streams within CAFOD.
Donor lead responsibilities are a component of this role; the post-holder will hold and develop expertise on a portfolio of allocated donors to be determined (CAFOD works with the UK Government, UN, START, DEC, EU, various other Governments etc it is expected that the post holder will have experience of working with such donors). S/he works with funding colleagues as well as with programme staff, thematic advisers, and colleagues in the Finance, Fundraising and Advocacy and Education Groups, to help build CAFOD’s reputation and grow income across an agreed donor portfolio. The post-holder may undertake some international travel to support overseas teams and partners with proposal development and contract management activities, as well as to meet with key donors and/or collaborate with INGOs and sister agencies within the Caritas Internationalis confederation.
The post-holder reports to the International Development Funding Team Leader. S/he is not a budget holder but may carry out some supervision tasks for other staff members, consultants, or volunteers.
For further information on this vacancy and the application process, please visit the CAFOD website.
- Full time: 35 hrs per week
- Salary: 26,574 - £27,919
- Location: Central London office, with opportunity for blended working.
Transparency International (TI) is the world’s leading independent anti-corruption organisation. We work globally towards ensuring a world where people’s lives, government, business and society are free from corruption. A world where, the health of our institutions is enhanced so they can better support the people they are intended for; a world where we can trust the integrity of those in authority and in business, and a world where there is no impunity for the corrupt.
Transparency International – Defence & Security (TI-DS) is one of TI’s global programmes and is committed to tackling corruption in the global defence and security sector. Located in London, as part of Transparency International’s UK chapter, our programme works with defence institutions, governments, defence industry, civil society and international organisations worldwide to strengthen transparency, accountability and oversight systems in a historically opaque and secretive sector. We contribute to broad-based coalitions and collective action working with reform-minded actors to bring about change.
Our strategic objectives are:
- To mitigate corruption risks in the defence and security sector
- To reduce the role of corruption that impacts the defence and security sector as a factor contributing to conflict, insecurity and crises
- To improve the integrity of private sector defence and security actors
- To mitigate critical corruption risk factors in arms control regimes
TI-DS is launching a new programme of work from 2021-2023 funded by the Netherlands MFA, Protecting human security by tackling the cycle of corruption, instability and conflict. The key objectives of this work include integrating anti-corruption norms and practices into peacebuilding, and, as relevant, development and human rights; strengthening civic space in security sector anti-corruption and oversight; and, supporting the integration of gender-sensitivity at the nexus of conflict, defence and security, and corruption. TI-DS will lead work at the global and regional levels and, at the national level, will support national civil society in its efforts to bring about change. Beyond this programme of work, TI-DS will seek to diversify its funding base, by identifying new opportunities and establishing relationships with institutional and private donors.
About the role
As Research Officer you will work with the Head of Research to produce new knowledge and insight to support our research and advocacy efforts around corruption in the defence and security sector. In adidtion to this you will also undertake ad hoc research as required for TI-DS to respond to external events and opportunities.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Contributing to the delivery of TI-DS’s research agenda by undertaking qualitative and mixed-methods research projects under the guidance of the Head of Research
- Producing and facilitating literature reviews, synthesis studies and case-based studies on the key topics set-out to contribute to support the development of TI-DS’s expertise on defence and security sector corruption and the overall achievement of TI-DS’s strategic objectives
- Collecting and analysing secondary data, and producing primary data as needed, to provide new insights into corruption risks in the defence and security sectors
- Assisting the Head of Research with quality assurance checks on TI-DS research and policy outputs, including review of underlying data and evidence, as well as strength of analysis and policy recommendations
- Assisting the Head of Advocacy with the development of key policy recommendations, in collaboration with the Head of Research and TI-DS staff
- Serving as point of contact for TI-DS colleagues who are undertaking discrete research projects, and coordinating inputs from Head of Research, Head of Advocacy, Leads, and Programme Director
The successful candidate will have relevant experience of supporting research projects, including data collection experience.
