Oxford HR is working with Actionaid UK to recruit a new Head of Programme and Emergencies Funding based in London.
As part of the global ActionAid family, they are helping to build a fair and just world where everyone can claim their rights. To achieve this they work with local people in more than 45 countries to fight hunger and disease, seek justice and education for women, hold companies and governments to account and help communities cope with emergencies.
In the UK their role is to raise funds to carry out programme work internationally, to motivate and engage our supporters and the general public and to campaign for change and to support the development and effective working of ActionAid International. Actionaid are a value driven, forward thinking organisation, focused on achieving long-term change through supporting partners to make a sustainable difference.
Leading a team of specialists, this senior role within fundraising is responsible for building and managing funding relationships with the major institutional donors in the UK including DFID, the DEC, Comic Relief and Big Lottery, effectively promoting and representing the AAI programming approach and thus increasing income.
The role encompasses responsibility to develop, plan and lead the implementation of the humanitarian funding strategy for ActionAid UK. The postholder will work closely with colleagues in ActionAid International and ActionAid country programmes to deliver coherent support that maximises the skills and experience and support across the federation, and add value into development of the overall fundraising strategy and other fundraising and organisational team.
The post holder will maintain (evolving as appropriate) strategy, business processes, relationships and evaluation tools that support the delivery of exceptional income results against ambitious objectives, overseeing the development and delivery of the Programme Funding Strategy. This includes strategies for Emergencies Funding and DFID, and the candidate will take senior leadership responsibility for ActionAid’s funding relationship with DFID, and lead ActionAid UK’s response to major emergencies working with relevant teams across AAUK (fundraising, communications, policy and finance) and with AAI Emergency Response Team.
As a proactive member of the Fundraising Management team and the Leadership Group, the post holder will provide strategic leadership on core responsibilities and providing advice and support to fellow team members, supporting the Director of Fundraising, and acting as an ambassador to ensure relations between fundraising and other departments remain productive and deliver in line with strategic objectives. The role will aim to raise awareness of AA as a major player in the fight against global poverty and the humanitarian sector, and represent fundraising needs to other parts of ActionAid to enable fundraising programmes to meet their objectives and maximise opportunities.
The successful candidate will bring at least 5 years’ experience at a senior level in the development sector, and have a track record of successful fundraising from DFID and major strategic foundations. You will have the ability to develop and maintain effective high level working partnerships, and direct experience developing and managing programmes in developing countries (ideally with experience in emergency response) and experience of developing and managing plans, budgets and providing management information.
Please note applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK
For more information on how to apply please visit- http://www.oxfordhr.co.uk/index.php?pg=43&job=181