Grants Coordinator – Africa at Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.

In order to help us achieve our vision, we are looking for an experienced International Development professional to join our Africa Regional Team.

  • Do you enjoy managing relationships with international institutional donors?
  • Do you have a passion for grants management as well as business development including fund-raising, donor liaising and proposal writing?
  • Full time, 1 year Contract (view to extend), based in Nairobi, Kenya.

An exciting position, working across the Africa region to monitor the program implementation and financial management of existing grants, for the purpose of complying with all program and funding guidelines of awarding organizations including institutional donors. In this role, you will also lead the development and implementation of fund-raising and business development strategies for the Africa Region (including donor mapping and engagement plans) as well as support grant application and proposal development. You will build the capacity of staff in the Africa region in both grant management and business development, and build effective working relationships with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting grant agreement conditions and expectations.

To be successful, you will have tertiary qualifications and knowledge of institutional donor requirements, business development and grant coordination with experience in program management with international donors, e.g. DFID, DFAT or USAID. You will have experience developing grant applications and possess the ability to identify and develop risk minimization strategies to ensure adherence to donor and grant requirements. You will have excellent written and interpersonal skills, strong relationship management skills, with the ability to communicate professionally at all levels, across donors, partners, and management. Critical to your success will be your positive and self-motivated approach, as well as organizational and time management skills to ensure you manage conflicting deadlines.

This role, based in Nairobi (Kenya), will be part of the Africa Regional team covering Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in the country where the job is locate


For further information on how to apply please visit our website

Alternatively, If you would like further information please contact our Talent Acquisition Team via email at [email protected]

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.