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Maternity Cover position from January to October 2024
Homebased working in the UK
The Director of Development and Engagement is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and works in partnership with the CEO to lead the development, delivery and co-ordination of the organisation’s strategy.
In this role, you will have oversight across several areas including fundraising, membership engagement, finance and governance and will take the lead in generating income and ensuring the sustainability of the organisation.
The post also holds line management responsibility for three members of staff delivering across multiple areas of work including fundraising, finance, and communications.
For more information, please download the job description below or visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
To apply, please download and complete our application form below. CVs will not be accepted.
This is an ongoing recruitment and interviews will be held as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.
STOPAIDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive positive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, HIV status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. We are open to considering applications for a part-time role that would require a job share.
Please note this role closes for applications at 9am on Friday 5 January 2024.
Abortion Support Network (ASN) is a largely volunteer-run charity that helps people living in European countries which fail to provide abortion care, to access safe abortions in clinics abroad. ASN provides practical information on the least expensive way to arrange travel and abortion, logistical support, money towards the cost of abortion, travel and accommodation. We currently provide this service to people resident in Poland, Malta, Gibraltar, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and also elsewhere in Europe on a case-by-case basis. ASN is a member of the Abortion Without Borders (AWB) initiative, which is a coalition of organisations providing information, support and funding to people in Poland who need abortions.
ASN has a small staff team of 5, no office, and a team of 50+ dedicated volunteers. We pride ourselves on providing a critically needed service and solving problems creatively.
ASN works alongside external partners and grassroot activists in European countries to provide immediate tangible support to people who would otherwise be forced to continue a pregnancy. One of the things our staff and volunteers value about this work is how we make a real difference to people’s lives.
About the role
We're looking for a Digital Projects Officer to support ASN’s fundraising, communications, and wider work of the organisation to help us reach even more people. This is a new role which will lead on various projects to improve, streamline, and strengthen our digital systems and services.
Job Duties & Key Responsibilities
Work with the Fundraising and Communications Manager to identify and project manage improvements to our fundraising systems and processes
Maintain/oversee ASN’s fundraising database and improve the quality of data
Advise on and support with fundraising campaigns
Act as the day-to-day lead for digital projects across the organisation
Oversee database management and work with the volunteer team to problem-solve any issues/queries
Maintain and update ASN’s website (Wordpress) and raise technical fixes and improvements
Support with website optimisation and analytics
Support with development of new website
Support with digital services/internal communications for staff and volunteers
Support staff and volunteers with skills development and training on digital systems/database where necessary
Other ad hoc digital tasks as needed
Group Finance Director
The deadline for applications is Sunday December 10th 2023
Location: Within two hours of UTC (GMT)
Location Type: Remote
Reporting to: Group COO
Manages: Leads the finance unit: composed of a total of 13 staff
Annual salary: To be defined based on experience and location, budgeted salary starts at $100K USD.
Contract type: 2-year contract (renewable)
Working hours: Full-time
Candidate level: Director
ForAfrika is the largest African humanitarian and development organisation working for an Africa that thrives. Partnering closely with communities, ForAfrika brings resources and implements locally led programmes that lead to equitable growth and transformation. We are working to empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.
ForAfrika is currently active in seven African countries, providing services and programmes from Emergency Response to Economic Empowerment. ForAfrika’s total global income is expected to be over $80M in 2023 and $150M by 2025. To achieve such exponential growth, ForAfrika wants to retain and recruit the best people and we welcome you to apply.
Purpose of role
The Group Finance Director (GFD) provides overall financial oversight of the organisation, leads the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organisation. The Group Finance Director reports to the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and indirectly to the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of the Group Board, forming part of the Executive Management team, under the leadership of the Group CEO. This position is responsible for assessing the financial performance of the organisation and its risks, including but not limited to, strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cashflow management, cost benefit analysis, financial forecasting, and overall management of the annual financials.
We are looking for a reliable professional with a broad knowledge of accounting and financial principles, a strategic thinker and an effective leader who can make sound decisions. The ideal candidate will be someone with extensive experience in the NGO sector, specifically with donors and partners such as the UN agencies and USAID.
