Grants Manager – Ethiopia – M/F


**ALIMA ETHOS:**ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Our CHARTER defines the VALUES and PRINCIPLES of our action:

  1. The patient First
  2. Revolutionising humanitarian medicine
  3. Responsibility and freedom
  4. Improve the quality of our actions
  5. To trust
  6. Collective intelligence
  7. Environmental responsibility

ALIMA promotes and defends the principles of fundamental human rights. ALIMA has a zero-tolerance approach towards people guilty of acts of gender-based and sexual violence as well as towards inaction in the face of alleged or proven acts of violence. The protection of those benefiting from and impacted by our intervention is our top priority in everything we do. Anyone collaborating with ALIMA agrees to:

  • Respect the charter, the code of conduct, the institutional policies including the policy of protection against abuse of power and sexist and sexual violence, the policy of prevention of corruption and fraud;
  • Report any violation of the policies, framework documents and procedures to a superior, a superior, a referent or a referent.


Since its inception in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 10 million patients and is now operating in 13 countries in Africa. In 2020, we have developed 67 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflict, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects support national health authorities through 357 health facilities (including 45 hospitals and 312 health centers). We work in partnership, particularly with local NGOs, whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from expertise wherever it is available, whether in their country or in the rest of the world. In addition, to improve the humanitarian response, we conduct operational and clinical research projects, particularly in the areas of malnutrition and viral hemorrhagic fevers. ALIMA also conducts operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in all our missions.

**THE ALIMA TEAM:**More than 2,000 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from the coordination teams generally based in the capitals of the countries of intervention. These receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and opening service team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working on fundraising as well as representing ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams who work on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, Alerte Santé, SOS Médecins, KEOOGO, AMCP-SP, research organizations PAC-CI, Inserm , the Universities of Bordeaux or Copenhagen, the NGO Solidarités International and many others.

THE WORK WE DO: Primary and Secondary Health Care, with a main focus on children and women – including treatment and prevention of Acute Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Pediatric Care, Mental Health, response to Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), Surgery, Displaced Populations, and Gender-Based Violence, Covid-19

COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan, Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan, Ethiopia and Ukraine.


At the end of March 2022, ALIMA visited Ethiopia for the first time to develop official contacts and gather enough information to set up an ALIMA mission in the country. In May 2022, ALIMA conducted an exploratory mission in the Afder zone in order to better understand the context, and to assess the health and nutrition needs, to identify the need for a humanitarian intervention. Three woredas were targeted: Hargele, Barey and Elkare. The selection was based on the latest national hotspot classification (all three are priority one), several health indicators shared by the Regional Health Bureau (RHB), recent data from the regional nutrition cluster showing rising acute malnutrition levels, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network forecasts on food security (all three would be IPC level 4 – Emergency phase), displacement data (IOM), and last but not least the low presence of other actors and partners.

In light of the crises affecting the Somali region, it is necessary to urgently increase the access to nutrition services, basic maternal and child health care, while integrating mental health, gender-based violence (GBV) services and prevention activities. ALIMA’s response will be implemented at community, primary and secondary level in the Barey, Elkare and Hargele woredas in Somali region, where preventive and curative care will be provided to the targeted groups, including both IDPs and host communities.

The intervention will target i) the health sector through access to free quality care for children under 5 years old, the provision of basic maternal care and the medical management of SGBV cases; and ii) the nutrition sector through the management of under 5 years old SAM cases.

The environmental impact of the project and PSEA are transversal. This project also includes an emergency response component for health or humanitarian crises in the country (epidemics and/or population displacement), which will be implemented in partnership with the authorities and existing RRM mechanisms

MISSION LOCATION : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Level 3 : As part of his or her duties, the incumbent will be required to visit programs and be in contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or presentation of a certificate of good character will be required. In situations where it is not possible to provide a criminal record or a certificate of good morals and morals, a sworn statement will be requested.


  • Hierarchical Manager: Ethiopia Head of Mission
  • Functional Manager: Regional Grants Coordinator ‐ Desk 3


Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Grants Manager is responsible for implementing the funding strategy in line with ALIMA’s country action plan.

More specifically, they are responsible for mobilizing funding that will allow the implementation of projects. They maintain regular relations with donors, and conduct an active search for funding. They are the guarantor of the drafting of project proposals and reports to donors. They support the monitoring of contractual donor indicators, in collaboration with the Project Coordinators and the Medical Coordinator.


