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Application Submissions Guideline: 

Interested candidates should fill the application form and submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their background and interest before the end of day on 7 December 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Given the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About the Role

We are actively seeking a highly motivated and experienced consultant with a strong network of institutional donors to strategize, secure, and effectively manage grants, providing essential funding for our programs. As a Grants Acquisition Associate, your mission is to create and implement a robust plan to secure grants, involving proficient grant prospecting, the cultivation of vital relationships with benefactors and supporters, drafting persuasive funding proposals, and grant lifecycle management. Your financial expertise and drive for fundraising will be instrumental in securing the necessary funding to support Syrian youth and ensure the continuity of our mission.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Strategy and Monitoring: 
   1.  Develop and implement a strategic grants fundraising plan that aligns with the organization's mission and funding needs.
   2. Remain abreast of funders' trends and contribute information for prioritization of funding opportunities.
   3. Be on top of changing aid modalities and their implications for Jusoor.
   4. Generate leads, identify donors and co-funding partners, analyze opportunities, pitch ideas, and develop internal stakeholder buy-in for opportunities.
   5. Identify and attend conferences and virtual events on behalf of Jusoor.
   6. Manage the Grants Calendar 
2. Relationship Building & outreach:
   1. Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including foundation program officers, government agency representatives, and high-level institutional donors.
   2. Organize and assist with site visits and represent the organization to funders and visitors.
   3. Ensure potential institutional donors receive regular updates about our developments.
3. Research & Proposal Development and Management:
   1. Lead the proposal development process for identified funding opportunities. Coordinate with all relevant departments and advisors.
   2. Advise on the interpretation and application of donor rules, regulations, processes, and procedures.
   3. Draft concept notes and narratives, and work with the MEAL Manager to develop log frames and theory of change in line with funder guidelines.
   4. Support Program Development and Funding Associate to ensure reporting requirements for all funders are met and reports are completed to deadlines.
4. Grant Acquisition and Administration:
   1.  Identify and research potential grant opportunities, foundations, and government programs that align with our mission and programs.
   2. Draft compelling grant proposals, make sure they meet grant requirements, and submit them on time.
   3. Collaborate with finance and program teams to develop budgets and financial projections for grant applications.
   4. Work closely with the fundraising team, MEAL team program managers and other departments to gather information and data needed for grant applications.
   5. Lead registration with institutional donors, like the EU.
   6. Help in other fundraising areas to improve tools and reports.
   7. Work with the relevant team members to ensure the Salesforce Database is up-to-date with grant and donor information, including deadlines and milestones.



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Last modified: 
29 Nov, 2023
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Development, Displaced Population, Education, Refugees
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 7 December 2023
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
12 months, subject to a successful three-month probation period
Not to Disclose
Salary Range:
800 to 1200 (USD)
Education Degree:
Masters Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience & Education - Bachelors in international relations, business, or a related field. MA strongly preferred, - Extensive experience with a minimum of 7-10 years in grant proposal writing. - Demonstrated success of securing at least 60% of grants submitted. - Demonstrated track record of securing a substantial amount of funding, with experience in successfully securing 2 million dollars or more annually in grants. - Ability to showcase tangible contributions to the financial sustainability of the organization through effective grant acquisition strategies.
Experience Requirements:
5 to 10 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United Arab Emirates