Humanitarian Program Development Manager

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The Opportunity

The Humanitarian Program Development Manager will support the Head of Program Development, and other country program staff to grow Save the Children funding and partnerships at the country level to resource the Country Strategic Plan.

To achieve the country’s program ambitions in line with SC’s Global Breakthroughs, the Country Office Humanitarian Program Development Manager will be responsible for managing the proposal development process for humanitarian awards and ensuring the final product is relevant, competitive, and timely. S/he will be responsible for working with the PDQ (TE and MEAL), Supply Chain/Operations team to coordinate the proposal design process and collaborating with the Finance team to create the proposal budget for final submission to the donor. The Country Office Humanitarian Program Development Manager will be responsible for inputting into the capture planning and continuous learning processes where applicable.

In a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


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.

Contract duration: 1 year

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


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

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