Corporate Donor Relations and Awards Manager

Save the Children

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Corporate Donor Relations and Awards Manager
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Donor Relations and Award Management LOCATION: Beijing
Child   Safeguarding: Level 2 – the   responsibilities of the post do not require you to have one to one contact   with children or young people but you may have regular but infrequent   contact, usually with different groups of children and young people

Are   you passionate about creating positive change in the lives of children? At   Save the Children, our 2030 global ambition is that no child will die of   preventable causes; that all children will learn in school; and that violence   against children will no longer be tolerated. Join us!

We   are seeking a dynamic team player to join Save the Children as our Donor   Relations and Awards Manager. In this role you will be the country office   leader for the quality of award management business processes, from beginning   to end of the award cycle. You will identify and build relationships with   external donors and within the global organisation; you will work with our   Program and Finance teams to submit high quality proposals to donors; and you   will bring amazing attention to detail to make sure that all our reporting to   donors is of the highest quality.

To   help achieve our ambition, you will also be are responsible for capacity   building of staff and improving internal ways of working in resource   mobilization and award management.  In the event of a major humanitarian   emergency, you will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and   vary your working hours.


Reports to: Director of Donor Relations and Award Management


Staff directly   reporting to this post: One


Resource Mobilisation / Business Development

·           Support   international corporate business development strategy and planning for China   programme and engage appropriate stakeholders in its development.

·           Lead business   development from a portfolio of international donors and act as coordinator   for corporate resource development opportunities through other Save the   Children member offices.

·           Identify and   track the international corporate donor environment for trends at national,   regional and global levels.

·           Support the   Director to identify future international corporate funding opportunities in   line with funding gaps and strategic priorities, including for emergency   response.

·           Represent Save   the Children externally at donor meetings and be pro-active in establishing   and maintaining relationships with current and prospect funders.

·           Monitor risks   and oversee the due diligence process for corporate opportunities when   necessary.

·           Coordinate the   development of high quality proposals for international corporate donors.

·           Lead the   development, and support the implementation, of high added-value corporate   engagement schemes (including employee engagement).

·           Provide   necessary support for incoming surge capacity during emergencies, working   closely with Save the Children’s Regional and Head Office.

Award Management

·           Ensure that China programme upholds the SCI   Essential Standards in Award Management, and meets the SCI global Key   Performance Indicators (KPIs) in award management.

·           Ensure award management systems and   processes are successfully implemented, and key controls are in place to   comply with donors’ rules and regulations.

·           Ensure regular award monitoring across the   country office by facilitating regular meetings with key stakeholders. Ensure   individual award performance is being tracked effectively, and that risks are   being recognised and action taken.

·           Coordinate the process of donor reporting   to ensure that reports meet member and donor expectations of quality; are submitted   on time; and supported by auditable records.

·           Lead Award Kick off meetings to ensure that   all award information is shared effectively with relevant staff, including   field offices and partners.

·           Ensure close-out process are completed on   time.

·           Ensure that all necessary staff have a   clear understanding of donor requirements/expectations throughout the award   cycle. Ensure potential issues and amendment requests are flagged promptly to   the management team, then to donors via the relevant member.

Partnerships /   Sub-Awards

·           Ensure all implementing partner organisations   undergo legal vetting, and are input, tracked and approved through the Award   Management System (AMS).

·           Ensure all sub-award agreements are issued   in the correct contract format, and are negotiated where necessary in line   with Save the Children global requirements.


·           Respond quickly and   appropriately to external requests for information, especially in   emergencies.

·           Maintain strong working relationships and   effective communications with Save the Children member headquarters regarding   donor related issues.

·           Develop and   distribute the quarterly Corporate Partnerships Newsletter.

Capacity Building

·           Lead a culture   of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement on corporate donor relations   and award management in the country.

·           Carry out orientations and trainings on   corporate engagement, award management procedures and donor requirements for   Save the Children staff and partner organisations.

Supervision and Management

·           Manage a   sub-team including senior officer level position to contribute to the above   objectives.

·           Manage external   consultant proposal writers when needed.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in   Practice)


·           Holds self accountable for making   decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save   the Children values

·           Holds the team and partners accountable to   deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the   best way they see fit, providing the necessary support to improve performance   and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


·           Sets ambitious and challenging goals for   themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal   development and encourages others to do the same

·           Widely shares their personal vision for   Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·           Future orientated, thinks strategically.


·           Builds and maintains effective   relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and   supporters

·           Values diversity, sees it as a source of   competitive strength

·           Approachable, good listener, easy to talk   to


·           Develops and encourages new and innovative   solutions

·           Willing to take disciplined risks


·           Honest, encourages openness and   transparency



·           A professional   qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in a related subject.

·           Outstanding attention   to details in all tasks.

·           Strong interpersonal   communication and networking skills suitable for a range of different   audiences. Ability to write and edit at a level suitable for publication in   English.

·           Excellent   analytical and creative problem solving skills.

·           Ability to   collaborate and build support from other staff, and coordinate work across   line management boundaries to achieve shared objectives and wider   organisational initiatives.

·           Good thinking   and planning skills, including ability to set priorities, manage   work-planning and evaluate progress.

·           Ability to   operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.

·           Commitment to   the aims of Save the Children, an organisation working for social change and   active in the promotion of the rights of the child.


·           Previous business   development experience for a non-profit organisation, or experience in   a corporate social responsibility (CSR) role in the private sector.

If you are interested in this position, please read the Child Safeguarding first, fill in the Application Form and send it back to before 1 January, 2018.