CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Programme Funding Officer, Haiti- CHRISTIAN AID

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Haiti is a country in crisis. Christian Aid is raising vital funds to support the essential work of their Haitian partners as they reach out to the devastated populations across Haiti. To accomplish this task Christian Aid requires a new Programme funding officer to join their team.

The level of need in Haiti has meant that there are a large number of donors that want to support the relief and reconstruction efforts. Our partners on the ground in Haiti have the capacity to deliver real and meaningful support in some of the most devastated and affected areas. We want to ensure that they have the funds they need in order to continue their essential work.

The programme funding officer will have a key role to play in sure that we are liaising appropriately with the different donors in Haiti, in ensuring the efficient and effective management of externally funded projects and in fund-raising for new projects where appropriate.

You will have experience in successfully raising money from donor agencies; reporting back successfully to them and in maintaining good relationships with them. You will relish the challenge of doing this in a difficult setting.

In order to work with the partner organisations, with the wider Christian Aid and with the donors in Haiti you will need a very good level of French and English. A good working knowledge of Creole is highly desirable.

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor. And we work with local organisationsto give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

Please show your suitability for this post by filling in an application form. In that form you will have to respond to the following questions which relate to competencies required for the role:

Creativity and innovation

Please describe an example of where you came up with an approved approach to getting work done?

Decision making

Please describe the last time you had to make an important decision when delivering a project or assignment, and how you made that decision.

Planning and organising

Describe a specific project or activity in which you had to identify tasks and set priorities for others. Tell us how you went about planning and organising so that the group would reach the goal.

Information gathering and processing

Please give us an example of where you have had to research complex texts in order to locate specific information.

Download the role profile (62 KB pdf)

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/applicationpack/Application.aspx and email your completed International application form to: gdonaldson@christian-aid.org (quoting the reference number), or send by fax to 00 1 876 754 8808. Alternatively, your completed application form can be printed out and posted to us at:

Christian Aid
14 South Avenue
Kingston 10
Jamaica.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: CB/04/10

Closing date: 12 midnight, Wednesday 5 May 2010

Interview date: Between 10 and 18 May 2010

Fixed term appointment for one year

Salary: US$33,032 – US$ 37,623 pa

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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