  • Definition and Monitoring of the Country Financing Strategy

The Grants Manager carries out an analysis of donor strategy and the availability of funding for the country concerned, in order to maintain a high level of information and understanding of the issues. They identify funding needs for the mission in collaboration with the coordination team and propose a relevant funding strategy for the mission. They assess the issues and propose the adaptation of the strategy according to the operational action plan of the country. During the mission, the Grants Manager monitors the financing strategy and adapts it according to changing needs. In conjunction with the Head of Mission and the Regional Grants Coordinator at headquarters, they support the design and implementation of a strategy for acquiring grants and mobilizing resources

  • Maintenance of the relationship with donors

In conjunction with the Head of Mission, they ensure representation with donors and negotiate funding for ALIMA projects. They maintain relations with the donors who finance the projects to ensure regular quality communication. They coordinate the visit of donors to projects when the security situation allows it, with the support of the Head of Mission.

  • Grants Prospection

The Grants Manager, in support of the Head of Mission, conducts an active search for funding and identifies new donors to approach in order to ensure good knowledge of ALIMA and the projects implemented by its staff. They actively monitor the thematic priorities of donors and funding mechanisms in the country. They carry out donor mapping and intelligence gathering, and regularly informs the country coordination on this subject. They develop project presentations and brochures to ensure institutional communication throughout the year.

  • Supports to operational planning in line with donor and funding priorities

The Grants Manager supports the Project Coordinators and the coordination team in the design of interventions in line with the donors’ strategy. They ensure that the interventions are aligned with the thematic and operational priorities of the donors, and that the submissions respect the formats required by the latter.

  • Production of concepts notes and project proposals

In order to obtain funding, the Grants Manager is responsible for submitting concept notes and project proposals within the deadlines imposed by the donors. They ensure the writing of project documents to respond to opportunities with donors. They guarantee the quality and conformity of the documents produced.

  • Disseminates key information on donor procedures, funding contracts and supports Project Coordinators in monitoring contractual requirements

The Grants Manager is responsible for updating the coordination team on donor guidelines. They continually inform the teams of the evolution of donor procedures and requirements. In addition, the Grants Manager supports the Project Coordinators in monitoring the contractual requirements of donors. The Grants Manager monitors operational developments, including budgetary, in order to propose contractual modifications if necessary.

  • Data tracking to meet reporting requirements

The Grants Manager develops and incorporates solid elements of monitoring and follow-up in the reports in the project monitoring tools and therefore participates, with the Data Manager and the Medical Coordinator, in the control and compilation of operational data. They ensure the updating of data monitoring tools in connection with financing contracts, and anticipate the deadlines of reports in order to ensure the completeness of the data and a quality analysis.

  • Ensures the production of accurate and analytical narrative reports within the defined deadlines

The Grants Manager is responsible for preparing interim and final reports for donors, according to the reporting formats and rules imposed. They are directly responsible for drafting documents, based on precise, quantitative and qualitative information and capitalized on during the year. They establish regular liaison with the coordinators and project managers and, for the preparation of reports, make the link between the commitments with the donor and the reality of the projects and the land. They ensure compliance with deadlines and are responsible for the quality of reports.

  • Ensures the contractual management of financing contracts

The Grants Manager is responsible for monitoring financing contracts with donors. They are in direct contact with the national representatives of the lessor for contractual management issues. They make sure to know and respect the procedures of the lessor and that these are known to the rest of the team. For this, they have a common contract monitoring tool that they help update.

  • Ensures the application of standards in the prevention of abuse

The Donor Relations Manager must participate in training and awareness sessions. They apply the standards relating to the prevention of abuse in all the tasks they undertake (ex: adding the thematic in reports, project proposals, clause on the prevention of abuse, etc). They contribute to creating and maintaining a fulfilling and protective environment.


  • Higher education diploma (Master’s level or equivalent) related to the position (development studies, public health, international relations, project management, etc.)
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English
  • Good command of project management tools (project cycle, logical framework, project proposal, reporting, etc.)
  • Professional experience in reporting, design and/or project management of at least one year, as well as field experience.
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis and writing skills
  • Autonomy, capacity for initiative, ability to work in a team and to communicate
  • Rigor, motivation, willingness to achieve project support objectives
  • Understanding and adherence to ALIMA’s values and mission


Contract Term: CDD under French law

Contract length: 6 months

Position Location: Addis Ababa Ethiopia (With occasional field visits)

Salary: According to ALIMA salary scale (level 10) + valuation of experience + Perdiem

Position to be filled: As Soon as Possible

ALIMA pays for:

  • Travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the mission location accommodation costs
  • Medical cover from the first day of the contract to a month after the date of departure from the mission country for the employee and his/her family
  • Evacuation of the employee.

How to apply

To apply, please send us your CV and your cover letter to our website.

The link to apply :

Applications are processed in the order of arrival.

ALIMA reserves the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if an application is accepted. Only complete applications (CV in PDF format + Letter of Motivation) will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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