Institutional Funding Advisor x 2

  • Haywards Heath, UK

Salary: £41,500 per annum

Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an Institutional Funding Advisor to maintain and support institutional donor relationships in the UK directly and in support of other members of the Institutional Funding team. The role is based in our Haywards Heath office (40 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Brighton). Sightsavers offers benefits such as a contributory pension scheme and  flexible working arrangements.

The post holder will work with the Institutional Funding Senior Advisor  in directly managing existing funding agreements and in leading on the development of new funding relationships for the team. Working alongside other members of this friendly team, you will be supporting the implementation of the overall global institutional funding strategy through direct involvement in proposal writing and reporting. You will contribute to wider organisational and departmental systems development and organisational initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in an international development related subject or have gained relevant working experience. You will have a demonstrable experience of working with institutional donors preferably including bilaterals, multilaterals or large scale foundations. Candidates with experience of producing successful applications and good donor reports as welldonor engagement would be of particular interest. The successful candidate will have good research skills with a good understanding of budgets and financial data. This role will involve occasional travel across the UK (including some evenings) for meetings and briefings and the successful candidate will be expected to travel 3-4 times per year to Country Offices.

Closing Date: May 1, 2018

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to

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We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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