Key Duties Private Foundation Proposal Development:
• Stay up to date on opportunities available from U.S.-based private foundations for funding of international development and relief nonprofit projects;
• Identify, assess (for alignment with strategic and country priorities) and disseminate opportunities available from U.S.-based private foundations to fund existing or future HI projects;
• Work closely with HI technical staff who develop relationships with private foundation staff for potential project funding;
• Create, update and disseminate best practices and supportive guidance and tools in private foundation grantseeking;
• Vet any potential private foundation against HI's ethical screening principles;
• Coordinate and finalize the submission of all proposals to U.S.-based private foundations. Private Foundation Grants Management
• Manage the portfolio of grants from private foundations ;
• Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations;
• Ensure timely and accurate programmatic and financial reporting;
• Follow process and procedures such as development of key internal contractual documents and propose new procedures as necessary for organizational efficiency;
• Undertake field visits to support field staff in U.S. private foundation cultivation, as needed and agreed upon with the regional divisions and the U.S. Director of Institutional Funding;
• Maintain complete and up-to-date project files – paper and electronic – for all projects under this position’s management;
• Follow up with other staff to ensure that project files are up to date.
• Contribute to knowledge management about foundation proposal writing and grants management throughout the HI Network, including staff from other national associations, HI headquarters and HI field offices. Federal Grants Management (as needed and relevant)
• Track forthcoming U.S. Government grant opportunities for assigned donor bureau;
• Assess and disseminate opportunities internally;
• Coordinate submission of concept notes and grant applications;
• Manage secured grants in compliance with internal and donor rules and regulations;
• Coordinate submission of accurate and timely U.S. Government quarterly, annual and closeout grant reports Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned by the U.S. Director of Institutional Funding and/or the U.S. Executive Director.
Application procedures and notes:
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NOTE: Pre-existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Applicants without existing work permission in the United States will not be considered.
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Required Skills: Existing knowledge of U.S. private foundations providing support to international development activities, preferably those aligned with HI’s mission, with a proven track record of successful proposal submission and grant management. Strong English-language writing, verbal and presentation skills; professional level French highly desirable. Ability to manage pressure and deadlines. Understanding of and comfort with financial reporting. Ability to work in multicultural, matrixed team environment and to mobilize key staff based in remote locations through appropriate channels. Strong networking ability, and cross-cultural sensitivity; existing network of major private foundation contacts highly desired.
Bachelor's degree required in international development, or a related field.
At least five years of experience and proven success seeking and obtaining private foundation grants for nonprofits, preferably from those engaged in and supporting international development initiatives.
Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally (5-10% annually).
About Humanity & Inclusion
Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.
We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Together with local partners, we develop programs in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration. We work with local authorities to clear landmines and other war debris and to prevent mine-related accidents through education. We respond fast and effectively to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injuries and to assist survivors' recovery and reintegration. We advocate for the universal recognition of the rights of the disabled through national planning and advocacy.