This position’s goal will be to guide the organisation towards long-term financial success.
The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:
· Develop, guide and implement financial strategy.
· Overall financial management of the ForAfrika Group, including Mauritius, Affiliate Offices, Country Offices, and Global Support Office (GSO).
· Cashflow management.
· Financial performance analysis and reporting to EXCO, Group Board and other stakeholders.
· Budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning process.
· Develop and implement accounting policies.
· Manage the ForAfrika Finance Department, including but not limited to, the structure of the department, the employment and performance management of staff and their individual growth and success.
· Assess the benefits and risks of prospective contracts and advise the Financial Committee (FINCO) on financial impact and needs.
· Provide the Executive Committee (EXCO) and Group Board with an annual operating budget for board approval, including monthly budget and cash flow projections.
· Ensure adherence to financial laws, regulations and guidelines. This includes but is not limited to 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
· Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organisation including organisational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to board/s, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organisational and contract/grant budgets, management and reporting on monthly management accounts with rolling three month forecast and comparison of budget to forecast to actual.
· Over 10 years of non-profit accounting experience in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
· Strong technical knowledge and skills in IFRS principles and standards.
· Proven experience leading finance departments and working as Director of Finance.
· Extensive knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
· Proficient in the use of financial management software (Sage) and MS Office.
· An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
· Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across departments and seniority levels.
· Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
· Completion of a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
· Certified Public Accountant (CPA) /Chartered Accountant (CA) preferred.
The deadline for application is December 10th 2023
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Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Community and Events Fundrasising Officer
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a can-do attitude to help us deliver our exciting Community and Events Fundraising programme. No previous fundraising experience is required, just an organised individual with a knack for building relationships, a passion for exceptional ‘customer service’ and a drive for uniting communities and raising money for charitable causes.
You’ll work within the charity’s passionate Fundraising and Engagement Team to raise funds to support children and families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and our vision, for a future where no child dies of neuroblastoma or suffers due to the treatment they receive.
This extremely rewarding role would suit anyone looking to take their first step in their fundraising, marketing or charity career. Don’t think your experience directly aligns? Don’t worry; we’re interested in transferable skills and attitude, so consider and show us how these apply to this role.
Summary of role responsibilities
- To help deliver the charity’s Community and Events Fundraising Programme, including special events, community fundraising, challenge events, individual giving, and fundraising appeals.
- To ensure excellent supporter and donor care and build long-term valued relationships to optimise income generation.
This is a fixed-term role offered on a one-year contract. We are looking for the successful candidate to ideally start in January 2024, but there is flexibility with this.
For more detailed information about the role, charity and team, take a look at the Recruitment Pack.
We aim to follow the schedule outlined below:
Applications opens: 22 November 2023
Applications closes: 10 December 2023, 11:59pm
Shortlisting: 11 December 2023
Interviews: 15 December 2023 (in person in London)
If there are any adjustments that would help you engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.
We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. As an equal opportunity employer, we also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices. All our roles require a basic criminal record check.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) works to reduce undernutrition globally. We enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning and building evidence. We are passionate about being network-driven, independent and evidence-based.
Our vision is that every individual caught up in a nutritional emergency, or suffering from malnutrition anywhere in the world, gets the most effective help possible.
We undertake knowledge management, research and advocacy to support national governments, civil society, UN agencies, donors and academic organisations, and communities of practitioners. Through our work and collaborations, we support agencies and individuals to implement evidence-based nutrition programming, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries and in fragile and conflict-affected states.
ENN is governed by a Board of Trustees and has its head office in Oxfordshire, UK. ENN is financially supported by foundations and trusts, bilateral donors, international non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies. For more information about ENN see our website.
What we do
Our Strategy aims to enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning, building evidence and providing support and encouragement to practitioners and decision-makers involved in nutrition and related interventions.
