Senegal hq based position institutional funding department leader – sénégal, dakar emploi en senegal

ALIMA’S SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and provide care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation, and the alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanity and impartiality in accordance with universal medical ethics. To gain access to patients, we undertake to act in a neutral and independent manner.

Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 3 million patients. Today ALIMA works in 10 countries in Western and Central Africa. In 2018 we plan to work in 41 projects including 10 research projects focusing on malnutrition, Ebola and Lassa fever. All of these projects will support national health authorities through more than 320 health facilities (including 28 hospitals and 294 health facilities).


Alima intervenes in response to humanitarian crises and patients are at the heart of all our actions. We work in partnership whenever possible to ensure that our patients benefit from the best and most relevant expertise wherever it is, whether within their own country or in the rest of the world.

ALIMA’S TEAM: more than 1800 people are currently working for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from coordination teams generally based in the countries’ capitals. These receive support from the 3 desk teams and the emergency and opening team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working to raise funds and represent ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams working on behalf of other organizations such as medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERT Health, SOS Doctors / KEOOGO, AMCP, research organizations PACCI and INSERM, Bordeaux or Copenhagen Universities, the INGO Solidarités International and many others.

In the countries where ALIMA intervenes, he/she works to coach the Heads of Mission (HoMs) and reinforce skills to define and roll out the operational funding strategy at the country level. The purpose of this support is to strengthen field teams and encourage them to seek funding and maintain relationships with donors at the country level.

He/she coaches the country teams, in particular the Head of Mission, Grants Manager, and Project Coordinator to strengthen and develop donor relations and to support the development of ALIMA programs in the country following the operational strategy. Thus, he/she travels regularly to ALIMA programs in order to meet the technical and financial partners in support of the country team in order to have an impact on how ALIMA coordinates with other actors in the country, and on funding prospects.

He/she contributes directly to defining ALIMA’s operational strategy, particularly regional/multi-country, cross-border and innovation programs. Given his/her experience regarding funding perspectives and PTF programming, he/she supports the development of expressions of interest and project proposals, the funding strategy, and submissions for this type of project. He/she ensures negotiations with donors, alongside other members of the director team involved in these programs.

He/she is in charge or ensuring quality grants management. In particular, he/she is in charge of respecting donor deadlines and the reporting requirements of each donor. Under his/her responsibility, the grants team must ensure that quality reports are produced that accurately reflect ALIMA’s programs, and respect donor templates, requirements and deadlines. He/she ensures that the grants team communicates with institutional donors and reply to their questions.