SayPro Programme Funding Coordination

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SayPro Programme Funding Coordination



The Programme Funding Coordinator will support the Self Help Africa/United Purpose West Africa region with all aspects of resource mobilisation and business development.

Working closely with assigned country teams, the post-holder will play a key role in pipeline development, donor engagement, positioning for contract and grant opportunities and lead the development of high-quality bids. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French will be critical to this role.

The role may be based with Self Help Africa in the UK or Ireland, or with United Purpose in Senegal or The Gambia, but will be part of our UK-based programme funding team.

You may see similar roles advertised as: Business Development Coordinator/Officer, Proposal/Bid Writer, Fundraiser, Resource Mobilisation Coordinator/Officer.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

Proposal Development

  • Identify, research and advise on new funding opportunities.
  • Lead proposal development for assigned countries/donors and coordinate cross-organisational teams to respond to funding opportunities.
  • Contribute to meeting ambitious departmental financial and non-financial (volume and quality of proposals) targets.
  • Develop and oversee timetables; coordinate inputs; write and edit content; provide quality assurance on fit with donor priorities; ensure compliance with internal review and approval procedures; ensure timely submission; and follow up with donors for feedback.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Programmes Department, who lead project design, to contribute to the assessment, research and design of projects for specific donor funding opportunities.
  • Liaise with donor staff and colleagues on progress of applications or potential funding opportunities.
  • Work closely with Programmes Department colleagues to support and/or lead contract negotiation with institutional donors.

Donor Strategy Alignment, Engagement and Relationship Management

  • Actively manage relationships with assigned funders.
  • Coordinate donor strategy to maximise relationships and funding from donors through meeting donors and cultivating contacts; liaising with colleagues across the organisation to coordinate donor meetings and briefings; and writing capacity statements/quality statements for specific donors.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on donor priorities, strategies, regulations and activities pertaining to United Purpose’s strategic plan.
  • Ensure relevant staff including senior management and Country Directors are briefed on donor activities, through the preparation of briefing notes and maintaining up-to-date information on our management information system.
  • Provide advice to Programme Department colleagues on donor policies and priorities, and managing funding contracts, in order to support overall donor strategies.
  • Maintain and report on donor relationship and income pipelines on a periodic basis.

Programme Funding Team and Miscellaneous

  • Work with colleagues within the Programme Funding Team, and across the organisation, to improve the standard of proposal and report writing and donor relationships and ensure funding opportunities and contracts are managed according to donor requirements.
  • Contribute to Programme Funding Team reporting through ensuring donor information is up to date in UP’s management information system.
  • Represent UP in donor funding-related groups and networks.
  • Keep up to date on relevant areas of the development sector.

How to apply

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Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and, therefore, this job posting will remain open until such time as the preferred candidate is identified.