ENN’s portfolio includes projects specialising in Infant Feeding in Emergencies, Wasting and Stunting, Adolescent Nutrition and Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their mothers (MAMI), as well as our highly regarded international publication, Field Exchange (FEX).
ENN’s team is made up of a range of technical experts in nutrition, with decades of collective experience, and a small, experienced operational team. ENN is highly committed to diversity and inclusion, to enabling and promoting flexible working for our staff, and to supporting continued professional development.
We are proud that in our 2022 Employee Engagement Survey over 95 percent of our staff said they enjoy their work and that ENN is a flexible employer.
Terms and Conditions
- Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- Type of contract: 12-month Fixed Term - this role is offered on a temporary basis to cover a maternity leave
- Location: Office or home-based (with potential for limited travel).
- Holidays: 25 days plus UK Public Holidays
- Pension: Auto-Enrolment to ENN scheme with a generous Employer contribution of 5%
- Salary: £40,118 - £50,676 dependent on experience and suitability for the role
- Benefits: Dental cover, Life cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing contribution
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will work specifically on the below ENN projects
- Global Nutrition Cluster: Technical Alliance (GNC-TA) – project lead
- Field Exchange (FEX) - sub-editing of long articles, development of research and report summaries, support to authors, communications e.g., supporting podcasts
- En-net - moderation and technical inputs
In addition, they may provide inputs into work across other parts of ENN’s portfolio including.
- Women’s Nutrition
- Management of small and nutritionally at-risk infants under 6 months and their mothers (MAMI)
- Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE
- Wasting and Stunting (WaSt)
- Adolescent Nutrition
- Sector Leadership (LEAD)
A full list of our work areas and projects may be found on the ENN website.
Examples of the types of responsibilities the postholder will hold, depending on the specific project requirements and their experience, may include:
- Coordination and collaboration (internal/external, multi-agency, working groups and forums)
- Network development within and across communities of practice/specialities
- Meeting/working group facilitation
- Contribute to project strategies and plans
- Development and updates of technical resources, e.g., briefs, summaries, guidance materials
- Knowledge management
- Research, e.g., scoping reviews, systematic reviews
- Publications – support and development of content, editing, liaising with stakeholders and suppliers
- Project Reporting
- Project Indicator development and management
- Contribution to project proposals
- Development of case studies
- External Representation
- Synthesising and disseminating information from technical meetings
- Events engagement
- Line/contract management of nutritionists and/or consultants
- Support the development of learning agenda
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition/Community Nutrition or Public Health or Medicine discipline (or equivalent)
- Demonstrable field experience across several relevant aspects of nutrition programming in humanitarian and low- and middle- income contexts, e.g., Malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IYCF, Maternal Nutrition, Adolescent Nutrition.
- Understanding of the humanitarian systems and architecture and of the Nutrition Cluster in particular.
- Demonstratable experience of managing projects from start to finish, coordinating multiple outputs, managing budget, and supporting other members of the project team to deliver.
- Experience of in-depth knowledge management, and / or projects that focus on ‘learning’
- Strong knowledge of the current key topics and challenges in the humanitarian nutrition sector, including in the areas of malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IFE, maternal nutrition and beyond.
- Excellent communication, presentation, written and analytical skills
- Experience of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global level
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesise and make sense of complex data and information, including experience of literature reviews, evidence synthesis and report-writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills, motivated, takes initiative, innovates and drives progress
- Strong influencing and stakeholder facilitation and management skills
- Good cross-cultural awareness
- Ability to independently manage a diverse and busy workload, prioritising effectively, and able to work both autonomously and as a member of a dispersed and diverse team
- Demonstrable experience of working on projects funded by government and international donors
- Post graduate level qualification (or equivalent extensive experience) in a relevant area would be a significant advantage
- Sub-editing experience / experience in producing high quality publications
- Experience of supporting health programmes/system strengthening in developing contexts
- Experience in research uptake or translating academic research into programme-relevant communications
- Nutrition/nutrition-related primary research experience
- Currently part of the ‘humanitarian community’ with own professional network of contacts
- French speaker or another relevant language to our portfolio would be an advantage
- Line management experience (staff or consultants) would be an advantage
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will report to an ENN Senior Technical Associate. Working on multiple projects will also involve reporting into different project leads.
