This is a permanent post within the Programme Funding Team. The team shapes our restricted programme portfolio by securing funding from UK-based institutional donors, trusts and foundations, multilaterals and in some cases private sector donors.
As the Senior Programme Development Specialist, you will work in partnership with CARE country offices, national and international partners, finance colleagues, and technical advisory teams to identify, scope, bid for and secure new funding for programmes through both grant and commercial contract modalities. You will deliver a high-quality bidding process, submitting applications to funders such as FCDO, EC, DEC, START Fund, Education Cannot Wait, Jersey Overseas Aid Committee, and Power of Nutrition. You will build learning from existing CARE programmes into bid design and design programmes in line with CARE policies and standards, as well as donor standards. Candidates able to work in French are particularly encouraged to apply.
As a senior member of the team, you will be encouraged to share your experience of programme design and UK-based donors with other team members (including through line management opportunities). You will also be given a high degree of responsibility and autonomy to develop successful bids, including leading negotiations with internal and external partners. You will have the opportunity to lead complex consortia bids, including commercial contracts, and multi-country submissions.