Programme Development and Funding Manager (1920)

  • Salary (full time): €45,000 - €50,000
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Closing Date: 9 June 2018
  • Interview Date:14 June 2018

About the role

This is a regional role responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular the portfolio funded by the EU, and supporting the country programmes to ensure strong contract management on their funds from the EU. The post holder will work closely with the Country Managers to build stronger donor engagements; to sustain the relationships with the EU in country and Brussels; 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 Ireland’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes. The role will be critical to supporting Country Managers in representing the organization to the EU, other donors and other external stakeholders

About you

Candidates should have a good knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, in particular the European Union and ECHO but also other that might include Irish Government, AECID, USAID, etc. They will have proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or humanitarian grants, alongside excellent communication and networking skills.

Further information

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, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnerships:  Tell us about a time when you had to build and maintain relationships with the EU to secure significant income that will help to reach the goals of your organization.

Steward Resources: Tell us about a time when you were able to set up an institutional funding programme to deliver outcomes on time and within budget

Communicate Effectively: 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


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