Eligibility to work:
Must have the right to work in the UK. A relocation package is not available for this position.
Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV
Closing date for applications:
Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
ENN are committed to equality and diversity throughout our organisation and further expects all employees to comply with its codes of conduct, safeguarding policies and high ethical and professional standards.
Application process: Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV Closing date for applications: Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a fixed term position from January 2024 until the end of August 2024.
Please note the closing date for this role is 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023.
ImpactEd Evaluation (part of ImpactEd Group) is an award-winning social enterprise that exists to help evaluate, understand and improve impact in education. In our education system, we invest huge amounts of time, money and energy in different programmes and interventions to improve outcomes for pupils. Yet far too often, we don’t know what is working – and what isn’t. We address this evaluation deficit, helping organisations and schools to better understand what is working to make a difference to the lives of young people. We do this through a combination of hands-on partnership, training and consultancy, and our digital platform which makes monitoring and evaluation quicker, easier and more effective.
Since being founded in 2017, we have grown rapidly. In 2018, we won the Teach First Innovation Award; in 2019, our work was profiled by the Department for Education; and in 2020, we published the largest pupil-facing piece of research into the impact of lockdown, winning the Fair Education Alliance Scaling Award in the same year. Since then, we have expanded to reach over 1000 schools, 80 education organisations and more than 250,000 young people annually. We are a skilled team of over 30 people, supported by a Board with a track record of social impact and educational development.
This year we have expanded to create the ImpactEd Group, which supports purpose driven organisations to make better decisions using high quality evidence. Our strategy is currently being updated to this effect. As a social enterprise moving towards employee ownership, our commitment across all parts of the Group is to empower our partners to make better decisions on behalf of their beneficiaries and empower our team to make decisions on behalf of the organisation.
We work with both schools and education organisations such as charities, universities and education technology companies (our ‘impact partners’). Our work with impact partners focuses on helping these organisations to develop their impact evaluation methods and deliver evaluations. We divide this work into four different strands: evaluation design, capacity building workshops, use of our School Impact Platform and external evaluations. This role revolves around the implementation of the School Impact Platform in particular and focuses on some large-scale projects commencing shortly.
We are looking for a candidate who can lead on school onboarding and engagement. This means they have to have knowledge of the school context and how schools work internally as well as be comfortable communicating with different stakeholders in schools. In particular, you would be supporting schools as they are being onboarded onto the platform (meaning setting up their accounts and data collection tools) and follow up with them regularly to ensure good quality data collection is happening. You would work closely with our Impact Partnerships Officer, who will lead on the project, and our platform lead, who will provide support from a technical and product development side. You would need to be strong in written communication and enjoy engaging with schools and answering their queries.
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
Understanding of the UK education system including understanding of school data, roles and terminology
Experience of working within an administrative and/or customer service role.
High IT literacy (ability to learn how to use new systems quickly)
Track record of effective process and project management.
As an organisation we care deeply about creating a meaningful place to work and supporting people to grow personally and professionally. These are reflected in our organisational values and our associated commitments to:
Agile and flexible working: responsive management, flexible hours, hybrid or fully remote working
Personal excellence: we invest significantly in professional development, including an external mentor for every staff member, an individual CPD budget, and formal and informal training and support
Mental health and wellbeing: access to health and wellbeing advice and free therapist support
Diversity and inclusion at ImpactEd Group
As a growing organisation we are committed to:
Becoming increasingly representative of the sector and geographies that we operate in
Providing a positive experience of work as part of an inclusive culture led by our organisational values
Maintaining an annual EDI action plan - led by the internal team and supported by a Board sponsor
What to expect from the recruitment process:
All applications are anonymised until the point of interview
We use a recruitment system, Applied, which debiases the recruitment process
We implement a standardised interview template and competencies matrix.
To apply, you will be asked to submit your CV and answer 3 work-based scenario questions and 1 motivation question.
