Senior Programme Development and Funding Officer

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About the role

  • 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.

About 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.
  • An in-depth understanding of international development, specifically development and 
    humanitarian context in Bangladesh.
  • High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures.

Further information

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

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact "HR’

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to fill up the online application form and 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 at: bangladesh-jobs@christian-aid.org

Please note, CVs via email will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.


Quick check

  • Salary (full time):
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    31 March 2027
  • Location:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Closing date:
    25 February 2024
  • Interview date:
    7 March 2024
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