Funding Manager *

  • Published: 2024-05-15
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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.


This is a Fixed-term contract for a maternity cover in the International Institutional Donor (IID) team within Institutional Donors and Philanthropy (IDP) division. The jobholder will be part of a diverse and multi-cultural team and is expected to lead CBM’s preparation and applications for humanitarian donors such as ECHO, US Government (PRM, BHA) and UN OCHA, etc.

This role can be based either in Bensheim or Berlin.

These are your responsibilities

  • Identify and assess funding opportunities from institutional donors with particular focus on international humanitarian donors
  • Support CBM’s readiness and contribute to internal stakeholder capacity building for ECHO funding application.
  • Communicate suitable funding opportunities with relevant internal stakeholders for a Go/No-go decision
  • Manage the proposal development process
  • Support project planning for institutional donor funded projects
  • Identify potential consortia partners and support in formalizing the partnership
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with the existing and potential consortia partners
  • Ensure timely execution of the donor contract and proper handover of the project to the Project Delivery team
  • Monitor funding realization and internal reporting
  • Close cooperation with Regional- and Country Offices, the CBM Initiatives and other departments for all institutional donor funding related tasks
  • Ensure efficient use of CBM IT systems in the institutional fundraising context (funding/development process and donor interactions)

These are your qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant field of study
  • At least some successful experience in securing funding from international humanitarian donors (e.g., ECHO, PRM, BHA, UN OCHA, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and team playing attitude
  • Ability to make autonomous contributions to efficient and effective process coordination and management in the context of involved stakeholders
  • Practical international experience in development cooperation is an advantage
  • Good verbal and writing skills in English (German and French is an advantage)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Work packages (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Willingness to travel within Germany and internationally. Approx. 5% of your working time
  • Responsible, agile, and flexible working style
  • Identification with Christian values and the mandate of the CBM

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions
  • Particularly good opportunities towards work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours and generous arrangements for mobile working
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people within a great and diverse working environment full of team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!