Tearfund Job Advert-Programme Funding Officer - Juba, South Sudan

Programme Funding Officer - Juba, South Sudan

Are you an experienced and qualified Communication, Programme Funding Officer? Tearfund South Sudan has an exciting opportunity for a professional and qualified Programme Funding Officer.

The Programme Funding Officer (PFO) will be responsible for supporting the Programme Funding Coordinator (PFC) in coordinating proposals, donor reporting, and project information management systems within the South Sudan programme. The role will also provide accountability to those donors while ensuring compliance to donor and Tearfund rules and conditions within the programme. Additionally, the role will build the capacity of selected partners to source, manage and close donor projects. This requires working closely with the Programme Funding Coordinator, programme team, partnership team, partner staff and other stakeholders to draft and edit donor proposals and reports; coordinate compliance with various institutional donor rules and Tearfund policies; coordinate and support donor field visits and evaluations; lead analysis of field experience to derive lessons learnt; write news and prayer letters on request; and share best practice, while building the capacity of partners to fundraise, engage with donors externally, and manage grants

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Degree / equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience in a related subject.
  • Masters in Development studies or other related studies.
  • Minimum of two years International NGO field experience in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (narrative and budgets) and donor reporting.
  • Proven ability to develop winning proposals for public and/or private sector donors
  • Experience in logframe development and Project Cycle Management
  • Experience in conveying stories and case studies to external audiences in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in project implementation
  • Experience in capacity-building in a coaching and accompaniment model
  • Experience in capacity-building national staff in reporting and proposal writing
  • Experience of working to SPHERE Standards, People In Aid, Red Cross Codes of Conduct & HAP Principles
  • Experience with USAID/BHA, ECHO, GAC, DRA, BMZ, GFFO, and UN Donors.

Skills/Abilities required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent English language (written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly
  • Strong interpersonal and team coordination skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and commitment to apply biblical principles prayerfully within all aspects of the role
  • Strong negotiation and representation skills
  • Strong organisation and administrative Capacity.
  • Understanding of development communication and terms
  • Experience of using Google mail, docs and drive.
  • Experience of working in sectors relevant to Tearfund’s strategy e.g. Health, Nutrition, Food Security, WASH, Protection, Peacebuilding etc.
  • Experience of developing and/or managing consortia
  • Good numeracy skills and ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Ability to lead and facilitate team prayer and Bible studies.

Personal qualities required

  • Christian
  • Committed to Tearfund’s Mission, Values and Beliefs
  • Humanitarian & Christian motivation
  • Emotionally and spiritually mature
  • A strong team player and a practical desire to support the field team
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic and determined Willingness to travel and live in basic conditions.

If the above describes you then please have a look at the Job description attached and do apply!

The position is based in Juba, South Sudan with frequent travel to our various field bases in South Sudan.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter terror-terror measure.

Approved Advert-Programmed Funding Officer-Juba.PDF (1.6 MB)
Programme Funding Officer - JD South Sudan -.pdf (608.1 KB)
Tearfund Application form -.docx (44.7 KB)