Proposal Development Manager

Voluntary Service Overseas, Lampang, Thailand
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Job Summary

Job Description

In this global role, you will be responsible for supporting VSO to seek and respond to restricted funding opportunities – developing competitive funding proposals by coordinating VSO bid teams and acting as lead writer. You will be able to design impactful programmes together with programme team and to build a strong partnership with international development. This role will be based in Bangkok, Thailand / Manilla and/or Mindanao, Philippines. Please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply.

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Proven experience of preparing compelling, high-quality documentation (concept notes, presentations, proposals, budgets, reports, log frames, Theories of Change etc.) for different donor audiences
  • Proven track record in writing winning donor proposals for donors including USAID, EC, UKAID, SIDA, and UN Agencies – excellent knowledge of donor proposal formats, log frames and budgeting
  • Experience of establishing and cultivating strong donor relationships that have delivered substantially increased income
  • Proven experience of evaluating proposals and providing high quality analytical, feedback to programmes
  • Familiarity with M&E tools; theories of change, monitoring frameworks and basic evaluation techniques
  • Proven ability to research new funding opportunities and to make appropriate judge ments about their potential to realise significant restricted income
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings – the experience of leading and facilitating workshops and training
  • Proven experience of establishing and negotiating partnerships between organisations; experience in developing and writing consortia proposals and teaming agreements as part of consortia bid development
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills: ability to be self-directed and take initiative
  • Strong analytical and financial and skills.

Qualifications required

  • Educated to degree level in an international development-related discipline
  • IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
  • Experience of living and working internationally (4+ years required)
  • Fluency i n English (written and spoken). Portuguese, French or other languages desirable
  • IT skills including fluency in Microsoft Office suite and database usage
  • Ability to travel globally (estimated 30-50% travel required)