Programme Development & Funding Officer – DRC Goma


from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Closing date: 06 Sep 2019

Programme Development and Funding Officer – DRC Goma

Salary: £36,930 – £42,957 p.a

Starting Salary: £36,930 – £38,798 p.a. (including mobility allowance and pension contribution)

Contract: 2 Year Contract, unaccompanied post

R&R every 12 weeks

Position Description

The post-holder will be responsible for building effective working relationships with peers across the International Development Group, as well as with colleagues in the Emergency Response and Advocacy Groups, and the International Programme Funding Unit. This is in order to develop and maintain horizontal links between programmes, learning, innovation, good practice, and fundraising within and between regions or areas of work. The role has also a number of cross-divisional and cross-organisational functions linked to work with CAFOD’s Education, Communities & Supporters, Fundraising, Finance and Media teams.

While the DRC portfolio will be allocated to the post holder, a degree of flexibility is expected and therefore the post-holder may be required to support other programmes and colleagues during particularly busy times or emergencies. Furthermore, his/her portfolio of countries/sub-regions may change/evolve over time to meet CAFOD’s and partners’ needs.

The post-holder will be expected to undertake international travel for approximately 3 months a year. The post will be located in Goma DRC.

Job Profile

To contribute to CAFOD’s involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC) in line with the agreed strategy, by engaging in programme development; securing institutional funding for CAFOD supported programmes and partnerships; and contract management. The scope of the post falls into the following broad functions:

  • Programme development in line with the direction set by the DRC Strategy: in co-operation with partners and programme colleagues, support the design, development (and were appropriate also implementation) of CAFOD supported programmes
  • Programme funding & partner fundraising capacity: lead, facilitate or support the preparation of programme funding applications to institutional donors, in close co-operation with programme colleagues and partners. This includes keeping up-to-date with donor strategies and priorities and raising awareness of donor requirements and partner obligations to fulfil these. Furthermore, in line with relevant capacity strengthening plans, support partners in strengthening their own capacity to fundraise.
  • Contract Management: lead on reporting, monitoring and evaluating institutionally funded programmes, in line with CAFOD and donor standards.
  • Internal and external representation: as appropriate and in coordination with the Country Representative, liaise and manage relations with relevant donors. Furthermore, engage with internal stakeholders, including working groups and communities of practice on cross-organisational work, particularly with the International Programme Funding Unit on donor engagement strategies;
  • Systems and compliance: ensure the effective use of CAFOD’s systems to share knowledge and inform decision making and implementation. This includes ensuring compliance with agreements, regulations and requirements attached to our work and donor contracts;
  • Donor focus: where appropriate, in co-ordination with the International Programme Funding Unit, support the development of specific donor engagement strategies, including, where appropriate, assuming “donor lead” responsibilities for specific donor/s.

The post-holder reports to the Country Representative – DRC. He/she is not a budget holder but may carry out some supervision tasks for staff members.

The post holder will be willing to travel within DRC and/or to the UK, approximately for 3 months per year, sometimes at short notice.

To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD’s job site to begin completing the application process.

How to apply:

To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD’s job site to begin completing the application process.

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