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Deputy Director, International development Policy and Practice

Deputy Director, International development Policy and Practice

Deputy Director, International development Policy and Practice

The Deputy Director will have key accountabilities for not only advancing a community of policy and practice of the charity's work; but will also have responsibility for charting the delivery of strong institutional funding to support the charity's programming ambitions. The Deputy Director will also ensure rigor in the management of funds raised by the charity -partnering with colleagues in the General Secretariat and in country programmes and affiliates to achieve this objective.

As a senior leader of a talented group of programmatic and feminist technical advisers, fundraisers and policy advisers; the role demands a leader who will bring strong fundraising skills, deep expertise in the rights of women and girls, decolonisation and intersectional feminist approaches, enthusiasm, and a spirit of collaboration to the charity's as it delivers on its strategy.

Key responsibilities
- Act as a senior leader in the gender and international development arena, representing the charity regularly to institutional donors in particular; and participating in high level policy and practice forums- staying ahead of relevant global policy and practice, including intersectional feminist and decolonial approaches, informed by feminist actors in global south.
- Oversee implementation of institutional fundraising strategy with a key focus on responding to a quickly changing external environment; and ensuring best practice in financial modelling practices and pipelines.
- Act as part of the Policy, Advocacy and Programmes Department Management Team, and organisational Leadership Team to provide inspiring feminist leadership.
- Lead and deliver efforts for strong, sustainable, programme funding on women and girls rights-proactively identifying opportunities for new programming initiatives and seeking multi-year funding to support them.
- Provide leadership support and direction to the business development and programme quality teams to develop competitive, evidence-based and cost-effective funding applications and the implementation of high quality, transformative programmes.

Person specification
- Demonstrable competency in women and girl's rights at policy and/or programmatic levels.
- Commitment to and experience in the decolonisation of international development policy and practice.
- Substantial track record of designing successful institutional fundraising strategies; including expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and prospecting of large governmental donors of strategic importance to the charity.
- Experience in delivering and producing research/policy/programme learning publications.
- Strong team leadership experience - experience of managing managers to deliver great results.
- Proven ability to influence and persuade at the highest levels, including senior policy and funding decision-makers.
- Proven experience of integrating policy and programming objectives into funding applications.
- Experience of and strong understanding of programme assurance requirements of large institutional donors
- Leadership ability and a positive ambitious attitude to change, challenges and opportunities.

Closing date : Monday 30th May, 2022