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Programme Funding Coordinator – Global Policy, Advocacy and Research: Saferworld – Deadline 27 September

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Programme Funding Coordinator – Global Policy, Advocacy and Research, Saferworld

Deadline: Monday 27 September 2021
Location: Flexible – But with ability to travel to London on a regular basis
Region: London and the southeast
Sector: Advocacy Funding Research
Salary: £31,949 – £39,293 per annum
Other: Candidates must have permission to work in the UK

The person we are looking for will have experience of raising funds for policy, advocacy and/or research programming, managing funding relationships with a range of donors and supporting a team on grant management and compliance.


Saferworld works across Asia, Africa and the Middle East to tackle the diverse factors that drive violent conflict, injustice and insecurity. We support people affected by conflict to exercise their rights and influence policies and practices that affect their security so that they can live with dignity and free from fear.

Critical to our effectiveness is our global policy, advocacy, and research work and our efforts to influence national and international policymakers and peacebuilding practitioners to address the underlying drivers of conflict. We identify, engage with, and influence institutions, governments, and decisionmakers across conflict-affected contexts and at regional and international levels, including the United Nations, European Union, and government bodies in Europe, the US and China.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to help us grow and manage external funding for our policy, advocacy, and research activities. A strong candidate will have a keen interest in and understanding of the role that policy, advocacy, and research plays in the international development context, excellent written and communication skills to support proposal development and donor stewardship, and critical analytical and co-ordination skills to oversee grant management and donor compliance.

This is an exciting time to join Saferworld as we continue our efforts to influence global actors who have the ability to make the world a safer place.

Job purpose:    

Support policy, advocacy and research teams to identify, secure, and manage funding from statutory donors, trusts, and research institutions

Skills and abilities

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to work with staff based in different countries and time zones
  • Organised approach with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to travel as required (minimal overseas travel)

To find out more about this opportunity or to apply please click here.

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