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Institutional Funding Manager


Institutional Funding Manager

Employment Type


Contract Type

Full Time

Hours per Week






Application Deadline


Who we are

Muslim Aid is a British, faith-based international development organisation that provides support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.

What you’ll be doing:

Muslim Aid is looking for an enthusiastic, driven Institutional Funding Manager to help drive Muslim Aid’s institutional funding portfolio and deliver transformational change to the institutional funding team.

Muslim Aid has an ambitious resource mobilisation strategy looking to grow and diversify funding sources and support country offices to grow and lead on these relationships and partnerships.

As part of Muslim Aid’s recently rejuvenated Institutional Funding Team in the International Programmes Department and reporting to the Head of Institutional Funding, you will be an integral member of the team working with the rest of the Institutional Funding team to sustain, diversify and increase income to raise vital funds for our international work and to support programme development.

Specifically, your role will involve: 

  • Securing funding directly with donors 
  • Identifying funding opportunities 
  • Supporting Country Offices to develop relationships with donors and develop proposals
  • Writing and supporting Country Offices to write strong proposals
  • Providing capacity enhancement support to country offices to develop strong proposals and implement robust grant management

With extensive knowledge and experience on institutional funding, an understanding of the NGO funding environment and donor agencies and a track record of successful fundraising and managing a variety of institutional funding donors, you will be experienced in networking and influencing, managing relationships, and developing persuasive proposals to secure financial support.

Working with programme and country office colleagues you will be able to produce high quality and targeted proposals and reports on Muslim Aid's work and provide grant management support for existing and new donors to support the growth of our pipeline.

A large part of the role will be identifying, researching and engaging prospective funding partners to cultivate strong and sustainable donor relationships to secure grants work towards global income targets.

Why you’ll be hired

The ideal candidate will have:

a) Proven experience in an institutional funding role and comprehensive knowledge of funding streams

b) Significant experience in project design, project proposal development and writing 

c) Significant fundraising experience with a track record of gaining funds from Institutional Funding donors

d) Significant experience of writing detailed reports and proposals to new and existing Institutional Funding donors

e) Proven track record in turning complex programme documents into creative, inspiring proposals

f) Extensive knowledge of institutional funding sources and structures

g) Ability and experience to establish and build upon existing relationships and secure grants

h) Ability and experience to develop new relationships with institutional donors

i) Highly developed project management & bid writing skills

j) Strong communication skills, demonstrating the ability to network, present and negotiate effectively at a very senior level

Why you should apply:

The role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious programme funding manager to be able to lead on, build and develop networks with people at all levels, so an outgoing personality with a friendly disposition is essential.

You will be critical for building Muslim Aid’s institutional funding portfolio and this is an opportunity for you to take ownership of and drive this programme. If you are looking for a challenge but want to make a real change this role is for you.

To apply please submit your cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check (Basic, Standard or Enhanced depending on the role). In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.