Programme Development Officer

Location: Hybrid working model (Office Location: Vauxhall, London)

Salary: £36,017

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 30 April 2024


Job purpose and key responsibilities

As per our 2030 Vision, CARE and our partners aim to support 200 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social injustice. This role sits within CARE International UK’s Programme Funding Team, which is critical to the achievement of CARE’s vision as we lead high-quality bidding processes with UK-based institutional donors and large foundations.

As a Programme Development Officer, you will play a key role in the delivery of CIUK’s donor diversification strategy seeking to secure funding from and strengthen CIUK’s relationships with non-FCDO donors. The post-holder will lead proposal development processes for accountable grants up to £1.5M. You will also work with other programme development specialists to contribute to the programme design and proposal submissions for larger or more complex programmes such as those funded by FCDO or the European Commission.

The post holder will work closely with technical teams, CARE Country Offices and other partners to identify and monitor exciting funding opportunities, and which showcase CARE’s programme innovation, and which deliver impact as well as full cost recovery for CIUK. The post holder will be the primary contact person and manage CIUK’s relationship engagement with allocated donors.

Post holders will work internationally and be exposed to a range of technical approaches in varied thematic areas and geographies across CARE’s work. CARE employees are encouraged to pursue learning and development opportunities within the organisation, and to pro-actively contribute to the positive culture of CIUK. They will also benefit from the extensive knowledge and learning resources held by the CARE International confederation.

Why join our team?

By shaping and building our programme portfolio, the Programme Funding Team is central to delivery of CARE International UK’s new three-year strategy.

‘Local Leadership, Global Influence’, underpins our new strategy. Women leaders and activists already play key roles addressing humanitarian and climate crises, something which is frequently overlooked. CIUK will scale our proven models which support women’s voice and leadership to place women at the center of climate and humanitarian action and decision-making. The team will also contribute to CARE’s aims to shift more power and resources to a country and local level, exploring new ways to provide programme funding support to country offices and partners.

About you

The team is looking for passionate individuals ready to play a key role in the delivery of CIUK’s donor diversification strategy, seeking to secure funding from and strengthen CIUK’s relationships with key donors. You will have excellent communication skills, strong proposal development skills, and a proven ability to forge strong relationships with donors, partners and colleagues in multiple locations. You will bring experience in institutional funding, prospecting, donor engagement and understanding of programme design processes. An ability to work in French and overseas experience is also highly desirable.

Interviews commencing 13th May 2024.

CARE International UK operates fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment practices and actively encourages applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from Black and minoritised communities, LGBT+ candidates and disabled candidates.

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