Light For The World Job Vacancy: Programme Development Officer - Vienna, Austria

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD supports disabled persons in developing countries. We work for visually impaired, blind and otherwise disabled persons in the poorest regions of the planet. As an internationally recognised NGO we strive towards ameliorating the quality of life of those affected and towards the implementation of human rights for persons with disabilities. To strengthen our team we are looking for a Programme Development Officer (full-time)

Your areas of responsibility:

As part of the international Programme Development Hub you take the lead in developing and growing  long-term partnerships with selected major public and institutional donors -  linked to  LIGHT FOR THE WORLD’s thematic areas of work like Eye Health, Inclusive Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Disability Rights, Livelihood or Disability Inclusion.  Internally, you will also act as the resource person for institutional funding for one of these thematic areas.

Within the team you contribute to exploring emerging partnership and resourcing areas like impact investment or private sector engagement and their potential for the organization. Therefore, your active involvement in strategic and operational planning is key.

A key part of your role will be to work with our local teams in the focus countries where we work to guide, support and build their capacity to raise public and institutional funding in-country. With your subject-related expertise you help develop strong capacities within our country teams and local partners to effectively manage institutional donor contracts and grants.

Your profile:
You have several years of experience in the development of programmes / projects in the field of international development as well as in the acquisition and management of public and institutional donor funding (e.g. USAID, EC, DFID, large international foundations etc).

You are a person with strategic thinking skills and a skilled communicator with a convincing personality.

Your refined social and facilitating skills characterize you as much as your ability to act in complex surroundings. You are interested in development cooperation, and especially the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Excellent written and oral English and preferably French language skills round of your profile, as together with data bases and good MS Office skills.

What we can offer as an employer:
We are a professional team that strives towards continuous development. All employees carry responsibility for their fields of action and for reaching the defined targets. We believe in participatory leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas. We believe that learning from mistakes is an important way of developing. Our actions are right at the centre of our motivation.

We are looking forward to receiving your application until October 9th, 2016 online under APPLY ONLINE HERE. A complete CV and an indication of your salary requirements are important parts of this. Please also let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable.

1120 Vienna, Niederhofstra├če 26
Stephan Spatt

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. We highly appreciate applications from people with disabilities.