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ZOA International Vacancy: Donor Relations Manager - Afghanistan

ZOA International Vacancy: Donor Relations Manager - Afghanistan
Job Location:Kabul (with regular traveling)
Closing date vacancy:20th, July 2014
Starting date: As soon as possible

Purpose of the Position
To strengthen ZOA’s donor relations in Afghanistan, ZOA is looking for a Donor Relations Manager. The Donor Relations Manager is a member of the Management Team and reports to the Country Director of Afghanistan.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Director the post holder will:
  1. Develop annual funding acquisition plan;
  2. Acquire funding from institutional donors (organize/manage timelines and write funding proposals);
  3. Jointly with the Country Director manage relations with existing and potential donors;
  4. Monitor timely, quality reporting in line with donor and head office requirements.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for the following tasks, responsibilities and results:

Donor Account Management
  • Manage the Liaison Office in Kabul and develop its capacity and utility as a fundraising office;
  • Initiates and maintains contacts with institutional donors based in Afghanistan or in the region;
  • Map regularly the donor landscape and cycle in Afghanistan;
  • Coordinates, drafts, reviews and submits project concept-notes and proposals for approval by the Country Director;
  • Monitors the timelines and the quality of Donor reporting;
  • Planning and facilitation of donor visits;
  • Support ZOA’s contribution in the Cluster System and track and develop access to the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP);
  • Liaises with the Fundraising Department in the Netherlands.
We expect the candidate to recognize him/herself in the following profile:
  • Being a Christian; adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA;
  • The candidate is expected to support the vision and mission of ZOA.
Knowledge and experience
  • Masters in Development or related degrees (preferred);
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in international relief and/or development, with a substantial focus on organisational management & control;
  • Experience of working with institutional donors such as UN World Bank, the EU, USAID etc.;
  • Experience and proven success in proposal writing for larger grants;
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.
  • Strategic thinker;
  • Conceptual and writing skills;
  • Proposal writing (in case assistance is required);
  • Innovative;
  • Effective Networking.
  • Client / field oriented;
  • Flexible and able to operate in fluid and sometimes insecure environment;
  • Integrity;
  • Interpersonal and organisational sensitivity.
ZOA offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and provides good benefits and remuneration. For more information about our organisation please visit our website: HERE.

Special conditions and circumstances
  • The appointment is subject to approval of a visa by the government of Afghanistan;
  • This job contains frequent travelling, including field visits; up to 30%;
  • The post will be based in Kabul but with travel to Field Stations which will also be regarded as duty station. Accommodation will be in a studio apartment at the Liaison Office in Kabul. Internet is available in the accommodation.
How to apply:
If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mr. Wil Omlo HR Director, email

How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via our website HERE.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results. Closing Date: 20 Jul 2014