Bid Man­ager


Stockholm, , SE

Do you want to use these skills to contribute to making sure everyone everywhere has clean water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030? WaterAid is looking for a Business/Bid Manager with a drive to secure funding for our programme ambition. This is a critical role in a growing organisation that requires close collaboration with colleagues across the federation.

The role

As Bid Man­ager you will work with col­leagues across the fed­er­a­tion to co­or­di­nate bid man­age­ment processes and de­velop high qual­ity bids for a range of donors, in­clud­ing in­sti­tu­tional donors, foun­da­tions and cor­po­rate part­ners. This will re­quire ex­cel­lent col­lab­o­ra­tion and writ­ing skills. You will also sup­port di­a­logues about new fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in or­der to de­velop rel­e­vant bids. You will be part of the Pro­gramme Fund­ing and Part­ner­ships Team, and will work closely with the col­leagues in the team and the Cor­po­rate Part­ner­ships Team, as well as a range of se­nior col­leagues from across the Fed­er­a­tion. You will re­port to the Di­rec­tor of the team.


  • Manage bid processes and deliver high quality bids for a range of donors in collaboration with colleagues across the federation.
  • Systematically identify relevant calls and funding opportunities and communicate these with relevant colleagues.
  • Contribute to further developing bid management processes.
  • Support business development dialogues, with a focus on Sida.

Person specification


  • Relevant academic background. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience of managing bid processes and developing winning bids from institutional donors (Sida and the EU) and foundations.  
  • Experience of engaging with donors to create funding opportunities.  
  • Experience of working in an international organisation, building relationships with colleagues in different entities and countries, and coordinating people in order to work effectively and flexibly. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English and Swedish.  
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills. 
  • Solutions oriented mindset. 
  • Team player.  
  • Attention to detail.


  • Experience in working on WASH issues.  
  • Working knowledge of French. 
  • Experience of working with donors in other Nordic markets. 

Wa­t­erAid is a dy­namic or­gan­i­sa­tion that of­fers an ex­cit­ing and high-paced work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Work­ing for us is de­vel­op­ing, in­spir­ing and re­ward­ing and your work will con­tribute to en­sur­ing that every­one every­where has ac­cess to clean wa­ter, toi­lets and hy­giene.

We aim to build bright, in­no­v­a­tive and tal­ented teams. To achieve this, we seek and en­cour­age ap­pli­ca­tions from a di­ver­sity (in all shapes and forms) of staff as we be­lieve that a va­ri­ety of per­spec­tives, ex­pe­ri­ences and back­grounds makes us stronger. 

This is a full­time and per­ma­nent role, with a 6-month pro­ba­tion­ary pe­riod. Wa­t­erAid Swe­den has a col­lec­tive agree­ment.

Your work­place is at Wa­t­erAid’s of­fice in Solna, but you will be work­ing from home dur­ing the pan­demic. For more in­for­ma­tion about Wa­t­erAid, see


In­ter­views will be held in May. Feel free to email any ques­tions re­gard­ing the po­si­tion to [email protected] or con­tact Han­nah Mor­ris, Di­rec­tor Pro­gramme Fund­ing & Part­ner­ships, on phone num­ber +46 73 661 22 74.






IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development