Grants and Institutional Partnerships Coordinator

Apply by 15 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 1 June 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Grants and Institutional Partnerships Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Development

Location: Kigutu, Burundi (with time in Bujumbura and occasional international travel)

Position Overview

The Grants and Institutional Partnerships Coordinator will be a Kigutu-based fundraiser with primary responsibility for identifying and cultivating partnerships with both local and international organizations whose missions are aligned. The position has responsibility for identifying, conceptualizing, writing, and overseeing grants and other institutional support to facilitate VHW’s programmatic work.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Grant writing, management, and reporting

  • Systematically research and identify grant opportunities to support VHW’s work
  • Write grant applications, in both English and French, with feedback from relevant program teams on content and design
  • Ensure appropriate management of and communications with existing partnerships with foundations
  • Collaborate with VHW M&E coordinator to develop and oversee logic frameworks and reporting metrics for partnerships
  • Collaborate with VHW Finance team to develop and oversee grant budgets to support planned activities

Local partners engagement

  • Proactively identify areas for partnership with organizations working within Burundi, including other NGOs and public sector groups
  • Oversee timely communication and reporting of deliverables
  • Provide regular updates to VHW senior leadership on other health and development initiatives within Burundi and opportunities for collaboration

Other donor support

  • Provide on-site hosting in Kigutu for key visits of existing or potential foundation or individual partners
  • Hold one-on-one meetings related to major gifts and key individuals
  • Speak at targeted fundraising or advocacy events


  • Masters of Public Health, Development, Public Administration or other relevant degree
  • 3+ years (5+ preferred) of grant-writing and management experience
  • Experience writing and implementing grant proposals in both English and French.
  • Expertise in developing logic frameworks and M&E frameworks
  • Expertise in developing, overseeing, and reporting on budgets
  • Full familiarity with MS Office
  • Prior experience working with funding and implementing agencies active in Burundi a plus


  • Meticulous, persuasive writer and detail-oriented planner
  • Full written and spoken fluency in English and French
  • Dedication to advancing health care options and outcomes for a vulnerable, rural, under-served population
  • Superior communication skills with colleagues and partners
  • Interest in contributing to capacity building and staff development
  • Superior organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of self-direction, independence, and personal integrity
  • Compassion, resilience, flexibility, dedication, independence, and leadership
  • Availability to travel internationally

Note: This position is based full-time in Kigutu, Bururi Province, though is anticipated to include some time in Bujumbura as well. Room and board will be provided in Kigutu. To promote gender equity on our team, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit in English: a cover letter, CV, and 3 references by June 15th to: Please include “Grants and Institutional Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Please note that due to volume of applications, you will be contacted only if your application advances.

About the Organization

Village Health Works is a joint American-Burundian NGO based in Kigutu, Bururi Province whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect in collaboration with those we serve. VHW’s approach integrates clinical services with education, food security, economic development, environmental protection, music and the arts. VHW’s central program is a clinic that conducted nearly 38,000 patient consultations in 2017 and has 4 inpatient wards. A hospital that will add surgical capacity is currently under construction and we anticipate continuing to expand our senior clinical leadership team in the coming years.

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