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Humanitarian Program Development Manager
Save the Children International



 Supervisor: Head of Program Development
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 12 months
 Closing Date: 18 Oct 2021


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.


 Duties and responsibilities:

Proposal Management – 60%

  • Coordinates the proposal development process for all humanitarian funding opportunities with PDQ  Technical Specialists including MEAL, Operations (for field team inputs, logistics requirements, costings, etc.), Security, Awards Management, Finance, and HR (for staffing requirements).
  • Produce proposal development schedules and track timelines, ensuring and facilitating coordination amongst teams (i.e. PDQ/TE, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, HR, and Security).
  • In collaboration with Head of Program Development, Members, and Regional Office, broker technical assistance, compliance information/guidance, and other resources to support humanitarian proposal development needs.
  • Support the Finance team, PDQ and TE, Operations, Supply Chain, and other necessary stakeholders to develop a proposal budget.
  • Draft critical sections of the proposals that are standard inputs – such as capability statements, country context, and program experience, while drawing on technical specialists, MEAL, Operations, Finance, HR, and Security.
  • Represent Save the Children as a generalist, alongside PDQ and TEs, in proposal development meetings and discussions.

Capture Planning and Opportunity Preparation – 20%

·         Work with Head of Program Development PDQ/TE, and Operations to gather and assess donor, partner, and internal information relevant to emergency response.

·         Support Head of Program Development to strengthen country office capabilities on long-term capture planning for significant forthcoming funding opportunities.

·         Proactively address challenges that may hinder the proposal development process.

Continuous Learning & Knowledge Management – 10%

·         Ensure that all appropriate donor and Save the Children resources, templates, and tools are available to relevant staff, as well as a clear understanding of donor requirements.

·         Maintains robust knowledge management systems (OneNet, Workplace, Teams, etc.) to support intra-country office communication and continuous learning.

·         Ensure all proposals and related documents are saved and circulated and work with Awards and Operations teams to share programme results and lessons learned.

Humanitarian Response – 10%

Support effective and joined-up strategic resource mobilisation for Category 1&2 Emergencies 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


Background in proposal development and coordination required.


  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating the development of major proposals to institutional donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors, and/or foundations with an emphasis on humanitarian-based intervention, preferred 4 years of experience
  • S/he has demonstrated the ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, the definition of an exact way forward, and ensuring buy-in.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and the ability to lead key tasks (eg. proposal development) to on-time completion under significant pressure.
  • Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with a wide range of internal colleagues and stakeholders (eg. programme, technical, awards, compliance, finance, program operations).
  • Good personal, organizational skills, including time management and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, including communicating with impact, influencing negotiation, and coaching.
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing needs.  Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in major emergencies, including traveling at short notice and extended periods.
  • Experience in project and change management related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Fluency in English and [Language essential in the country, eg French].


  • INGO, NGO, or nonprofit experience and an excellent grasp of operational issues.
  • Experience in developing project or proposal budgets.
  • Familiarity with local context and funding landscape.
  • Proven ability to write persuasive, competitive, and compliant narrative proposals for institutional donors. 
  • A detailed understanding of funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children’s.


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Send or through CV to https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210007JY&lang=en Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 18/Octeber/2021. Any application after this date will not be considered. All interviews done in HAC Labour Dep.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract .

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