London, Greater London
£52,511 - £56,689 gross per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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For 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. In 2020, Action Against Hunger reached over 25 million people through interventions in nutrition and health; water, sanitation and hygiene; food security and livelihoods; mental health and care practices and; disaster risk management.

Action Against Hunger UK, as part of Action Against Hunger’s global humanitarian Network (Network), supports our international programmes by raising funds, providing Nutrition, Climate and MEAL expertise, campaigning for change and raising awareness of child hunger.  We are now looking for an experienced Head of Programme Funding to join us in our efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. 

The Head of Programme Funding will manage and provide strong leadership to a small and dynamic team who lead the Action Against Hunger Network in securing funding from the UK Government and other UK donors and funding streams, including Start. As a Disasters Emergency Committee member, the team also provide a focal point and coordination role. The team is also responsible for grant management.  The post holder will strengthen and expand the programme funding portfolio through the development and implementation of a programme funding strategy. Working closely with the Business Development Manager and key stakeholders across Action Against Hunger UK, the post holder will bring a strategic and tactical approach to engagement and positioning which combines our UK and Global priorities to those of our important funding stakeholders – not least the UK Government at National, regional and local levels. The post holder will also seek to diversify our programme funding portfolio through expanding commercial contracts and the identification and support of funding opportunities for Nutrition and MEAL teams.  The post holder will engage positively and effectively with the Action Against Hunger Network; representing the UK at the International Donor Relations Unit (IDRU) within the Network. They will act as a key focal point for both programmatic insight from the Network as well as insight from the donor community and being able to capitalise on this important role. Within Action Against Hunger UK, they will work supportively and complementarily with our Nutrition and MEAL expertise providers as well as our fundraising department.

Interviews are scheduled to begin on September 27th, 2021

Please read the following carefully before making your application: 

  • As a UK based position, candidates must have the right to work in the UK 
  • We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community 
  • You can only be considered for this role if you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You should use the "cover letter" section of the online application to demonstrate this. 
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, within one week of the closing date. Unfortunately we cannot provide individual feedback. 
  • If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the charityjob helpdesk 


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What is Action Against Hunger’s mission? Action Against Hunger’s mission is to save lives, especially those of malnourished childre... Read more

Posted on: 23 August 2021
Closing date: 19 September 2021
Tags: Intl Development, Operations

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