Africa Fundraiser and Programme Design Coordinator NGO Jobs – Saferworld UK

Organisation: Saferworld UK 
Reports to: Africa Funding
and Programme Design Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to
prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this
by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a
strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s
security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate
violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons
flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security
engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding
Job Summary: The Africa
Fundraiser and Programme Development Coordinator will work directly with the
Head of Africa, Country Heads, programme staff, the funding team and the Head
of Funding, to support in raising funds and managing grants for Saferworld’s
work in Africa. Ideally the candidate will have experience of producing
competitive tendering applications. This post will contribute to the
implementation of Saferworld’s fundraising strategy. The post holder will:
  • Support
    the development of programme proposals in coordination with teams
    and in response to funding opportunities
  • Identify
    funding opportunities
  • Facilitate
    and coordinate the internal funding process, including supporting with
    writing applications and tenders, producing budgets and supporting
    producing logframes
  • Work
    closely with their programme colleagues, support in engaging with funders
  • Provide
    support in managing donor relationships and grant requirements
  • Support
    programme colleagues in the production of country-specific fundraising strategies
Key Duties and
  • On-going
    engagement with programme teams to identify funding needs and
    future programme plans in response to funding opportunities.
  • Support
    the programme teams in funding programme work, including developing
    programme design and content, supporting the development of MEL
    frameworks, and producing budgets.
  • Work
    closely with programme teams and other colleagues across the organisation,
    including the Finance Team, to coordinate high quality funding
    proposals, ensuring that donor requirements and guidelines are understood
    and met.
  • Research
    the priorities of new and existing donors, and working with programme
    colleagues to cultivate relationships with donors, and keep
    up-to-date with funding trends and opportunities from institutions,
    governments, trusts and foundations.
  • Keep
    programme teams informed about funding opportunities and donor engagement.
  • Maintain
    an accurate database of current and prospective donors, funding
    applications and their outcomes.
  • Render
    support in the development of country-specific funding strategies.
Grant Management:
  • Manage
    the reporting process on a portfolio of grants relating to regional
  • Manage
    donor relations for existing and new grants, including negotiating
    grant contracts as required and ensuring contractual compliance –this
    involves ensuring relevant teams know about their roles and
    responsibilities as well as deadlines.
  • Support
    programme teams and work with the Finance Team to prepare timely
    and accurate narrative and financial reports in line with contractual
  • Ensure
    the funding database is kept up to date and all records of contracts and
    reports are accessible.
  • Chase
    income payments and coordinate effective coding of restricted
  • Support
    the effective monitoring and evaluation of grants.
  • Actively
    contribute to the organisational process for effective monitoring and
    evaluation, working closely with ODU and in alignment with our organisational
  • Develop
    the skills and understanding of programme staff as required on fundraising
    and grant management skills.
  • Work
    closely with the Country teams and the Communications team to raise the
    awareness of our work among key donors (and ensure fundraising
    information is kept up to date on the website).
  • Participate
    in regional team meetings (held by Skype) at which the Coordinator will
    provide a funding pipeline update.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Saferworld Africa
    Fundraiser and Programme Design Coordinator job placement should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in the third
  • Prior experience in developing programmes
    with country teams/partners in response to funding opportunities,
    writing/coordinating statutory proposals, such as EU or DfID, keeping
    track and identifying funding opportunities, and managing grants to ensure
    contract compliance. Excellent
    track record of developing successful funding proposals, including
    applications to institutional donors, for six-figure amounts
  • Broad
    knowledge of international funding trends and Saferworld’s key
    donor priorities and strategies
  • Excellent
    writing skills
  • Ability
    to plan and work within agreed timeframes
  • Ability
    to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure
  • Ability
    to understand and generate budgets
  • Previous
    experience of grant management, including producing reports
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff
    based in different countries and time zones
  • Thematic
    knowledge of security and justice, governance, gender or conflict
  • Prior
    experience of competitive tendering is desired
  • Programme
    Design experience is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a complete application form, download here and send to with the subject line as AFPD.
Deadline: 28th August 2017
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