Grants & Business Development Manager Non-profit Careers – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary: The Grants
& Business Development Manager will oversee the writing of proposals and
acquisition of funding and monitoring of Grant funds’ usage.
Key Duties and
  • Lead and manage the AFENET Grants &
    Business Development function
  • Develop and implement the AFENET Business
    Development / Grant Acquisition Strategy in alignment with the AFENET
  • Provide strategic direction for business
    development to pursue non-traditional funding sources and identifying
    emerging or untapped high potential donors RFAs
  • Build cross-functional team within AFENET
    Network for proposals development.
  • Assume a lead role in all aspects of grant
    project development, including needs assessment, concept paper design, and
    proposal preparation.
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    Program Director and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, conduct needs
    assessments in current and projected project areas to ensure that Grants’
    programming is justifiable and well designed.
  • Work closely with Programs & Finance
    staff during the project/Grant design process to develop appropriate
    project budgets.
  • Work in close collaboration with M & E
    Officer assist in the monitoring and evaluation of projects/grant to
    inform future programming
  • Manage funding trends and opportunities
    and prepare briefs to be shared on a regular basis with the Senior
    Management Team and key counterparts within the Partnerships.
  • Maintain a catalogue of Grants concept
    notes and proposals that can be presented to potential donors for funding.
  • Work in close collaboration with Programs
    and Finance Units ensure compliance with implementation and financial
    standards and policies of both the donors Grants/project requirements and
    contractual obligations
  • Work in liaison with private sector
    companies, professional organizations and Universities to contribute to
    improvement of Grants Sector effectiveness, efficiency and impact by
    sharing/developing/improving templates, tools and capacity building
    resources for project management.
  • Design and implement a relevant approach
    for improving program/project management practices that best fit the
    context, strengths, gaps, and existing Grants opportunity structures.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the AFENET Grants
    & Business Development Manager employment opportunity must hold a
    Master’s degree in Economics, Business or Public Administration,
    Organizational Development, International Development, Resource
    Development or Public Health and Human Sciences or any related field.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of at
    least one of sustainable development, Health, humanitarian Emergency
    affairs (HEA) and advocacy.
  • At least three years’ experience in the
    developmental setting (preferably NGO).
  • Previous experience of writing proposals
    to institutional donors.
  • Broad knowledge of the Public Health &
    Humanitarian related areas, international NGOs and funding trends.
  • Excellent analysis, verbal and written
    skills for writing Public Health and Epidemic Handling concept papers and
    Grant funding papers.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates are encouraged to send their Application
Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of
relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The Human Resource Office, African
Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via Email to:
Deadline: 12th May
2017 by 5:30 pm (East African Time).

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