Westminster, Greater London
£38,300 - £43,401
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is a new position within WFD and a great opportunity for an experienced Bid Manager.

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Bid Manager will be responsible for leading specific funding opportunities, managing the process from initial identification and preposition, through to preparation of concept notes and proposals: This role will work with teams across the organisation to ensure programmes are effectively designed. Identify emerging donor trends and contribute to diversification of donor funding. Provide targeted business development support to specific Country Offices and contribute to the organisation’s business development. 


Occasional overseas travel to support particular bid opportunities as directed is required for this position.


To apply for this role you must have proven experience of bid processes, successfully managing and winning large contracts up to £5 million, experience developing proposals for a range of donors, contributing to organisational knowledge and expanding the donor base of the organisation.

Highly organised, a strong collaborator and resourceful, your strengthens will include the ability to articulate proposals and understand business needs.


The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • At least 7 years’ experience of managing bid processes with strong experience of working remotely with diverse teams within the UK and multiple countries.
  • Proven track record of preparing high quality winning concept notes, proposals and tenders for institutional donors (particularly DFID, FCO, CSSF, US, EC and other European donors) with values of up to £5million.
  • Excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, problem analysis methodologies, theories of change, results/logical frameworks and budgeting.
  • Experience of assessing risk in programme design and supporting programme teams to undertake risk analysis, develop risk registers and risk mitigation measures.
  • Experience in consortium development and strong negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of the evolving donor landscape.
  • Proven ability to research new funding opportunities and to make appropriate judgements about their potential to realise significant restricted income.
  • Proven experience of reviewing proposals and providing high quality constructive feedback to programme teams.
  • Strong time management, administrative and organisational skills.  Ability to be self-directed and take initiative.
  • Adept at developing positive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suites
  • Educated to degree level in an international development-related discipline.


This is a UK based role; therefore, applicants should only apply if they are eligible to work in the UK. 


To apply please visit our website.


This vacancy will close on 7th June 2020.


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Refreshed on: 02 June 2020
Closed date: 07 June 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Business Development