Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Up to £40305 per annum
Job description

VSO is the world's leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world's poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We're not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

In this global role, you will be responsible for supporting VSO to seek and respond to restricted funding opportunities - developing competitive funding proposals by coordinating VSO bid teams and acting as lead writer. You will be able to design impactful programmes together with programme team and to build a strong partnership with international development 'actors'. This is a 6 month fixed term contract based in the UK.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills, qualifications and experience

* Proven experience of preparing compelling, high-quality documentation (concept notes, presentations, proposals, budgets, reports, log frames, Theories of Change etc.) for different donor audiences
* Proven track record in writing winning donor proposals for donors including USAID, EC, UKAID, SIDA, and UN Agencies - excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, log frames and budgeting
* Experience of establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income
* Proven experience of evaluating proposals and providing high quality analytical, feedback to programmes
* Familiarity with M&E tools; theories of change, monitoring frameworks and basic evaluation techniques
* Proven ability to research new funding opportunities and to make appropriate judgements about their potential to realise significant restricted income
* Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings - the experience of leading and facilitating workshops and training
* Proven experience of establishing and negotiating partnerships between organisations; experience in developing and writing consortia proposals and teaming agreements as part of consortia bid development
* Strong administrative and organizational skills: ability to be self-directed and take initiative
* Strong analytical and financial and skills.

Qualifications required
* Educated to degree level in an international development-related discipline
* IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
* Experience of living and working internationally (4+ years required)
* Fluency in English (written and spoken). Portuguese, French or other languages desirable
* IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
* Ability to travel globally (estimated 30-50% travel required)

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

More about VSO

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Posted on: 23 January 2020
Closed date: 20 February 2020
Job ref: JOB0121669
Tags: Intl Development, Business Development