Programme Development Officer

Programme Development Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Fundraising, Projects & Programmes, General

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  • Salary:

    £29k - 33k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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An international charity are looking for a Programme Development Officer to be responsible for the implementation of a portfolio of international programmes and projects that the charity are delivering and to be responsible for fundraising for new projects. You play an instrumental part of resource mobilisation from both existing and new sources, managing proposal development from concept to submission.

This is role that's is split between managing a portfolio of grants/programmes and fundraising and project design.

Key Responsibilities:
-Maintain and expand the organization's success rate in fundraising from institutions and foundations
-Contribute to the overall fundraising team's efforts to identify new opportunities and funding sources
-Manage proposals from concept through to submission, coordinating inputs from Hand in Hand International and network colleagues, drafting technical and organisational inputs, and liaising with funders
-Coordinate and support the design of new project concepts together with programme colleagues in London and in-country programme teams, ensuring new projects are achievable and deliver maximum impact
-Manage relationships with existing donors, inputting into engagement strategies, communicating with donors regularly, and sharing key information about their projects in between reporting periods
-Ensure effective delivery of a small portfolio of multi-year grants, working closely with network partners. Provide technical support and advisory where necessary.
-Develop detailed annual workplans and reporting systems for new projects coming into the portfolio.
-Liaise with implementing teams in network countries, monitoring progress of portfolio grants according to pre-agreed indicators and assessing any challenges as they emerge.
-With support from programme team colleagues, provide high quality project information to both internal and external stakeholders, extracting detailed project data relevant for reporting, and making sure all projects are compliant with donor requirements.
-Coordinate and produce high quality project reports together with in-country project teams

Skills and Experience required:
-Strong experience managing multiple international development projects
-Demonstrable track record of writing successful proposals to different types of institutional donors (governments, foundations, trusts)
-Understanding of proposal management, including prospecting, project design and proposal writing;
-Experience of building relationships with government agency or foundations' grant-giving staff;
-Experience of successfully managing projects in complex matrix or network organisations;
-Familiarity with standard grant management tools such as logframes, workplans, and risk matrices
-Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation as it links to implementing successful development projects, both day to day and when measuring and demonstrating impact

To apply please send your CV initially.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please do apply as soon as you can.