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Proposal Development Manager


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Nairobi,Accra, Abuja, Pretoria, Various Countries
Salary:KES 4,031,800 /ZAR 584,341/ NGN 9,436,639/ GHS 101,456 Gross Per Annum
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:31 Dec 2018
Interview date:To be confirmed
Start date:February 2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Support VSO to seek and respond to restricted funding opportunities – developing competitive funding proposals by coordinating VSO bid teams and acting as lead writer.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills/Experience Required:

Proven experience of preparing compelling, high quality documentation (concept notes, presentations, proposals, budgets, reports, logframes, Theories of Change etc) for different donor audiences.
Proven track record in writing winning donor proposals for donors including USAID, EC, UKAID, SIDA and UN Agencies – excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, logframes and budgeting
Experience of establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income
Proven experience of evaluating proposals and providing high quality analytical, feedback to programmes
Familiarity with M&E tools; theories of change, monitoring frameworks and basic evaluation techniques
Proven ability to research new funding opportunities and to make appropriate judgements about their potential to realise significant restricted income
Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings – experience of leading and facilitating workshops and training
Proven experience of establishing and negotiating partnerships between organisations; experience in developing and writing consortia proposals and teaming agreements as part of consortia bid development
Strong administrative and organizational skills: ability to be self-directed and take initiative
Strong analytical and financial and skills

Qualifications required
Educated to degree level in international development-related discipline
IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
Experience of living and working internationally (4+ years required)
Fluency in English (written and spoken). Portuguese, French or other language desirable
Ability to travel globally (estimated 30-50% travel required)

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in either of these countries before you apply: Kenya, South Africa, Ghana or Nigeria.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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