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.
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.