You will also:
- Be able to analyse qualitative and quantitative data for narrative and communications outputs
- Have a demonstrable interest and understanding of anti-corruption and governance work, preferably in the defence and security area
- Have excellent written skills able to produce information in a clear and accessible format
- Have excellent communication, inter-personal, time-management and organisational skills
- Have a willingness to openly and constructively challenge yourself and others to improve and develop knowledge
- To identify complex problems and propose solutions to the management team to resolve these
- Have a commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy.
In exchange we will offer you:
- A competitive salary
- 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
- Up to 5% contributory pension
- Season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies
- Employee Assistance Programme
- A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working (details of this can be discussed at interview stage)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Prospectus is excited to be supporting Start Network to appoint a new Fundraising Officer. As the Fundraising Officer, you will work with a fantastic team fundraising from large trusts and foundations and institutional funders.
This position is a 12-month contract with possible extension and can be offered at 5 or 4 days per week. Start Network employees are hybrid working between Holborn and home.
Start Network is tackling what they believe are the biggest systemic problems that the humanitarian sector faces. Problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change, which mean that people affected by crises around the world do not receive the best help fast enough, leading to needless suffering.
You will support donor engagement activities across Start Network's programmes, working with colleagues across the organisation to identify donor prospects, produce compelling presentations, draft concept notes and funding proposals aligned to donor priorities, support engagement of existing donors, coordinate events, and improve and implement grant administration processes.
To be successful, you need to have experience of working in the humanitarian or development sectors, with an understanding of international funding. You need some experience of trusts, foundations or institutional donors and be a strong communicator and relationship builder.
As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.
In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role.
We are looking for an exceptional Fundraising Officer. to join our Resource Mobilisation team. The Fundraising Officer will support donor engagement activities across Start Network’s programmes, working with colleagues across the organisation to identify donor prospects, produce compelling presentations, draft concept notes and funding proposals aligned to donor priorities, support engagement of existing donors, coordinate events, and improve and implement grant administration processes.
Start Network is working with a growing number of committed institutional donors and large trusts and foundations. The role will provide a unique donor engagement experience for these existing donors, as well as scaling-up our efforts to secure funding from new sources. By providing support across the Resource Mobilisation team, as well as support for our external communications and events, this role will gain insight into the full breadth of Start Network’s programme and funding portfolio.
As part of the above, it will be key for the postholder to build strong relationships internally and externally. With excellent communications skills and an ability to convey complex ideas simply, you will also be great at project management (as you will be coordinating multiple priorities) and enthusing others.
The postholder will need the following skills & experience:
- Experience of working in a humanitarian/development organisation, with some understanding of the international funding landscape
- Experience of working with trusts, foundations, or institutional donors
- An aptitude for writing compelling narrative to ensure presentations and proposals stand out
- A high level of numeracy with the ability to understand and analyse complex budgets
- Strong organisational skills, ideally with experience of coordinating events and administrative processes
- Excellent communications skills, with the ability to tailor communication to different audiences and convey complex ideas simply and concisely
- Ability to lead independent projects and coordinate the wider team to deliver key outputs
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to prioritise tasks in response to multiple requests
Prospecting and new donor engagement
Support the Resource Mobilisation team to secure significant levels of income from new trusts, foundations, and institutional donors by:
- Researching the application process and timescales for key donors, identifying opportunities in a timely manner and reporting back to the Head of Resource Mobilisation to ensure all potential opportunities are being explored.
- Supporting Programmes colleagues to follow up with donor leads, briefing them on alignment with Start Network’s priorities, preparing meeting briefs, and developing compelling presentations.
- Supporting the development of high-value concept notes and proposals, feeding into drafting processes and reviewing documents for clarity and alignment with donor priorities.
- Supporting Finance and Programmes teams to produce accurate budgets and log-frames where required.
- Building strong internal relations with staff at all levels, working closely with them to develop donor pitches, proposals and reports.
Donor account management and engagement
Provide a unique donor engagement experience for our existing funders by:
- Supporting preparation and coordination of Start Network donor events, including our bi-annual Donor Council. This would include compiling lists of attendees, developing exciting and diverse agendas, supporting speakers to prepare presentations, working with Communications colleagues on video and design materials, and acting as an internal focal point for event coordination and delivery.
- Preparing bespoke briefings and materials for donors on Start Network’s strategy and impact.
