Business Development and Programme Fundraising Manager (0929) – Christian Aid

About us

The Programme Funding Division (PFD) contributes to the work of Christian Aid by mobilising and managing restricted income; and supporting Country Programmes (CPs) to deliver on their commitments to donors, governments and the communities that we serve. PFD supports CPs in fundraising and contract management ensuring compliance with donors’ requirements and promoting positive engagement with donors to achieve transformational growth by increased impact, scale and leverage.

About the role

The ‘Business Development and Programme Fundraising Manager’ work with the Country Programmes and other colleagues in Christian Aid in developing programmes, leading on raising and managing restricted institutional income; and, promoting positive engagement with donors to achieve transformational growth by increasing impact, scale and leverage. This post will be based in our office in Lilongwe but will travel to project locations in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

About you

You must have at least five (5) years’ experience in raising and managing funds from institutional donors including Global Fund, DfID, USAID and EC / ECHO.  You must be fluent in written and spoken English. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in Development or any other related field.  You should be skilled in preparing project reports (narrative and financial reports) and you must have excellent representation skills. On top of your excellent communication skills, you should be highly numerate and have a real analytical ability. Working experience in Southern Africa will give you and additional advantage.


Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


Pre-screening questions 

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by answering the pre-screening questions below:

  • What is your understanding of this role that you applied for, after reading the job description available on the website? (Max. 1 page with font size 11 and at least I inch margins)
  • Complete the table below
I have over 5 years’ experience at a senior level in in similar roles? State the agency name, your job title and the number of years you were in this role
I have hands on experience developing proposals and reporting to these donors
  • DFID
  • EC
  • ECHO
  • Others (please mention) ________________
I have experience representing my organization to donors and other NGOs Mention at least one example; citing the task and the organization you were representing
I have experience working in a consortium Mention the name of the consortium, the agency you  were working for and your role
State the highest amount of funds you have won from institutional donors (mention the donor, project name, agency and year) Mention the project name, the agency and the country
I have experience with budgets and financial reporting Mention the project name, the agency, the donor and the budget amount
I understand compliance requirements for major donors List at least 5 cross-cutting compliance examples for the major donors


State the minimal salary in UK£ that you would accept  
Mention other expectations that will make you consider working for Christian Aid