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Partnerships and Grants Manager

Tomorrow's Youth Organization
Washington, DC

Job Description

Job Description

In preparation to extend and expand our programs across Palestine, TYO is seeking to diversify its funding sources and secure its long-term sustainability. The Development and Grants Manager will be responsible for the overall grants and partnership management processes for TYO. S/he will build on TYO’s existing fundraising and grants management strategy, with a focus on prospecting for and pursuing potential funding opportunities along with building and maintaining relationships with potential and existing funders. S/he will lead in all partnership identification, serve as the primary liaison with all sub-grantee partners, ensure compliance to donor rules and regulations while maintaining active and cooperative relationships with all TYO staff and partners.

Essential Duties

Funding Strategy and Partnerships Development:

  • Develop Palestine-specific strategy for funding and partnerships to ensure the long-term sustainability of TYO.
  • Coordinate and lead market study, donor mapping and CO capture plan to ensure strong fundraising pipeline.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with a wide variety of partners including local implementing partners, donors, government agencies, and multilateral agencies
  • Collaborate with the TYO’s Social Media Team to ensure that TYO is represented compellingly to donors and participating in key events and conferences
  • Attend conferences, networking meetings, and workshops to meet with potential funding and implementing partners
  • Participate and lead on partner prospecting meetings to assess, select, and negotiate partnerships with stakeholders
  • Conduct organizational assessments of potential partners and donors to ensure they are aligned with TYO’s values and mission and have the capacity to collaborate meaningfully
  • Cultivate strong relationships with government partners, implementing partners, international organizations, thought leaders, and major donors supporting nonprofits in Palestine
  • Identify, co-manage, support or coordinate partner meetings, learning exchanges, or other cross-partner workshops to expand the visibility and impact of TYO

Grants Management:

  • ● Gather relevant and timely information necessary for grant acquisition; identify grant opportunities and relevant guidance materials to share with TYO leadership
  • Manage grant application/proposal writing, review, and processing
  • Collaborate with TYO team to ensure that proposals are aligned with TYO’s capabilities, values, and mission
  • Build staff and partner organization capabilities for successful grant acquisition and management
  • Develop and maintain organizational systems and tools to track new grant opportunities, the status of grant applications, and donor requirements
  • Assist with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables

Project Management and Reporting:

  • Communicate TYO accomplishments to donors through accurate, timely reporting.
  • Help manage program implementation to ensure that activities are implemented in full compliance with objectives, financial and reporting requirements, and evaluation plans,and achieve intended impact.
  • Provide support on various project management issues, such as budget management, work plan implementation, indicator tracking, and achievement of project objectives/outputs.
  • Help monitor expenditure rates and spending levels and provide feedback
  • Coordinate grant related information sharing, meetings, check ins, and reviews with project staff and partners
  • Have a deep understanding of donor policies, regulations and procedures and train other team members in these areas


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in International Development, Non-Profit Management, Business Administration, or related field is required
  • Understanding of the nonprofit and funding landscape in the Middle East, with a specific understanding of the particular dynamics in Palestine
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • Excellent writing skills with minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in grant writing, preferably with a nonprofit
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage complex projects and deadlines.
  • Prior experience overseeing and ensuring the success of Grants and Partnerships prospecting and tracking systems
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate, and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic is a plus
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Palestine is preferred
  • Ability and willingness to be very flexible and accommodating in changing project needs

Application Process

Application Process

Send a cover letter and resume to with “Application for Partnerships & Grants Manager” in the subject line. Please indicate your salary requirements/expectations in your cover letter. No calls please.