Grameen Foundation Recruitment 2020

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Grameen Foundation Recruitment 2020.

Grameen Foundation, founded as Grameen Foundation USA, also known as “GFUSA”, is a global 501 non-profit organization based in Washington DC that works to replicate the Grameen Bank microfinance model around the world through a global network of partner microfinance institutions. Its CEO is Steve Hollingworth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Institutional Relations

Reporting and relationships: The Manager, Institutional Relations will report to the Senior Director, Institutional Relations. Candidates will likely possess at least 5 years of relevant experience and can demonstrate they have achieved significant results in similar roles.

Availability and Travel: This position is exempt and will be expected to work 100% of a standard workweek of 40 hours.  The Manager will follow Grameen Foundation’s safety and security protocol regarding the COVID-19 pandemic including the location of work. The Manager may be required to travel domestically and/or internationally 1-2 trips/year.

Key Results

  • Conduct networking to develop relationships with institutional funders and partners based in Washington, DC or Sub-Saharan Africa. Expand list of contacts and enhance the organization’s knowledge of priorities, trends and opportunities regarding this donor base;
  • Manage a robust pipeline of institutional funding opportunities ranging from early stage capture to full proposal development across Grameen’s core program areas of digital agriculture, digital financial services, and women’s economic empowerment;
  • Work with technical and regional program (especially the Africa Regional Director) to research, track and follow up on business intelligence leading up to bid opportunities;
  • Advance team effort on new opportunities through coordinating the opportunity lifecycle process, including research, brainstorming, partner outreach, design/development of the technical approach, writing and editing support, budgeting, application submission, and project handover;
  • Proactively lead writing of pitch/strategy documents, concept notes, and proposals as well as meeting minutes, team updates, and other documentation;
  • Maintain Salesforce record accuracy and timely updating, as well as other knowledge management tasks;
  • Set up, attend and/or facilitate internal and external meetings/calls.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Solid understanding of the proposal development process and demonstrated success managing aspects of proposal development to institutional funders;
    • At least 5 years of experience in new business development within international development, preferably within agriculture, financial services, women’s empowerment or relevant field, with proven results in similar roles.
  • Bachelors (or Masters) in international development, business, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of and interest in digital agriculture, digital financial services, and/or women’s economic empowerment within international development contexts, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience implementing public-private partnerships and/or USG-funded programs highly preferred;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to independently lead complex processes;
  • Exceptional written and verbal English language skills – A Must-Have Requirement
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work in a team in a highly dynamic environment to gather and synthesize information;
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in working in a global/multicultural organization across multiple time zones;
  • Professional and willing to serve others to ensure work is completed;
  • Strong computer and database skills and comfort (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Salesforce or other CRM);
  • Deep commitment to the eradication of poverty and gender equality in line with Grameen Foundation’s mission.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a copy of their application letter and CV to [email protected]


before the close of day on 28th January 2020.


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