- Leading coordination with Communications colleagues to ensure donor visibility expectations are met, including coordinating monthly catch ups, and inputting into press releases, website, and social media content.
- Coordinating with Communications and Advocacy colleagues around sector-wide events, ensuring the Resource Mobilisation team has a clear understanding of event aims, as well as plans for donor engagement and involvement.
- Support the preparation of other external donor events such as the Start Fund Bangladesh Donor Council and fundraising focused round tables to gain support for our programme portfolio
Grant administration and tracking
Act as the team lead for cross-organisational grant administration and tracking processes by:
- Working closely with the International Finance and Grants Officer to support grant management processes for Start Network, including monitoring of a reporting calendar and tracking procedures.
- Support the Resource Mobilisation team in ensuring fundraising activity is carefully managed on key tools including Salesforce.
- Acting as point of contact for donor travel and event management support.
- Providing administrative support with donor due diligence and compliance processes, coordinating with Start Network’s Operations team.
Start Network Culture
- To carry out the responsibilities of the role in line with the Start Network Code of Conduct and with a commitment to safeguarding adults and children
- A commitment to the Start Network vision, principles, values and approach
- The Start Network team is an agile group of individuals who use their experience and skills across the network, so flexibility to work in and with different teams and functions is a part of our culture
ABOUT START NETWORK
Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and locally driven humanitarian action.We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces. Problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change mean that people affected by crises around the world do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results.
Start Network’s vision is for a locally-led humanitarian system that is accountable to people affected by and at-risk of crises.
We have grown and diversified our membership over the past 10 years and are evolving into a decentralised “network of networks” in line with our vision. We are currently working with five national and regional hubs made up of predominantly civil society organisations in Pakistan, DRC, Guatemala, India and the Pacific. They are developing locally owned ways of anticipating and responding to humanitarian crises. We aim to support the emergence and development of further hubs in the coming years. Our ultimate ambition is to devolve leadership, membership, programming, and decision making to the hubs, while the central team transitions to become a service provider.
For more information about our values and strategic priorities, please visit our website.
OUR OFFER TO YOU
- Centrally located WeWork office with onsite drinks and snacks available free of charge
- Access to cultural talks, events, pop-up sales, and a place to meet and socialise after work
- Discounts at local cafes and restaurants in association with WeWork
- Flexible working with options to work from home and remotely some of the time
- Contributory pension
- Life assurance equivalent of three times your salary
- Family friendly policies, particularly maternity pay (21 weeks full pay)
- Training and development opportunities for individuals and cross-organisationally
- 25 days’ holiday, bank holidays plus 2 paid company days over the Christmas period
We use Be Applied, an online recruitment platform to reduce bias in recruitment. Rather than relying on CVs and cover letters, Be Applied allows you to demonstrate your skills and abilities through competency-based questions which are blind-reviewed to avoid personal bias.
We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone.Start Network particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and LGBT+ and non-binary candidates and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our essential selection criteria.
We reserve the right to close applications early if we reach a satisfactory number of applications. Early applications are highly encouraged.
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Starting Salary: £39,396 - £46,577 per annum depending on relevant experience (Including London Weighting)
Other benefits include: Life Assurance and Permanent Health Insurance cover, Payroll Charity Giving, Ride2Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and the Right to Buy Annual Leave of up to 10 additional days.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Location: London (Hybrid and Flexible working options available)
An opportunity to extend your audit experience to make a real difference in the International Aid and Humanitarian Response sphere.
CAFOD has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a motivated and resourceful candidate with significant experience of internal and/or external audit work and an interest in ensuring compliance is embedded in every aspect of CAFOD’s work. The ideal candidate will have had exposure to the INGO sector and relishes carrying out audit work in the central office and more challenging environments – though at this time, much of that work may be carried out remotely, in conjunction with contracted local audit firms.
To promote risk awareness and undertake internal audit assignments, compliance reviews and special investigations. To provide real-time assurance on particular transactions that are deemed to have significant compliance or operational risks.
