Sr. Officer, Project Development Team | JAAGO Foundation

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Sr. Officer, Project Development Team

JAAGO Foundation is a civil society organization (CSO) working towards education and social mobilization for the underprivileged masses of Bangladesh. It’s the mission to fight poverty, JAAGO pioneered a Free-of-Cost International Standard School for underprivileged children in remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO’s Youth Development Program focuses on national development via the reallocation of skills and resources to foster self – reliance and growth in every young citizen.

The brief description of Position:
– The position holder will work with and support the Project Development Team with Fundraising, Grant management and organizational/donor compliance.
– Priority should be given to raising institutional donor funds to support the full implementation of the organization’s vision.

Fundraising: 60% of the time
– Actively contributing to set and achieve donor based income targets and managing resources to this end.
– Analyze donor submission and contract requirements and providing orientation to the relevant staff on compliance.
– Support proposal development through coordinating the establishment of proposal development working groups of key staff within the organization and ensuring key actions are delegated.
– Use the Logframe tool effectively for developing the Concept Note and Project Proposal.
– Identify the project proposal development schedule at the concept note/proposal stage and coordinating with the relevant staff to ensure deadlines are met.
– Prepare budgets with the support of Program heads and Finance department.
– Conduct donor research and analyze donor funding trend to match donor focus with JAAGO’s priority programme themes in Bangladesh.
– Share new funding opportunities with Program Managers/teams, Senior Management and the Executive Director.
– Identify opportunities for fundraising with in-country institutional donors and private foundations/corporates.
– Maintain up to date knowledge on donor-funded projects.
– Maintain Project Development Team worksheet on Google Drive to keep track of all submitted project proposals and potential funding opportunities.
– Provide support to develop a fundraising strategy for the organization.

Grant Management: 20% of the time
– Facilitate the process of signing contracts with the donors.
– Maintain donor communication on behalf project implementation teams.
– Facilitate occasional visits of donors when necessary.
– Collect information, edit and finalize Project Progress and Final Reports with the support from project implementation teams and ensuring quality donor reporting is completed by submission deadlines.
– Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements by updating the project staff.
– Update project staff and Finance department for donor financial requirements.
– Update and manage project document filing and storing (both physical and Online- Google Drive, Dropbox).
– Update Project Reporting Calendar based on the on-going projects.
– Ensure and support project implementation teams with Project MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning).
– Participate in meetings with the Finance Department and Project managers to monitor the burning rate of donor funds.

Networking: 15% of the time
– Build and maintain good relationships with donors by attending different donor meetings, seminars and conferences.
– Follow up with donors after attending meetings.
– Continue liaison with donors for future funding opportunities.
– Scope funding opportunities that arise out of networking with donors.

Others: 5% of the time
– Assign work and manage the performance of the team’s interns.
– Complete administrative tasks of the team.
– Assist different departments of the organization when necessary.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:
– Good understanding of the proposal development process and the project management cycle.
– Expert project-based project-based budgets.
– Strategic thinker with proven analytical and planning skills.
– Good understanding of donor contract management procedures.
– Good presentation skills.
– Sound understanding of development issues.
– Excellent written and spoken English and Bangla communication skills.
– Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to network and negotiate effectively.
– Ability to manage complex tasks, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Supervision Given/Received:
– Reporting To: Assistant Manager, Project Development Team.

– Master’s degree in a relevant field (Social sciences, Development Studies, Economics, or equivalent).

– Minimum 2/3 years’ experience in the development sector;
– Considerable experience in fundraising, maintaining databases;
– Experience in donor funding research and analysis;
– Experience in donor reporting;
– Experience of fundraising and contract management within the international development sector;
– Experience in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation;
– Experience in training facilitation and training content development.
– Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
– Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language is desired.
– Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) with multiple project partners.

Technology to be Used:
– Competent computer skills especially MS-Word and Ms-Excel and other relevant software
– Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail; data analysis software knowledge is a plus.

If you are interested and meet the criteria, please send your CV with Cover Letter showing your interest to with subject line “Sr. Officer, Project Development Team” Without subject line and Cover Letter, the application will not be accepted.

JAAGO Foundation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. JAAGO Foundation is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.