Programme Funding Advisor

Location: GS Hub Office/AA Country Office 

Duration: Maternity cover up to 6 months 

AAI Grade: E / Local terms and conditions of employment will apply


ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency formed in 1972.  We are a partnership between people in poor and rich countries working together to end poverty and injustice.  Today we are working with over 13 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people in over 40 countries worldwide to secure their rights to a life free of poverty and injustice, and with the support of half a million donors and supporters.

A graduate in a relevant subject with experience of delivering successful, evidence based proposals and tenders to institutional donors you are now looking for a new platform for your skills. This Programme Funding Advisor role with ActionAid International is for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part a major international NGO that is taking action for global justice in 45 countries.

Reporting to the Head of Civic Participation and Public Services you will play a key role in mobilising funding for our work on deepening democracy, promoting tax justice and improving public services, particularly education and urban services – with a strong cross-cutting focus on women’s rights. This will involve developing programme funding strategies including for long term work and emergency response as well as donor mapping. You will identify and coordinate multi-country opportunities and proposals as well as ensure consistency of approach across the organisation. You will also work with fundraisers across the federation to focus on programme funding for activities that closely align to our priorities and ensure that applications are of high quality. You will provide advice and oversight of funding for the portfolio as well as support strategic EU proposal development for single country opportunities.

You will have substantial experience of public speaking and business writing. You will have very strong proposal writing skills as well as the ability to adapt to the demands of diverse donors and their requirements. You will have a record of leading successful multi-country bids as well as of delivering evidence based proposals and tenders to institutional donors, particularly the EU. You will also demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the issues around civic participation, tax justice and public Services as well as a keen interest in feminist activism, advocacy and integrated programming (linking work from local to national and international levels).

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website  for further details.

Are you the right person for the job? If so, please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively. 

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description. 

ActionAid welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we promote diversity. Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. 

Application Procedures: 

You should send your CV and motivation letter to: no later than 30th July 2017. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the ActionAid country office. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 7 August 2017. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. 

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

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