The Internal Audit and Compliance Officers take a key role in advising and reporting on the effectiveness of risk management and systems of internal control. Risk management covers a broad range of areas, including finance, and the Internal Audit and Compliance Officers work on all these areas. S/he is expected to be able to be tactful and persistent and to make unbiased judgements and give impartial advice. The job involves assignments in the UK and in other countries where CAFOD works.
The Internal Audit and Compliance Officers are part of the Financial Assurance Section and are line managed by the Director of Finance Information and Infrastructure. The internal audit function is part of CAFOD’s governance, and the Internal Audit and Compliance Officers provide reports independently to the Trustees, via the Honorary Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Legal Audit and Risk Committee (FLAR) and the Chair of the Strategy and Performance Committee (SPC). The Internal Audit Charter (as reviewed by FLAR) sets out the way that the internal audit function works in order to maintain the risk focus and independence of its review function.
Advise on and promote effective risk management in CAFOD:
- Advise on and periodically review CAFOD’s arrangements for identifying and managing risks, and assist managers in identifying new concerns
- Work with CAFOD staff, promoting a culture of risk awareness and assisting them to assess and mitigate risks and helping them though the identification of best practice
- Support the process of coordinating the annual Risk Assurance Framework
Plan and carry out internal audits:
- Collectively draw up a three-year Internal Audit Plan based on key corporate risks and strategies and an assessment of audit needs, and agree it with the Finance Legal Audit and Risk Committee
- Carry out internal audit assignments agreed in the Internal Audit Plan, including negotiating terms of reference with relevant system owners, presenting the findings to the system owners and their line managers, preparing reports, and following up on recommendations
- Do necessary pre-audit preparation work related to external audits
- Carry out special investigations, as required by the CAFOD Leadership Team or Finance Legal Audit and Risk Committee or Strategy and Performance Committee
- Collectively produce an annual report including an opinion on the overall effectiveness of CAFOD’s systems of internal control and arrangements for identification and management of risk
Benchmark and share experience in the INGO sector:
- Represent CAFOD at relevant external networking meetings
- Research current good practice in the sector and maintain high standard of internal audit in CAFOD
Provide real-time assurance on high-risk transactions:
- Oversee and advise on the processes involved in particular transactions that are deemed to have a significant compliance or operational risk (such as procurement on larger institutionally funded projects)
Provide flexible support to improving financial assurance in CAFOD: (5%)
- Support the Programme Accountants Team Leader and wider Finance Department in improving the management of financial and other risks across CAFOD
- Take on addition assignments as agreed with Director of Finance, Information and Infrastructure.
This role will require several trips a year to countries where CAFOD works.
To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD's website to start completing the application.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A4ID is a global charity with a vision to see the law and lawyers play their full part in the global eradication of poverty. The mission of A4ID is to be an authoritative voice of the legal community, to inspire and enable lawyers to join the fight against poverty, and to ensure that legal support is available for those engaged in that fight.
For the last 15 years, A4ID has delivered unparalleled opportunities for lawyers to give their time and skills to help those working tirelessly to help meet the needs of the world’s poorest citizens. This role within both the legal and development communities has provided a unique vantage point to engage positively in the nexus between both sectors to promote a sustainable development agenda.
A4ID’s pro bono brokerage service ensures that NGOs, social enterprises and developing country governments, law societies and bar associations worldwide can access the legal support they need. A4ID matches requests for assistance from Development Partners with high-quality expertise from Legal Partners.
A4ID’s education programme brings together legal and development professionals to share best practice and learning, exploring key issues in law and development and equipping lawyers to better understand these issues.
A4ID’s thought leadership and policy work provoke discussion on best practice for the legal and development communities in key areas such as business and human rights in the legal, business and development sectors, the role of law and rule of law in international development, and the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) with its objective of eradicating poverty globally by 2030.
The Project Officer will provide primary organisational support to a specific project to combat the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) region, working with the ROLE UK Programme team and with FCDO staff. The role will include convening partnership stakeholders for project planning and development, devising and implementing activity plans, sourcing experts and developing monitoring and evaluation. As part of the ROLE UK Programme team, the Project Officer will also have opportunities to engage with coordination and learning activities, representing the KAZA project as part of A4ID’s broader portfolio.
The role will be based in A4ID’s London office, with the potential for some travel.
