Job title: Senior Programme Development and Funding Officer

Annual Salary: BDT. 2,258,050.00 gross per annum + medical reimbursement,  provident fund, gratuity, life and medical insurance 

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Contract Status: 3 years.  

Closing date: 25 February 2024

About us 

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a  global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity,  equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of  heart. Christian Aid is a UK based organization partnering with others to end poverty in Bangladesh.  At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them  to have a brighter future. With a diversity of contexts, cultures and practices, combined with a highly  varied portfolio of programmes offers an enriching opportunity for a mid-level humanitarian professional to contribute their expertise to eradicating poverty and fighting social injustice. 

The purpose of the role is to drive programme development, innovation and resourcing in Bangladesh  and across Asia in coordination with the country programme team and programme development and  funding colleagues in Christian Aid. The post will be responsible for working closely with the PDFM  AME, and PFD Head of Region, supporting in leading programme funding in Bangladesh and across  the region, raising and managing restricted institutional income to achieve transformational growth in  country and across the region. The post holder will work closely with Bangladesh and AME Country  Teams to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate  development of funding applications; and, to advise and provide support on delivery of on-going  contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations. The role is a member of  Programme Funding Asia and Middle Team within the global Programme Funding Unit. This role is  expected to support and work closely with PDFM AME and engage at strategic levels both at global,  country and corporate levels and will be critical to supporting Country Managers and country teams  in representing the organization to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian  Aid’s global, AME wide and in-country visibility. 

About you 

  • Support PDFM & Bangladesh country team in having a programme funding strategy and plan  based on Bangladesh country programme strategy, business plans and growth model. 
  • Support Bangladesh country team in project design, development and innovation support on all  donor bids (institutional government, trusts and foundations, private sector) in Bangladesh and in  Asia& Middle East region as required. 
  • Support Bangladesh country team in ensuring end-to-end quality proposal delivery responding to  both published and unsolicited opportunities. 
  • Support Bangladesh country team in providing on-going leadership on new proposals; assembling  and managing proposal development teams; taking responsibility for high quality proposals that  respond to donors’ criteria. Support PDFM and country team, in donor relationship engagement,  management and coordination with all donors. 
  • Support PDFM and country team in gathering intelligence about upcoming opportunities; develop  and share opportunity-specific competitive intelligence analysis, funding opportunity risk  assessment, facilitate Go/No Go decisions, due diligence assessment and support Country  Directors in deciding on consortia formulation. 
  • Support country team in ensuring effective contract management, reporting and compliance of all  donor contracts and restricted income portfolio in Bangladesh. 
  • Support head of programme funding AME in providing surge support on development and  humanitarian projects and bids across Asia Middle East. 
  • Carry-out post-bidding debrief and lead post-award negotiations, working closely with PDFM and  Country team. 
  • Support country team in monitoring programme quality, progress, performance, financial and  operations compliance as per Christian Aid and donor general and specific /special conditions and  contractual obligations. 
  • Support country team in ensuring quality programme narrative and financial reporting as per donor  schedule. 
  • Support country team in coordinating and skilfully handle internal and external donor audit and  monitoring missions with programme, finance and operations teams in-country and HQ level 

If you are able to full fill the following requirements, then this job is for you; 

  • University degree or equivalent in business, economics, international relations, development  studies, environmental management, agronomy or a relevant subject. 
  • Knowledge and experience record on the design, development and contract management of  development and humanitarian projects. 
  • Successful track record with institutional donors including UK FCDO, European Union and UN  agencies including UNOPS, WFP, IOM, UN Women.  
  • Significant and proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or  humanitarian grants. 
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills for relationship building and facilitation,  including consortium development.  
  • Excellent writing skills and in-depth understanding of international development, specifically  development and humanitarian context in Bangladesh. 
  • High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures.  • Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies. 

Further information 

This role is a national position and requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where  this position is based. 

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people  from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual  orientation, religion or belief. 

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to  the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and  exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is  expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and  sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct. 

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, and  flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance. Terms and conditions will vary depending  on the location. 

How to Apply 

To apply for this post and download detailed role profile logon to: Christian Aid Jobs or Senior  Programme Development and Funding Officer 

Interested candidates are requested to submit their supporting statement expressing their interest and  suitability in the role and complete the application online form by or before 25 February 2024. For  queries related to the online applications please contact us on: 

Please note CVs via email will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you  have not been contacted by 30 April 2024. please assume your application was unsuccessful.