Head of Partnerships and Donor Management, Afghanistan At HALO Trust

The HALO Trust is the world’s largest and oldest international humanitarian mine action charity. Our mission is to lead the effort to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. HALO is known for its work to clear landmines but its work extends to the disposal of other explosive hazards such as bombs, rockets, missiles, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employs over 8,500 staff in 26 countries and territories.

Your primary responsibility is to oversee and manage the Partnership and Donor Management Division’s work in Afghanistan. The donor management division seeks to maintain existing sources of funding as well as search for new funding opportunities. You will ensure that staff in the division understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities, including the production of timely, accurate and analytical reports and proposals for donors. You will ensure contract monitoring for ongoing projects based on project proposals, implementation plans, and donor reporting requirements. You will lead new business and the donor engagement plan. You will be based in Kabul but may be required to travel to other regions. You will report to the Programme Manager and Head of Region. You will be one of a very small number of expatriates working in direct support of a large and highly proficient national staff team.

The HALO Trust is committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We place a high priority on ensuring that those who share our values are recruited to work for us.


  • Maintain a donor relations strategy and engagement plan, which documents values, negotiations and proposal possibilities with key (potential) donors
  • Act as primary point of contact for donor communication, particularly with in-country embassies. Maintain existing relationships and develop new ones.
  • Act as primary contact for existing partners, and support the division to maintain and monitor current partner projects. Develop new relationships with NGO and civil service organisations to deliver more comprehensive projects.
  • Manage the Donor Management team (five national and international officers) ensure that proposals and reports are developed in a cohesive and professional manner and in line with donor requirements.
  • Oversee and quality check contract monitoring and tracking, and all aspects of the project cycle.
  • Oversee and quality check the qualitative and quantitative research by survey teams, GIS department and senior operations management to measure the outcomes of HALO’s operational activities, including data collection, analysis and write-up
  • Support M&E officer to develop component for proposals and tenders and support M&E workshops for operations staff and impact monitoring teams.
  • Manage the planning and reporting of complex projects (e.g EU, GFFO & NL) in consultation with programme senior operational management, HQ team and external partners.
  • Direct the division in producing and disseminating case studies documenting the impact of HALO’s work.
  • Write proposals and tenders to donors to attract additional funding, and renew current funding and contracts.
  • Work in close relation and communicate on a regular basis with HQ Strategy Unit on donor management and reporting.
  • Further develop and supervise the implementation of gender strategy with Gender Officer and senior management team.
  • Provide support to the Programme Manager and HALO Senior Management on a range of other tasks.
  • Attend relevant stakeholder meetings and share information about HALO’s activities.
  • Travel as required across the programme to fulfil the above duties.


  • 3-5 years’ experience with managing donor contracts.
  • Experience with EU and US donors preferred.
  • Management or supervisory experience.
  • An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Fluent English speaker with very strong written English.
  • Strong numeracy skills and data analysis skills.
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in use of Microsoft Access and Excel (experience using Access and Excel for data collection and analysis an asset).
  • Good cultural awareness, able to adapt to working with different people
  • A self-starter, able to organise and manage their own time and lead a team to deliver quality work in a timely fashion.
  • A practical and adaptable person, prepared to work in rural locations and willing to live in close proximity to others in a challenging security environment.

How to apply

This advert will close on the 18th July, we reserve the right to close the role earlier than this date.

For more information and to apply please visit The HALO Trust Recruitment page, or the following link: https://apply.workable.com/j/3135BF9F02.

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