We are currently recruiting a Global Program Development Manager to join our Program Development team.
This is a remote position open to candidates globally.
At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative, inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.
We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.
Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.
This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks.
About Relief International.
Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.
About the Opportunity.
As a key member of the Global Program Development team, you will be dedicated to building high impact programming, by winning humanitarian and development bids. You will liaise with institutional donors, to identify future funding opportunities, and ensure high quality proposals prior to donor submission.
The Program Development team is based across our global support offices in Washington DC and London, and supports RI Country Offices by helping them to design high-quality programs, and by raising funds and implementing then. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial senior team dedicated to building high-impact programming
As needed, this role is expected to travel (30%) to field sites and be willing to mobilize up to four weeks with willingness to mobilize on short notice.
Your responsibilities will be
Donor Engagement and Strategic Positioning (approximately 30%)
- Coordinate with Programs and PD team to monitor online forums and releases to notify HQ and country teams of upcoming calls for proposal and opportunities.
- Develop winning concepts and pitches to entice donor interest for new funding opportunities.
- In coordination with regional and country teams support development of RI PD strategy in assigned countries and ensure coordination with overall program development strategy.
- Maintain regular engagement with donors, international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc.
- Represent RI to the donor community.
- Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities.
- Create strategic positioning plans for future funding plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.
Proposal Development (approximately 70%)
- Serve as reference for GSO PD team on EU related proposal development.
- Ensure that proposals meet technical requirements of strategic donors.
- Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary.
- Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full-scale programs.
- Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives.
- Participate in the preparation of funding proposals.
- Track country proposal efforts and report to PD team on status.
- Support effective go/no-go decisions and cost share analysis.
- Build the capacity of regional and country teams in program development; and,
- Ensure review process and submission is completed, within submission deadlines
- Coordinate the proposal development and review process with input from different departmental focal points.
- Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
- Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.
- Ensure that gender equity is addressed in our staffing and programming
You will bring the following experience and skills.
- Proven experience working with and developing proposals with European donors required with preference for ECHO and European Commission. Experience with USG donors not required, but desirable. In absence of demonstrated experience, a willingness to learn and build proficiency in USG donor requirements to advise country offices on high quality proposal submissions on USAID/BHA and PRM requirements a must.
- Demonstrated proficiency with European government grants, public/private donors and finance management.
- Familiarity with the humanitarian landscape.
- Comfortable in the full cycle of proposal development – from inception to donor submission.
- Ability to track donor trends that contribute to business development outcomes.
- Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice.
- Master’s degree in international relations, business administration or other relevant field or equivalent work experience.
- People management experience.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
- Transparency and accountability
- Agility and innovation
Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!
How to apply.
To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.
- You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter.
- The cover letter should be two pages, and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
Closing date: Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore we may withdraw the position from the jobs board before the closing date.
As a humanitarian organization, Relief International is committed to the safeguarding of all those we come into contact with through our work. We are committed to the core humanitarian principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the values and behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct.
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