£62000 - £68800 per annum subject to experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Want to use your skills in Institutional Funding and Partnerships to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Head of Institutional Funding and Partnerships to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

WaterAid UK has an ambitious new strategy to grow the size of it programmes through restricted income - over the next five years WaterAid UK plans to grow its restricted income for its programmes by a minimum of 35%. It is expected that this growth will primarily come from institutional partnerships with some of the world's leading bilateral development agencies, including DFID, USAID, SIDA and DEVCO. The organisation is therefore now at a turning pointing in its approach to institutional funding and is making significant investments into its capacity and capability to deliver growth. Within this context, the newly formed Institutional Funding and Partnerships Team is leading on the operationalisation of this new strategy as well as increasing the expertise and capability of the staff working on resource mobilisation and institutional partnership building.

As our Head of Institutional Funding and Partnerships you will work across the organisation with your 20 strong team to help deliver a step change in WaterAid's approach to identifying, securing and managing restricted funding in line with our programme ambition.

The role will be permanent and there is likely to be significant travel involved to our international programmes. The role is envisaged as London based and full time but for the right candidate there can be flexibility on this.

The post holder can be located in the UK or in the below countries: South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda, Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Kenya - subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries. This post will have to work closely with colleagues and a line manager that are currently based in the UK, Africa and Asia, so time zones that make working in another country practicably feasible will be a consideration.

How to Apply:
To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a Cover Letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format. Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter. Applications will close one minute before midnight on 17/10/2021. Availability for interview is required the week commencing 25/10/2021.

In this role, you will lead on the delivery of the International Programmes Department's (IPD) restricted funding strategy as well as manage the Institutional Fundraising and Partnerships Team in order to drive its approaches, outputs and performance to sharpen WaterAid's competitive edge in institutional fundraising and achieve significantly improved success from funding applications to bilateral and multilateral donors.

You'll also:
* Responsible for effective restricted funding support across IPD
* Ensure timely and relevant restricted funding management information is provided to the IPD Senior Management Team (SMT) to support effective management decision-making and action on restricted funding;
* Champion the team's collaboration with WaterAid's other international members in maximising funding from across the federation and optimising benefits through most relevant distribution across our countries;
* Champion and support the team's collaboration with Strategic Partnerships' non-institutional funding and new business teams, and with the Communications team, to maximise restricted funding from all sources and steer best placement;
* Represent IFP and restricted funding issues on IPD SMT
* Responsible for continuing to drive the necessary changes in WaterAid UK to improve our approach to securing and managing restricted funding, as laid out in the IPD restricted funding strategy
* Deliver the Cost Recovery Project in collaboration with Finance
* Champion and steer proactive engagement with institutional donors in their markets and in all our countries, to establish and consolidate strategic partnerships with high volume funding returns and significant influencing benefits.
* Ensure effective devolution of contract management across IPD
* Champion the team's collaboration with other parts of the International Programme Department to increase the countries' absorptive and delivery capacity for higher volumes and greater complexity of funding, and steer countries to integrate strategic and competitive fundraising with quality programmes.

To be successful, you'll need:
* Degree level education (or equivalent experience): has successful track record in achieving multi-million income targets from institutional sources, with experience of strategic development and delivering significant income growth in the UK.
* Previous experience of working within a matrix environment, with demonstrable ability to work in collaboration with other strategic leaders.
* Experience of fundraising from DFID, EU, UN and other institutional donors.
* Focused on the external environment with excellent knowledge and understanding of institutional donor trends; ability to translate best practice into team operations.
* Demonstrable experience in managing successful commercial bids and tenders (from end to end) and working within consortia partnerships.
* Experience in managing and coaching team members, empowering others to operate at their best.
* Demonstrable experience of managing million £ budgets - able to plan strategically to ensure best use of funds and team resources.
* Knowledgeable regarding cost recovery mechanisms and able to work collaboratively with others to ensure the best solutions
* Innovative, resilient and self-motivated with a drive to achieve results.
* Ability to manage and develop professional working relationships and influence across diverse cultures and at senior level, both internally and externally.
* Ability to negotiate challenging situations to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
* Ability to think creatively and strategically, to analyse complex information and prepare proposals and strategy documents.
* Able to make sound decisions and judgments in ambiguous or challenging situations

The London based salary for this role is £62,000 to £68,800 subject to experience with excellent benefits. Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with WaterAid's country/regional salary scales. WaterAid benefits in the UK include:

* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangements
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Additional Information:
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your right to work eligibility in the country to which you wish to work.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us.

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Posted on: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Job ref: VN413
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development