Interested candidates are requested to send a CV and Cover Letter to our HR department. Details available via the Apply button.
A4ID will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and encourages all applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on a rolling basis.
If you have any queries about the role or applying, please contact us.
Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is an East London charity embedded in the local community, providing practical help, support and training to people who have been homeless and suffering from addiction. We are passionate about the people and communities we support and we embrace creative, innovative and inclusive ways of working that build on our collective strengths. We provide a Recovery Hub (including an abstinence-based residential recovery facility, an addictions counselling programme and a Training & Development Programme), supported houses, a Housing First service, community supports, charity shops and two social enterprises supporting people in recovery from addictions to rebuild their lives. Our integrative approach is based on the concept of ‘Recovery Capital’, a whole-person approach taking into account physical, cultural, social, human and spiritual factors and assets.
We seek to recruit people with a good combination of talent, skills and potential, promoting equality for all, and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates. We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and commitment to the values and purposes of SCT. (SCT - Equal Opportunities Policy 2.2 (i) and (v)). SCT is a growing organisation with opportunities for people with good motivational skills and high levels of initiative.
Role and Responsibilities:
Strategy and planning
- Develop, implement, lead and manage integrated fundraising and marketing strategies, translating them into effective operational work plans and setting annual targets and budgets, including:-
- fundraising strategy and tactical plan for fundraising activities, including trusts and grants, individuals (including regular giving, major donors and appeals), community, corporate, events and legacies
- communications and marketing strategy and tactical plan for marketing and external and internal communications.
- Use quantitative and qualitative data and charity sector best practice to inform overall plans
- Create a pipeline of prospects with a reporting schedule including an overall activity plan to include application schedules, reporting mechanisms and regular 1-2-1 communication with funders and supporters (including funder visits)
- Ensure communications, campaigns, events and all giving activities are creative, innovative and attract a wide level of support
- Co-ordinate and manage SCT’s fundraising, comprising community, trust, corporate, major donor, events, legacy and digital fundraising, harnessing the expertise and passion of the Fundraising, Communications and Marketing Team
- Provide support, advice and input to Senior Management Team colleagues regarding the development of funded partnerships with statutory agencies and related applications
- Develop and maintain a pipeline of projects for investment ensuring that business cases suitable for fundraising are produced in a timely manner
- Identify, cultivate and nurture relationships and strategies pertaining to new and existing donors including trusts, foundations and other institutional funders, companies, churches, community groups and individuals including the preparation of approaches, asks and applications for funding
- Devise and develop fundraising events and initiatives to raise support and public interest
- Support and grow SCT’s network of Vice Patrons
- Support the development of effective campaigns, including individual giving appeals or awareness campaigns that are designed to inspire, raise awareness and result in desired action
Communications and marketing
- Manage SCT marketing, publicity and external communications in close collaboration with the Senior Management Team, ensuring high resonance with SCT vision, mission, values, the lived experience of those whom SCT supports and the expertise of those employed by SCT
- Maximise SCT brand awareness, reputation and loyalty within recovery community, supporter and professional networks
- Provide a lead on brand gatekeeping, ensuring SCT remains on message both in content and visually
- Manage a content and activity schedule to ensure that communication with SCT’s donor base is coordinated, timely, relevant and targeted
- Lead on the strategic development of digital marketing to enable SCT to increase impact, whilst also supporting income growth and brand awareness
- Stay on top of developments in communications, particularly digital, and look for new ways for SCT’s communications to be more effective and cost effective
- Represent SCT to external organisations including giving presentations about our work
Team management and key relationships
- Manage the Fundraising, Communications and Marketing Team and direct their work as needed
- Manage and support the team to develop their skills and capacity including coaching, supervision, individual/project work, annual appraisals, one-to-one and team meetings
- Facilitate and encourage team members to work together; through motivational and inclusive leadership, with a coaching and enabling style
- Set targets for the team and track progress
- Champion fundraising, communications and marketing throughout SCT, promoting collaborative working across SCT teams, working closely with the Senior Management Team
- Liaise closely with other Senior Management Team members and operational managers to ensure fundraising proposals identify and respond to operational need and that outcomes tracking is fulfilling funders requirements
- Ensure that the ideas, views and needs of SCT’s communities inform and shape fundraising, communications and marketing activities
- Ensure SCT remains up to date and compliant with legislative and regulatory developments, best practice and market trends and uses this information to inform fundraising and marketing programmes
Senior Management Team Responsibilities
- Work with the Trustees, CEO and Senior Management Team to take forward SCT’s strategic goals, contributing to SCT’s development through pro-active membership of the Senior Management Team, taking on specific projects as and when required by the CEO, to further the organisation’s goals
- Present quarterly updates to the CEO and Board of Trustees on performance and forecasts
- Input as required to performance management within other teams across SCT (for example supporting HR processes such as performance management, grievances, disciplines etc.)
