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Associate, Program Development at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Team Summary:

  • The Program Development team creates new and repeat business for the organization in line with the Program Development Strategy. The Program Development team works closely with in-country Directors and Managers to ensure funding for programming that directly responds to the needs in Search’s conflict geographies. This function commences with scoping and pre-positioning for opportunities and completes with the signing of an award. This involves building program development strategies for conflict geographies, capturing opportunities, and leading Search’s engagement with institutional donors and partners. To develop successful bids the team works in close collaboration with other departments, including Finance, the Institutional Learning Team, Communications, and Human Resources. The Program Development team will build and strengthen the program development capacity within the organization.

Global Hub:

  • This position sits on the Global hub within the Program Development team. The Global Hub provides critical support to Search’s fundraising efforts, focused on grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with all institutional funders. Our vision is to continue professionalizing our organization’s business development through data-driven fundraising, effective partnerships, and by creating funding opportunities designed for Search.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the Global Business Development Hub.
  • Formulates all funding opportunities from institutional donors.
  • Manages the Global Business Development budget.
  • Supports the team’s knowledge management.

Contributions:

  • Strategy development: Carries out background research, record-keeping. Supports strategy processes.
  • Business intelligence: Researches and monitors donors. Analyzes funding opportunities. Ensures internal record-keeping.
  • Administrative: Ensures that internal trackers, portal access, tools, and resources are up to date.
  • Strategy development: Carries out background research, record-keeping. Supports strategy processes.
  • Business intelligence: Researches and monitors donors. Analyzes funding opportunities. Ensures internal record-keeping and maintenance of tracking systems in the Devex platform.
  • Knowledge management: Ensures proper record-keeping, including in the Grants Management System (GMS). Tracks key program development data and prepares reports as requested. Updates contacts in theGMS. Updates the Program Development policy site as needed.
  • Budget: Updates and oversees the Global Business Development budget, tracking budgets vs. actuals, spending, and other related components.
  • Partnerships: Supports partnership discussions. Conducts partner analysis. Ensures knowledge management.
  • Go/No-Go decisions: Conducts background research, including competitor analysis.
  • Capture planning: Conducts desk reviews. Assembles pre-proposal material. Supports delivery of capture strategy.
  • Program design: Provides input and support. Develops background material.
  • Proposal development: Drafts specific sections of proposals or concepts. Lead-writes supporting material development.
  • Proposal reviews: Participates on review teams.
  • Knowledge management and training: Ensures proper record-keeping, including in the Grants Management System. Tracks key program development data and prepares reports as requested.

Competency Behavior Indicators (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Engages and communicates effectively across functions and across teams.
  • Participates in external meetings.
  • Builds relationships and engages effectively with collaborators.
  • Uses resiliency and exhibits flexibility and adaptability to changing tasks and team priorities.
  • With oversight by the supervisor, writes technical sections for team documents, briefing materials, and presentations.
  • Works across functions from a multicultural perspective that reflects consideration of other cultures, other viewpoints, and other ways of doing things.
  • Sensitively recognizes ethical situations.
  • Focuses on the key objectives of a task or project.
  • Creates accurate, organized, and timely work.
  • Is resourceful with time management and technology to prioritize tasks with limited supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically BS/BA with minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Type and Nature of Contacts: Interacts with others and handles problem situations with tact. Periodic external engagement as requested.
  • Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Usual office environment conditions; ability to travel internationally at least 20%.
  • Supervisory and Budget Responsibility: None

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