Programme Development & Funding Manager (PDFM)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

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About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.


Role overview

To lead donor engagement and proposal development in line with VSO Nigeria strategy, including the development of partnerships and consortium, writing narrative proposals and developing project budgets. He/she will Support Country Office to respond to funding opportunities and ensure programme design is informed by and aligns with donor trends and national development priorities.


Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • Education at Bachelor’s level or equivalent in social sciences and or social research; 
  • Experience of establishing partnerships between organisations including teaming agreement and consortia bid development; 
  • Extensive experience in multi-sector programme design; 
  • Proven track record in writing winning donor proposals for donors including USAID, EC, UKAID, SIDA and UN Agencies – including proven ability to develop log frames, monitoring frameworks, and theories of change; 
  • Experience of preparing compelling, high quality documentation (concept notes, presentations, proposals, budgets, reports, etc) for different partner and donor audiences.

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years