Send a Cow UK Charity Jobs – Programme Funding Manager

Organisation: Send a Cow UK 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
Send a Cow Uganda is a Christian development organisation that has a
full programme team based in Kampala, Uganda and more than 26 years’ experience
of delivering integrated agricultural development projects.
Job Summary: The Programme Funding Manager (PFM) will be
responsible for contract management for all projects. Institutional and
in-country sources of funding have been identified as major areas of potential
growth for SAC, and the PFM will develop and implement a fundraising strategy
for increasing funding from these donors for current and new projects in Uganda
through networking, opportunity identification and preparation of successful
budgets and proposals. They will also be responsible for networking with donors
and partners in Uganda (especially Kampala) to open up new funding
opportunities on behalf of all SAC country programmes, including Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Developing a clear understanding of SACU’s
    work in Uganda and Africa, and the context and policy framework within
    which it works.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining
    networks with new contacts, to maintain excellent relationships with
    donors, and to develop positive partnerships with other organisations for
    project implementation and joint funding bids.
  • In charge of developing an understanding
    of the wider aims, strategic objectives and policies of donors and
  • Carry out prospect research into potential
    donors and partners to identify new funding opportunities for SACU in
    Uganda and other countries.
  • Work closely with SACU and SAC Group
    staff, develop excellent funding applications that include clear logical
    frameworks, well written narrative proposals and full cost recovery
  • Render support in the management of new
    and on-going grant contracts, fulfilling donor requirements in a timely
    manner, including preparation of narrative and financial reports and responding
    to donor queries as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date files and records of all
    programme funding activities, including updating the SAC Project system
    (based on the Salesforce platform) with organisations, contacts, meetings,
    proposals, donor response, contracts and reports.
  • Maintain good communication with staff
    across the organisation and in particular with the Head of Programme
    Funding, Programme Funding Co-ordinator, Programme Funding Officers,
    International Programme staff and other fundraising teams. Participate in
    Programme Funding and Funding Forum teleconferences.
  • Steer and/or support the development of
    multi-country funding raising proposals for SAC’s work in Africa.
  • Provide SAC UK Communications, Fundraising
    and Partnership teams with programme updates, stories and photographs as
    requested. Respond to requests for information and general inquiries as
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Send a Cow
    Programme Funding Manager career placement should hold a Master’s Degree
  • Past experience of managing large funding
    contracts from donors
  • Experience of developing funding proposals
    for institutional and other donors.
  • Significant experience of preparing and
    reporting against financial budgets
  • Past experience of networking with donors
    and partners
  • Experience in the use of data management
    systems and Microsoft Excel and word
  • Experience of developing documents that
    demonstrate logical thinking and are interesting to read. 
  • Past experience of Salesforce, or similar
    databases including data entry and creating reports.
  • Previous experience in the use of
    Power-point for presentations
  • Previous experience in the development and
    use of logical frameworks for project planning
  • Excellent communication skills – both written
    and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the
    ability to work co-operatively in a team
  • Possess the ability to work to meet tight
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise
  • Self-confident and personable
  • Numerate and literate
  • Results orientated
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to research, collate and summarise
    information from a wide range of sources
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to
    follow guidelines   
  • Ability to put together and present a
    persuasive presentation to a donor
  • Ability to think creatively and laterally
  • Ability to network and build relationships
    with donors
  • Highly pro-active with the ability to work
    under minimal supervision
  • Keen interest in Development is desired
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Send
a Cow UK in the aforementioned capacity should send the following;    Application
Deadline: Friday 24th April 2015
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