STREET CHILD : Proposal, Grant and Communication Coordinator (PGCC)

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Job Title:    

Proposal, Grant and Communication Coordinator (PGCC)

Reporting to:

Central Africa and Great Lakes Regional Director

Contract Type:

Full Time (37.5 hrs/week), 1-year fixed term (renewable)


£ 19,000 - £25,000

Principal Location:

Goma with regular travel to other parts of the Country (circa 30% time).


Opened until we identify a good candidate


Part 1: Role Purpose:


The PGCC is a senior position within the SC-DRC team. The PGCC will work with the Programme Team to coordinate all proposal development processes and ensure the best possible awards management. The position requires a highly organized individual who can manage complex processes with many stakeholders. The post holder will work with others to creatively and innovatively package our project proposals in ways that convince donors and provide SC with a superior advantage compared to potential competitors. The role will so ensure a sound grants management within the Project Cycle Management with a focus on quality reporting to donors.


Part 2: Key Responsibilities



Proposal Development

Lead on the development and management of consortium arrangements. Ensure appropriate documentation developed and filed to support consortium arrangements. 
Work with technical Roving Coordinators and partners technical team leaders to develop generic concept notes for specific programmatic areas. These concepts should reflect our ambitions and new creative thinking to achieve more for vulnerable children.
Lead the BID no BID analysis of all promising funding opportunities following SC internal procedures.
Process-lead the development of high-value or complex proposals or bids, building on global, regional and national expertise, and ensuring the highest quality product.
Serve as pen holder or lead writer for all DRC proposals and support other regional countries as appropriate on competitive bids.
Coordinate the technical inputs for project design with the Senior Programme Manager, Roving CPiE Coordinator, Roving EiE Coordinator and Roving Green Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Country Operations Manager (for field team inputs, logistics, costings, etc.), Security, Finance, and HR (for staffing requirements).
Ensure full internal review and sign off as per the proposal development process protocol established by SC in DRC and in the region.
Draft key sections of proposals that are standard inputs – e.g., capability statements; country context and programme experience, while drawing on the expertise of Roving Technical Coordinators, Operations, Finance, HR and Security.
Ensure that Street-Child’s Theory of Change and key approaches are reflected in new proposals and that key elements of programme quality are included (e.g., CLWD, child participation, child safeguarding, gender, lessons learned from past programming, accountability, adaptive management, effective and sustainable partnerships, etc.).
Coordinate Value for Money calculations in proposal development, as required.


Grants Management and Co-creative partnerships

On a monthly basis, lead on the Award review meeting for each project in collaboration with the local partners involved.
Alert the SMT on any risk associated with specific grants and discuss key recommendations (NCE, Budget revision, proactive communication to the donor…)
In coordination with the RLPM, support the localisation activities implementation in DRC to advance the local level leadership in Humanitarian sector.
Coordinate the local partners network capacity strengthening and the co-creation process with key selected partners in targeted sectors and geographic zones.


Strategic and operational communication

Using the most recent NTIC, develop on an annual basis a documentary on Street-Child achievement in DRC for the donors and stakeholders’ attention.
On an annual basis, organise door open days for the attention of the public including donors, INGOs partners, local partners, government, etc
On a quarterly basis, organise a dining event with Street Connected children in big cities with active partners in the sector to discuss options for their positive transformation to valuing citizenship in DRC.
Actively raising Street Child DRC profile on Street-Child Websites, Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, internal WhatsApp’s groups in collaboration with Street-Child Global communication team.
Extract from each proposal the visibility requirement in each grant agreement and donor commitment, prepare a detailed action plan with timeline and execute in coordination with the project managers.
On a quarterly basis visit Street-Child field sites to collect communications materials for internal and external use but also for New Business Development purpose.
Engage actively with RLPM and the global communications teams to generate ideas, polish materials and ensure Street-Child DRC communications are appropriately targeted.
Any other tasks as required or directed by the Area Office.



Part 3:  Person Specification





Education / Qualifications 

Educated to degree level or higher 

Master’s degree in Economics or International Marketing or equivalent experience.

Experience and Knowledge 

Proven donors experience : ECHO, BHA, EU, SIDA, NMFA, FCDO, USAID, UNICEF, ECW, WFP, etc.
Humanitarian/development professional with a relevant Masters’ Degree or equivalent professional experience.
Understanding of the Grand Bargain, C4C and global localisation agenda.
Professional communicator and proficient in communication product.
Recommended minimum 5 years’ experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in new business development
Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.
Excellent organizational, coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, summarizing and synthesizing complex information for a variety of audiences.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Solution and results oriented, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
Fluency in English and French, both verbal and written, required.
Commitment to Street Child values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Great experience of communication, new ideas generations for marketing product perspective.
Experience of partnerships with local NGOs and cluster engagement.
Work experience in Sub Saharan region in general and the Great Lakes region in particular

Skills and Abilities 

Excellent written and spoken communications in English and French
Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to skilfully navigate both national and international stakeholders; 
A belief in local partnership and locally led development is essential 
A ‘can-do’, and agile attitude, a passion for problem solving and adaptative thinking; 
Ability to skilfully balance independent working with wider teamwork with both UK and international teams 

Knowledge of Swahili or other relevant local languages


Ability to travel regularly in fragile contexts



How to apply


To apply for this fantastic opportunity, please send your CV and a compelling covering letter as a combined/single document (max 3-pages) using instructions in the link below:


Female applications are strongly encouraged.


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