Humanitarian Programme Funding Coordinator

Deadline for application: 
28 Dec 2018
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
United Kingdom
CARE International UK

Do you want to play a key role in an experienced and passionate team supporting and shaping CARE International UK's humanitarian portfolio? Join the global humanitarian programmes team!

Why work for us?

CARE International is one of the world's leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world's most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.

The Programme Management Team is at the very centre of CIUK's strategy for the delivery of high quality and impactful programming within CARE. The team shapes and delivers our institutional programme portfolio in line with the CARE International 2020 Programme Strategy and ensures that our programmes save lives and bring lasting change through consistent and high standards of programme design, quality delivery and learning. The Humanitarian team's portfolio has a value of around GBP 100m (DFID, ECHO, EC, DEC, START Fund).

About the role

The Programme Funding Coordinator will work in a multi-disciplinary Programme unit and will be responsible for raising significant funds to grow the team's programme portfolio. You will deliver a high quality bidding programme with Institutional Donors and Foundations in order to build a healthy and sustainable funding pipeline so that CIUK can achieve our programme goals; build learning and multiply impact. You will work closely with technical advisory teams, Country Offices and other partners in order to deliver winning bids which showcase CARE's programme innovation and which deliver impact as well as ensuring adequate cost recovery for CIUK.

About you

The Programme Funding Coordinator will work on complex and major bids, including on multi million pound consortia, commercial contracts and multi-country partnerships and will be expected to take a high degree of responsibility for developing successful bids including negotiations with internal and external partners. We are looking for passionate and experienced humanitarian workers or funding specialists, with field and/or HQ experience in institutional funding and a very good knowledge of our key humanitarian donors' priorities and requirements (DFID, ECHO, START, DEC). An understanding of bidding for commercial contracts and large tenders and consortia grants will be an advantage. You must have the ability to lead and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams during proposal preparation, working with partners and colleagues in multiple locations.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world's leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world's most vulnerable places. Last year we reached more than 63 million people directly through 950 development and humanitarian aid projects. We worked in more than 90 countries, implementing long-term programmes to fight poverty, responding to humanitarian emergencies, and advocating for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest people.


CARE International UK has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

Closing date: Friday 28 December 2018
Interviews: week commencing 9 January 2019

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).

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