Development Officer

Working in United Kingdom

Job Purpose

This pivotal role supports the Campaign for Female Education’s (CAMFED) global grant management and fundraising function by representing CAMFED’s programme in Africa to donor partners, and conveying the information needs of donors to colleagues internationally. This post requires close knowledge of both programme and donor requirements in order to multiply opportunities for girls and young women. This will involve collaborating with staff across our offices internationally, to produce reports and other materials which support programme priorities and plans, and support the development of funding proposals.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Support CAMFED’s relationship with a range of strategic and significant donor partners to ensure the delivery of key benchmarks, reports and progress updates across a range of grants.

  • Prepare donor reports, collaborating with colleagues internationally and across functions. This includes coordinating input from contributors, reviewing information prepared in country, and drafting/further developing and/or finalising report documentation as appropriate.

  • Support the regular review of managed grants to ensure contract compliance and optimal use of restricted funds, liaising closely with colleagues internationally and across functions to support work planning and check that progress and budget management is on track.

  • Act as a ‘country lead’ focal point, sharing clear and relevant communications about that country and the CAMFED portfolio within it.

  • Facilitate knowledge management and information sharing within CAMFED, including keeping the CRM database up to date.

  • Keep abreast of up-to-date information on donor policy towards Africa and country contextual information.

  • Support the preparation of proposals to funding partners, collaborating with colleagues in the wider development team, internationally and across functions. This includes researching contextual and other information required, coordinating input from contributors, and drafting/further developing and/or finalising proposal documentation as appropriate.

  • Other duties as relevant and required.

The role may entail international travel, including to CAMFED’s partner countries in Africa.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills Required


  • Commitment and passion for CAMFED’s values, mission and vision

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including report writing

  • Effective team-working skills

  • Ability to extract, consolidate and present information from a range of sources

  • Comfort with Excel and working with financial documents

  • Well organised and efficient, with a keen eye for accuracy and detail

  • Proactive, positive approach to managing competing deadlines

  • Eligibility to work in the UK.


  • Knowledge / relevant qualification / experience re. international development issues, including gender

  • Experience or knowledge of the respective countries

Application Details

Please send your CV together with a covering letter, including salary expectations, and reference ‘Development Officer’ to [email protected]ed.org by 9am Monday 3rd June 2019.

Please note due to the volume of responses only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies or marketing sales please.

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