Programme Funding Coordinator

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Job Title: Programme Funding Coordinator
Company: Self Help Africa (UK)
Department: Programme Funding
Location: London
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday
Reports to: Head of Programme Funding
Salary: £34,787 – £36,720 per annum

Job Purpose:

Self Help Africa is looking to recruit a Programme Funding Coordinator to help us achieve our ambitious plans to grow our income and work with greater numbers of smallholder farmers.

Self Help Africa is looking to recruit a Programme Funding Coordinator to develop and maintain long-term engagement strategies with key institutional and foundation donors in order to maximise SHA’s income and influence across its programmes in East, West and Southern Africa. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining long-term engagement strategies with key donors (government, foundations and institutions) in the UK, Europe, and Africa and will work closely with our Country Teams to develop high-quality donor proposals in order to maximise SHA’s income. The role will work particularly closely with our West Africa team, and therefore candidates will need strong French language skills and are confident to write proposals in French.


Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO, dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the UK, the US and six African countries, SHA focuses on agriculture and agribusiness as the engine of growth in Africa. Our approach is collaborative and market-based: although we see our primary clients as smallholder farmers in Africa, we work with all participants in the agricultural value chain.

With over 250 staff worldwide, and a global turnover of c.€20m, SHA has an ambitious five-year strategy with plans to double our income by 2021.  We’re looking for an enthusiastic team member who can help us achieve our growth ambitions, which include increasing our funding from institutional and foundation donors.

SHA’s Programme Funding team is based in London and is responsible for raising restricted and strategic funding across the whole SHA group, including providing fundraising support to our social enterprises – Partner Africa and TruTrade.

Application Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application.

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If you are interested in applying please complete an Application Form, and send, together with a CV and covering letter to by 9am on 24 January.

Make it clear which position you are applying for by writing the position in the subject line of your e-mail [+ Your name]”.

‘We encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they arrive and we reserve the right to appoint the position prior to the 24 January 2019 deadline.’

All candidates offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.  Specific roles may require Police/DBS/ vetting.

Self Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer