Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Camfed International
Reporting to: Head of Statutory Partnerships
Hours:Monday - Friday 09:00 until 17:30 (37.5hrs per week)
Start Date: ASAP
CAMFED is a fast-paced and award-winning organisation that invests in girls' education and young women's empowerment as the route to lasting change in Africa. The role of the Development Officer is designed to support CAMFED's global fundraising and grant management function by representing the needs of CAMFED's programme in Africa to donor partners, and conveying the information needs of donors to colleagues internationally. This post requires close knowledge of both programme and donor requirements in order to multiply opportunities for girls and young women. This will involve collaborating with staff across our offices internationally, to support the production of and produce reports, proposals and other materials which support programme priorities and plans.
Support CAMFED's relationship with significant and strategic donor partners, in the delivery of key benchmarks, reports and progress updates across a range of grants.
Assist and or lead in the preparation of donor reports, collaborating with colleagues internationally and across functions. This includes coordinating input from contributors, reviewing information prepared in country, and drafting/further developing report documentation as appropriate.
Support in the preparation of proposals to funding partners, collaborating with colleagues internationally and across functions. This includes researching contextual and other information required, coordinating input from contributors, and drafting/further developing and/or finalising proposal documentation as appropriate.
Contribute to the regular review of managed grants to ensure contract compliance and optimal use of restricted funds, liaising as necessary with colleagues internationally and across functions to support work planning and check that progress and budget management is on track.
Act as a designated 'country lead' focal point, sharing clear and relevant communications about that country and the CAMFED portfolio within it.
Facilitate knowledge management and information sharing within CAMFED, including helping to keep the CRM database up to date.
Keep abreast of up-to-date information on donor policy towards Africa and country contextual information.
Other duties as relevant and required.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills Required
Commitment and passion for CAMFED's values, mission and vision
Excellent written and oral communication skills including report and proposal writing
Effective team-working skills
Comfort with Excel and working with financial documents
Well organised with a keen eye for accuracy and detail
Proactive, positive approach
Eligibility to work in the UK.
Knowledge / relevant qualification / experience re. international development issues, including gender
Experience or knowledge of the respective countries, including working overseas
The role may entail occasional international travel, including to CAMFED's partner countries in Africa.
Please send your covering letter and CV as soon as possible to and reference 'Development Officer'.
Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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