Habitat For Humanity India
Associate Director - Donor Engagement (FOI)
Project Associate, Project leaders, Project Assistant
Application Email : jasmined@hfhindia.org

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Dec 10 2021




Position Name

Associate Director - Donor Engagement (FOI)


Reports to

Chief Operating Officer


Delhi-NCR, (Open to other locations)






Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live,Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global non- profit working in more than 70 countries. In the past 35 years, Habitat India through various interventions has helped over 4.3 million people live in better conditions. 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 forthemselves.


Habitat through its network of partner organizations promote integrated development aimed at impact, scale and sustainability.



S/he will help in leading pre-positioning, partnership building and efficient proposal development processes for high priority funding opportunities, particularly with bilateral and multilateral institutions. This role requires a high performing and collaborative individual, with excellent organizational and coordination skills, strong attention to detail, and a commitment to producing high quality output. S/he will play a pivotal role in driving forward Habitat’s fundraising agenda with potential institutional donor organizations (Bilateral/Multilateral organizations, Private/International Foundations). S/he will be reporting to Chief Operating Officer.



  • Generate and manage leads with potential institutional donor organisations (Bilateral/Multilateral organizations, Private/International Foundations), including carrying out donor market scanning and donor intelligence.

  • Identify and develop partnerships with key INGO/NGO/commercial organizations with whom joint funding applications can be made and where appropriate formulize partnerships via MoU’s or Letter of Intent

  • Coordinate with HFH colleagues on FOI activities such as pre-positioning, forecasting, Go/No go, proposal development and review process, etc.

  • Develop a pipeline both for local and international funding opportunities.

  • Devise and coordinate engagement strategies for key institutional donors

  • Draft proposals/concept notes and pitch to relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure active follow up, communication and engagement with donors.

  • Prepare briefings and other informational materials for better FOI engagement and awareness for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provide information on institutional funding opportunities for Habitat Senior Management/APO and be point person for follow up on GFOI monthly opportunity forecast.

  • Play a lead role on the Go No Go process working closely with AD FOI and CFP India in the APO

  • Provide support to proposal development, and play an active, flexible role on proposal development teams utilising the GFOI proposal development guidelines and tools

  • Drive interdepartmental coordination for project design with program hubs, Resource Development Team and other departments, such as finance.

  • Draft and refine key sections of proposals that are standard (e.g. capability statements, context and programme experience) while drawing on the technical or unique expertise of others.

  • Ensure proposal narrative, activities, detailed budget and budget narrative are accurate and fully coherent.


  • Postgraduate degree in economics, business studies or social sciences.

  • At least 12-15 years of proven professional experience in fundraising, specifically in raising funds from Bilateral/ Multilateral Organizations, and Foundations.

  • Knowledge of fundraising cycles, proposal formats and application procedures for key donors.

  • Direct experience of writing and coordinating funding proposals for institutional donors.

  • Should be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with complex and evolving issues; utilize strong analytical and critical thinking skills; present compelling evidence-based arguments; and deliver high quality and technically written work in tight timeframes.

Interested candidates need to apply with the subject line “Application for the position of Associate Director - Donor Engagement (FOI) to jasmined@hfhindia.org on or before 10 December 2021.


Job Email id: jasmined@hfhindia.org