London, Greater London

£34,000 - £38,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Engineers Against Poverty is an independent, lean organisation that bridges the divide between research, policy and practice. We work across di... Read more

Job Description

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Title:

Programme and Business Development Manager

Location:

Central London

Salary

£34k to £38k full time

Hours

36.25 per week Monday to Friday

About EAP

Engineers Against Poverty (EAP) is a leader in promoting infrastructure policy and practice to alleviate poverty and has strong links to development agencies, government and industry. We develop research, policy and practice across three core areas: Infrastructure governance; Social equity and inclusive growth; and Sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

EAP hosts the International Secretariat for CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative which promotes an open data and open government approach to ensure better quality public infrastructure. CoST works globally with 14 CoST members who implement the initiative in diverse contexts.

Job purpose:

The Programme and Business Development Manager will focus on coordinating the preparation of commercial proposals and grant applications. This will involve supporting the Executive Director and Head of Programmes in building on the growing portfolio of existing donors and clients and cultivating new relationships. The employee will also coordinate the organisations monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks. Principally this will mean capturing, analysing and reporting on the data from 14 CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative member programmes.  They will also support CoST members and EAP partners to develop i) monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks that capture the effectiveness and outcomes from their programmes and ii) funding proposals.

How to apply

Please upload a CV and one page covering letter to John Hawkins, EAP Head of Programmes 

Closing date for applications

Tuesday 7th May 2019  09:00 AM

Interview date

Week commencing 20 May 2019

Contact information

Please contact John Hawkins, EAP Head of Programmes 

EAP is an equal opportunities employer

General Description:

The Programme and Business Development Manager will focus on coordinating the preparation of commercial proposals and grant applications. This will involve supporting the Executive Director and Head of Programmes in building on the growing portfolio of existing donors and clients and cultivating new relationships. The employee will also coordinate the organisations monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks. Principally this will mean capturing, analysing and reporting on the data from 14 CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative member programmes.  They will also support CoST members and EAP partners to develop i) monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks that capture the effectiveness and outcomes from their programmes and ii) funding proposals.

Reports to

Head of Programmes

Key responsibilities and tasks:

To coordinate the EAP and CoST monitoring, reporting and learning frameworks (40%): 

  • Work with the Head of Programmes to establish, coordinate and maintain reliable cross-organisational monitoring, reporting and learning systems and approaches 
  • Coordinate the capturing of information from EAP staff to allow of the monitoring the effectiveness and outcomes from EAP programmes
  • Monitor the effectiveness and outcomes from CoST member and affiliate programmes.
  • Work with the Finance and Office Manager to publish financial and progress information from CoST in line with the IATI reporting requirements
  • Coordinate peer learning and sharing of good practice between CoST members
  • Support CoST members to submit financial and progress reports to agreed standards and on time.
  • Ensure accurate project data is collected and sent in
  • Analyse the data to help record outcomes and impact of the CoST and EAP programmes and share with colleagues
  • Build the capacity of CoST members and EAP partners to capture data and monitor the effectiveness of their programmes.

Manage the competitive application process for CoST grant funding to member programmes (10%)

  • Coordinate the competitive application process for CoST grant funding and the subsequent allocation and disbursement of grants to member programmes
  • Coordinate the administration of grant agreements with member programme

Coordinate the development of commercial and non-commercial funding and subsequent contract negotiations and handover to delivery team (50%)

  • Research commercial and non-commercial funding opportunities
  • Establish relationships with potential partners and build consortiums that can bid for commercial and non-commercial work
  • Prepare commercial and non-commercial proposals using internal expertise as and when required and ensuring that EAP complies with the requirements of each of its clients
  • Support the contract negotiations following a successful proposal and manage the handover to the delivery team
  • Ensure that donor and client requirements are met in a timely manner, including preparation of narrative and financial reports
  • Keep up to date files and records of all institutional funding activities, including updating the funding pipeline and filing system regularly with organisations, contacts, proposals made, donor responses, contracts and reports
  • Build the capacity of CoST members to raise funding for their programmes
  • Represent EAP and CoST when meeting potential funders, clients and partners.

Experience

At least 3 years’ experience in:

  • Building consortiums and preparing commercial proposals and grant applications for bilateral donors, multilateral donors and or foundations
  • Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning frameworks
  • Successfully influencing stakeholders and colleagues at all levels
  • Successfully managing programmes and projects, involving multiple stakeholders
  • Preparing budgets and managing financial information.

Essential Attributes:

  • A Masters degree (minimum) in engineering and/or international development or a related subject
  • Ability to develop monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning frameworks
  • Highly motivated with an ability to work within budgets and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Ability to win grant funding and consultancy contracts
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills and an ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise work
  • Commitment to EAP’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Ability to travel overseas to often challenging environments.

Key relationships:

  • EAP Executive Director
  • EAP Senior Policy and Research Advisers
  • EAP Policy and Research Advisor
  • EAP Communications Manager
  • EAP Programme Administrator
  • EAP Finance Manager
  • CoST Board of Trustees
  • EAP Board of Trustees
  • CoST Regional Managers and Technical Advisers
  • Strategic Partners
  • Associates
  • Consultants

Accountability

  • Delegated budget / financial authority – £0
  • Number of staff directly line managed  – 0
  • Number of consultants managed on average – 0
  • Authority level for purchase of resources, materials or services - £0