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Senior Business Development Manager-Green Climate Fund-United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

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Location: Farringdon London, with overseas travel

Contract type: Fixed term contract 12 months / full time (flexible work options available)

Salary range: £ 39,100-46,000

The work of Save the Children UK’s Business Development Manager is remarkable and rewarding.

  • Are you excited about the opportunity to tackle some of the largest and most complex financing opportunities within the philanthropic sector?
  • Do you have a track record of securing large and / or complex bids or grants to FCDOs, the World Bank and other major bilateral or multilateral donors?
  • Do you have experience in negotiating business and management arrangements for bidding with partner organizations?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where all children can not only survive, but prosper and continue to change the world?

If the answer to these questions is yes, please contact us.

Note:

To avoid disappointment, we reserve the right to close vacant seats early if we receive a large number of applications, so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. This is to allow you to manage the application level while maintaining the experience of a positive candidate. Unfortunately, once the vacancies are cleared, no further applications can be considered.

about us

Save the Children UK believes that every child deserves the future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give our children the opportunity to start, learn and protect from harm. When a crisis occurs and children are most vulnerable, we always respond first and leave last. We ensure that the children’s unique needs are met and their voices are audible. We have lasting consequences for millions of children, including those who are the most difficult to reach.

Purpose of work

Report to Business Development, the Green Climate Fund team leader, responsible for developing high-priority and complex Green Climate Fund project designs and obtaining funder approval. This will allow Save the Children UK to secure $ 150 million in long-term climate change funding, which will have a significant impact on children.

Other important missions include providing leadership on the largest / most complex / strategically important proposals, with a particular focus on the Green Climate Fund. A key bidding team of technical, operational and financial experts ensures high quality design backed by a strong commercial strategy and manages large proposals at the same time at various stages of development. Senior Business Development Managers act as leaders in these complex proposals.

As a rights-based organization, we tackled anti-racism and actively opposed all forms of organizational oppression. We also support our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all employees to better represent children who celebrate diversity, challenge inequality and protect them.

Main accountability

The main duties of the Business Development Manager are as follows:

  • Work closely with the Green Climate Fund’s Interdisciplinary Matrix team leader to manage complex multi-million pound GCF proposals
  • Lead the project design process in collaboration with relevant technical advisors
  • Lead the bidding / commercial strategy and budgeting process, including the preparation of Finance Commission approval documents
  • Supports country offices through the complex Green Climate Fund design process and guarantees compliant proposals
  • Make sure you follow an effective Go / No-Go decision-making process throughout the bid development cycle
  • Lead and respond to queries from the Go / No Go (Senior Management Approval) process to ensure that opportunities are correctly recorded in the Awards Management System (AMS).
  • Perform financial modeling / cash flow forecasts, prepare financial documents for board approval, perform and present financial risk assessments
  • Lead the design process for multiple Green Climate Fund proposals
  • Manage requests from partnership development teams, business program hubs, partnerships, and philanthropy to support co-financing proposals for Green Climate Fund projects from relevant partners and funders.
  • Performing role responsibilities in a way that reflects our commitment to protecting children in accordance with Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Save the Children’s vision, mission, values ​​and approach

Personal profile

All of the following knowledge and skills are required:

  • A track record of securing large and / or complex bids or grants for FCDO, the World Bank, and other major bilateral or multilateral funders.
  • Achievements in the development of complex consortia and / or multilateral proposals
  • Experience in managing complex internal stakeholders and / or developing and managing consortiums.
  • Experience in negotiating business and management arrangements for bidding with partner organizations.
  • A track record of leading commercial strategies for key opportunities, overseeing the budgeting process (subsidies and commercial budgets), and ensuring compliance with the organization’s internal financial policies and client requirements.
  • Understanding of key technical areas related to SCUK’s work, such as climate, health, education, child protection, gender, livelihood and resilience.
  • Extensive understanding of funder procurement and management processes.
  • A deep understanding of the principles of monetary value in program planning

Aptitude

  • The principles of diversity and inclusiveness, and their demonstrable commitment to their practical application and integration into the work environment.
  • Save the Children UK’s objectives and commitment to the core values ​​of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of our work, both externally and internally. We strive to be a comprehensive employer, especially returning parents and caregivers returning to work after a career break, LGBT +, blacks, Asians, people with disabilities with a minority background, etc. We encourage applications from underrated groups. From disabilities, learning differences or long-term conditions, compassionate responsibilities, from different countries and regions, and from less favorable socio-economic backgrounds.

Remote work:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely in the UK, following the guidance of the UK Government. Beginning in July 2021, social distance restrictions will be relaxed, moving to a flexible and hybrid way of working (that is, a mix of remote / home and office-based work).

You can discuss flexible work options at the interview **. ** **

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives:

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of our work, both externally and internally. We strive to be a comprehensive employer, especially returning parents and caregivers returning to work after a career break, LGBT +, blacks, Asians, people with disabilities with a minority background, etc. We encourage applications from underrated groups. From disabilities, learning differences or long-term conditions, compassionate responsibilities, from different countries and regions, and from less favorable socio-economic backgrounds.

To see our full statement, please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/our-policies/diversity/

How to apply

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