Annoncør: Mission East

Ansøgningsfrist: 21/04/2024

Job: Experienced Grant Development Lead and Programme Manager

Are you familiar with the funding landscape for humanitarian development aid, and do you have a solid experience in grant writing with a good track record of securing funding?

Can you convey complex information clearly and persuasively, and do you demonstrate strong research and analytic skills?

And do you have successfully managed humanitarian/development programmes and teams?

If so, you may be our new Grant Development Lead and Programme Manager!

You will be part of a team with five other Programme Managers based in Denmark, Belgium and Tajikistan who support programming in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Nepal, and Armenia. The team also provides thematic support on water, climate and the environment, humanitarian action, inclusion, localisation, HDP nexus, advocacy and innovation. The team reports to the International Director.

The Job

The main purpose of your role is to increase Mission East’s (MEED) grants income by leading and actively contributing to the writing process for major funding proposals. The Grant Development Lead will play a critical role in identifying opportunities and researching, developing, and writing grant proposals to institutional donors (Danish MFA, UN, EU, etc.).
Additionally, you will provide HQ oversight and strategic coordination of a selected country partnerships, or contribute to the improvement of one of MEED’s thematic areas of work.

As Grant Development Lead, your tasks will be to:

Develop our outreach and funding

  • Research and identify funding opportunities that align with the MEED’s mission and strategic goals
  • Monitor and track trends and changes in grant funding and the humanitarian sector to advise and adjust strategies accordingly
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with funders and other stakeholders to enhance funding opportunities
  • Maintain an overview of all grant applications, including tracking opportunities, deadlines, submissions, and reporting requirements

Write and support applications

  • Collaborate with country teams, partners and HQ programme managers to deliver major new proposals, including development of project objectives, results frameworks, theories of change, budgets, etc.
  • Write, edit, and submit high-quality funding proposals and reports, ensuring they meet the funder’s requirements and deadlines
  • Lead development and writing of multi-year proposal for strategic partnerships, e.g. to the Danish MFA

As Programme Manager, you:

  • Oversee partner relations for country programmes including new partner selection, support to partnership agreements, and partner reviews
  • Support partner development plans and capacity building, and update (or develop) country strategy
  • Support design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programmes in assigned country. Ensure, together with partners that programmes are delivered on time, within budget, and achieve desired impacts
  • Oversee management of programme budgets and ensuring value for money.; monitor expenditures and adjust budgets as necessary to meet programmatic and financial objectives
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on programme progress and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with MEED policies, donor requirements and other legal requirements
  • Support internal and external information sharing, and contribute and review inputs for the Annual Report etc.

As responsible of a theme, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of best practices on selected thematic priorities
  • Draft and revise programmatic tools & policies for the continuous improvements of programme deliveries
  • Participate in relevant thematic networks and working groups
  • Occasionally, represent MEED to donors, networks and at external events


We expect you to have:

  • A master level degree in International Development, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Proven experience in grant writing, ideally within the humanitarian sector, with a proven track record of securing funding
  • Familiarity with the funding landscape for humanitarian/development aid
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail and the ability to convey complex information clearly and persuasively
  • Strong research skills and the ability to analyse and synthesize information
  • Experience in management of donor relations and reporting
  • A proven track record of successfully managing humanitarian/development programmes and teams.

It is important that you also demonstrate:

  • Awareness of humanitarian quality standards (Core Humanitarian Standard, SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and others)
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with the ability to work with colleagues and partners with diverse skill levels, language levels and perspectives (often through remote communication)
  • Proficiency in English & Danish (written and verbal) and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to thrive with a variety of tasks and demonstrate flexibility in a sometimes-hectic work environment where tasks might change priorities
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, analytical skills, and a friendly-constructive attitude
  • Highly organised, proactive, and able to work independently
  • Sympathy with Mission East’s organisational values

We offer:

  • An open fulltime employment under MEED’s Danish terms and conditions with a salary placed on the highest level of our scale
  • An organisation in development where you will have room to make an impact within a great team of committed and high professional colleagues
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home certain days a month
  • International travel activity depending on the selected candidate to match private life needs/commitments
  • This position is based at MEED’s headquarter in Hellerup – Denmark


Deadline for application: 21 April midnight (CET).

If you have any questions about the position, please, contact Peter Drummond-Smith, International Director, at [email protected]

You apply by clicking on “Apply for this job”, filling in the form and uploading your CV and application. Remember to click on “Submit application” at the bottom of the page.

Mission East wants to promote equality and diversity, and we therefore encourage all qualified people to apply for the position – regardless of ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion.

About us

Mission East is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance and are highly committed to our values. We are dedicated to empowering vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities, striving to uplift them from poverty and exclusion. Through direct engagement with those in need and collaborative efforts with local and international partners, we endeavor to enhance the effectiveness, reach, and long-term viability of our aid initiatives. Together, we are committed to creating positive change and fostering sustainable development for a brighter future.

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