The role will have an equal focus on proposal development/fundraising and managing and overseeing a portfolio of grants and projects.
About Hand in Hand International
Where others see poverty Hand in Hand sees grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and potential. We help channel their skills and ideas into jobs. They find a way out of poverty.
Since 2003, across a network stretching from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Hand in Hand has helped create or improve some 4 million jobs 90 percent of them for women. We focus on women because they face unique barriers to starting an enterprise and generating an income. At the same time, for every dollar they earn, they spend 90 cents on their families and communities. We work in four key stages. First we create community groups, made up mainly of women, who support each other, save together and learn together. Then we train them in enterprise and vocational skills, to help them start or develop small businesses that make use of their skills and potential. Next we provide access to microloans that are always paid back thanks to support from the group. Finally we help scale up members' businesses and take them to bigger markets, which in turn benefits their families and communities.
-Ensure effective delivery of a portfolio of institutional and corporate grants, working closely with Hand in Hand International network partners.
-Develop annual workplans and reporting systems for new projects coming into the portfolio.
-Provide high quality project information to both internal and external stakeholders, extracting and quality assuring project data relevant for reporting, and making sure all projects are compliant with donor requirements
Coordinate and produce high quality project reports together in-country project teams and relevant Hand in Hand International colleagues
-Proactively manage relationships with existing donors, developing engagement strategies, communicating with donors regularly, and sharing key information about their projects in between reporting periods
-Together with the wider fundraising team, identify new funding opportunities and sources, and convert these from prospects to secured funds
-Lead proposals from concept through to submission, coordinating inputs from Hand in Hand International and network colleagues, drafting technical inputs, and engaging with funders
-Lead the design of new project concepts in close coordination with in-country programme teams ensuring new projects are achievable and deliver maximum impact for programme members
-Support the wider fundraising efforts by providing concept ideas and specific technical inputs to proposals led by fundraisers across the organisation, including with network partners.
-Provide technical support to Hand in Hand network partners where needed, especially in regards to project management, donor engagement, quality assurance, effective monitoring and risk management.
-Identify strategic gaps and challenges as they emerge within the programme portfolio and devise strategies or remedial actions to address these.
-Work with MEL manager to ensure challenges and learning that emerge from programmes are captured, and subsequently fed into new programme design.
-Share new approaches and innovations around project implementation and activities with Hand in Hand network partners on an on-going basis and in a way that builds capacity throughout the network.
-Build effective and impactful relationships with network members
-Provide technical and programme management support to other fundraisers (institutional, corporate and major donor) to support strong proposal development and design.
Skills and Experience Required:
-Extensive experience managing multiple international development projects within an NGO, government or the private sector. Previous experience leading livelihoods, women's economic empowerment or market development programmes will be an advantage, as will experience of working on agricultural programmes.
-Demonstrable track-record securing funds from different types of institutional donors (governments, foundations, trusts). Experience securing funds from non-UK based donors will be a plus.
-An in-depth understanding of proposal management, including prospecting, project design and proposal writing.
-Previous experience engaging directly with large donors, both in person and via written reports.
-Demonstrated experience of successfully running projects in complex matrix or network organisations.
-Significant previous experience working with project management tools such as logframes, workplans, and ri