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: Beirut or Tunis.
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 in partnership with others 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.
For the impact areas of Climate Justice & Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the intersection of the two areas, we are looking for a Program Development Manager (PDM), Middle East and North Africa.
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 the least to causing it. Hivos believes that locally-shaped climate solutions can bring about the transformational change necessary to turn the tide. Our vision is for justice, equity and human rights to be at the core of global climate action, grounded in the priorities and agency of those disproportionally impacted by climate change. Rightsholders and local communities often lead change in their climate-stricken communities, but they are rarely heard in climate decision-making. These women, indigenous peoples, youth, urban poor, and smallholder farmers must own, participate in and benefit from climate action.
Gender equality, diversity and inclusion (GEDI) is central to our work on climate justice, as well as other areas. Our GEDI programs seek to co-create new solutions that catalyze broad social and structural transformation to advance gender equality, diversity, and inclusion (GEDI) and achieve equality for all. We aim to support rightsholders in their efforts to claim the power, agency, and leadership necessary to drive change.To learn more about Hivos’ direction in Climate Justice & GEDI, reference is made to Hivos’ Strategic Compass 2021-2024 document (https://hivos.org/document/strategic-compass-2021-2024/).
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 our regions – the PDM ensures sustainability in terms of funding for global and local programs that inspire and have an impact. 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 program development/fundraising in the field of Climate Justice. 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 in viable, sustainable and financially sound program propositions.
The PDM works in tandem with Hivos thought leaders 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. With these internal partners, the PDM will scout, and follow up, for new business development opportunities. Next, the PDM supports program colleagues to develop repeat deals, realize scale and pro-actively involves the senior Contract & Negotiations Officer to ensure deals positively contribute to Hivos mission and business continuity. Lastly, the PDM ensures early and active participation of the Budget Specialist in the BD team. Above all the PDM excels in writing winning proposals.
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.
Want to apply?
You are welcome to submit your application on the apply button by February 1st 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 in their CV and description in cover letter that matches the requirements of the position 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.