The Organisational Development and Donor Relations Section is a strategic support function for the International Department of the Church of Sweden. This section is responsible for expert support in strategic management and planning, thematic support to programmes, development of methods and systems as well as increasing funding opportunities. The Programme Development Officers sits within the Donor Relations team of this section. The purpose of the Donor Relations team is to secure funding for existing or expanding programmes and projects that can be scaled up through new partners and/ or increased geographical outreach. Act Church of Sweden is currently recruiting staff for two positions. The first Programme Development Officer focuses on our humanitarian programming while the second position focuses on our long term development programming.
The positions includes coordinating, maintaining and developing long-term relationships with new and existing donors, such as EU, Swedish Embassies, philanthropic organizations and Radiohjälpen. You will represent Act Church of Sweden in strategic meetings and discussions with donors on funding opportunities, on-going contracts, and frame agreements. In addition, you are responsible for coordinating the fund development process with the relevant unit, managing funding proposals within Act Church of Sweden, and formulating and supporting effective grant reporting to donors. You will contribute to the objectives and goals of the Donor Relations team in order to maximise funding generated from donors for Act Church of Sweden and our partners. Duties also include proving support and quality assuring proposals and reports submitted to donors. Together with the Donor Relations Financial Controller, you will ensure that all relevant staff are informed of the donors’ requirements, rules and procedures and ensure that Act Church of Sweden complies with donor requirements.
- University education in relevant field, for example NOHA, economics, international development and humanitarian studies.
- Experience in working with humanitarian and/or development programmes is a requirement.
- Completed courses related to institutional funding, for example DG ECHO, DG DEVCO, EU etc. is merited.
- Proven track record of working with institutional donors, preferably in the humanitarian or development sector. This includes working with funding proposals, reporting management and donor compliance, and an understanding of programmatic budgeting.
Additional skills and experiences
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office package.
- Effective networking and negotiating skills and an ability to work against funding targets.
- A good understanding of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) systems and intervention logic.
- Knowledge of the quality and accountability and/or the community-based psychosocial approach is an asset.
- Understanding the roll of the Church in the development and the humanitarian sector and the ecumenical movement (Lutheran World Federation and the ACT Alliance) is an asset.
- A good understanding of the international development and/or humanitarian sector.
- Excellent spoken and written English and Swedish are requirement, Spanish and French language skills are an asset.
We are looking for someone who is results and detail orientated and a team player. You are also innovative and have the ability to motivate others. You are experienced at problem solving, have a high level of integrity and take responsibility for your work. We assume you share the values of the Church of Sweden.
This is two fulltime permanent positions, starting as soon as possible. You will be travelling approximately 11-25 days per year.
More detailed information is available from International Director of Strategic Planning Coleen Heemskerk, firstname.lastname@example.org +46-(0)18-16 99 87
The trade union representatives for the holder of this posts are Katarina Ottosson (Vision), Joakim Lindström (Jusek) och Kajsa Cedervall Westerman (KyrkA). They can be reached via email.
Last day to apply is 28/8 2019.
Specify if you are applying for the Program Development Officer position with the humanitarian or the long term development focus.