- Support the development of policies and procedures at SCT as and when input is required and ensure compliance within the Fundraising, Communications and Marketing Team
- Support the risk management process and risk assessment at SCT as and when input is required (in particular Covid-19 management)
- Support the development of diversity, equity and inclusion at SCT
Monitoring and reporting
- Develop and manage systems and utilise data to drive decision making and improve performance and return on investment
- Monitor, evaluate and report against agreed performance indicators, budgets and targets
- Write reports on the progress of fundraising, communications and marketing (normally quarterly)
- Meet regularly with the CEO and provide updates on progress
- Develop and maintain efficient and comprehensive records and systems covering all aspects of fundraising work
- Ensure timely production of the Annual Report and Financial Statements
- Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the work of SCT
- Undertake any other relevant tasks as requested by the Senior Management Team
- Represent the organisation at appropriate external meetings and events
- Implement the Equal Opportunities Policy, understanding its implication in the development of SCT’s services
- Abide by the policies and procedures of the SCT and best practice of the Institute of Fundraising
- Attend training courses as required
- Undertake any other tasks, duties or projects that may arise from time to time or as delegated by the CEO
Skills and Knowledge - Essential
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and people management skills
- Ability to influence/persuade and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, verbally, in presentations, face-to-face meetings and in writing
- Excellent IT skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
- Understanding of building or increasing a multi-stream fundraising strategy including trusts and foundations, corporate supporters, individuals and community and delivering to that strategy
- Excellent writing and proof-reading skills
- Ability empathise and connect with people who have complex issues and who require sensitivity and authenticity
- Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and methodical research skills with the ability to think creatively and strategically
- A strategic mindset and able to pull away from operational issues to consider the bigger picture and long-term health of the charity as part of a team
- A good understanding of knowledge of GDPR, how it relates to fundraising, communications and marketing and the systems that need to be in place to ensure compliance
- Knowledge of regulatory environment for fundraising including data protection, Gift Aid and fundraising codes of practice and regulation
Skills and Knowledge - Desirable
- Knowledge of the homeless and addictions recovery sectors
- Experienced in marketing, data and analytics to support fundraising initiatives
Experience - Essential
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working in fundraising in the voluntary sector
- Creation and delivery of successful multi-stream fundraising strategies and related budget / forecasting
- Proven experience and a recent track record of success in raising funds (£500,000+ including multi-year funding)
- Extensive line management experience
- Engagement with a broad range of clients and stakeholders using a variety of approaches and media
- Consistent achievement or exceeding of targets
- Experience of working at a senior level, including closely with a Board of Trustees
- Database use and interrogation including audience segmentation and use of data analytics
Experience - Desirable
- Experience of developing relationships in both local and wider communities
- Experience of using eTapestry/Raiser’s Edge database
- Experience of working in an organisation supporting individuals with addiction issues
Deliver great outcomes through our vision and strategy, effectively planning and meeting targets
Make effective, data-driven decisions
Role Model / Leading by Example
An inspiring role model for others, building trust and living our Vision / Mission and principles and delivering our services accordingly
Consistently seek to improve how we do things to ‘achieve’ and embraces change and innovation
Communicate clearly, effectively and honestly. Listen to others and adapt communication to suit them
Work with others as one team, actively collaborating to achieve a shared vision. Building relationships across SCT, sharing information and expertise
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter (two pages max.) via the apply button.
