The preference is for this role to be London Office based (in line with Government Guidelines during the pandemic). However, for the right candidate we may consider this post to be based in any of our UK Offices. Please be advised that London Weighting advertised only applies to London Office based candidates.
Please make sure to address and answer the competency questions listed at the bottom of the advert in your application.
Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
About the role
This role is responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in our Francophone programmes specifically in Haiti, Burkina Faso and Sahel, and in support of the DRC and Burundi, and other country programmes to ensure strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors. The post holder will work closely with Country Managers and programme colleagues to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate the development of funding applications, and to advise and provide support on the delivery of on-going contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations.
This is a senior role that is expected to engage at strategic levels both at the country and corporate levels to influence Christian Aid’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes. The role will be critical to supporting the relevant Country and Regional Managers in representing the organization to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian Aid’s in-country visibility.
Candidates should have a good knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which may include the UN, DFID/FCDO, USAID, European Union / ECHO, with a deep understanding of the humanitarian cycles in-country, as well as the humanitarian-development nexus. They will have proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and humanitarian grants, alongside excellent communication and networking skills.
The role also requires fluency in English and French, and knowledge of Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
All successful candidates will require either and Enhance or Basic Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions in your supporting statement:
Tell us about a time when you had to build and maintain relationships with others in order to secure significant restricted income that will help to reach the goals of your organization.
Tell us about a time when you have been involved in the development of a funding strategy for an organisation or programme?
Tell us about a time when you had to communicate a complex issue to a donor in writing and convince them that your way to approach the issue was the best way to achieve common objectives
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