Programme Development Officer


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Donor Relations team, International Department, Church of Sweden
The Organisational Development and Institutional Funding Section is a strategic support function for the International Department of the Church of Sweden. This section is responsible for expert support in strategic management and planning, thematic support to programmes, development of methods and systems as well as increasing funding opportunities.

The Programme Development Officers sits within the Donor Relations team of this section. The purpose of the Donor Relations team is to secure funding for existing or expanding programmes and projects that can be scaled up through new partners and/ or increased geographical outreach. Act Church of Sweden is currently recruiting staff for one position. This position focuses on our long-term development and nexus programming as well as can include contributions to our humanitarian programme.

The position includes coordinating, maintaining and developing long-term relationships with new and existing donors, such as EU, Swedish Embassies, and/or philanthropic organizations, etc. You will represent Act Church of Sweden in strategic meetings and discussions with donors on funding opportunities, on-going contracts, and frame agreements, including opportunities together with other ACT alliance members.  In addition, you are responsible for coordinating the fund development process with relevant staff of the regional unit, managing funding proposals within Act Church of Sweden, and formulating and supporting effective grant reporting to donors. You will contribute to the objectives and goals of the Donor Relations team to maximise funding generated from donors for Act Church of Sweden and our partners. Together with the Donor Relations Financial Controller, you will ensure that all relevant staff are informed of the donors’ requirements, rules and procedures and ensure that Act Church of Sweden complies with donor requirements.

University education in relevant field, economics, international development and/or humanitarian studies.
Experience in working with humanitarian and/or development programmes is a requirement.
Proven track record of working with institutional donors, preferably in the humanitarian or development sector. This includes working with funding proposals, reporting management and donor compliance, and an understanding of programmatic budgeting. 
A good understanding of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER) systems and intervention logic.
Effective networking and negotiating skills and an ability to work against and meet funding targets.
Knowledge of the quality and accountability, gender justice, Human Rights based approach,  and/or the community-based psychosocial approach is an asset.
Completed courses related to institutional funding, for example EU (DG ECHO, DG DEVCO) etc. is merited.

Additional skills and experiences
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office package.
Understanding the roll of the Church in the development and the humanitarian sector and the ecumenical movement (Lutheran World Federation and the ACT Alliance).
A good understanding of the international development and/or humanitarian sector.
Excellent spoken and written English and Swedish are requirement, Spanish and French language skills are an asset.
We are looking for someone who is results and detail orientated and a team player. You are also innovative and have the ability to motivate others. You are experienced at problem solving, have a high level of integrity and take responsibility for your work. We assume you share the values of the Church of Sweden.

We assume you share the values of the Church of Sweden.

This is a fulltime permanent position, starting as soon as possible. It is anticipated that you will be travelling approximately 11-25 days per year (after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).

More detailed information is available from 
International Director of Strategic Planning Coleen Heemskerk, +46-(0)18-16 99 87.

The trade union representatives for the holder of this post are
Katarina Ottosson (Vision), Henrik Fröjmark (Akavia) and Andreas Sandberg (KyrkA). All can be reached preferably by e-mail.

Please send your letter of application and CV by using the button "Ansök" here below at the latest 27 november 2020.

You will find more information on the Church of Sweden and its work at

The vision for the international work of Church of Sweden Swedish church is the freedom and dignity of every human being, sustainable and just societies and a healed and reconciled world. The work is done together with partners in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East and is broad in scope, ranging from integrated rural development projects and human rights advocacy work at local and global levels. Church of Sweden is a member of Action by Churches Together (ACT), a global alliance of churches and church related organizations throughout the world, working together in relief, development and advocacy work.



Act Svenska kyrkan är Svenska kyrkans bistånds- och utvecklingsaktör. Genom effektivt katastrofarbete, långsiktigt utvecklingsarbete och globalt påverkansarbete arbetar vi tillsammans med partners över hela världen för att rädda liv, förändra liv och förändra världen. Act Svenska kyrkan har cirka 100 anställda i Uppsala och runt om i Sverige finns tusentals engagerade i församlingar och stift. Globalt, framförallt i Afrika, Asien, Latinamerika och Mellanöstern finns utsända medarbetare och långsiktiga partnerskap med lokala kyrkor, civilsamhällesorganisationer och gräsrotsrörelser. Detta ger oss en unik möjlighet att nå människor i utsatta situationer, människor som få andra når. Act Svenska kyrkans finansierar sin verksamhet främst genom gåvor och institutionella medel från SIDA och EU. 2019 var den totala omsättningen 512,7 miljoner kronor varav 200,7 miljoner kronor var gåvor.


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