Earn over 33,000 Pounds annually as Regional Funding and Programme Development Manager at Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Head of Funding
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: £33,000 – £37,500
gross per annum + 9% pension contribution
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to
prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this
by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a
strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s
security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate
violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons
flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security
engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding
Job Summary: The Regional
Funding and Programme Development Manager will work directly with the Head of
East Africa and regional programme teams to lead and/or support raising funds,
managing grants and developing programme plans in response to funding
opportunities. The incumbent will also be responsible for building colleagues’
fund raising and grant-management capacity and has line management of regional
funding colleagues. The post holder will:
  • Lead
    and/or support the development of proposals in coordination with teams and
    in response to funding opportunities;
  • Identify
    funding opportunities, both restricted and unrestricted;
  • Facilitate
    and coordinate the internal funding process, including support with
    writing applications and tenders, producing application budgets and
    supporting documents, including logframes and risk assessments;
  • Support
    engagement with funders alongside their regional programme colleagues,;
  • Lead
    and/or support managing donor relationships and grant requirements;
  • Support
    programme colleagues with the production of country-specific fundraising
  • Line-manage
    funding colleagues based in Africa.
Key Duties and
Work in close coordination with the Head of Funding and other relevant
Saferworld departments:
Fundraising and programme development in response to funding
  • Engage
    with programme teams to identify funding needs and future programme
    plans in response to funding opportunities.
  • Assist
    the programme teams with funding programme work, including designing
    programmes in response to specific funding or tender calls, supporting the
    provision of content, developing MEL frameworks and producing application
    budgets, as well as other documents needed for applications and tenders.
  • Work
    in liaison with programme teams and other colleagues across the
    organisation, including the Finance team, to coordinate high
    quality funding proposals, ensuring that donor requirements and guidelines
    are understood and met.
  • Research
    the priorities of new and existing donors, and work with programme
    colleagues to cultivate relationships with donors, and keep up-to-date
    with funding trends and opportunities from institutions, governments,
    trusts and foundations.
  • Keep
    programme teams informed about funding opportunities and donor engagement.
  • Maintain
    an accurate database of current and prospective donors, funding
    applications and their outcomes.
  • Support
    the development of country-specific funding strategies.
Grant Management:
  • Manage
    the reporting process on a portfolio of grants relating to regional
  • Manage
    donor relations for existing and new grants, including negotiating
    grant contracts as required and ensuring contractual compliance, which
    involves ensuring relevant teams know about their roles and
    responsibilities as well as deadlines.
  • Support
    programme teams and work with the Finance team to prepare timely
    and accurate narrative and financial reports in line with contractual
  • Chase
    income payments and coordinate effective coding of restricted
  • Ensure
    the funding database is kept up to date and all records of contracts and
    reports are accessible.
  • Support
    the effective monitoring and evaluation of grants.
  • Significantly
    contribute to the organisational process for effective monitoring and
    evaluation, working closely with ODU and in alignment with our
    organisational methodologies.
  • Develop
    the skills and understanding of programme staff as required on fundraising
    and grant management skills.
  • Work
    closely with the Communications team to raise awareness of our work among
    key donors (and ensure fundraising information is kept up to date
    on the website).
  • Participate
    in Funding team meetings.
  • Update
    line manager and other colleagues on applications being produced, applications
    in the pipeline and committed funding.
Management: Line-manage
regional funding staff, including holding regular 1:1s, mentoring and
capacity building, supporting with learning and development needs, and
performance reviews (this will include helping reports have clear objectives
and development goals based on roles expectations and capacity needs).
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Saferworld Regional
    Funding and Programme Development Manager job placement should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s degree or
    relevant experience in the international charity sector
  • The incumbent should have prior experience
    in fundraising from a selection of statutory, institutional and trust and
    foundation income streams.
  • Significant experience in
    writing/coordinating statutory proposals, such as for the EU or DfID,
    keeping track of, and identifying, funding opportunities, and managing
    grants to ensure contract compliance.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    producing competitive tendering applications.
  • Broad
    knowledge of international funding trends and Saferworld’s key donor’s
    priorities and strategies
  • Thematic knowledge of security and
    justice, governance, gender or conflict transformation would be an
  • Knowledge
    of the East Africa context is desirable
  • Previous statutory, institutional and trust and foundation experience
  • Excellent
    track record in developing successful programme proposals,
    including applications to institutional donors, for six-figure amounts
  • Previous
    exposure and experience of grant management, including of producing
  • Experience
    of competitive tendering is desirable
  • Excellent
    writing skills
  • Ability
    to plan and work within agreed timeframes
  • Ability
    to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure
  • Ability
    to understand and generate budgets
  • Ability
    to lead, manage and mentor teams
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with
    staff based in different countries and time zones
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a complete application form, download here and send to jobs@saferworld.org.uk with the
subject line as FPDM.
Deadline: 18th April 2017

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