Global Foundations, Organizations and Institutions Specialist


To actively contribute to develop relations internally and externally, develop the pipeline in Africa, targets, and forecasts (70%):
Support the Director in coordinating a collaborative process with Habitat colleagues on FOI activity including pre-positioning, forecasting, go/no-go processes, proposal development processes and after action reviews.
Contribute to identifying opportunities through forecasts and market intelligence to help achieve Habitat’s objectives.
Prepare briefings and other informational materials that support the Director and organizational leadership with FOI engagement.
Build and maintain effective FOI relations globally and regionally with guidance from the Director, as well as maintaining the CRM systems.
To contribute to developing and training staff on FOI tools for effective fundraising (20%):
Support the Director with the design of relevant FOI tools and training and advice to the HFHI network to encourage FOI champions across Africa.
Support the effective stewardship of awards in partnership with Grant Mangers and guidance from the Director.
Monitor the execution of the donor strategies implemented in close collaboration with internal Habitat colleagues.
Other departmental projects and initiatives (10%).


Bachelor’s degree.
3+ years of proven partnership pre-positioning and fundraising experience, especially with foundations, organizations, and institutions such as EU, FCDO, European bi-laterals, USAID and African and other Development Banks.
Fundraising experience in securing grants, preferably with the top funders in the housing/shelter, community development, and related sectors.
Expertise in Internet research, specifically gathering and analyzing FOI grant programs, areas of concentration and grant guidelines/requirements, grant writing and budget development.
Good oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills in English.
Solutions-oriented and collaborative in an evolving, dynamic, inter-cultural global team. *Reflects the organizational principles through on-time delivery of work products in changing work terrains as the organization rapidly evolves.
Disciplined; performs well under pressure and capable of balancing competing priorities; ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills with good attention to detail.
Commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service.
Proficient with Microsoft Office 365, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams for global information sharing and knowledge management, and project management software.
Active support of HFHI values and commitments:
Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves.
Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular.
Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission.
Safeguarding – HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.



Degree in International Development, Global Affairs or International Policy and Relations.
Working knowledge of Blackbaud CRM/Salesforce and Team Approach.
Good knowledge of large FOI donors including funding processes.
Knowledge of and passion for Habitat for Humanity’s worldwide mission.
Language skills in other major European languages.


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About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.