Lead the organizations relationship with the UK government. This will
include, but is not limited to the following
Being the main
interface and building the organizations’ profile with DfID.
Analysing DfID funding
opportunities and promoting awareness of same throughout the organization.
Ensuring that the
organization is suitably prepared and positioned to maximize DfID funding,
closely liaising with the Overseas Directorate of Concern Worldwide.
In the event Concern
receives a PPA, lead engagement on the PPA.
Working with Concern
Overseas Directorate, promote –and assist as appropriate – engagement with
DfID in country, ensuring fields are cognizant of DfID priorities,
conducting necessary relationship building and maximizing the opportunities
for in-field funding.
Identification of New Opportunities for Concern UK
opportunities for Concern, eg consortia, new funding streams etc, and work
to maximize their benefit to the organization.
Identify, select and
engage with key UK based forums. Current engagements include Bond, CHASE,
the DEC and the CBHA.
Representation and Advocacy
Act as a principle
spokesperson with the UK media.
Represent Concern at
the most senior levels, including government ministers.
Represent Concern on
key UK networks (eg Baag, Sahel Group, etc)
Establish a framework
for the management of the UK based technical advisors to ensure the benefit
is maximized to the organization as a whole.
Internal Communications and Relationships
Develop and maintain a
detailed knowledge of Concern’s programme approach/operations and ensure
these are clearly understood by all stakeholders in Concern in the UK.
Foster good working
relationships with programme management and support staff in Dublin and
Link closely with the
Policy and Campaigns, Fundraising and Communications Teams in the UK to
ensure they maximize their knowledge of Concern’s programme work.
Management, Planning and Budgeting
Act as a member of the
Concern’s UK SMT, contributing to overall UK strategy, planning and
Ensure that Concern in
the UK has adequate oversight of and is fully accountable for the funds that
it channels to overseas programmes.