TITLE: Program Development Manager
TEAM/PROGRAMME: SCI Zambia, Department of Programme Development and Quality
LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia with some travel
CONTRACT LENGTH: 24 months
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Program Development Manager (PDM) is a middle-level position within the Country Office. In cooperation with Save the Children member countries and in collaboration with the country office Zambia, the PDM will identify and track donor opportunities, facilitate donor engagement, assist in the development of fundraising strategies, lead the new business and proposal decision, design and development process for all funding opportunities. The position requires innovative thinking and creativity to package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow out portfolio effectively. S/He will write sections of proposals that speak to our overall capabilities, while coordinating the input of technical advisors, Operations and field office implementation staff, Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Security into proposals and budgets. Recognising that many conversations with donors involve a review or update around current grants as well as discussions about new opportunities, the Program Development Manager will be expected to stay closely informed about the progress of all major institutional grants and able to speak to results in key reporting documents, including supporting on some review of large strategic reports.. S/he will be located in Lusaka with frequent travel to the field. The role has an external orientation, but also works very closely with SC Members.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director of Programme Development & Quality
Dimensions: Save the Children works in the Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition and Child Rights Governance across the emergency and development spectrum, humanitarian response. The program has highly integrated multi-sectoral approaches to address some of the most complicated issues affecting children in Zambia, including child marriage, education quality, chronic and acute malnutrition and multi-dimensional poverty.
Number of direct reports : None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
New Program Development
Facilitate donor engagement
Coordinate program design and proposal development
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy Skilled in social sciences, development area with a relevant masters’ degree. Proven track record in producing winning bids, proposals, and reports for institutional donors, corporations and others, with excellent writing skills Proven ability to design high quality programs Recommended 5-7 years’ experience in both an emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in at least 2 priority sectors of Save the Children: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition or child poverty. Excellent coordination, organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, and pull together input from a diverse team. Excellent writing/editing, reporting, budget development and presentation/communication skills. Experience in presenting project information to donors and partners. Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million dollar project budgets. Proven representation skills. Cultural awareness mastering and ability to work in an international environment with people from many diverse backgrounds and cultures. Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets. Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward. Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. Fluency in English and French, both verbal and written, required.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.