King's Global Health Partnerships is looking for an ambitious self-starter to lead fundraising and grant management across our partnerships in Somaliland, Sierra Leone, DR Congo and Zambia.
Our 10-year strategy articulates an ambition to grow our funding, with a significant increase in funding from statutory and institutional donors (including research funders), as well as from trusts and foundations, corporates and major donors.
The postholder will take responsibility for supporting high quality project development and management of KGHP grants. This includes supporting proposal development for new grants and reporting to donors on existing grants; leading the diversification of our portfolio of donors by developing donor engagement strategies; identifying new funding opportunities; liaising with colleagues across the partnerships and with the KCL Fundraising team; encouraging learning among colleagues to ensure that we capitalise on funding opportunities. The postholder will also play a role in strengthening systems to ensure that grants are managed effectively, accountably and in compliance with contractual requirements.
Key responsibilities include:
• Work with the Partnerships Director to deliver on KGHP’s funding strategy and support the development of plans to achieve funding objectives. Support colleagues in the development of country-specific funding strategies and in donor /consortium partner engagement
• Regularly monitor funding opportunities and maintain, share intelligence and develop plans relating to potential opportunities. Develop and share analysis and insights into trends, building a strong understanding of emerging funding opportunities and changes in the donor landscape.
• Strengthen KGHP approaches to the design and development of international development grant proposals and grant management, by developing tools and resources, and promoting crosspartnership learning among Programme Managers
• Work with the Partnerships Director to build and maintain strong relationships with key donors, partner NGOs and partner academic institutions. Research and support the development of new funding partnerships with donors and consortia partners at a UK and international level. Represent King’s Global Health Partnerships externally to donors and consortia partners and internally within the university.
• Ensure effective coordination across the partnerships, maintaining an overview of funding, proposal submission and donor liaison
• Support decision making and risk assessment relating to new funding opportunities
• Ensure donor compliance across the portfolio, acting as a central source of knowledge and advice and ensuring alignment between partnership operations and School/ Faculty/ university systems
• Oversee contract negotiation and ensure that due diligence requirements are met, including due diligence on, and sub-contracting of, downstream partners liaising with the School’s Senior Operations Officer (Research) and the Research and Researchers Directorate where necessary
• Oversee timelines for financial and narrative reporting across the partnerships, working with colleagues to ensure that high quality and comprehensive narrative and financial reports are submitted in a timely fashion
• Provide hands-on support to the management of the larger and more complex grants across the partnerships
• Provide hands-on support to the development of proposals and budgets, working in particular to support the newer partnerships – with priority to DR Congo and Zambia – and new thematic areas of work
• Identify programmatic synergies between the Partnerships, seeking out opportunities for collaboration and cross-Partnership funding opportunities
• Work with the KGHP Operations Officer (Finance) to ensure that there are effective processes for the management of project funding across the partnerships, including comprehensive budgeting, forecasting and expenditure tracking, ensuring that all teams have high quality financial information for programmatic decision making
• Work closely with colleagues in KCL Fundraising team to develop projects which appeal to trusts and foundations, major donors and potential corporate partners.