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Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian and development agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 14 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on health, nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.

GOAL has been working in South Sudan since 1985 with a focus on Health, Nutrition, WASH, Food Security, and livelihood interventions, and is continually adapting and responding to the context to support the people in need. GOAL currently operates in Abyei Special Administrative Area, Kajo-Keji, Twic (in Warrap State), Renk, and Ulang Counties and is working to expand its operations to other parts of the country where humanitarian needs are immense.

About the Role

Reporting to the Programme Director, the holder of this role will support identify new opportunities to diversify GOAL South Sudan funding portfolio, develop and maintain funding strategy, develop communication materials for fundraising as well as coordinate in proposals development processes.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Strategic Fundraising & Donor Engagement

  • In collaboration with the Programme team and Senior Management team, lead the development and periodic review of GOAL’s fundraising strategy. This will include mapping of donor policy and priorities and alignment with GOAL’s programmatic and strategic goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong donor relationships with strategic funding partners as delegated by the Programme Director.
  • Carry out intelligence and information gathering on new funding opportunities


  • In line with GOAL’s localisation agenda the grants coordinator will play the leading role in strengthening collaboration with other actors through building and strengthening networks, cooperation and down-stream partnerships.
  • Lead in development and application of GOAL’s partnership and localization approaches and strategy, including to ensure integration of partnerships into the country strategy.
  • In collaboration with the compliance manager, lead and facilitate the continued development and improvement of Goal South Sudan’s partnership tools, systems and capacity building based on lessons learnt and OCA (Organizational Capacity Assessments).

Coordination and representation

  • Engage in networking, information gathering and context analysis that will contribute to GSS ability to make strategic and informed decisions in regards to partnerships and fundraising in support of GOAL’s strategic goals.
  • As delegated by the Programmes Director actively engage in GOAL’s regional, global business development and partnerships initiatives.
  • Coordinate the submission of timely and quality donor reports.

Media and Communication

  • In collaboration with the Senior Management Team (SMT) programmes and HQ communications team, oversee the development of communications products that contribute to both fundraising and visibility initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain a country office owned media and communication plan.

Key Performance Objectives

  • Coordinate the development of donor proposals and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control.
  • Be updated on donor priorities, trends (such as interest in cash-based interventions) and track and share relevant calls for proposals.
  • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing.
  • Represent with various donors and partners as delegated.
  • Document, analyse, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including ensuring filing of grant documents.

Behaviours (Values in practice)

  • Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.
  • Strong communication, coordination, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial).
  • Ability to adapt to high stress scenarios with competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

The Person


  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 year of international development experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with USAID, BHA, European Union, ECHO, FCDO, Country pooled funds, UN funds is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with relevant institutional donor regulations, policies, procedures and priorities.
  • Skills and experience in project cycle management, funding strategy, proposal and report writing.
  • Knowledge of GOAL, programmes and system approach.


  • Previous experience working in South Sudan with an International humanitarian organisation.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office Packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.


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