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Alima seeks to recruit an operational funding desk advisor – Nigeria

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Date de clôture : dimanche 16 décembre 2018


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The ALIMA association

ALIMA’S SPIRIT : 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. Putting the Patient First ;
  2. Revolutionizing humanitarian medicine ;
  3. Responsibility and freedom ;
  4. Improve the quality of our actions ;
  5. Placing trust ;
  6. Collective intelligence.

Caring – Innovating – Together:

Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 3 million patients. Today ALIMA works in 10 countries in Western and Central Africa. In 2018 we plan to work in 41 projects including 10 research projects focusing on malnutrition, Ebola and Lassa fever. All of these projects will support national health authorities through more than 320 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 294 health facilities). Alima intervenes in response to humanitarian crises and patients are at the heart of all our actions. We work in partnership whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world.

ALIMA’S TEAM : more than 1800 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 3 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as  medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.

Countries where we work in 2018  : Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, South Sudan.

The work we do covers : Complete Paediatric Care package (Primary and Secondary Health Care) including treatment and prevention of Acute Malnutrition, Maternal Health,  Adult (Primary and Secondary Health Care) , Response to Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue, Lassa Fever), surgery, Emergencies, and Gender Based Violence,.

Position location and position context

The Operational Funding Desk Advisor as well as the rest of the Nigeria Desk team will be based in Abuja with regular visits to the field and to our operational headquarter in Dakar, Senegal.

Objectives :

The Operational Funding Desk Advisor is responsible for securing funding from donors and grant management with donors. The Senior Grants Manager is responsible for maintaining the relationship with donors and support the securing fundings for ongoing and planned projects.

The Operational Funding Desk Advisor is the direct technical referent for the grant managers working in country with project team.

Main Activities :

The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for all grant management for the country, along with the Finance Coordinator for budget follow up.

Support the mission to secure funding for the projects

The Operational Funding desk advisor will actively research funding opportunities for the projects and the mission, including future projects, by maintaining a good knowledge of ALIMAs operations and the humanitarian context, by maintaining relationships with humanitarian actors on a local level and by maintaining a good relationship with donors and a good knowledge of donors strategy and process, including donors not funding ALIMA. He is supported on this aspect by the Donors relationship team in Dakar.

Maintain relationship with donors

The Desk manager is the official ALIMA representant in Abudja, however the Operational Funding desk advisor is responsible of maintaining regular relationship with donors, providing regular information on on going operation and maintaining an open dialogue throughout the year. During the months of contract negociation the Operational Funding desk advisor is responsible for the follow up of the negociation at every step and can take over the negociation if needed (from the project team or the desk manager).Also he will ensure relationship with donors regarding grant management, including contractual requirement, in coordination with the project team

Support the project team and Grant Managers to deliver quality concept notes and proposal according to operational strategy and support project development

The Operational Funding desk advisor participe and advise the project team on project development and program strategy. He provide support to grant manager to write strong concept notes and proposal for donors. He proof read, comment, correct and validate Concept Notes and Proposal to make sure they include strong technical and operational analysis, demonstrate good knowledge of context and risk, present sound strategic vision and are coherent with budget and are aligned with donor guideline. If needed he write concept note or participate in the writing of regional project.

Advise on grant management and contractual requirement

The Operational Funding desk advisor provide information and advise the desk and project team regarding donors regulation and contractual requirement. He support grant manager to make sure that operations and engagement toward donors are aligned, or be able to propose contractual modification to donors if operational plans changes.

Support and supervise narrative reporting to donors and partner

The Operational Funding desk advisor support and supervise the grant managers regarding narrative report. The Grant Managers are responsible for the writing and elaboration of narrative reporting, according to contractual requirement and with strong operational monitoring and analysis. Theyl work with the operational team to write precise, detailed, and clear report, according to donors requirement and format and within deadlines.

Experience & knowledge :

  • 3 years minimum managing grant and reporting to donors, in an humanitarian setting, at project or country level ;
  • Knowledge of process and rules of main donors (ECHO, OFDA, UN …) ;
  • Good understanding of health and nutrition project


  • English as a native language ;
  • Advanced level of written and oral expression in french.

Salaire / Indemnité :

  • Minimum net salary for non Europeans: 2 900 Euros per month, social contributions and taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee ;
  • Minimum gross salary for Europeans: 2 900 Euros per month, social contributions are deducted from the gross salary by ALIMA and paid to the relevant administrations, taxes are the direct responsibility of the employee.


Benefits :

  • Travel costs between the employee’s country of origin and Abuja, Nigeria, unless recruited locally ;
  • Five weeks annual leave per year as well as a recovery system for days spent on work travels; + one additional month paid leave after 3 years at HQ ;
  • One round trip per year between Abuja and the employee’s country of origin for the employee and her / his dependents + one individual round trip ;
  • One-off relocation allowance at the beginning of the contract in Abuja ;
  • School annual enrollment fees for children from 2 to 18, according to the ALIMA HQ policy ;
  • Medical cover insurance including repatriation insurance for the employee and her/ his dependents, as per the definition of our insurer.


Documents à envoyer :

Please send your CV and your answers to the following questions :

  • Why are you applying in light of ALIMA’s operational approach and CHARTER?
  • What are a difficulty and an asset you have for managing grants ?
  • What are a difficulty and an asset you have for formal representation of the NGO ?
  • When would you be available to start ?
  • Reference check: please indicate the names of 2 previous managers as well as 1 HQ HR contact.

N.B.: Applications are processed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if a good application is successful.

Only full applications (CV + answer to questions) will be taken into account.

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