Conservation International – Position: Development Manager for Philippines/Timor-Leste – CD 16 de Julho de 2015

Conservation International, Timor Leste Program

Conservation International, Timor Leste Program


Position: Development Manager for Philippines/Timor-Leste

The Philippines/Timor-Leste Development Manager, as part of the APFD Development Team, will work on a number of tasks geared towards fundraising, proposal development, strategic donor engagement and diversification of the Philippines and Timor-Leste donor base.  The Development Manager will help identify new sources of funding from a wide range of donors – including individuals, private foundations, public (government and multilateral) agencies and corporations – to fill country gaps and advance programmatic priorities. It is essential for the position to understand CI’s strategic objectives and ongoing scope of work in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the financial status and priority needs of the Philippines and Timor-Leste programs. The Development Manager must be able to work across cultural and linguistic boundaries and multiple time zones to develop high-quality written proposals and other donor materials in accordance with CI policies. The Development Manager must also possess sufficient familiarity with the realities of field work, in order to understand the project designs, to ensure they are feasible, and enough resources have been budgeted for to achieve proposed deliverables.

The Development Manager will guide and coordinate the efforts of the Philippines and Timor-Leste to respond to strategic fundraising opportunities offered by the diverse teams and colleagues from HQ and Singapore.  This will be achieved through: establishment of processes and timelines; clarification of donor interests/criteria; direct technical support for the development of proposal narratives and budgets; and facilitation of review processes and senior level decision-making as needed. In addition, the Development Manager will monitor and provide technical assistance for reporting to existing donors by managing reporting calendars and building the capacity of country-level project managers to prepare high-quality project reports, including tasks such as calendar prompts, co-writing, editing and financial report review as needed. The Development Manager will represent CI Philippines and Timor-Leste programs in both internal and external meetings as deemed appropriate by the senior managers. The Development Manager will be responsible for maintaining an organizational database, and tracking tools to help better track opportunities, report divisional efforts, losses and successes, analyze trends, and capture institutional memory of information used to inform the divisional fundraising strategy

The Development Manager will work closely the APFD Development team to encompass new fundraising mandates and identify gaps. The Development Manager will also work with staff across CI to ensure strategic and cohesive alignment with institutional objectives and priorities. The position will be based in Manila with frequent travel to Timor-Leste. The Development Managers level of effort will be equal between both the Timor-Leste and Philippines programs.

The Development Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Development Director for Asia-Pacific based in Singapore, and programmatically to the Country Directors of the Philippines and Timor-Leste. Both Country Directors will provide key inputs into the work plan, and the annual performance appraisal review process.  The Development Manager shall maintain a monthly work plan approved by both the Country Directors and Development Director in Singapore in advance. It is expected that the Development Manager liaises and works very closely with both Country Directors on funding opportunities as well as country specific reporting.

Key Duty/Responsibility


Lead development of Philippines and Timor-Leste donor engagement strategies and provide key inputs for development of country-level fundraising strategies.

Facilitate the development and submission of strategic funding proposals that involve the country programs, including establishing coordination processes and timelines, co-writing, editing, and budget review for all public and private opportunities:

–       Work closely with the APFD Development team and in-country teams to ensure a coherent approach to identifying fundraising opportunities and providing donor related support, including donor engagement and proposal development.

–       Liaise with HQ teams in Arlington on field communications around proposal development, donor relations, and submission.

–       Coordinate proposal development among multiple divisions, colleagues, and partners, including definition of roles, routing and registration of opportunities.


– Support Philippines and Timor-Leste to establish report monitoring tools and build country capacity to ensure in-country ownership of reporting deadlines. Build the capacity of country-level project managers to conduct high-quality project reporting to restricted donors, with tasks such as calendar prompts, co-writing, editing and financial report review as needed.

– Research new fundraising opportunities and donor strategies based on knowledge of CI’s Philippine and Timor-Leste program priorities and needs, and coordinate follow-up steps with the Asia-Pacific Development team:

–       Conducting internet-based research and local networking.

–       Providing strategic donor guidance and input.


When required, represent the Philippines and Timor-Leste programs to facilitate and support communications with key programmatic contributors and account management teams

–       Coordinate and maintain regular communication with the APFD Development Director around Philippines and Timor-Leste priorities, fundraising opportunities and high level information on management of existing grants

–       Serve as a Philippines and Timor-Leste resource for meeting preparations, including participating in external donor meetings

–       Multi-divisional engagement to ensure that Philippines and Timor-Leste needs are aligned with CI’s institutional goals and multi-divisional fundraising goals

Division Support

Programmatic organizational and divisional support:

–       Organizational management of country and regional level fundraising opportunities, documents, records, and communications materials in accordance with the institutional requirements

–       Manage Philippines and Timor-Leste contributions to the Asia Pacific Field Program fundraising tracking tools

–       Standardize fundraising tools and resources for both country programs in conjunction with the APFD development team.

–       Organize regular communication among the APFD, HQ, and Philippine and Timor-Leste Executive team members

–       Provide dedicated support to the individual country programs/projects based on needs, including travel to the Timor-Leste field office


·         Bachelor’s degree in international relations, international development, or related field.

·         Minimum of 5 years of work experience in development, fundraising, or grant writing.

·         Understanding of key conservation issues and the nonprofit sector.

·         Experience working in a fast-paced environment.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse teams across country programs and to engage in a culturally sensitive manner.

·         Superior organizational and time management skills.

·         Effective communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail.

·         Ability to effectively track and coordinate multiple projects.

·   Ability to absorb and synthesize content specific information to key conservation issues.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Requires attention to detail and the ability to operate with considerable independence to effectively establish priorities and work accurately under time constraints.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams in many regions of the world and facilitate contributions from staff who are not direct reports.
  • Ability to guide a team to meet deadlines, manage time and engage effectively in multiple and diverse activities.
  •  Ability to work under pressure and deadlines without compromising working standards and high quality results.

Ability to travel extensively, mainly to Timor-Leste.



·         Experience in and knowledge of Asia Pacific Region

·         Experience with Foundations, US Government and multi/bilateral agencies budgeting and reporting requirements

·         Fluency in English and either Tetun, Bahasa Indonesia, or Filipino

·         Experience in donor management

·         Passion for conservation issues

·         Desire and willingness to stay on top of new and emerging fundraising, survey and research technology

·         Work experience in a developing country setting

·         Ability/interest in travel to remote or rural locations

To apply for this position, Visit our website:

Applications Deadline: 16th July 2015

 (Only short listed applicants will be notified

Conservation International



phone: +670 3310016



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