Kings Cross, Greater London
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


1 Grants Management

  • Support the management of grants through regular coordination with relevant AKDN agencies/field units and AKF(UK)’s programme finance department to ensure projects are delivered on-time and on-budget; proactively support the resolution of challenges as they arise
  • Support the preparation, review and feedback process on donor reports to ensure reports comply with donor requirements and are produced on time and to a high standard
  • Be an interface with donors and communicate on a regular basis about the implementation of on-going grants in order to maintain a solid relationship and to address queries or challenges effectively
  • Undertake coordination and administrative tasks related to grants, including collecting and forwarding information to different units and any necessary follow up tasks specified
  • Support the maintenance and updating of grant management tools and tracking systems


2 Resource Mobilisation

  • Support the review and strengthening of concept notes and proposals across a wide array of sectors
  • Conduct due diligence of new partners (donors, NGOs, universities, etc.) in coordination with AKF(UK)’s programme finance team and AKF’s global programmes team
  • Develop and contribute to positioning pieces and communication materials (e.g. presentations, narrative overviews) to enable regular and effective engagement with donors
  • Research, scan and source relevant information regarding new donors and funding opportunities to identify potential funding matches and gather intelligence around European and Asian donors
  • Prepare donor briefs and talking points for donor meetings, referencing latest donor strategies, field-level discussions and possible donor/AKDN matches to consider positioning during meetings
  • Coordinate (bi-)monthly conference calls, organising the resource mobilisation tracker and relevant documents for specific units to support pipeline management processes
  • Support the maintenance and updating of resource mobilisation tools and tracking systems

* Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred

 * Skills

  • Ability to provide stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communication when dealing with external organisations, senior colleagues and community members
  • Ability to communicate AKDN/AKF values and strategic plan effectively to partners and colleagues
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Efficient project management
  • Must be an entrepreneurial, pro-active self-starter with maturity and emotional intelligence
  • The ability to problem-solve, work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with numerous and competing deadlines
  • Ability to handle complex relationships diplomatically with colleagues, governance entities and external stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Excellent writing, speaking and other communications skills, with thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Strong financial literacy, including the ability to review detailed budgets and financial reports
  • Strong IT skills, including Office and Excel, and familiarity with Apple platforms  

* Knowledge

  • Knowledge of international development
  • Understanding and knowledge of the UK/European donor landscape preferred

* Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience
  • Experience in developing and writing proposals, business plans/cases, concept papers, briefs, executive summaries, as well as coordinating multiple inputs from a variety of sources
  • Experience of managing relationships in complex organisations with numerous stakeholders
  • Success in managing grants in complex organisations with numerous stakeholders desirable
Additional documents
AKF UK Partnerships Officer JD (.pdf)
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Refreshed on: 14 May 2021
Closing date: 28 May 2021
Tags: Intl Development

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