Senior Manager, Funder Relations and Project Development

Full Time

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Senior Manager, Funder Relations and Project Development.
Location flexible – Ideally; Edinburgh, London or Nairobi (willing to travel is a must)
About GALVMed:
Implementing GALVmed’s 2030 strategy will entail building a significant pipeline of new R&D projects and Commercial Development initiatives which will be funded by both new and existing funders. This new role will be at the heart of this drive and will undertake a broad range of activities related to developing new initiatives and attracting the necessary funding. The incumbent will work alongside the Director of Funder Relations and Development and will be required to engage widely with fellow GALVmed colleagues and external partners, stakeholders and subject matter experts.
Developing New Project Proposals for Funding Consideration:
This input spans the full range of project development activities. It starts with the early kernel of an idea for a new project and then progressively and iteratively refines this through a number of stages to the point where a full funding proposal, which makes the persuasive case for a well-designed and fully costed project, is formally submitted to the prospective funder. At any given time, a number of potential new projects will be in varying stages of development and, in supporting this pipeline, the incumbent will:
* Work with colleagues and external partners in supporting the development of new projects & initiatives.
* Draft related documentation such as donor discussion documents, concept notes and full funding proposals in support of these new projects.
Developing New Funding Sources for GALVmed:
GALVmed currently has two principal funders (BMGF and FCDO) who fund approximately 90% of our work. GALVmed is currently looking to diversify this funding base and bring additional funding institutions on-stream. The incumbent will play a key role in this diversification drive by:
* Helping landscape the prospective donor community and identifying a short-list of potential new funders.
* Approaching short-listed organisations and building relations to the point where funding proposals may be submitted for their consideration.
Funder Reporting:
A key part of maintaining solid and productive relationships with funders is to deliver a high level of service in terms of reports and information for the funders. This relates to both regular, scheduled progress reports and ad-hoc requests for information. The incumbent will play an active role in both facilitating the reporting process within the organisation and directly drafting content and material for the reports