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Grants officer (M/F) - Pakistan

Islamabad (Pakistan)

  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-15

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During the last 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in more than 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM has been working in Pakistan since 1996. The organization currently implements 3 main projects:

  • KPK Project:

A post emergency program focusing on access to health care for the populations afflicted by the conflict in KPK and/or natural disasters. Since May 2009, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province experienced several crises, following continuous military interventions in various locations which resulted in massive displacements of populations. MdM has been operating to provide access to health care services to both displaced and host populations in KPK. The health system in KPK, and particular in the areas where a large number of lDPs have settled, appears to be over-burdened and unable to respond to the increased demand. Indeed, qualified human resources are insufficient; most of the health facilities are partially damaged; drugs and equipment are often not available, and the referral system is not functional.

MdM is operating in 4 districts of KPK (Kohat, Hangu, Tank, Dl Khan) and implements both short-term and long-term response according to the needs and lDPs movements in the province.

  • Punjab Project:

MdM has been implementing a long-term program focusing on Family Planning and Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancies in Punjab province which has started in November 2017. MdM supports the Population Welfare Department.

  • Operation Smile:

Operation Smile gives priority to the treatment of sequels of burns to women victims of violence by appointing a surgery team twice a year to provide access to plastic surgery through a partner hospital in Islamabad.


Under the management of the general coordinator, the grants officer ensures high quality grants and sub-grants development, management, communication and reporting for MdM projects and partnerships.

The grants officer will be responsible for:

  • Representation and Networking
  • Fundraising/Grant: follow-up of the country strategy plan in terms of fundraising and creation of links and connections with relevant stakeholders, trainings on how to approach donors and how to follow-up on fundraising
  • Writing proposals, concept notes, reports and related preparations
  • Coordination, reporting and any other business as necessary

More specifically, you will be in charge of:


  • Regularly update the mapping and contact list of relevant stakeholders
  • Regularly attend coordination meetings for NGOs and other relevant actors
  • Promote the work and knowledge of MdM around Pakistan


  • Update the mapping of donor, and conduct follow-up and meetings with potential donors
  • Write concept notes and project proposals
  • Train and build the capacity of the relevant team members in approaching and handling prospects and donors


  • Support the communication with the head office of MdM
  • Support in development of marketing material covering different component of the MdM programs such as quarterly newsletter, fact sheet and success stories, etc.
  • Support the program and medical team with the quality of the reports on activities to HQ and donor
  • Ensure compliance with procedures for the exchange of information and reporting

Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 5 months

Starting date: May 4th, 2020
Gross monthly salary: 2.299 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments - minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)

Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
Single posting

Masters degree is preferable (international development, management)

Demonstrated experience of leading successful fundraising and new business development for non-governmental organisations, in humanitarian or development contexts
Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of project budgets for multilateral and bilateral donors
Knowledge of international grants procedures and rules
Experience in representation, fundraising and proposal writing indispensable
Preferable experience in health sector
Professional experience in Muslim context would be an asset
Experience in health data is an asset

Ability to analyse the socio-political regional context
Soft skills: Ability to listen, share information, coordinate, to manage a coordination position without any hierarchy links
Strong skills in planning: Ability to manage priorities, follow-up
Excellent knowledge of international donors, and strong representation and fundraising skills
Strong data management skills, mastering of excel if necessary
Ability to take some perspective; diplomacy; adaptability
Ability to synthesize
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Languages: English is mandatory, French, Urdu and Pashto are an asset.
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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