Programme Funding Manager - West Africa (1826)

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An exciting role has arisen in our new West Africa Cluster based in region. This role will support Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad and Liberia.

The Programme Funding Team exists within Tearfund to be the centre of specialised expertise and skills on securing and managing Institutional Funding.

The role will be responsible for building the capacity of Tearfund's in-country teams and Tearfund partners to access and manage institutional funding, in order to increase the funding portfolio for both Tearfund and our partners.

Alongside developing capacity of Tearfund staff and partner staff, the roles will require undertaking assessments of partner capacity using internal tools; producing high quality proposals for institutional donors; managing the development of consortia and cross-team proposals; and providing management support and oversight to a portfolio of complex institutionally funded programmes and projects.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience within the Relief and Development Sector
  • Experience of training and capacity building; undertaking needs assessment; project design, development and reporting
  • Excellent proposal-writing skills
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management, monitoring and evaluation,
  • A proven ability in securing funding and managing relationships with major institutional donors (such as USAID, DFID, or the European Commission).

Excellent French language skills are essential

Do you have experience in writing winning proposals? Are you an experienced in grant acquisitions? If so, this role may an exciting way for you to expand your horizons and support grant acquisition in the newly set up West Africa Cluster.

The role will be based in region (Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad and Liberia) and we are looking for someone who has a proven track record (please list examples of successful grant acquisition in your application letter) and is fluent in French.

Salary is £40,718 per annum

Applicants must be willing to travel up to 12 weeks a year, and be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safe-guarding issues.  


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