Senior Manager – Proposal Development

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Senior Manager – Proposal Development

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Author alnationtalk
Date November 12, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $75,864 to $94,830 - Annual
Location Remote (Anywhere in Canada)
Category Manager
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title: Senior Manager-Proposals-IP/Government Relations
Location: Remote (Anywhere in Canada) or Hybrid
Employment status: Full-time, permanent
Salary band: from $75,864 to $94,830, annually

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a Senior Manager for Proposal Development to join our Government Relations team.

You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.

At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We are looking for a Senior Manager for Proposal Development. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and leading the development of concept notes and proposals from inception to delivery while working within a matrix structure. Responsibilities for concept and proposal development will be in support of the work of the Canadian Red Cross in Canada, and in some cases, internationally.

The Senior Manager for Proposal Development works as a collaborative member of the Government Relations team and actively participates in advancing new business opportunities for the Society. This position will contribute to the success of the matrix model, agility of the organization, delivering accordingly to organizational strategy, and will implement innovation and learning within programs, ensure robust risk management and wellbeing of direct reports.

In this role, your responsibilities will be divided into several aspects:

Responsibility 1: Coordination of Proposal Development

  • Support of the CRC programme and technical teams, from the point of early ideation to proposal submission.
  • Consult with all CRC stakeholders to assess strengths and gaps in current proposal development processes.
  • Collaborate to develop and implement a new efficient, streamlined, proposal development process for all CRC teams.

Responsibility 2: Ensure the delivery high quality, well written content

  • Be the lead writer of concept notes or proposals, in collaboration with the programmatic lead and consulting writers.
  • Research on relevant donor funding, priorities and focus to help inform proposal development approach.

Responsibility 3: Management of the proposal development pipeline

  • Ensures that the proposal pipeline is kept up to date with the input of the programme teams.
  • Ensures that timely reports on the proposal pipeline are produced and shared with senior leadership and executives, as required.

Responsibility 4: Support an effective team

  • Develops and maintains membership in the functional department and designated project teams.
  • Collaborates to fulfill the set objectives, needs and expectations.
  • Provides back-up to colleagues as required.

What we are looking for:

  • University Degree in International Development, Humanitarian Studies or other related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years managing and developing complex international programs/projects in high-risk environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of large ($10+ million) programs and projects.
  • Excellent writing skills in English, particularly in the context of proposal writing.
  • Strong knowledge of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and programme design that meets or exceeds GAC requirements for gender equality outcomes.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and aptitude for working with cross-functional teams and delivering collective results in a matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to review, synthesize information and produce quality technical documents.
    Solid grasp of Results Based Management, as well as donor budgetary requirements (i.e. Global Affairs Canada).

Working conditions:

  • This is a remote position that can be performed from anywhere in Canada. A hybrid work model is also available.
  • This is a full-time, permanent role.
  • This position requires to travel to Ottawa up to once a month.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job
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  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground).

This position is open until filled, however qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified applicants who apply after the selection process has started, may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.


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