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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: May 31, 2022
  • HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization that protects refugees-including women and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities-whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
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    Regional Fundraising and Grants Manager, HIAS Chad and Kenya

    DIVISION: Regional

    HIRING MANAGER: Deputy Regional Director, HIAS Africa, Eurasia

    SUPERVISOR: Deputy Regional Director, HIAS Africa, Eurasia

    START DATE: 1st June 2022

    END DATE: 31st July 2023 with Possibility of Renewal


    HIAS seeks a Fundraising and Grants Manager to support the HIAS Kenya and Chad to help diversity funding sources, networks, and partnerships while consolidating and retaining present donors. The incumbent will take lead in the writing, reviews and submission of high-quality concept notes, proposals, and reports for HIAS operations in Africa. The position will be required to build, develop, manage, and sustain relationships with government, private and corporate funders and UN agencies while expanding HIAS’s regional networks.  

    The staff will also be engaged in the development of partnerships with foundations and private fundraising campaigns to support HIAS’ Emergency Response Programs in Chad and Kenya Regions. The incumbent will support in strategically shaping and growing HIAS Operations in other Countries in Africa, subsequently increasing their oversight scope and region. This position reports to the Regional Director for Africa, Eurasia in collaboration with HIAS’ Institutional Development Directors and Country Directors for Chad and Kenya.


    1. Funding Responsibilities
      1. Designs and implements creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation, and management strategies for new and prospective donors in Africa.
      2. In coordination with the Institutional Development Department, conduct research to identify new funding opportunities and develop fundraising strategies in line with the programmatic needs for the region.
      3. Coordinate and support the development of high-quality proposals for new initiatives and for multi-year funding for Country programs that may require implementation of long- term projects.
      4. Manage the development of calls for applications to secure funding from new donors thorough: coordinating preparation of letters of interest, concept notes and proposals.
    2. Grant Management
      1. Ensures a high-quality grants management cycle; oversee the efficiency, quality, and smooth running of the entire grants cycle management, harmonizing approaches and ensuring adequate feedback is provided for the continued development of grants function.
      2. Advise Country Offices on donor-related issues/trends and deliver trainings on donor rules to them.
      3. Work closely with country program and finance teams on project design, development of consistency, and compelling cases for funding and in adherence to donor/HIAS guidelines
      4. Develop materials for regular communication with funders and prospects, and as requested by other departments.
      5. Regularly interfaces with different departments at HIAS to ensure consistency and coordination throughout proposal writing and submission processes.
      6. Contribute to the continuous improvement of HIAS’ internal grant management systems.
    3. Networking, Partnerships and Coordination
      1. Cultivate and deepen relationships with public and private donors and other major funding prospects to diversify HIAS revenue streams in Kenya and Chad
      2. Represent HIAS at donor and other funding forums, at Regional and Country Office level.
      3. Participate in outreach and in-person meetings with new and potential donors to increase the profile of HIAS programs and its funding portfolio.
      4. Maintain familiarity of specific financial and in-kind opportunity trends within donor, corporate and individual funding mechanisms that align with HIAS’ priorities
      5. Build and grow HIAS’ network of relationships that support program-related development opportunities with new donors.


    • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, International Development or related field required; related graduate degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 8-9 years of relevant experience in Fundraising, Program Design, Development and Management in the humanitarian sector, preferably with Refugees Protection.
    • Relevant project management experience in the humanitarian sector and working with humanitarian and development donors.
    • Fluency in French and English is required.
    • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing.
    • Persistent and firm in the commitment to strengthen quality, ensure compliance and management of risks.
    • Strong analytical skills (data and financial).
    • A team player, with strong communication, coordination, and interpersonal skills; aware of the importance of being service minded in your support to the field.
    • Good understanding of Refugee rights framework and knowledge on donor rules and regulations
    • Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest; flexible and team-oriented, able to handle intense work pressure, tight deadlines, and ad hoc demands.
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in remote and potentially hazardous environments for extended periods, involving travel within the area of operations


    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: Regional Fundraising and Grants ManagerKenya Chad - Careers At HIAS Inc. ( using the position as subject of email.

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