Senior Programme Development Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Programme Development Officer to support our programmes and institutional fundraising, who is passionate about seeing positive change in our world and can bring knowledge and creativity in designing innovative and effective peacebuilding programmes.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team as we have been growing our portfolio of donor relationships over the last few years and have recently expanded our work into new countries. Being part of a small, agile team provides opportunities to work on diverse projects and develop a range of skills.

This role provides a great opportunity for someone with experience in writing funding proposals and a keen interest in international development to sharpen their skills and grow their expertise. Cord’s peacebuilding approach means that we work a variety of sectors including women’s empowerment, land rights, freedom of religion or belief and transitional justice, to name a few.

The role will work with country teams to design and mobilise funding in line with our strategy, and will lead on coordinating and writing high quality funding applications, maintain and build relationships with donors and capture and share learning on our core thematics to continuously improve the quality and impact of our programmes.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with meticulous attention to detail, and have proven experience of success in designing and writing successful fundraising proposals. They will have strong research and analysis skills with the ability to form convincing arguments. Be comfortable under pressure, pragmatic and able to handle multiple priorities whilst working as part of an intercultural team.

This position is home-based with regular meet ups in Coventry. Cord has a flexible working policy.

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If you think you might be the right person for this role we’d like to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so we recommend applying early.

Salary: circa £32,000

Closing date is Monday 15th August 2022 23:59 GMT

About Cord

Cord is an international charity working to make peace a reality where people don’t have the freedom to exercise their rights. We work to build the relationship between those in power and local communities. 

We believe that people flourish when all parts of society work together. Peaceful relationships make that possible. The simple act of talking begins a journey of growth which transforms mistrust, includes the excluded and turns adversaries into allies.