PROPOSAL COORDINATOR & WRITER
The Proposal Coordinator & Writer role is to support the Director of Program Development and Quality in the development of proposals and concept notes for development programming. The role provides leadership in the proposal development and writing process, ensuring the proposal aligns to the 2019-21 Country Strategic Plan and is developed with the relevent staff from across mutliple functions including: Technical Specialists, MEAL, Operations, Finance, Awards and Gender.
The Proposal Coordinator & Writer is also expected to work closely with the Country Office Awards Management Team to ensure that proposals and concept notes are developed in compliance with donor requirements. The role will also develop and maintain maintaining proposal development calendars and tracking all required inputs, ensuring all inputs are not only compliant but aligned to one another.
The Proposal Writer & Coordinator will work with the Senior Specialist for New Business Development to track and update information on donor strategies and their investments in Tanzania. The Coordinator will follow-up with donor engagement plans to help ensure meetings are taking place as scheduled, notes from meetings are catalogued and that staff have relevant materials to share during these meetings.
The Proposal Writer & Coordinator is also expected to capacity build existing Country Program staff on both proposal development (in coordination with the Senior Specialist for New Business Development), and donor reporting through coaching and trainings.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master degree in relevant subject with at least 3 years of experience with a humanitarian/ development organisation. A Bachelors degree with at least 5 years of experience with a humanitarian/ development organisation can be substituted.
Experience in leading development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of donor budgets greater than $5 million.
Understanding of project management and project cycle management, including project design, implementation and evaluation
Demonstrable competence writing winning proposals
Strong understanding of donor compliance; previous experience with Save the Children reporting mechanisms and requirements a plus
Demonstrated experience of participating in multi-sector needs assessments
Solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts
Proven capacity to deliver training and coach staff
Strong representational skills
Ability to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context
Ability to be adaptable and flexible
Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field
Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
Commitment to Save the Children International values.