Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.
South Asia Institutional Funding Manager Location: Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka Salary dependent on location, local terms and conditions will apply Sightsavers has an exciting new opportunity to join the Global Institutional Fundi ng team working within South Asia. This role will focus on developing and operationalising an institutional funding strategy, generating proposals particularly in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and providing support to institutional fundraising in India. The role will also include researching new institutional donors, strengthening regional and country capacity in grant managementand developing and updating management information systems.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience working in institutional or statutory funding alongside a proven track record of having raised and managed significant funding from a range of programme funding donors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, USAID or EC. You will have knowledge of the international development environment, be capable of managing multiple priorities, have excellent communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Some international travel will be required and the ability to obtain visas and travel within the South Asia region, particularly Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India, and the UK, US and UAE, is essential.
Closing date: 8 0ctober 2012
First stage interviews: 22-24 October 2012
To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies
As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply