Christian Aid is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Funding and Development Manager based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe we can make that a reality by transforming the lives of people who live in poverty and empower them to change their lives for the future. So, if you’re passionate about helping others, and want to help us drive positive change across the world, join us. Christian Aid is now looking to recruit an innovative and dynamic Programme Development and Funding Manager to support our development and humanitarian work in Ethiopia and countries across the region.
About the role
This role is responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in our programme in Ethiopia and supporting countries across the region in donor engagement, design, bids and ensuring strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors. The post holder will work closely with Country Directors and programme colleagues to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate development of funding applications; and to advise and provide support on delivery of on-going contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations.
This is a senior role that is expected to engage at strategic levels both at the country and corporate levels to influence Christian Aid’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes. The role will be critical to supporting the Country Director in representing the organization to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian Aid’s in-country visibility.
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 2 years
Candidates should have a good knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which include the UN particularly WFP and OCHA, FCDO, USAID, European Union/ECHO, with a deep understanding of the humanitarian cycles in country, as well as the humanitarian-development continuum. You will have proven experience of successful bid leadership across development (health, Disaster Risk Management, climate change, gender and livelihoods) and humanitarian grants, alongside excellent communication and networking skills.
Educated university degree or equivalent in Disaster Management, business, economics, international relations, development studies, environmental management, agronomy, or relevant subject at least 5 years and above experience on program development and fund raising in an International NGO.
The role also requires fluency in English knowledge and proven experience of Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.
As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to build relationships with new programme partners and donor organizations in order to secure significant support and income that will help to reach the goals of your organization.
Tell us about a time when you have been involved in development and implementation of a funding strategy for an organization or programme?
Tell us about a time when you had to communicate a complex issue to a donor in writing and convince them that your way to approach the issue was the best way to achieve common objectives
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise
• University degree or equivalent in Disaster Management; business, economics, international
relations, development studies, environmental management, agronomy or a relevant subject.
• Knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which may include FCDO, USAID,
Global Fund, European Union / ECHO, UN agencies particularly UN World Food Programme,
OCHA; UNHCR and a deep uunderstanding of the humanitarian donor cycles and networks in
• Significant and proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or
• Business Intelligence and analysis
• Outstanding communication and networking skills for relationship building and facilitation, including
• Excellent writing skills.
• Fluency in English
• High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures.
• Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.
How to Apply
To apply for the post, please go to the following site:
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Ethiopia where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards, benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behavior including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.