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 DRC and across Africa.
About the role
This role is responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in the DRC and elsewhere in Africa, and supporting the country programme to ensure strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors. The post holder will work closely with the Country Manager and programme colleagues 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 at strategic levels both at the 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 the Country Manager 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, 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.
The role also requires fluency in French and English, and knowledge of Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.
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, 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 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
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. And if disasters happen, we get people the help they want straight away.