Help Without Frontiers Job Vacancy: Grant Manager, Mae Sot - Thailand

Help without Frontiers Job Vacancies 2021

Help without Frontiers is an NGO that was established to provide aid, help and relief to Burmese refugees and migrants in Thailand and Myanmar.

Since 2002, Help without Frontiers has provided support along the Thai-Myanmar border to displaced people who find themselves in emergency situations from which they are unable to escape without assistance; most of them are children and youth, and we give them a chance for a better and brighter future.

At Help without Frontiers we focus on five core areas; Education; Youth Empowerment; Child Protection; Health; and Community Development.

Role purpose
We are searching for a methodical and strategic grants manager to work with our organization in enhancing funding models, identifying new sources of funding, and developing sustainable and effective grants programs.

The grants manager’s tasks will include managing overall grant efforts, including engaging with donor agencies, reviewing grant proposals, preparing progress reports, and ensuring compliance with grant regulations. Managing grant databases and educating staff on relevant policies and procedures will also be part of the responsibility.

The scope of the role also includes financial aspects, including documenting payments and expenditure, and preparing financial reports. In addition, the selected candidate will be expected to use creativity and initiative in optimizing the grant administration process, overseeing fundraising, and improving business opportunities through effective funding programs.

Key responsibilities
  • Work with operations and program staff to develop requests for proposals - support potential grant recipients with finalization of project descriptions, action plans and budgets before submitting the grant application
  • Develop a sustainable fundraising strategy and workplan
  • Increase unrestricted donors and identify potential new donors
  • Reach out to potential donors with initial contact and concept notes
  • Implement online campaigns and produce online content
  • Monitor grants implementation and build the capacity of program staff to meet grant compliance and regulations
  • Preparation for donor report writing, and timely submission of accurate reports
  • Develop plans for alternative means of fundraising
Required qualifications
  • A university degree in marketing, development, social studies or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience designing and managing grant awards and associated budgets
  • Strong budgeting, negotiation and financial management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Thai Languages
  • Experience with managing donor relationships or grant-writing in Thai and English
  • Advanced skills in financial management and budgeting
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and with people from a diversity of regions, professional backgrounds and levels of authority
  • Strong interpersonal skills, patient and a good communicator
  • Strong personal ethical standards
  • Accountability and the ability to deliver assigned tasks to a high standard and on time
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Flexibility to meet changing programme demands, including the occasional weekend assignment
  • Ability to create trust in work relations and to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel, as required
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Word, PPT, Publisher, Excel
How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit:
Please submit your CV, a cover letter with salary expectations (all documents in English) as well as 3 references (including email address and phone number) to: by July 7th, 2021. Use ‘Grant Manager’ for the email subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.