Hivos is hiring a
Scope: Middle East & North Africa
Reports to: Head of Business Development
Hours: Full-time (36 hours per week)
Term: This appointment is for an initial term of one year, renewable based on results and performance.
Office: Ideally based in Beirut or Tunis, with Cairo or Amman possible
Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens and their organizations, we aim to contribute towards just, inclusive and life-sustaining societies where people have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources. We work with partners in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on three impact areas: Civic Rights in a Digital Age; Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Climate Justice.
We are looking for a Program Development Manager (PDM), Middle East and North Africa for our climate justice impact area, although the role will also work on Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI). The candidate should be based in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon or Tunisia.
The climate crisis is a political, social and ethical issue, rather than a purely environmental one. Peoples and countries with low incomes and long histories of oppression are the ones facing the worst impacts of climate change, despite having contributed least to causing it. Hivos believes that locally-shaped climate solutions can bring about transformational change. Our vision is for justice, equity and human rights to be at the core of climate action, grounded in the priorities and agency of those disproportionally impacted. Rightsholders and local communities often lead change in their climate-stricken communities, but are rarely heard in decision-making. These women, indigenous peoples, youth, urban poor, and smallholder farmers must own, participate in and benefit from climate action.
The PDM is part of the Business Development unit and reports to the Head of Business Development. This is a global team and together with colleagues – both in the team and across regions – the PDM secures funding for impactful global and local programs. This is a pivotal role in the heart of Hivos programming. The PDM in this specific role is also part of the MENA team, physically located in the region to ensure proximity to other MENA colleagues, partners, donors and other key stakeholders.
The PDM creates and maintains intimate and productive relationships with (key) funders, leads business development processes and builds strategic partnerships and consortia for fundraising in the field of Climate JusticeI. The PDM will be responsible for a specific percentage of Hivos' annual income as a result of market analysis and donor capture plans. The PDM analyzes opportunities, ensures proposals fulfill internal and donor requirements and translates Hivos conceptual thinking into viable, sustainable and financially sound propositions.
The PDM works in tandem with colleagues to ensure thematically solid propositions in line with Hivos strategy and supports Hub Directors and program colleagues to develop local and global donor relations, donor intimacy and attractive propositions for funding. The PDM will scout, and follow up, for new business development opportunities. The PDM works with the Senior Contract & Negotiations Officer to ensure proposals and deals positively contribute to Hivos business continuity, and ensures early, active participation of the Budget Specialist. Above all, the PDM excels in writing strong, winning proposals. The PDM also supports program colleagues to develop winning repeat deals.
Key responsibilities include:
What we offer
Employment conditions for Beirut
We offer a stimulating work environment in a professional international organization with very dedicated staff. We offer a national contract based on Hivos local labor conditions, with remuneration commensurate with the experience and expertise. Contract renewable depending on performance.
Employment conditions for Tunis
Until the conclusion of Hivos’ registration as an International NGO in Tunisia, this position will be hosted at Al Bawsala, a Tunisian non-profit association. A local contract will be offered to the employee under Al Bawsala and accordingly, employment conditions of Al Bawsala will apply for this vacancy.
Upon the conclusion of Hivos’ registration in Tunis (and based on the employee’s performance) Hivos intends to transfer the employee’s local contract under Hivos’ umbrella where Hivos’ Tunis Office employment conditions will apply. Contract renewable depending on performance.
Employment conditions for Cairo or Amman
Similar secondment arrangements as in Tunis.
Want to apply?
You are welcome to submit your application on the apply button by February 26th 2023. You must submit both a letter of motivation/cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and resume/CV (maximum 3 pages) in English.
Candidates are highly encouraged to provide a clear track record of business development results in their CV and to use their cover letter to clearly and concisely address the requirements of the role elaborated above.
Hivos reserves the right to close the position before the application deadline if a suitable candidate is identified. Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Please note this role is being re-advertised. We ask for candidates who have already applied unsuccessfully to please refrain from re-applying.