Proposal Development Manager (Africa)
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
The Proposal Development Manager is part of the Global Bid Development Team and is charged with providing leadership to diverse international proposal bid teams which includes: pulling together bid materials (proposals, presentations and concept notes), design and lead on proposal development workshops to design and validate consortia/bid team inputs, provide high quality proposal review to other proposals and support capacity building and training of country office teams and local partners on proposal development. The role supports different geographic and thematic areas of work and requires frequent travel.
Skills, qualifications and experience
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, passionate about social justice and inclusive development, knows how to be creative and persistent to achieve results, demonstrates consistent leadership and can work independently in a variety of changing circumstances. The ideal candidate has experience of living and working in developing countries, has strong writing skills and will bring a well-established track record of developing winning funding proposals to donors such as USAID, EC, UKAID, GAC and UN Agencies. Candidates should enjoy extensive travel and working with diverse and geographic dispersed colleagues.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
- Ability to be open minded and respectful
- Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
- Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
- Ability to seek and share knowledge
- VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
- VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
- Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the VSO Country Office locations in Africa.
- This role offers remote working.
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The deadline for submitting the application is 08 Jan 2021