Programme Funding and Contracts Manager

Action Against Hunger UK

Reports to: Head of Programme Funding

Job Location: London, UK. Office based, but with the option to work up to 60% at home

Duration: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £38,612 – £41,292 gross per annum

Job purpose

Action Against Hunger is building a world where no one dies from hunger. Life-threatening hunger is predictable, preventable, and treatable, so a world without it is possible.
Action Against Hunger has led this global fight, saving the lives of children and their families, for more than 40 years and across more than 50 countries. We’re there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change until the world is free from hunger.
We tackle it where it hits and lead research to stop it. The Programme Funding Team makes this happen by leading the network in funding from the UK Government and other key institutions (as well as Start Fund and DEC). This is where you can really help.

About the role

The Programme Funding and Contracts Manager will work within the small, but dynamic, Programme Funding Team to help develop and manage our funding portfolio with the UK Government and other UK-managed donors. They will play a key role in supporting Action Against Hunger’s country, regional, global and UK programmes to increase its UK Government and other UK-managed donor programme funding portfolio, including strategic positioning for new grant and commercial contract opportunities, consortia development and facilitating, leading, and ensuring quality bid submissions. The post holder will support and ensure Action Against Hunger manages and delivers on its grant/contract requirements, liaising closely with the Network teams, partners and donors throughout. The post holder will also work with colleagues to raise Action Against Hunger’s profile and engagement with the UK Government and UK sector, to inform, influence and collaborate on key areas of importance for Action Against Hunger’s mandate. The post holder will support Action Against Hunger in responding to crises through our memberships of the Start Network and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The post-holder may be given specific country/regional responsibility for overall strategic funding and sector positioning engagement, but work flexibly as part of the Programme Funding team.

In line with Action Against Hunger’s International and UK Strategic Plans, and maximising the linkages between the UK Government’s international agenda and Action Against Hunger’s global priorities, the Programme Funding and Contracts Manager will work closely with our Network HQs and country teams, to develop opportunities and increase the level of new grants and commercial contracts, and ensure effective delivery on our rapidly growing portfolio of UK Government related grants/contracts, as well as funding from the Start Network and DEC. As part of a growing team, the Manager will ensure delivery on funding targets and contract/grant requirements, furthering engagement with the UK Government and UK sector at UK, regional and country-levels and contribute to the team’s and wider Action Against Hunger Network strategic work. The Manager will coordinate with Action Against Hunger’s International Donor Relations Unit to increase overall institutional donor funding, compliance and engagement.

The post holder will be expected to adhere to the terms of the Action Against Hunger International Code of Conduct and associated policies, as a condition of their employment. All employees have particular responsibility for understanding and following protocols in relation to safeguarding (children and vulnerable adults), and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Those in management positions are also responsible for ensuring that staff, volunteers, consultants and other key stakeholders are made aware of and supported in implementing these measures.

**key duties and responsibilities

Go get it – you’ll find, respond to and secure funding opportunities from the UK Government and other key institutional funders:**

  • Work with the programme funding team – and other fundraising colleagues to enable the timely identification and response to new funding opportunities from the UK Government and related institutional donors, including grants and commercial contracts. Help to position the network to respond to some of the key programmes as mentioned in the FCDO Commercial Pipeline: August 2021 to August 2024 (Nov 2021) and any FCDO framework agreements.
  • The post-holder will Support the Network to be well positioned to bid/apply for contracts and grants, including in consortia either as prime or sub. This includes identification of, and effective engagement with, an increased and more diversified number of UK sector actors.
  • Support Network technical teams and country staff throughout the bid development process (level of support provided will vary). This includes support with consortia building and negotiation, bid development facilitation and writing, reviewing and submission of bids, to ensure high quality proposals to achieve high success rates.

Work with and for the Action Against Hunger International Network:

  • Represent Action Against Hunger at relevant meetings, events or forums with the UK Government and UK sector on particular thematic/country/regional issues, in coordination with UK Advocacy colleagues. The role-holder will be expected to liaise with Advocacy and country/technical colleagues and across the Network, to increase Action Against Hunger’s visibility within the sector and position Action Against Hunger as the ‘go to experts’ on hunger and nutrition and associated WASH, food security and livelihoods, health and, disaster response and resilience.
  • Be a programme contact for the DEC and Start on emergencies, programmatic issues, appeals and potential funding allocations relating to specific countries/regions. This may require working outside of normal office hours or at the weekends in response to a new or emerging crisis.
  • Working with UK Operations colleagues in the MEAL team to support sharing best practice, evidence and learning from programmes to inform policy influencing.

How to apply

Programme Funding and Contracts Manager | Action Against Hunger UK | | CharityJob

Closing date: 10 Jan 2023