Applications close at 10pm on Tuesday 5th December 2023. Interviews will take place on 12th and 13th December.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Home-based with monthly travel to Oxford and occasional travel within Europe.
- Full-time post – 37.5 hours per week
- Salary: £39,500 per annum
- Fixed term position until 31 December 2027
- Job reference code: EU Horizon Project Manager WP5
- Apply by: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
- Interviews: 19th – 20th December 2023.
- Start: 1 March 2024 or as soon as possible.
About The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare provides research, training and strategic input to national and local health programmes. The Clinical Transformation Programme mainstreams environmental sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. The programme is supported by our sustainability metrics team who evaluate the environmental, social and financial impact of clinical pathways and services, healthcare products and healthcare organisations. The Education Programme provides training and continuing professional development in sustainable healthcare and planetary health for healthcare professionals in the NHS, higher education institutions and medical schools, professional bodies and other healthcare organisations. The Green Space for Health Programme works to realise the value of the NHS green estate for physical and mental health, supporting NHS sites to develop their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while improving biodiversity and combatting climate change.
About the Horizon Europe Project: ‘KitNewCare’
The Horizon Europe initiative is the EU’s key funding programme for innovation and research to tackle climate change and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. CSH is part of a consortium of organisations across the UK and EU that has been funded by Horizon Europe to develop and disseminate a model for sustainable healthcare. The ‘KitNewCare’ project will focus on the medical specialty of kidney care, due to its large disease burden (e.g. 10% of Europeans have impaired kidney function severe enough to impact their health status) and its significant resource footprint, particularly in the use of dialysis in clinical settings. The main pilot sites are in Poland, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
The project comprises several inter-related work packages, with different organisations leading or contributing to each package. These include: developing the knowledge base of sustainability trends, costs, hotspots and solutions across the EU; piloting organisational and workflow optimisations and technological innovations to improve sustainability in kidney care; and upscaling, disseminating and implementing solutions identified through the development of guidance, toolkits and training resources.
About the role
The Project Manager for Benchmarking Tool & Best Practice Guidance Development will be responsible for the successful delivery of Work Package 5 (Best Practice Guidance and Tools), which focuses on the design and development of a benchmarking dashboard and converting the results of the project into green kidney care guidelines. This will involve monitoring and managing the relevant milestones, deliverables and risk registers. The Project Manager will link with the software company and part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot clinical sites (in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland) to design, pilot and evaluate the dashboard. The role will involve coordinating with other Work Packages including on training of local teams (WP6), developing a life cycle assessment model (WP2) and impact evaluation of changes to organisational and workflow optimisations (WP3).
- Project management of Work Package 5 (Best Practice Guidance and Tools) of the Horizon Europe project on sustainable kidney care (KitNewCare).
- Coordination with other Work Packages as required.
- Support of the development of a 4-factor Life Cycle Assessment model and database which captures health outcomes, financial, environmental and social impacts (WP2).
- Support of the application of the model at the four project pilot sites (Utrecht, Modena, Madrid, Warsaw) (WP2 & 3).
- Overseeing of the design, technical development, implementation and validation of a benchmarking dashboard, based on the 4-factor Life Cycle Assessment model and database, including:
- To set up and liaise with a stakeholder group to agree the metrics for a benchmarking tool.
- To liaise with an online software provider to create the benchmarking tool.
- To pilot and evaluate the benchmarking tool with the projects’ immediate and extended pilot sites.
- Exploration of the transferability of the benchmarking dashboard to other specialties.
- Development of best practice guide for sustainable kidney care based on the findings of this project and existing guidance and research.
- Participation in consortium meetings and liaison and coordination of activities with the KitNewCare project manager and consortium members.
Please see the full job description attached.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Directorate: Corporate Services
Responsible to: Finance Transactions Manager
Travel required:Home based, with frequent travel to Salisbury office, occasional travel to London office and other UK locations.
