Title: Global Program Development Manager
Department: Program Development
Location: London or Washington DC or (or remote based in UK or US)
Reporting to: Head of Program Development
Direct reports: none
Budget responsibility: none
* This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks
As needed, this role is expected to travel (at least 20%) to field sites as well as other countries for up to four weeks with willingness to mobilize on short notice.
Due to COVID 19, RI policy currently limits international travel and it expected this role will be initially based remotely from home. The organisation is undertaking regular reviews and risk assessments to review travel restriction on a global and local level.
ABOUT Relief International
Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.
RI combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact and resilience. We focus on health/nutrition, education, economic opportunity, and water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) programming while integrating protection, environment/climate change, and conflict mitigation in partnership with the communities we serve. We empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the three corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, and MRCA/RI-France. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
About our Programs
RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to communities in situations of vulnerability.
RI employs about 5,000 staff and auxiliary workers
97% of staff are local nationals and there are about 90 international (expat) staff.
2021 programs budget is about $125M.
RI receives funding from a broad range of institutional donors – US, UK, Europe, and the UN, to delivery lifesaving and resilience building programming with communities and local and international partners. RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.
The Program Development Manager (PDM) –is critical in bringing significant impact and opportunity of funding to our country programs. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial senior team dedicated to building high-impact programming. Your creative and relentless approach to driving results that will fuel RI’s strategy and impact.
The PDM role is to work collaboratively with the Regional Directors and Regional Program Directors, country teams and with a direct senior-level reporting to the Head of Program Development. Responsible for donor engagement and capture management (approximately 30%) and managing and/or assisting in proposal development (approximately 70%).
As a key member of the global Program Development team is dedicated to building high impact programming by raising income from institutional donors (like the USAID, FCDO, EC, GAC and the UN) as well as bilateral donors (like French MOFA, GFFO and SDC). The Program Development team is based across our global support office in Washington and London and supports RI Country Offices by helping them to design high-quality programs, and by raising funds from institutional donors needed to implement them. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial senior team dedicated to building high-impact programming
Reporting to the Head of Program Development, your role will be supporting country teams and will be key in leading in donor liaison and engagement and capture management. A large proportion of your time will be supporting country teams in proposal development.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Donor Engagement and Capture Management (approximately 30%)
Proposal Development (approximately 70%)
Additional responsibilities, not limited to:
Safeguarding and culture
Experience and skills required for the role
Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:
How to apply.
Closing date. Note the closing date as per the job board listing, however, please apply immediately as we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and may withdraw the position before the job board closing date. Please apply by uploading your cover letter and up-to-date CV on our website .
COVID 19: To ensure a safe workplace, RI follows government requirements, and in some locations a mandatory vaccination policy applies. When working or traveling on RI business, all staff, contractors and visitors must follow the rules and entry requirements of the country.
Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.