• Closing date: 19th January 2021 (5pm)
• First interviews will take place: 26th and 27th January 2021
• Second interviews will take place: 4th February 2021
We really welcome informal conversations with prospective candidates about the role and the charity in advance of the deadline. Please find our contact details on our website if you would like to arrange a chat and/or receive the full job pack.
A cover letter is imperative.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Sightsavers is looking for a collaborative and self-motivated Programme Manager – Trachoma to work on the successful delivery of our trachoma elimination programmes
Salary: £43,000 per annum
Location: UK remote - with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when possible
Contract: Two Year Fixed Term Contract
Hours: This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working
About the role
As part of our mission to protect sight, Sightsavers works to treat and prevent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of infections such as blinding trachoma, which affect more than a billion people worldwide.
We are looking for a Programme Manager to ensure the successful delivery of various trachoma elimination programmes funded through unrestricted and other grants, making a significant contribution to the elimination of blinding trachoma. This role will also support business development initiatives.
A major part of this role will be programme delivery. Key duties will include:
- Ensuring the accurate project and annual planning and budgeting of grant funded programmes
- Ensuring Risk Assessment and Mitigation Actions (RAMA) requirements are supported
- Ensuring countries’ alignment to trachoma related preferred practices
- Supporting assigned countries with their dossier preparation
- Working with and through the in-country partners to oversee project management of all SAFE implementation aspects of the programme in assigned countries
- Closely monitoring progress and collating and disseminating project progress, providing project reporting
- In coordination with other teams and stakeholders, monitoring budgets and ensuring that agreements, due diligence reports, individual country and consolidated log frames are maintained
- Working closely with the Accelerate Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team on monitoring and evaluation of the programme
The Programme Manager will also provide support for the development of new proposals including working with the Institutional Fundraising and Trusts teams. This is an involved role, please read the job description for full details.
This is an ideal opportunity to build upon your previous programme/ project management experience. To succeed in this role, you will need:
- a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
- extensive experience in programme/ project management in the private, humanitarian or development sectors
- the ability to work collaboratively and build stakeholder consensus
- the ability to identify key risks, problem solve and rapidly escalate critical issues
- good analytical and IT skills
- an understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for persons with disabilities
The following would also be advantageous but are not essential:
- A detailed understanding of all trachoma related preferred practices
- French/Portuguese language
- Experience in developing country contexts
As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
In addition to our modern, collaborative offices being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.
To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW)
We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in late January/ early February 2022 and the evaluation process will include a presentation to be prepared by shortlisted candidates in advance of this.
This is a great opportunity to join a successful and vibrant Philanthropy team, overseeing and building this key income stream and managing a team member, as well as taking forward statutory funding opportunities.
You will build relationships with a caseload of Trusts and Foundations and play a key role in Resurgo’s ambitious plans for 2022, including the growth of the award-winning Spear programme, which works with young people facing barriers to employment to support them into work, education or training.
Deadline for applications: 16th January 2022
Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, you will help shape and deliver the Trusts and Foundation strategy and manage an established funding stream, bringing in over £550k a year and looking to grow it further. Key responsibilities are as follows:
- You will be a confident communicator, able to build and maintain relationships with a caseload of medium and large Trusts and Foundations (both current donors and prospects), providing high quality stewardship tailored to each funder.
- Undertake ongoing research (and oversee a team member in their work on this) to find new Trusts & Foundations to provide a good pipeline for the future, as well as facilitating peer introductions from other contacts e.g. Trustees.
Writing applications and reports
- You will have an excellent writing style, able to articulate the vision and mission of Resurgo and develop detailed funding applications for Trusts and statutory funders, as well as general communications on the work of Resurgo
- Produce timely reports on the impact of the funded work.
- Proactively research relevant institutional and statutory funding opportunities to maximise income.
- Work with relevant internal teams to manage current contracts/grants and support the T&F Executive in this.
Monitoring and Reporting
- With strong attention to detail you will update our internal database with all donor interactions, donations and other details in a timely and efficient manner
- Monitor the Trusts & Foundations and Statutory pipelines and report on income to the Head of Philanthropy
- Manage the Trusts & Foundations workflow to ensure monthly targets and deadlines are met.