Role outline and purpose
Accountable for the accurate and timely processing of financial information in line with the Trust’s systems and keeping records in good order. The role provides quality information and compliant service to support strategic decision making and build a solid foundation for an evolving organisation.
· Process payments and maintain purchase ledger - process expenses, invoices and other payments in XLedger for payment in a timely and accurate manner and reviews supplier statements and outstanding items regularly and efficiently.
· Compliance and internal controls - Ensure relevant authorisations are obtained, and safeguards and protocols are followed about data protection, internal financial controls, and ethical standards.
· Act as the first point contact for purchasing queries - primary management of the shared finance email inbox; Acting as the first point of contact for external and internal questions. Ensures high levels of customer service and effective representation of the Finance Team and the Trust.
· Organisation - Maintain paperwork in an orderly manner: current/prior year records to remain accessible yet secure, older items archived and destroyed when appropriate. Ensuring proper records are maintained in the financial system.
· Finance Team assistance - Support finance team colleagues in providing information to other parties as appropriate, e.g.: as budget holding colleagues, fundraising colleagues, or external auditors.
Technical skills and minimum knowledge:
· Relevant bookkeeping qualification (e.g., AAT) or QBE
· Experience in a similar role, ideally working with large transactional volumes.
· Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the implications of accurate record keeping.
· Able to identify situations where any risk of non-compliance/adherence may arise
· Adept at working with accounting systems and MS applications.
Behaviours and competencies:
· Has a clear idea of priorities and manages own time appropriately by delivering key outputs and replies to requests in a timely fashion
· Adopts a customer service approach when communicating with stakeholders.
· Demonstrates resilience, resourcefulness, flexibility, and perseverance
· Demonstrates personal integrity and commitment to compliance and ethical standards
· Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially excluded backgrounds
· Role models inclusive behaviours and values
· Demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust
· All Staff
· The Finance Team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Senior Program Development Specialist, working under the supervision of the Director of Global Development for IEU, and the Vice President for Global Development, and working closely with the current Senior Business Development Associate for IEU, the Chief Programs Officer, and the Sr. Vice President for Technical Leadership, will identify and pursue new business development opportunities among government donors, with a particular focus on the international development sectors of democracy, rights and governance (DRG), health, humanitarian, environment, economic empowerment, gender and inclusion, and monitoring, learning and evaluation - and their intersection with the media and information landscape in developing countries. The position is a senior role and may be responsible for representation with partners and donors working in these sectors, as required, overseeing the development of concept notes and proposals, as well as carrying out field assessments and program design work as required. The position is also responsible for strategizing for the refunding of existing programming in these sectors. The Senior Business Development Specialist will track and review donor solicitations and determine strategy for application and design and write proposals. They will contribute as a member of a team to a strategic approach to business development at Internews to ensure the organization raises over $22,000,000 annually from public sector donors in Europe, including the EC, FCDO, the Dutch, Norway, and SIDA, among others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Working in collaboration with others, represent Internews with donors and partners
- As requested and needed, carry out field assessments in anticipation of upcoming business development opportunities (note, COVID-19 has limited in person field assessments significantly)
- Review and analyze donor solicitations and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff
- Provide writing guides, outlines for proposals and concept notes within the portfolio
- Working with technical leads, lead/facilitate proposal design processes using Internews tools to support strong program design, including logical frameworks, worksheets and other tools as appropriate.
- Lead proposal design teams in selecting win themes, identifying best practices and making key partnering decisions
- Write sections of, and edit proposals and concept notes following donor guidelines and in line with Internews’ internal processes and standards
- Build partnerships with implementers in Europe and elsewhere, establishing Internews as a project implementer in these sectors.
- Working with the current Sr. Specialist Global Development in Internews Europe, position Internews as a possible sub-grantee in proposal applications; member of relevant consortia.
- Review and analyze Requests for Application/Proposals/NOFOs and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff. Leading and supervising proposal drafting teams, including review of proposals and concept notes at various stages of development.
- Serve as lead writer and proposal manager for larger and more strategic proposals working with relevant Business Managers, Regional Directors, or Country Directors on strategy and budgeting.
