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SAVE THE CHILDREN – Proposal Development Expert – Italia

SAVE THE CHILDREN ITALIA ETS sta selezionando un/a Proposal Development Expert da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 21/07/2024


This role will contribute to SC Italy Institutional Partnerships & Institutional Funding strategy by ensuring that high quality proposals are submitted to key institutional donors and that Save the Children project development practices, donor compliance and international standards are met. This position will also contribute to keeping track and monitoring of SC Italy institutional funding KPIs and to SC Country Offices capacity building in proposal development and donors’ compliance, in line with SC Italy role within the SCA system.

The position leaves space for proposing new business practices and tools, thus it will be assessed the capacity of the candidate to be proactive and collaborate with the team in finding efficient and suitable solutions.


Proposal Development 

  • Collects, analyses and ensures in-depth knowledge of the guidelines, templates, rules and procedures of SC Italy main institutional donors (INTPA/NEAR, AICS, UN agencies, GIZ, GPE etc.). A focus on proposals to be financed by DG ECHO is expected and, thus, a proved experience with this donor is a strong asset.
  • Leads on proposal development process from the go-no-go to the signature of the contract with the donor. To this end, ensures coordination of different actors involved (internal and external to SC Italy) in relevant key stages of the process.
  • Collects and analyses key data and info on SC Italy main countries of intervention (situation analysis, needs assessments, country strategies, etc.) to be used for the development of quality project proposals.
  • Ensures that the relevant Country Office staff involved in the process have a clear understanding of the donor/call for proposal priorities and are appropriately guided in the project design to meet them.
  • Responsible for the development of the main proposal development outputs (concept note, full proposal, logical framework, work plan etc.).
  • Ensures that high quality proposals are timely submitted to donors in line with their guidelines and templates.
  • Supports and contributes to the proposal budget development in cooperation with Grant/finance staff.
  • Guides the evaluation of full proposal development process and ensures that key learning are captured to improve future processes.
  • Support the development of tools for consortia management at design level.
  • As part of the proposal development process, prepares and implement missions to Country Offices as requested, on an ad hoc basis.

KPIs tracking and analysis

  • Support the tracking and monitoring of identified KPIs related to proposal development and analysis of strengths and weaknesses of submitted proposals
  • Ensures that key data and info are properly recorded into SC Italy and SC International main database, files and systems;

COs Capacity Building

  • Support the capacity building of Country Offices staff on donor templates, rules and requirements in coordination with SCI and other members;
  • Contributes to the delivery of tailored capacity building in key priority countries (and webinars);


  • The position participates to internal learning processes as well as in SC Italy taskforces activated at department and/or direction level
  • The position may require involvement in donor engagement activities linked to specific opportunities, as relevant
  • The position may be involved in other tasks related to business development as necessary


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