Bid Support Manager (International)

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Remote (UK)
Bids & Tenders
Full Time

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Do you have experience of developing international bids/proposals, particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries including Sub-Saharan Africa? Do you want to use these skills to shape bids that will improve outcomes for children and young people in education? If so, read on…

With our growing portfolio of international work we are looking for a Bid Support Manager with an international focus, to join our team of bids and business development experts. In this newly create role you will work alongside technical experts to manage the development of high-quality, winning proposals primarily relating to our International Reform work. Typically, you’ll be working on proposals to deliver assessment development and capacity building work in the schools sector and evaluations of programmes designed to improve teaching and learning. You’ll be submitting proposals to governments, donors, NGOs and philanthropies.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be strong at communicating technical information in a clear and concise manner and be great at working with other internal and external colleagues to shape a winning bid.

-Experience in writing and/or evaluating bespoke proposals within Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) including Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
-Extensive experience of leading the development of bids, supporting bid positioning and liaising with partners
-A track record within a bidding environment and good understanding of best practice bidding methods and processes
-Pragmatic, solution-focused, flexible and collegiate
-Excellent writing and quality assurance skills
-Ability to work at pace and keep calm under pressure.

Other companies may call this role Bid Manager, Bid Writer, Business Development Bid Manager, Bid Co-ordinator, or Bid Support Co-ordinator.

At NFER, our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems worldwide. We have a strong track record in education research, a growing international reputation, and world-leading expertise in the role of assessment in driving improvement.
- Salary £45-51k DOE
- Generous pension scheme
- 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days (pro rata)
- Excellent support for professional development
- Hybrid or remote working with great work/life balance
- Plus lots of well-being and social activities
- UK based and UK Skilled Worker sponsorship

Closing date for applications will be midnight Sunday 3rd July 2022.

You’ll be linked to our Slough or York office with minimal requirement for office-based days meaning you can choose to work at home, from the office or a mix of the two to enable you to work as effectively as you can.

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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