Institutional Funding Senior Advisor

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
18 Jan 2019
10 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Sightsavers Institutional Funding Team are always exploring further funding opportunities and ways in which to diversify our donor-funding base. This, along with working on more large scale restricted funding contracts, means that the team is growing and now is the time for an additional Institutional Funding Senior Advisor to join the organisation and play a valuable role in it growth.

In order to help Sightsavers strengthen its capacity to work with international donors this role will be responsible for developing institutional donor relationships working closely with the Director and Head of Institutional Funding. Working alongside other members of this friendly team, the post holder will directly manage funding agreements and lead the development of new funding opportunities and bids.

The role will build strategic relationships and lead the development and implementation of funding plans for prioritised countries, to ensure robust pipelines of income in line with IFT’s Institutional Funding Strategy and build Sightsavers credentials in health and disability inclusion.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in securing and managing government and/or largescale foundation funding for an International Development Organisation, and have exceptional proposal development and writing skills.

This role will require travel for up to 8 weeks a year to meet with and accompany donors and to support programme staff in the development of relationships at country level. 

The role is based in our Haywards Heath office (40 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Brighton). Sightsavers offers benefits such as a contributory pension scheme and  flexible working arrangements.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing date: 10th February 2019

Interviews: 26th, 27th, 28th February 2019

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