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Manager Program Development

Sungi Development Foundation
End Date: 30 Mar, 2017

Location :Islamabad
Country :Pakistan
Positions :1
Post Type:Job
Job Type :Full Time
Start Date :22 Mar, 2017

Job Description


Position Title:                         Manager Program Development

Job Location:                           SDF Head Office – Islamabad

Position Report to:                   Director Programs

Staff Reporting to Position:     Program Development Officer, Consultants

Salary Range: Scale 09, Benefits (Provident Fund, Life & Health Insurance, OPD)


Job Profile:

The Manager Program Development leads efforts to respond to program development opportunities, with an emphasis on strategically increasing SDF’s portfolio of priority projects. This position independently oversees and manages teams comprised of consultants, and external partners to develop proposals in response to donor solicitations and organizationally-determined priority areas. The position develops and maintains specialized knowledge of specific regions, , and technical areas of interest to the organization. In developing proposals, s/he participates in or leads project design (depending on the size and complexity of the opportunity) and writes key sections of proposals, determines budget allocations, recruits consultants and personnel, and upon award liaises with program staff to ensure efficient project implementation. The position provides guidance and support for field-based proposal development initiatives, including conducting capture trips, interviewing and determining staffing for key personnel positions, screening local partners, and apportioning partner budgets.  The position is held accountable for the high quality submission of all donor-related requirements by internally or externally-imposed deadlines. S/he contributes to the larger strategic development of the Program Development Department and serves in a least one leadership role for the department. S/he represents the organization externally with international and local partners as well as government and private donors.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in expanding SDF’s project portfolio in strategic program areas
  • Leads proposal development teams, liaising with program, finance, communication, contracts, and field staff to ensure high quality, cohesive proposals ,donor requirements and regulations;
  • Conducts capture trips to the field to determine feasibility of pursuing particular opportunities and independently engages with potential partners and potential staff;
  • Works field-based program staff to develop and support country-level program development opportunities;
  • Negotiates with international and local non-governmental organizations to establish partnerships for existing and future program development opportunities;
  • Monitors and tracks business opportunities for priority countries, and prepares Bid Decision Memos;
  • Oversees proposal budgets by tracking and monitoring expenditures;
  • Holds debriefings with proposal teams to identify and document lessons learned and best practices for program development efforts;
  • Makes recommendations on how to modify and improve Program Development tools;
  • Represents SDF’s to an array of external clients and stakeholders, such as partner agencies, donors, consultants, and potential key personnel;


Professional Development:

The Manager Program Development will be responsible will be responsible to enhance his/her professional and personal growth as well as his/her team.

SDF strongly believes in staff’s professional development and capacity building. The district coordinator may also get an opportunity to participate in various local and international trainings / conferences.




Work ethics:

  • Accountability - Able to set clear goals for himself and his/her team and monitor performance against the objectives.
  • Empowerment – Capable of having open, honest and respectful dialogue with community members and Government representatives and other stake holders.
  • Equality – Work with highest ethical standards and treat all people with respect.
  • Inclusiveness – Embrace diversity and able to enrich output with diverse perspectives.
  • Sustainability – Committed to achieving sustainable results in all aspects of work.


Education and Experience

  • Masters Degree in  related field and 7 or more years relevant professional experience in international development (project implementation or management or new business development) or equivalent education and experience;
  •  Supervisory and project management experience;
  •  Knowledge of logical frameworks or other project design concepts;
  •  previous project design experience strongly preferred;
  • Advanced writing, editing, and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to be flexible in the face of changing priorities and maintain a sense of humour;
  • Fluency in English, with proficiency in a local languages;
  •  Computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe, SharePoint.


Sungi is an equal opportunity employer. Woman; minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.