Programme Funding Advisor (Women’s Rights)

Location: GS Hub Office/AA Country office

Coordinate ActionAid's regional and global online advocacy and campaigns presence and advice countries on digital strategies. You will play a key role in mobilising funding for ActionAid’s Women’s Rights (WR) work as prioritised by the International Platform. You will develop programme funding strategies for the International Platform’s Women’s Rights work including for long term work and emergency response. You will identify and coordinate multi-country opportunities/ proposals and work with fundraisers across the federation to focus on programme funding for work that closely aligns to the platform priorities. Provide advice and oversight of funding for the women’s right portfolio. Support strategic EU proposal development for single country opportunities, aligned with the Women’s Rights (WR) priorities agreed by the International Platform.

ActionAid is a leading international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. We’re amongst the first few international development organisations with our head office based in Africa. We also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run. And that’s what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice – the Power in People.

Join ActionAid International’s Programmes and Global Engagement Women’s Rights - Team as the Programme Funding Advisor and you will be part of a global team helping people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Coordinate ActionAid's regional and global online advocacy and campaigns presence and advice countries on digital strategies. You will play a key role in mobilising funding for ActionAid’s Women’s Rights (WR) work as prioritised by the International Platform. You will develop programme funding strategies for the International Platform’s Women’s Rights work including for long term work and emergency response. You will identify and coordinate multi-country opportunities/ proposals and work with fundraisers across the federation to focus on programme funding for work that closely aligns to the platform priorities. Provide advice and oversight of funding for the women’s right portfolio. Support strategic EU proposal development for single country opportunities, aligned with the Women’s Rights (WR) priorities agreed by the International Platform.

You must have very strong proposal writing skills, and ability to adapt to the demands of diverse donors and their requirements, demonstrable experience of leading successful multi-country complex bids, experience of successful, evidence based proposals and tenders to institutional donors, particularly the EU and demonstrable knowledge and experience in social justice and women’s rights, with a very keen interest in feminist activism, advocacy and integrated programming on this theme.

A good understanding of major trends in the fundraising environment for international development (and preferably, specifically for human rights based / women’s rights work) and experience of donor accountability including to major institutional donors is essential.

You must at least have a Bachelors’ Degree in women rights or gender studies, social sciences, humanities, development studies, human rights or relevant discipline and have substantial experience with public speaking and

business writing for at least 2 years.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the country where you will be based. We may not be able to consider your application if you do not have eligibility to work.

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to hrworkspace@actionaid.org. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Applications Closing Date: 05 July 2017

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.