The AWARDS MANAGER – Strategic Portfolio is responsible for coordinating the development of the annual funding strategy, developing an engagement plan across Save the Children members, institutional donors, implementing partners, and other necessary stakeholders. S/He creates and manages an efficient system to identify and develop new funding opportunities.
Strong background in business development, donor and relationship management, strategic portfolio analysis, and planning, and change management, are required.
Bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing, development communication or related field More than five years demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding from DAC government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations. Demonstrated experience in leading assessments of funding landscapes, and developing programme funding strategies to meet strategic goals. Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in. Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with external donor agencies. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively – aligned with donor language, both oral and written Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other SCP staff, contributing constructively beyond the role’s specific resource mobilization remit. Experience and/or knowledge of project management and proven history of delivering results A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time. Desirable
INGO experience and an excellent grasp of operational issues. A detailed understanding on funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children’s.