Job Title: Proposal and Reports Coordinator
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Employer: Save the Children
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Closing Date: 31/01/2017
Job Description:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.


We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 24 Months

The role

The role holder is envisioned to support the Awards Management Director in the development of proposals, concept notes and on-going documentation of the emergency response programs. The role of the Proposal and Reporting Coordinator is to ensure that programmes are developed and implemented using an integrated, cross-sectoral approach. The post holder will be expected to the lead the coordination between technical and operational teams to ensure that proposals are developed in coordination. Along with developing high quality proposals, the post-holder is also expected to work closely with program managers to document project achievements for donor reports.

Qualifications and experience


  • MSc/Bachelors degree in Social Science/ Development/ Economics.
  • Previous experience, at least 3 years of project management and project cycle management, including project design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Excellent skills in proposals budgeting.
  • Ability to analyse financial reports
  • Experience of leading the preparation successful funding (narrative and budget) proposals and reports for donors, including ECHO, DFID and OFDA and Save the Children members. Understanding of CAP and Appeal processes
  • Good understanding of donor compliance and SC reporting mechanisms and requirements
  • Proven capacity to deliver training and coach staff
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Language skills in Arabic
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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