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Senior Bid Manager



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Sales & Business Development
United Kingdom · Ghana · Liberia · Madagascar · Nigeria
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Job Description

Senior Bid Manager

Contract: Permanent Full-time

Location: The role will be based in the UK or one of the following countries where WaterAid works: Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zambia, subject to right-to-work eligibility in the respective countries.

Salary & Benefits
Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience. See further details below: Role-based in

  • United Kingdom: Grade 3; £45,579 - £47,858 with excellent benefits
  • Ghana: Grade G, GHS 229,023 - GHS 316,778 with benefits
  • Liberia: Grade G, USD 35,696 - USD 45,857 with benefits
  • Madagascar: Grade G, MGA 96,946,510 - 137,766,093 with benefits
  • Malawi: Grade G, MWK 37,645,799 - MWK 51,121,105 with benefits
  • Mozambique, Grade G, MZN 4,601,711 - MZN 6,081,032 with benefits
  • Nigeria: Grade G, NGN 17,262,331 - NGN 21,598,047 with benefits
  • Zambia: Grade G, ZMW 636,371 - ZMW 890,919 with benefits

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in developing high quality proposals to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Senior Bid Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Programme Funding and Partnerships Team has been tasked with leading WaterAid UK's ambitious new strategy to grow the size of its programmes through restricted income. It is expected that this growth will primarily come from institutional partnerships with some of the world's leading bilateral and multilateral development agencies, including FCDO, USAID and GAC.

About the Role:
As the Senior Bid Manager in the Bid Management Team, you will support the development of winning proposals to deliver strong growth in our restricted funding pipeline.

In this role you will lead the bid development process for large complex institutional grants and commercial tenders, working closely with key stakeholders including internal WaterAid colleagues in London and in-country, as well as external partners towards achievement of WaterAid's strategic programme objectives in priority countries.

You'll also:

  • Support or coordinate the project design process
  • Work with country finance teams to build and review project budgets that reflect the technical design
  • Design and deliver training to strengthen capacity of colleagues in Country Programmes and regional teams in proposal development
  • Support the global restricted funding community of practice, developing tools and processes, and advocating for industry best practice

About You:

  • Significant experience as a bid manager, ideally with a track record of successful bidding for development projects in low-income countries
  • Experience negotiating with partners in complex consortia
  • Experience developing and negotiating proposal budgets
  • Ability to design and deliver training, and help embed practices across a complex organisation
  • Excellent business acumen and ability to influence others
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy

Closing date: Applications will close at 23:59 on 29th Feb 2024. Availability for interview is required week commencing 18th March 2024.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Pre-employment screening: To apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the respective country. All pre-employment checks will be carried out according to the applicable laws in the respective countries. All our UK-based vacancies require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with our Safer Recruitment policy.

Our Commitment

Our People Promise:
We will work with passion and focus to ensure safe and sustainable water, toilets and hygiene are available to everyone, everywhere. WaterAid is a place of purpose - where people have a real commitment and shared responsibility for the impact we have. We are a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, motivated by inspiring, stimulating work. We are determined to put the wellbeing of our people first, to be a place where people feel safe and able to contribute their voice and truly live our values.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.

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