Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe we can make that a reality by transforming the lives of people who live in poverty and empower them to change their lives for the future. So, if you’re passionate about helping others, and want to help us drive positive change across the world, join us. Christian Aid is now looking to recruit an innovative and dynamic Programme Development and Funding Manager to support our development and humanitarian work in Malawi and Zimbabwe.
About the role
This is a regional role responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in Zimbabwe and Malawi, and supporting the country programmes to ensure strong contract management of their funds from institutional donors. The post holder will work closely with the Country Managers to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate development of funding applications; and, to advise and provide support on delivery of on-going contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations.
This is a senior role that is expected to engage strategically both at country and corporate levels to influence Christian Aid’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes. The role will be critical to supporting Country Managers in representing the organization to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian Aid’s in-country visibility.
Candidates should have a good knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which may include DFID, USAID, Global Fund, European Union / ECHO and the World Food Programme. They will have proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or humanitarian grants, alongside excellent communication and networking skills.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based – either Zimbabwe or Malawi.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
- Tell us about a time when you had to build and maintain relationships with others in order to secure significant income that will help to reach the goals of your organization.
- Tell us about a time when you were able to set up an institutional funding programme to deliver outcomes on time and within budget
- Tell us about a time when you had to communicate a complex issue to a donor in writing and convince them that your way to approach the issue was the best way to achieve common objectives