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Regional Business Development and Grants Manager – Malawi and Zimbabwe

Job Specification – Maternity Cover

Job Title: Regional Business Development and Grants Manager – Malawi and Zimbabwe
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe, with regular travel to Malawi
Division: International
Due Date: 25 February 2022
Duration: May 2022 – December 2022


Trócaire is the official overseas development and humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and one of Ireland’s largest development organisations. Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 27 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where; people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.

In Malawi and Zimbabwe Trócaire is working with around 40 local partners to bring about positive and lasting changes around women’s empowerment and gender based violence, governance and human rights, resource rights, and humanitarian response. The programmes are funded by a variety of donors including Irish Aid, EU, SIDA, the UK Government and the Scottish Government, among others.

To strengthen and diversify Trócaire’s institutional funding base and ensure donor compliance with existing and future institutionally funded grants and potential commercial contracts, Trócaire in Malawi and Zimbabwe seek to recruit a Regional Business Development and Grants Manager, to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe with regular travel to Malawi.

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Reporting to the Zimbabwe Country Director with close coordination and input from the Malawi Country Director, this post is offered to provide Maternity Cover for a period of up to 8 months starting May 2022 and is based in Harare with frequent travel to programme locations in Malawi and Zimbabwe, and possible occasional travel to Ireland. Please note that specific objectives will be agreed with the successful candidate covering the period of maternity cover.

Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy:

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. All offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and appropriate screening (e.g. police/garda vetting, counter terrorism and anti-trafficking). Trócaire Ireland also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and all employees will be subject to this as part of contract of employment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities


Business Development & Programme Growth (80%)

In close coordination with the Global Partnerships and Funding Unit (GPFU) staff in Trócaire HQ:

Grants Management & Compliance (20%)

Person Specification – The ideal person will have

(E) Qualification

(E) Experience

(E) Skills

(E) Qualities

(E) Other

To Apply

Interested candidates must send a detailed CV, cover letter and expression of interest

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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