Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
The Start Network is at a critical point in its journey. We have grown and diversified our membership over the past 10 years. We are now set to evolve into a decentralised “network of networks” by 2025. We are currently working with five national and regional networks (hubs) in Pakistan, DRC, Guatemala, India and the Pacific. They are developing locally owned ways of anticipating and responding to humanitarian crises. We aim to support the emergence and development of further Hubs in the coming years. Our ultimate ambition is to devolve leadership, membership, programming and decision making to the hubs, while the UK team transitions to provide services of support.
Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and eliminates unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and LGBT+ and non-binary candidates. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our essential selection criteria.
This role will focus on raising income for Start Fund Bangladesh (SFB) and helping to raise the profile of this programme among funders globally. This rapid response fund is modelled on the Start Network’s flagship programme, the Start Fund, and is currently supported by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Diversification of funding to other institutional donors and sources of private funding such as corporates, trusts and foundations, is a commitment we have made to FCDO, and is needed to ensure the Fund’s future sustainability.
The post holder will support the progress of the new business case submission (to FCDO Bangladesh), working closely and with the Start Fund Bangladesh team and the Head of Resource Mobilisation.
Beyond this, the post holder will focus on setting a plan and a strategy for diversification of funding and manage all the everyday activities related to raising funds for Start Fund Bangladesh, this includes prospect donor mapping, writing proposals, and pitching to donors. It is important that the applicant has experience in new business development and truly developing a new income stream from scratch.
28 hours (4 days) a week. 9 month contract.