Regional Portfolio Manager - Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe - Tenders Global

Regional Portfolio Manager – Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe

  • Contract
  • Jordan
  • Posted 5 days ago

Save the Children

The Opportunity

The Regional Portfolio Manager (RPM) will serve as part of the Regional Resource Mobilization (RRM) team and will be responsible for cultivating opportunities with key accounts (e.g., donors) in the region including institutional donors (WFP, UNHCR), and private funders (HNWI, Islamic giving, etc.) that are managed directly by Save the Children International (SCI) in the region. This role will be responsible for leading regional engagement with select donors, and communicating donor priorities, requirements, funding trends, and preferences to country teams in the region. The role will directly support country teams in their local engagement with donors and lead knowledge management and sharing of best practices across the region for these accounts. Through robust engagement with country teams, this position holder will help ensure a strategic, proactive, and aligned approach to these key donors in the region, also ensuring that they are adequately represented in country level fundraising and donor engagement plans.

A key function of this role will be to establish effective ways of working between the regional office, country offices, and SCI Centre (in London), to ensure strong donor relationships at country and regional levels, to drive strategic positioning, and to expand the overall portfolio in the region. This position will provide guidance, capacity building and surge support to country teams to enable the pursuit of strategic funding opportunities from key accounts. The role will also work closely with awards management colleagues to track the pipelines and portfolio health of specific donor accounts as well as regulatory, financial or compliance related changes or challenges.

Working extensively with others in the RRM team, the Regional Portfolio Manager will also support the wider team in tracking and analysing country and regional pipelines and portfolios, on capture planning for key opportunities in the region, and for ensuring well-coordinated and competitive proposal management processes are used in all contexts. When needed, the Regional Portfolio Manager will also actively seek to grow the region’s portfolio and will lead on key multi-country funding opportunities and regional consortium partnerships.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic languages.
  • Background in donor and relationship management, business development, portfolio analysis and planning, and change management required.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding directly from major government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations. (eg USAID, FDCO, INTPA/ECHO, UNICEF, etc.).
  • Specific experience of successful WFP and/or UNHCR proposal development.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating the development of major proposals to institutional, trust, foundations and corporate philanthropic donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and the ability to lead key tasks (e.g. proposal development) to on-time completion under significant pressure.
  • Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with a wide range of internal colleagues and stakeholders (e.g., program technical, awards compliance, finance, program operations).
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing needs. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
  • Experience in project and change management related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s child protection policy.

A copy of the full role profile can be found through the following link: Regional Portfolio Manager – MENAEE

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Interested candidates are requested to apply through the following link: Regional Portfolio Manager – MENAEE

Save the Children is a global humanitarian organization committed to diversity and inclusion, working towards empowering and protecting children worldwide and in the countries where it operates. Save the Children highly encourages and welcomes receiving applications from qualified candidates regardless of their diverse gender, orientation, disability, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origins, religion and beliefs. Save the Children has a global policy on anti-harassment as well as zero tolerance for discrimination, bullying, sexual exploitation and abuse. All applications will be looked at and treated with the strictest confidentiality and transparency regardless of the diversity of candidates.

Please note that only applications received through the above link will be accepted and applications received by emails will not be considered.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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