Desired Job Profile Purpose of the Role
To ensure that Save the Children maintains a diverse and growing portfolio of funding from Institutional Partners for its work in India, and demonstrates consistently high standards in fundraising & management
Tasks and Responsibilities Specific Responsibilities
1. Resource Mobilisation
Maximize resource generation from institutional donors; achieve and exceed the financial / non-financial targets assigned for this role
Establish and manage existing alliances and partnerships, and explore new ones to increase the organization’s reach and the resources generated
Seek out Call for Proposals / Funding Opportunities and ensure they are reviewed and meet the organization’s strategy
Explore new sources of funding with private trusts, foundations, public-private-partnerships etc.
2. Relationship Management
Establish and nurture relationships through regular meetings, visits, networking engagements with key institutional donors (EU, ECHO, DfID, US AID etc) thereby growing their funding portfolio with Save the Children
Engage periodically with Save the Children Member countries by organizing periodic calls, encourage and facilitate visits by Save the Children International colleagues to India, and any of their actual or potential donors
Rigorous project monitoring to oversee timely internal risk assessment / management of existing grants- i.e. tracking expenditures under spends, processing timely requests.
Timely Income Calling.
3. Proposal, Concept Notes and Report Writing and Reviews
Produce consistently high quality concept notes and proposals that adhere to donor guidelines, in close
coordination with the program team at state or national level.
Review the donor narrative reports especially high risk, high value donors such as ECHO, EU, DFID to ensure quality and consistency of the language and high standard by ensuring sign off by the technical team.
Ensure timely submission of all the donor reports.
Post-graduation in Social Work / relevant field.
5- 7 years of experience in the relevant field preferably development sector
High level skills in capacity building and team development
Sound knowledge and proven success with new business development, preferably involving past experience fundraising from institutions and / or corporates within the development sector
Excellent communication skills (written & oral)
An ability to absorb large amounts of information in short timeframes, identifying key issues, and recalling key details
Ability to construct and check a complex budget
Ability to work within and occasionally to lead a virtual team of staff of all levels, without necessarily holding any direct line management authority
Knowledge of compliance requirements for major donors such as USAID, ECHO, EC, and DFID and skills to establish compliance systems with SC BR staff
Ability to construct insightful and well-presented MIS data, to allow senior decision makers an immediate picture around core business processes
Sound Knowledge of core IT applications
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
Willing to travel
Positive attitude and high energy
Maturity and emotional balance
Tact and sensitivity to the needs of others
Strong influencing skills
Judgment, Decision Making & Problem Solving Ability
Demonstrable ability to work well in a team
Adaptable, flexible, proactive and innovative.
High level of professionalism in conduct
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Willingness to abide by SC BR’s Child Protection Policy.