UK Charity Jobs – Programme Funding Development Manager at Send a Cow (SAC)

Organisation: Send a Cow
Duty Station:  Bath, UK or Kampala, Uganda
About SAC:
Send a Cow
(SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African
families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop
small businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and
ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in
abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes
in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive
which is based in the UK.
Job Summary: The Programme
Funding Development Manager will support Send a Cow UK in identifying and
developing funding opportunities with institutional donors in the UK, Europe,
USA and in-country sources in Africa by supporting programme fundraisers in the
UK and Africa to build relationships and prepare excellent funding proposals.
The incumbent will ensure that a healthy pipeline of funding proposals is
maintained by identifying new funding opportunities and working alongside SAC
Country Programme teams to prepare excellent fundraising applications whilst at
the same time building the capacity of team members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will develop a good understanding of
Send a Cow’s work in Africa and the UK and the context and policy framework
within which it works
Develop and maintain an excellent understanding of
institutional donors, their wider aims, policies, strategic objectives, funding
priorities and contract requirements
Build and strengthen working relationships with
existing / potential institutional donors to open up funding opportunities for
SAC, in particular from USAID, EC and other bi-lateral agencies.
Manage prospect research activities across the
Programme Funding Team in an effort to ensure we identify all calls that are
suitable for SAC.
Technically support Programme Funding and Country
Programme teams to develop funding applications that include clear, coherent
logical frameworks, detailed and accurate donor budgets, well written narrative
applications and activity Gantt charts in order to meet donor deadlines for
calls for proposals.
Build the capacity of the Programme Funding team and
Country Programme staff to develop excellent funding proposals by working
alongside them or by delivering training as required.
Significantly contribute to pre-proposal project
planning and needs assessment processes, grant set up processes and contract
management of successful grants as appropriate. 
Ensure all data files and records are kept up to
date in the SAC Salesforce Project and Funding Management System (which holds
all information about donors, contacts, opportunities, contracts and reporting
requirements) and the EC PADOR system.
Maintain close communication with the Head of
Programme Funding and Programme Fundraisers in the UK and in-country,
contributing to team teleconferences and workshops. 
Work closely with other SAC teams, including Country
Programme, International Programme, Finance, Communications, Marketing and
Partnership teams
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a relevant Bachelor’s
A minimum of three to five years’ experience of
fundraising from institutional donors including:
Prior experience of fundraising and contract
management of grants from bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies (in addition to
EU and USAID) is desired
Past exposure and experience of Salesforce CRM including
creating reports for review and management is an added advantage.
Skills in the development and use of logical
frameworks for project planning and reporting
Preparation of and reporting against detailed donor
budgets from project plans
Writing clear and interesting narrative applications
Skills in building relationships with donors and
Prior experience of USAID and EU processes and
Able to use data management systems, Microsoft
Excel, Word and Powerpoint
Excellent communication skills – both written and
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to
work co-operatively in a team
Confident to initiate conversations and meetings
with new contacts
Good numeracy skills
Highly organised and able to prioritise a busy and
diverse workload.
Ability to work to meet tight deadlines
Good IT understanding and practice
Ability to research, collate and summarise
information from a wide range of sources
Attention to detail and ability to follow guidelines
Self-confident and personable
Pro-active with the ability to  work under minimal supervision
Results orientated
Able and willing to travel within Africa
Comfortable working for a Christian organisation and
be in empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian values
Keen interest in International Development
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to submit the following documents as they do Apply:
Complete SAC Application Form, download
Complete Equal Opportunities form, download
Send a copy the relevant qualifications
Submit ‘three key achievements’ according to
instructions, download
Send the
completed documents to:
Deadline: Monday, 28th September 2015
NB: Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held
on 13th October 2015 either at our offices in Newton St Loe or by
Skype in Newton St Loe, Bath.  . If you
need more information about the position or on how to apply please email Janet
Bolton, Head of HR or phone on 01225 871913.
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