Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work. Our Headquarters are located within easy reach of London and Brighton and we have offices in overseas countries.
Title: Institutional Funding Advisor/ Senior Advisor
Location: Haywards Heath, UK
Salary: £34,000 - £45,000 depending upon experience
Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an Institutional Funding Advisor or Senior Advisor, depending upon skills and experience. This position will maintain and support institutional donor relationships in the UK, both directly and in support of other members of the Institutional Funding team. Working as part of a busy and dynamic team, this role will manage existing funding agreements and lead on the development of new funding relationships for the team.
As an Institutional Funding Advisor, you will support the development of new donor relationships and donor engagement, including building relationships with other INGO’s. You will manage contracts and grants for Sightsavers projects, engage with our country teams to support project implementation, and will support the implementation of our global institutional funding strategy. There will also be opportunities to contribute to wider organisational systems development and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in an international development related subject or have gained relevant working experience. You will have a demonstrable experience of working with institutional donors preferably including bilaterals, multilaterals or large scale foundations. Candidates with experience of producing successful applications and writing high quality donor reports as well as donor engagement would be of particular interest. The successful candidate will have good research skills with a good understanding of budgets and financial data.
This role will involve occasional travel across the UK for meetings and briefings and the successful candidate will be expected to travel 3-4 times per year to Country Offices.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills but if you feel you are ready for this challenge and responsibility, please read the complete Job Description for each role for further details. Please make it clear on your application which of the two roles you are applying for.
We anticipate that interviews will take place on Wednesday 8 May and Friday 10 May 2019 at our offices in Haywards Heath.
Closing Date: 29th April 2019