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EU Proposal Coordinator - Maternity cover


DIRECTORATE: Resource Mobilisation and Innovation

Position: EU Proposal Coordinator Maternity cover

Location: Farringdon, London

Salary: Grade D / Salary up to £41,440

Contract type: Maternity cover up to 12 months Fixed Term Contract


At ActionAid International we help people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because thats how real change happens for women, for communities, for whole societies.


Institutional funding is now ActionAids second largest income stream and with the new Strategy 2028 we forecast clear opportunities and potential for ActionAid to scale up and diversify our institutional income through a fundraising model that is rooted in a partnership-based approach. The EU is the largest multilateral donor in the world, and funding from EU institutions represents a significant portion of ActionAids institutional income.


ActionAid is looking for an EU Proposal Coordinator (maternity cover) to increase ActionAids impact, influence and income for our development and advocacy programmes. If you have extensive experience of managing and writing successful fundraising proposals for institutional donors, particularly EU (DEVCO) as well as good understanding of donor funding policies and regulations you could be part of the team at ActionAid International helping people to achieve long-term and sustainable change


As EU Proposal Coordinator you will oversee and coordinate our proposal development process for all EU (DEVCO) applications across the Federation. You will identify and disseminate EU (DEVCO) funding opportunities and provide technical guidance on proposals and eligibility criteria. You will ensure that proposals have sufficient internal and external technical support and enjoy the required approvals. As our EU proposal expert, you will quality check submissions and make sure they comply with donor requirements. You will have success in building and maintaining strong relationships and work in collaboration with ActionAid members to secure income growth from the EU (DEVCO). You will also help build our capacity to generate high quality EU applications through coaching and shared learning. In this role as EU Proposal Coordinator, you will focus mainly on the EU Development Cooperation (DEVCO) from EuropeAid, EU Delegations, EDF, NEAR or EU Trust Funds.


As a graduate, you must have a proven track record in managing and writing successful fundraising proposals for institutional donors such as EU, ECHO, DFID or UN. In particular, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of EU (DEVCO) funding opportunities and proposal requirements, standards and criteria. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as an eye for detail. Familiar with developing proposal log frames and preparing budgets, you will be used to using ongoing analysis to actively improve proposals.


If you have the skills and passion to make a difference, we will be delighted to hear from you. Please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 9 a.m. on Monday 21 January 2019 to hrworkspace@actionaid.org. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 28 January 2019. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 


If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please dont apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.


Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.


ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions.



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