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Award Impact and Proposal Development Officer

Job Overview

Organization or Agency: Save The Children

VA No.: SCI/24/012

Position Title*: Award Impact and Proposal Development Officer

Duty Station*: Erbil

Duration*: TBD

Vacancy Date of Issue: 20 May 2024

Vacancy Closure Date: 3 June 2024

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

 

Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore, a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Award Impact and Proposal Development Officer will assist the Head of Resource Mobilisation with day-to-day tasks related to the efficient operation of the New Business Development (NBD) Department. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

The Resource Mobilization Officer is crucial in supporting the organization’s growth and impact. The core responsibilities include:

 

  1. Updating Relevant Tools and Platforms:
  • Collaborate with the Head of Resource Mobilization to maintain and enhance the New Business Development (NBD) pipeline.
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to donor e ngagement and funding opportunities.
  • Keep the NBD SharePoint up to date with the latest documents, versions, and tools.
  • Share monthly pipeline updates with relevant departments, providing valuable insights and analysis.

 

  1. Award Impact Coordination:
  • Work closely with the Head of Resource Mobilization to measure the impact of strategic opportunities.
  • Participate in After-Action Reviews to learn from past experiences and improve our approach.
  • Coordinate with the Awards Management team to ensure accurate project information is maintained in SCI’s Awards Management System.
  • Facilitate project overview presentations during project kick-offs.

 

  1. Proposal Development & Fundraising:
  • Assist the Head of Resource Mobilization in coordinating high-quality proposal development processes.
  • From the initial Go/NoGo stage to final submission, ensure proposals meet donor/member requirements.
  • Track and assess donor intelligence to identify prospective funding opportunities.

 

  1. Safeguarding Considerations:
  • Ensure that Safeguarding resources, activities, and considerations are integrated into the day-today work of the NBD Department.
  • Demonstrate professional safeguarding behavior consistently.
  • Uphold the organization’s values and code of conduct.
  • Report any potential safeguarding breaches, concerns, or red flags to the Safeguarding focal point persons.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in development studies, social sciences, or a related field.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

  • A minimum of three years demonstrated experience in an NGO or similar environment, ideally with experience developing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts.
  • Practical experience in leading or supporting the coordination of proposals for a variety of institutional (e.g BHA, FCDO, ECHO, SIDA, BMZ, DFAT, GAC, USAID etc.) and noninstitutional
  • (e.g. corporates, trusts, philanthropic) donors.
  • Excellent personal organizational skills including time management, the ability to set and meet deadlines and work under pressure, and ability to adapt and respond to unexpected changes inschedules and timeframes.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting with a highly diverse team.
  • Fluency in spoken English, with exceptionally strong writing skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles.
  • Computer literate (including working knowledge of Microsoft Office) and ability to do internetbased research.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Proven ability to handle the challenging workload.
  • Desirable
  • Good knowledge of current political, social, economic, and humanitarian affairs in Iraq.
  • Awareness of the landscape of implementing partners and government structures in Iraq or the Middle East.
  • Excellent coordination skills and willingness to grow professionally in the sector.
  • Good written and spoken Arabic.

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