Programme Development Officer

£25,227 - £29,678
Benefits: Flexible Working, 36 days annual leave (including public holidays & discretionary 3 day Christmas closure), pension scheme with up to 6% employer contribution, international country programme visits, home worker allowance
Closing date: 8 May 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: Home based with team meet ups in Coventry and travel to country programmes
Cord is looking for someone to join our programme development team to support our institutional fundraising and provide support to our programme implementation teams.

Cord is an international charity working with people in highly sensitive and oppressive contexts to transform dysfunctional relationships into those that create peaceful and inclusive societies. Our vision, inspired by the Christian faith, is of a world where all people live in the fullness of peace, have the freedom to flourish and live free from fear. We work towards this through employing and working with people of all faiths and none. 

Cord’s strategy, Promoting the Power of Peaceful Relationships, builds on what it has learnt from its recent programme work, adapting to the new challenges and opportunities that are present in the world today. Cord is currently exploring opportunities to expand into new countries and develop new partnerships. 

Cord is looking for someone to support our institutional fundraising and programmes with excellent writing skills, who is passionate about seeing positive change in our world and can bring strong project cycle management skills, including programme design, quality assurance and implementation, and learning and accountability.  

The ideal candidate will need to have the following skills/experience: 


  • Higher degree and advanced understanding of human rights, peacebuilding or international development; 
  • At least two years’ experience in a comparable role for an international organisation; 
  • Demonstrated track record of securing funding through writing high quality fundraising proposals and reports; 
  • Awareness of project cycle management and programme delivery in challenging contexts; 
  • Experience in writing complex and detailed institutional funding proposals and reports tailored to the language of donors for example the European Union, FCO, NORAD, GIZ and the U.S Bureau for Democracy, Rights and Labor 
  • Strong organisational and project management skills 
  • Excellent writer with meticulous attention to detail 
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research and analysis skills, with the ability to form convincing conclusions and arguments 


Location: Home based with team meet ups in Coventry and travel to country programmes
Sector: Funding Monitoring, evaluation and learning Projects and programmes

Application notes

If you have a commitment to Cord’s values and ethos, and the drive to help communities live in a more peaceful and inclusive way, then we would like to hear from you.     

For further details please read through the recruitment pack. 

To apply please complete our application form and send it to [email protected] by the closing date of Sunday 9th May 2021, at 23.59 GMT  


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews will be organised according to availability. As such, the application window may close prior to the date above if a suitable candidate is appointed.  

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.