|Type of role|
|Contract type||Fixed Term|
|Contract length||3 (Three) years|
|Full Time||35 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date|
|Start date||1 June 2020 or Earlier|
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
The Country Representative will be a key part of the senior management team and lead on all fundraising activities to grow VSO’s ability to deliver impact and influence. S/he will provide business pursuit leadership and secure funding to deliver VSO’s global products in-country and across the relevant region, delivering £5-10 million in secured funding per year. As an expert in your field, you will be responsible for optimising income generation and business development from a range of institutional donors (e.g. EU, UN, DFID, USAID etc) in support of VSO’s programmes.
Skills, qualifications and experience
This opportunity will suit an experienced and entrepreneurial development leader looking for a stretching new challenge. The ideal candidate will have:
• Significant business pursuit experience with a proven track record of increasing secured funding success
• A passion for networking, relationship building and pre-positioning
• Significant experience of creating partnerships and relationship-building in consortia.
• Significant experience developing and winning major new programme opportunities; leveraging bid development processes.
• Strong change management experience, with the skills and determination to make difficult decisions and achieve transformational change.
• Energy, determination, and a commitment to VSO’s values and programming principles
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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