Christian aid: Programme Funding Officer

Programme Funding Officer Democratic republic of Congo

Salary: USD 28,853 to USD 40,886 per annum (depending on qualifications & experience

Based: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with regular travel

Closing date: 9am, Monday 24June 2013

Conflict, corruption, food insecurity, HIV, the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa has huge hurdles to overcome on the way to lifting their people out of poverty.  You’ll help us and our partners secure the funding that is vital to providing the support this country programme desperately depends upon.

We’re working with partners across the DRC on programmes that are addressing a range of issues, from conflict and governance to food insecurity and natural resources management.  You’ll lead the funding work in French and English for all of these. It will involve getting a real grass roots understanding of our work, identifying potential donors, preparing funding applications and managing a range of complex financial reporting. You’ll spend time with programme teams across DRC to develop your knowledge of priority areas, which will mean travelling regularly within DRC.  It will then be down to you to translate that into successful proposals in French and English that improve the funding capacity of our NGO partners and DRC country office.  Whilst dedicating a large part of your time to the DRC, this position may also require you to support funding applications in other francophone countries (Sahel region, Burundi and Haiti).  We’ll expect you to identify funding opportunities for DRC with institutional donors and governments and build the kind of positive relationships that will enable you to leverage those opportunities.

It’s essential that you are fluent in written and spoken French and English and have experience of preparing reports and proposals for donors such as the EC, ECHO, DFID, USAID and UN.  We’ll expect you to demonstrate a proven success at securing funds as well as experience of narrative and financial reporting. Your background will have given you a real understanding of development issues and chances are you’ll also have a relevant degree and some field experience in high-risk, high-security contexts. On top of your excellent communication and presentation skills, you’ll be highly numerate and have a real analytical ability. You’ll be the kind of person who has the knowledge, qualities and skills to be a real influence on this area and someone who’s a great addition to any team.

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor and we work with local organisations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions:  Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Kindly use the ‘STAR’ approach in responding to the questions below and in providing examples, experiences and achievements. STAR is:

Situation – provide a brief outline of the situation or setting
– outline what you did
– outline how you did it, and
– describe the outcomes.

Communicate effectively

Tell us about a time when you had adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience

Decision making

Please describe the last time you had to make an important decision when delivering a project or assignment.

Steward resources

Describe a specific project or activity in which you had to identify tasks and set priorities for others.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. So you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Download the role profile

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from and email your completed International application form to: [email protected]  (quoting the reference number).

Please note CVs will not be accepted and that only short listed candidates will be contacted. All

DRC citizens and particularly women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job reference: DRC/CA/PFUNO/11/13

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 24June 2013

Interview date: Week of 1-5 July 2013

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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