Funding Specialist (Global)

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Recruiting Organization: Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

Funding Specialist (Global)

Could you help an international health NGO by writing proposals from International Development Aid Agencies to develop health and social care projects, promote equity in health, combat disease, and improve the quality of life in Africa?


Do you have experience writing grants, tenders and proposals from International Development

Aid Agencies, trusts, lotteries, and foundations?

Target Aid Agencies

For this role, we are targeting the following International Development Aid Agencies:

  1. Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)/UKAID
  2. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  3. Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
  4. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  5. Canadian Government for International Assistance, including local initiatives and IDRC - CRDI - International Development Research Centre
  6. Agence Française de Développement - French Development Agency (AFD)
  7. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - German International Development Agency Agencia Espaola de Cooperación
  8. Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) - Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
  9. The Australian International Development Aid Agency (Australian Aid or DFAT) Austrian Development Agency - ADA
  10. Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL)
  11. Finland Department for International Development Cooperation - FINNIDA
  12. Irish International Development Aid Agency-Irish Aid
  13. Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
  14. Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency (LuxDev)
  15. Netherlands Foreign Trade and Development Agency (NFTDA)
  16. New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID)
  17. The Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAIDC) - SlovakAid
  18. Italian Agency for Development Cooperation - AICS
  19. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDC

Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal Writing

  • Mapping of aid agencies, trusts, lotteries, foundations, and UN agencies' funding.
  • Conceptualisation, visualisation and iterative challenging of new project ideas.
  • Design local and international projects.
  • Consortium-building and partners’ recruitment for projects and funding applications.
  • Writing project and funding proposals, including outcomes, impact, deliverables and planning.
  • Responsible for designing project budgets, including budget lines and allocations
  • Submission of project and funding proposals.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, public health, medicine, sociology, psychology, environmental science, agriculture, engineering, biological sciences, marketing, biology, sciences, climate change, health and social care, dentistry, pharmacy, social media, journalism, criminology, geography, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, economics, or a related field. A Master's degree or doctorate is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of International Development Aid Agencies' policies and decisions about health, water and sanitation, education, gender affairs, economic and social issues, technology and innovation, environment and natural resources, climate change, agriculture and rural development, migration, conflict, humanitarian, culture, territorial cooperation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), etc, in Africa.
  • Responsibility, consistency and adherence to strict deadlines.
  • Proven track record in drafting and implementing local, national, regional and internationally funded projects.
  • Intercultural awareness, sensitivity, and love for Africa, its people, culture and development.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and work on own initiative.
  • A drive to achieve quality in all aspects of the role

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in a development aid agency's country language, such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Farsi, Czechia, Polish, Portuguese, Luxembourgish, Irish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian

Technological Awareness:

  • Fluency in office software, email, web-based applications and databases.
  • Command of social media.
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.

Sponsorship for overseas candidates.

AHO will provide sponsorship to the right candidates. Full details will be provided to those shortlisted.


Grant Writers Internships

If you are interested in our Grant Writers Internships, you can apply through VolunteerMatch. Search Africa Health Organisation (AHO) and go to our Volunteer Opportunities and look for Grant Writers Internships or click this link:

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