Grants Developer at Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion

Place: YEMEN (Sana’a) Starting date: 15.08.2021

Length: 12 months Closing date for applications: 06.06.2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association:


Yemen has been for long the poorest country in the Arab world. After the Arab Spring the humanitarian crises have intensified as a major humanitarian crisis of the moment since 2012 with almost half of the population being food insecure. This has created an increasing unrest among the population and discontentment with the government.

During the summer of 2014 the Shia minority group called Houthis has somehow taken control of several important cities, among them the capital Sana’a. Meanwhile the Southern separatist movement increased their call for an independent south while Al Qaida and linked groups (mainly based in the South-Eastern parts of the country) are fighting Houthis and other groups including the internationally recognized government.

In January 2015, the Houthis overthrew the President Hadi government. Since the end of March of the same year, an international coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia allied with the President temporarily exiled in Saudi Arabia, launched a military campaign against the advances of the Houthis in the country. At the end of 2017 the alliance between the GPC of the former president Saleh and the Houthis broke out in Sana’a and Saleh was killed. In January 2018 the alliance in the south as well broke out: the Southern Transitional Council, in favor of an independent state in the south took over Aden from the hands of Hadis’ supporters, Hadi being still in exile in Saudi-Arabia.

As a result of such violence and instability, it is more than 20 million of Yemenis out of 27 million in need of any kind of aid. Malnutrition, cholera, diphtheria hit most of the families and a failed health system, with no salaries paid for several years, cannot cope.


HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).

Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana’a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.

In parallel, HI is implementing an inclusion and protection mainstreaming project, to increase the knowledge and capacities of the staff International NGOs in the inclusion of the most vulnerable persons in their humanitarian response (including persons with disability), so as to increase their access to essential services.

While all of HI activities were done so far in Sana’a governorate, HI has expanded in Aden in 2019 and has opened an office in Mokha in 2020. Activities in Hajjah have been launched early 2021.


Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager, the Grants Developer supports the Programme Director in the development and implementation of the Programme’s fundraising strategy. He/she ensures the quality and time-effective development of proposal for fundraising in close collaboration with the Programme Director, the Technical Unit Manager and the Area Managers. He/she enhances the Programme’s team capacities for qualitative proposal development. He/she leads and ensures the quality grants management and reporting and compliance with donors’ guidelines and requirements.

Supports the Programme Director in the development of the Programme’s fundraising strategy:

a) Contribute to the mapping of donors active in the region/countries, of their initiatives (calls, partners) and of their strategies and priorities, in coordination with the Programme Director and in collaboration with the head office Institutional Funding Direction and HI National Associations;

b) Liaise with HI Institute for the Institute’s recommendations on ethical positioning towards donors and funding opportunities and for the analysis of each donor;

c) Liaise with HI Institute, Programme Director and Security Advisor to assess ethical risks towards each funding opportunities against the humanitarian imperative;

d) Get regular updates from head office Institutional Funding Direction and HI National Associations on donors’ positioning towards key trends such as NEXUS, gender equality and disability inclusion, protection mainstreaming and inform proposal development, in coordination with the Technical Unit Manager;

e) In collaboration with the Technical Unit Manager, facilitate regular brainstorming with technical and operations teams to generate ideas for new programs in response to identified donors strategies and priorities;

f) In collaboration with technical specialists and operations teams, guarantee the connection between thematic clusters (humanitarian network’s priorities) and the Programme fundraising strategy;

g) Support the Programme Director on the Programme annual plan for fundraising and 3-months updates;

h) Advise for meeting and communication, meet or co-meet donors with the Programme Directro and/or Head Office when necessary;

i) Liaise with HI National Associations for all issues related to donors relations and communication (general communication, keys visits or networking);

j) Actively participate in the participatory work to review and design the 3-years Operational Strategy of the program – with responsibility on the fundraising component.

Ensures high quality and time-effective proposals development for fundraising:

a) Advise and support the Programme Director and Technical Unit Manager in the identification and selection of the fundraising opportunities.

b) For each opportunity identified, coordinate with Head Office and National Associations for NOFO guidance and donors pre-requisites.

c) Plan, prepare, coordinate and lead the proposal development process: manage the retro-planning for submission including ARCI and coordination with external stakeholders (HQ and National Associations), clarify and support compliance to donors’ requirements, facilitate kick-off meetings, ensure time-effectiveness and respect of submission deadline.

d) Support compliance to international best practices and donors’ specificities in the development of the proposals’ logical frameworks and logical models (ToCs, etc.).

e) Ensure coherence between operational aspects, MEAL, technical approaches, logistics and budgeting.

f) Participate directly to writing and development of all proposals and take the lead for the development of major grants and/or complex donors.

g) Provide guidance/support to the writing of projects’ proposal narratives, ensuring compliance to donors’ instructions, priorities and specificities. Guarantee the final quality of all projects’ proposal narratives, both in terms of content and formalization.

h) Guarantee the completeness and final compliance of all proposal package submissions to the call for proposals’ guidelines and donors’ requirements.

Enhance the missions’ capacity for qualitative proposal development:

a) Facilitate production and sharing of good practices over proposal development, in particular in relation to certain key donors’ specificities (value for money, etc.) and cross-cutting issues (gender, environment, protection, safeguarding, etc.).

b) Strengthen missions’ teams’ capacity for proposal development, including HI internal guidelines/processes, international good practices and donors specificities.

Ensures the quality grants management and reporting and compliance with donors’ guidelines and requirements.

a) If proposals are approved, follow up the contractual issues with related HI actors and establish the donors’ sheet;

b) Produce and share a monthly follow-up of the grants development and reporting actions and dealdines;

c) Manage and update the Programme fundraising table (submissions, categories of donors, annual stats) and insure the sharing and access to these information for all missions, HQ and NAs


· You graduated from a Master degree in cooperation, political sciences or fundraising.

· You have at least 4 years of experience in humanitarian/emergency contexts with significant experience in proposal development and grant management

· You have an experience of working with donors, knowledge of donor guidelines/compliance, including DG ECHO, and Government Donor Agencies

· You master the grant cycle management

· You show advanced planning, assessment, writing and analytical skills

· You demonstrate strong oral and writing skills in English, knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.

· You have strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

· You are Detailed oriented, highly organized and able to prioritize workflow

A Previous experience with HI and/or in Middle East is an asset.


The position is based in Sana’a – Yemen. The expatriate is expected to travel between HI bases (Aden, Mokha and Hajjah). In the four locations, shared guesthouses well equipped with a safe room, most of the work is done at the office but there are some possibilities to go out for work purposes. Outside movements are possible for some extra professional activities in Sana’a and Aden. All movements are done by car. HI has set-up a curfew. The situation is relatively calm in Sana’a and Hajjah nowadays. However, the security is volatile in southern areas.

Dress code: Men will be required to wear long pants and at least a short sleeved shirt. Women are required to wear the abaya and hijab (head scarf) outside of the compound. For female staff in the office, appropriate attire includes long pants, and long sleeve shirts.


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

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Length of the contract1 year renewable

· Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 2214 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 550€ net/month
  • Hardship allowance : 500 € net/month
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks
  • Status : position unaccompanied
  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying !

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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