Handicap International recrute 01 Donor relations and Fundraising Specialist

Handicap International recrute 01 Donor relations and Fundraising Specialist

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of persons with disabilities.


HI Afghanistan operating framework is depicted in the operational strategy (“Stratop”) developed at the end of 2019 for a 3-year duration. The 3 pillars are: Physical rehabilitation and health, Armed Violence Reduction, Technical Assistance for disability inclusion.


Under the authority of the Country Director and in collaboration with the Technical Unit Manager and Operations Managers, the Donor Relations and Fundraising Specialist actively contributes to the development of the programme by designing, implementing and monitoring the fundraising strategy for the program to which he/she is attached. He/she identifies funding opportunities and leads the process of developing concept notes and project proposals through to submission to donors (public institutions, foundations and the private sector).

Mission 1: Strategic positioning & planning

  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the operational strategy, with particular focus on the fundraising action plan and internal project documents
  • Ensure follow up, implementation and monitoring of the fundraising strategy
  • Interact with identified donors to understand their perception of HI’s current programming, and identify their areas of interest in order to target fundraising efforts
  • Draw up a mapping of other humanitarian and development actors (INGOs, UN agencies, government representations) to monitor trends and remain competitive
  • Analyse fundraising trends and inform the program on transformation rate, project coverage, duration and amounts secured
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts, especially networking, monitoring of donor opportunities


Mission 2: Relationship management

  • Develop active and quality working relationships with donors and strategic partners in the country identify potential consortium.
  • Participate in various platforms and meetings on behalf of the DP to increase HI’s visibility and allow for information gathering on funding opportunities
  • Promote HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and skills within the relevant networks with a view to developing consortium agreements with the support of the Technical Unit.
  • Develop supporting documents, such as « project sheets » and/or « donor sheets »; and develop new tools such as capacity statement


Mission 3: Proposal development

  • Coordinate proposal development, distributing tasks among the key people involved the writing of the project proposal for submission to the donor, in accordance with HI’s proposal writing process and tools (PD-tool, project development tracking tool, etc.), including the development of: logical frameworks, MEAL plan, narrative description of technical approach, planning, staffing and budgeting
  • Ensure coordination and triangulation framing with O², IPSO, HQ shared services, HQ PDO and technical staff and the HI mission
  • Proactively coordinate the involvement and input of all relevant technical advisors (HQ and mission staff) for all proposal development
  • Coordinate and collaborate with HI national associations (IPO/IPSO) for all relevant donor proposals
  • Manage the grants team to ensure Project Cycle Management and Operational Programme Strategy are respected


Mission 4: Capacity Building

  • Develop training modules on proposal writing and project cycle management for all programmes’ staff and local partners when relevant
  • Provide training on donor rules, regulations and strategies for all programmes’ staff involved in the writing of the proposal

Expériences / Formation

  • You have a Master degree in humanitarian or development studies
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in humanitarian project development and donor relationship (including experience in consortium development)
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English (preferably native English speaker), French an asset
  • Analysis (donor environment, geopolitics) and ethical positioning


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 12 months International contract starting from 01/06/2023
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • Pension scheme
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI


  • Remuneration according to experience


  • Perdiem: 641 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 1 week every 8 weeks
  • Position:
    • unaccompanied
      • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
      • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

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