SE11, London
£39,878 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in a growing, experienced and passionate team supporting and shaping CARE International UK’s international development portfolio? Join the Programme Funding Team!

Why work with us?

The Programme Funding Team is at the very centre of CIUK’s new strategy for the development of high quality and impactful programming within CARE.  The team shapes and builds our institutional programme portfolio in line with the CARE International 2030 vision and ensures that our programmes save lives and bring lasting change through consistent and high standards of programme design, partnerships building and learning.

About the Role

The Senior Programme Development Specialist will work on complex and major bids, often on multimillion consortia, commercial contracts and multi-country partnerships, and will be expected to take a high degree of responsibility for developing successful bids including negotiations with internal and external partners. 

This position will drive a high-quality bidding process with institutional donors and large foundations to build a healthy and sustainable funding pipeline so that CIUK can achieve our programme goals. You will work closely with technical advisory teams, country offices and other partners in order to deliver winning bids, which showcase CARE’s programme innovation and deliver impact as well as ensuring adequate cost recovery for CIUK. 

About You

You are a passionate and experienced international development worker or funding specialist, with field and/or HQ experience in institutional funding and a very good knowledge of our key donors’ requirements (FCDO and EC), in particular in relation to commercial contracts, large tenders and consortia grants. You have the ability to lead and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams during proposal preparation, working with partners and colleagues in multiple locations. You have experience in and very good understanding of development programme design. You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You are capable of building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; you are a positive collaborator and a strong team player.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places.  We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse to, sexual harassment of or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International UK expects all staff to share this commitment through our Safeguarding Policy and our Code of Conduct. They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.

Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do, including recruitment. All offers of employment at CARE International UK are subject to satisfactory references.

CARE International UK participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. 

- Appropriate criminal record checks (including a Bridger check).

By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures. Please click here for the Candidate Brief

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role (see person specification). If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch.

We also encourage people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at CARE International UK.

Please note that in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all job offers at Care International UK.

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Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 10 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management

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