- Develop programming in collaboration with field missions and the Sr. Specialist for Global Development in Europe to secure funding from Framework Agreements and other centrally funded mechanisms that Internews is a part of.
- Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
- As requested, serve as lead proposal writer, editor and/or proposal manager for areas outside of DRG, including in health, environment and humanitarian.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 12+ years of experience in international development, health, media, and/or nonprofit fields or related fields.(Note that up to two years of graduate degree experience and/or a 4 year college degree may be substituted for up to 6 years of work experience.)
- At least 7 +years of solid business development and/or fundraising experience within the non-profit sector; Strong proposal writing experience – including in response to EC, FCDO, SIDA, Dutch, Norway, UN and other European donor solicitations.
- Relevant university degree is required.
- Strong preference for candidates with experience living or working in the field, either through on-site work or via short term technical assistance
- Proven track record of successful business development efforts, including leading / serving as lead proposal writer/manager for multi-million proposals
- Excellent critical thinking, writing, communications skills
- Ability to work with different teams and in different cultures
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to maintain calm and productive working relationships during stressful proposal processes.
- Ability to manage multiple, ongoing obligations and assignments
- Native level written fluency in English required
- Skilled in MS Office, Teams, and Excel
- Knowledge of the media and information sector within international development preferred
- Advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred.
- Prior proposal work with USAID and US State Department (DRL) preferred but not required.
- French, Arabic or Spanish language skills a plus.
- Salesforce experience
Deadline for applications: 01 January 2024
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for use of computer terminal and reading printed and electronic materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold and heat and regularly exposed to the risk of radiation from regular exposure to computer VDTs. Many cities where some of the duties of this job are performed have less than adequate heating and/or electric facilities, lack hot water, heat, and gas. Work hours are moderately flexible, but generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Flexibility in working schedule is expected during busy US government proposal season of March – September.
Expected office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 5:30pm.
This position will be in London, United Kingdom and therefore a successful applicant must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.
You are an experienced peacebuilder and manager of people and programmes, and have worked previously in Sudan. You have proven ability in designing and adapting programmes, keeping them relevant and accountable in complex local contexts, ideally in Darfur.
Concordis has worked in Sudan and South Sudan since we were formed as an organisation in 2004. The devastation caused by the current war is heart-breaking, but it also reminds us of the vital importance of peacebuilding.
Concordis continues to implement directly in South Darfur, with a team of eight national staff who remain in Darfur and three more working from outside the country. The team consulted over 3,500 people before the war began and identified a network of 103 local peacebuilders across South Darfur. We work alongside national partner Malam Darfur Peace and Development, and support local peacebuilders where conflict is fought and felt. You’ll take on leadership of the team 18 months into the current EU grant.
You also have a track record of engaging effectively and proactively with international donors, sharing analysis, communicating the vision and winning funds. You’ll use those skills as you adapt the current programme to meet entry points for peacebuilding, as you work with the team and local partners in designing the next steps, and as you work collaboratively with donors in keeping them on board.
Despite the evident challenges, we see opportunities and an urgent need to support local peacebuilders in managing South Darfur’s myriad local conflicts, to prevent them escalating or from becoming instrumentalised in the war. There are also emerging opportunities to expand on this programme elsewhere in Darfur, and with Darfuri herders displaced into South Sudan and beyond.
This will require visionary leadership and the skill and drive to navigate a way forward in the coming months and years. Concordis’ peacebuilding programme in South Darfur is primarily about promoting peaceful coexistence amongst and between pastoralist groups and the settled population. This mirrors our existing work over the border in Central African Republic, where we engage with some of the same pastoralists during the dry season, and complements our ongoing work along the border of Sudan and South Sudan, including in Abyei.
This work can demand a lot from all of us, and we have high expectations for the person in this post, but they’ll be part of a supportive team, leading an exciting programme, helping to make a measurable change for peace.
Please take care to complete the application form in full, as we’ll assess whether you meet the person specification based solely on the answers given in the application form.
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