- Line manage the Trusts and Foundations Executive, ensuring they are appropriately supported and developed in their role.
Active participation in and support for Resurgo’s team and mission
- Help build and develop Resurgo’s ethos and Christian life as a team member including leading and contributing to weekly team prayer meetings as an integral part of Resurgo’s operation and for the success of its mission.
- Excellent communication skills, particularly strong writing skills (both technical and relational), and a high attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build good relationships with people at all levels.
- Experience in Trust fundraising or an equivalent field. In addition, some knowledge of statutory fundraising desirable but not essential.
- Self-motivated and able to exercise initiative and proactively pursue new opportunities.
- Effective administration and organisational skills, as well as strong quantitative skills.
- Good time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines under pressure.
- Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint competent and experience of/ability to use databases.
WORKING REQUIREMENTS, SALARY & BENEFITS
- Salary from £34,000 dependent on experience, plus pension scheme with employer contribution.
- Full-time 9.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday with some flexibility and the option to work partly remotely
- 25 days annual leave, with additional time off between Christmas and New Year. For more info, see the Team Guide on our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Principal / Senior Researcher - Climate Finance
Central London or Edinburgh (Please note, whilst this role is advertised as office-based, IIED will remain a remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)
The closing deadline for applications is midnight on 26 January 2022
Interviews are expected to be held Tuesday 8 and/or Tuesday 15 February 2022
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 100 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.
IIED's Climate Change Group (CCG) works with those who have less voice and power in climate decision-making to co-create solutions that shape pathways and drive action for a just and sustainable future.
CCG's Climate Governance and Finance Team collaborates with public sector institutions (governments, bilateral and multilateral partners and development finance institutions), civil society actors and private sector entities in the developing world to design and test innovative solutions to climate change related risks.
We are now looking for a Principal / Senior Researcher to join our Climate Governance and Finance Team on a permanent, full-time contract.
- Grade 2 (10+ years' experience required): £57,569 - £63,438 per annum (up to £71,638 per annum for exceptional candidates depending on experience)
- Grade 3 (7+ years' experience required): £47,432 – £52,249 per annum (up to £58,980 per annum for exceptional candidates depending on experience)
- Benefits package
This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced researcher to join our organisation and use their expertise to make a real difference and impact on the world in which we live.
You will have the chance to work with people across the globe, sharing ideas, research and knowledge and working together to support the world’s most vulnerable people.
If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for and have a keen interest in climate finance, we want to hear from you.
As a Principal / Senior Researcher, you will design and manage an innovative portfolio of policy research and influencing work on climate finance
Working closely with colleagues and a network of international partners, you will lead our work programme on climate finance, 'Money Where It Matters', which supports vulnerable people and regions.
Providing outstanding leadership in this area, you will focus on two key elements:
- Reforming the international climate finance system to increase the quantity and quality of finance being made available for locally-led adaptation action
- Supporting a range of governments, organisations, actors and communities to develop the institutions, governance structures and financial mechanisms needed to access and use climate finance effectively to achieve their adaptation and resilience ambitions
To be considered as a Principal / Senior Researcher, you will need:
- Significant experience working on climate adaptation and/or international development issues in LDCs and/or LMICs
- Significant experience working on climate and/or development finance
- A proven track record supporting national governments to access climate finance, develop equitable climate adaptation policies and/or build institutional capacities on climate adaptation and/or finance
- A track record in designing and implementing research projects, policy analysis or programme evaluations on climate finance and climate adaptation policy in LDCs or LMICs
- Expert knowledge of public policy challenges of LDC and/or LMIC governments for accessing and using climate finance to address climate risks equitably
- A strong understanding of how to design and deliver innovative, collaborative policy development and influencing processes
- A track record of raising and managing significant project funding from institutional donors
- Good IT skills
- A postgraduate degree in climate finance, climate change, development studies, development economics, environmental economics, international finance or a related discipline
- The willingness and ability to travel for up to four months in the year
Other organisations may call this role Principal Researcher, Senior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Research Officer, or Research Associate.
IIED is a committed Disability Confident and accredited Living Wage employer, committed to equal opportunities and the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.
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