Based in London (30% Travel to RI International Operations)
Salary competitive (dependent on previous experience)
Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organisation working across 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialise in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
The Programme Development Director role is critical in bringing significant impact and opportunity of funding from DFID to RI globally. Reporting to the VP of Programme Development, you will lead the strategic planning for UK funding opportunities from the UK government, alongside forming strategic partnership with humanitarian and development actors from the private sector, and international NGO community.
Your role will be to develop and maintain constructive fundraising relationships with DFID and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). You will ensure effective account management of these relationships in strong collaboration with other RI Country teams and internal departments.
To be successful in this role you will bring proven experience in strategic planning, programme design and proposal development for DFID and FCO, and experience of working for or with INGOs. You will have built partnerships with relevant private sector organisations, think-tanks, academic institutions and other INGOs. Whilst this is a strategic role, it requires the candidate to take a hands-on approach to proposal development, capture planning and strategy development.
This role has a global remit that requires the candidate to be able to travel internationally up to 30% of the time.
Due to the critical nature of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be interviewed prior to the closing date. please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this role.
Simply apply by following the link below and uploading your cover letter and up-to-date CV on our website.
Due to limited resources only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.
Note to external agencies, we will not be accepting CVs from third parties
Relief International is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Relief International is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.
About the Organization
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RIFrance and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.