Global Funding Research Adviser
Voluntary Service Overseas
United Kingdom
3d ago

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty.

We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come.

Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Working within the Donor Management Team, this role is responsible for providing ongoing, high quality research and trend analysis regarding international development funding.

It is crucial in identifying and consolidating advanced business development intelligence relevant to the VSO global portfolio and in line with VSO's core programme areas, thereby enabling VSO to respond appropriately to new business development opportunities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential Requirements :

  • Excellent knowledge of a range of bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors (inc. DFID, EU, GAC, UN, Nordics, etc) and global foundations, their priorities and ways of working
  • In depth experience and understanding of international development main trends, issues and themes
  • Proven ability to research new opportunities and provide analysis and recommendations including tracking and analysis of funding rules, requirements and positioning
  • Experience of writing quality reports, papers, presentations and briefings that are engaging and relevant to different target audiences
  • Ability to be self-directed, work independently and creatively
  • Able to analyse, prioritise complex and large quantities of information
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with colleagues
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; experience in developing and delivering information sharing sessions, workshops and briefings
  • Excellent organisation skills and strong ability to effectively operate under high pressure environments and to tight deadlines
  • Qualifications

  • Relevant post-graduate qualification or its equivalent
  • Significant business development and international development experience
  • Experience of working internationally
  • 10-20% travel expected
  • Competencies and Behaviour

    At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies :

  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge
  • Equal Opportunities

    VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

    Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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