Christian Aid believes in life before death, working for and with people of all faiths and none. Founded in 1945, Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in Britain and Ireland mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, of freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and believes that this vision can become a reality. A complex international organisation, we have an income in excess of £110m and work in 37 countries, supporting poor and marginalised people to lift themselves out of poverty. We do this by tackling both the causes and the symptoms of poverty so that everyone can achieve equality, dignity and freedom.
About the role
To work with the Ghana team with the support of relevant PIF colleagues to diversify and maximise the Ghana Programme’s income from Charitable Trusts and Foundations (and hence meet our corporate goal of substantially increasing our income). To research, compile and submit funding proposals and reports, manage fundraising initiatives and develop and monitor relationships with Trusts and Foundations. To develop and be the sole owner of relationships with specific trusts within an agreed portfolio to increase the potential for donations to Christian Aid and to develop donations to reach five and six figure amounts. To proactively be involved with funding trends and initiatives in Ghana,
The successful candidate will have relevant degree qualification and must have strong knowledge of and interest in developing world issues. Must possess persuasive skills to make successful applications to Charitable Trusts and Foundations and should be able to build and maintain key relationships to secure grants. Must have advanced experience in writing detailed reports and proposals with good numeracy skills for budgeting and financial analysis. A track record of gaining funds from trusts and foundations will be an added advantage.
Fluency in verbal and written English.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
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, 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 were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal: What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task? Why did you need to be pro-active? What did you do? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others: What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Give example of when you had to collaborate and work with colleagues who were not in the same physical place effectively, and built a sense of presence working in that virtual team: What was the situation? What did you do? What was the outcome?
We have more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks.