The opportunity – Proposal and Reporting Senior Officer
Postal Location: oPt, Ramallah duty station
**Contract duration and expenses:**2 years with the possibility of extension
The incumbent plays a leading role in developing proposals and reporting to the oPt CO. He/she is responsible for the development and timely submission of high-quality project proposals and works closely with the technical teams of the subject areas and other departments. The incumbent is also responsible for the final quality review, language flow, and unanimous editing for the CO’s donor proposal submissions and reports; Work across teams and departments to ensure reporting and communication with the donor is well articulated.
The Proposal and Reporting Senior Officer is also expected to work closely with the Awards Manager, Finance Manager and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure that proposals, reports and projects are developed in accordance with and Donor requirements are implemented and submitted on time.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside of the normal role profile and hours may vary accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reported at: PDQ director
Dotted line to: BD manager
Employees reporting to these posts: N / A
role dimensions: oPt CO is a highly complex country with many members, an annual budget of about $10 million and about 60 employees.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Funding strategy, donor engagement and pipeline management; 25%
- Work with the RO and members in developing and executing the carbon funding strategy, including institutional donors, corporate and seeking funding from new markets (e.g. golf), corporations and philanthropists.
- Gather and analyze background information on donor trends and priorities, assist in the preparation of donor meeting notes and donor engagement materials (reports, events, needs assessments, etc.) and capture this information for the SMT.
- Develop donor engagement plans and use tracking tools to monitor progress against goals aligned with members and region, including donor tracking.
- Develop and regularly maintain the CO pipeline and coordinate and capture the GNG decision-making with the SMT.
- Ensure CO proposal development processes are streamlined, efficient and effective.
- Lead the development of concept notes and funding proposals (including protocol frameworks and budgets) for a variety of donors, including large institutional donors, corporate organizations, trusts, and private donors.
- Ensure that proposals are developed in coordination and consultation with program managers, technical advisors, the MEAL team, the awards manager, the financial manager and the support services team (including human resources and supply chain) and that they receive the necessary support is adequately budgeted.
- Act as the editor, proofreader and key actor in consolidating all the technical and managerial inputs/plans, attachments, etc. required for the proposal.
- Develop technical narratives by collecting and integrating contributions from technical sections of technical specialists, partners and organizational stakeholders.
- Ensure the responsiveness of technical documents and materials in accordance with the requirements, procedures and the quality of the technical offer in accordance with the proposal, guidance and requirements.
- Work with the BD manager to identify gaps in the funding portfolio and work closely with members to support the development of proactive concept papers that are marketable to donors.
- Oversee and ensure proper facilitation of project design workshops, develop concept notes, full proposals and budgets, and ensure high quality standards are met and that proposals meet donor and member requirements.
- Clearly identify roles and responsibilities and key actions for proposal development and ensure a robust internal review process is in place to ensure high quality proposals are submitted.
- Ensure all appropriate donor and Save the Children proposal formats are available in country.
- Act as lead writer in the proposal development process and ensure alignment with relevant donor requirements.
- Ensure cross-cutting issues are addressed and subject areas are integrated according to SC quality standards
Donor Reporting and Communication
- Lead the reporting process flow, monitor progress, ensure inputs and identify and provide capacity development support for budget owners and partners.
- Responsible for the final review, quality and one-voice editing of donor reports and communications.
To be successful, you bring/have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/International Development/Development Studies or other relevant field.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
3-5 years of relevant work experience
Understanding of donor proposal requirements (EC/USAID/DFID, company, etc.).
Understanding of member systems, regional and center.
Proven track record of developing successful concept notes and project proposals.
Highly skilled in program design, including the development of protocol frameworks, outcome frameworks and budgeting.
Excellent writing and presentation skills, fluency in English is required.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including influencing, negotiation and coaching, as well as the ability to work well in an international environment with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to coordinate effectively with multiple stakeholders in many countries to establish effective fundraising strategies and activities.
Competent understanding of the operational situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Ability to present complex information concisely and persuasively.
- lead and inspire others,
- delivery results,
- develop yourself and others
- problem solving and decision making,
- Innovate and adapt.
- Knowledge of Arabic.
- Good facilitation and cross-functional leadership skills.
- Good research and analytical skills.
- management experience.
Advanced computer skills
We offer a competitive package in the context of the industry. This role is offered on the basis of only national terms and conditions.
Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people of all abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Save the Children works with children and partners in development and humanitarian contexts to help families, communities and governments identify and leverage innovation to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.
We employ around 25,000 people around the world and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises or in need of better healthcare, education and child protection. We also work at the highest level to make children’s rights a reality and ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in treating children around the world by 2030:
• No child dies of preventable causes before their 5th birthday. • All children learn through quality basic education and that, • Violence against children will no longer be tolerated
We know that great people make a great company and that our people play a vital role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career and a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity and integrity are valued.
How to apply
Please enclose a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and provide details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. For a copy of the full role profile, see Job Description – Proposal and Reporting Senior Officer (22000761) (taleo.net)
We must protect children, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to protecting children from abuse.
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