Management Sciences for Health

  • Fundraising Consultant

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    A582 - JLN
    Reports To
    Executive Director
  • Overview

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks a Fundraising Consultant for a 3-year project to support the execution of the strategic plan and core network operations to achieve the 2022 vision of the network.


    The Fundraising Consultant will play a key role in identifying potential funding sources for the Networking Manager (NM) and Technical Initiatives (TI) activities in support of the project. This position will be instrumental in forming creative partnerships with potential donors to develop programs that align with the project's mission and vision.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Working in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Fundraising Consultant will:

    • Support the tracking, managing and documenting of engagement activities working to link product/program opportunities with the requirements of potential clients.
    • Track trends and emerging thinking in the donor community to identify possible sources  of funding to support the NM and TIs
    • Write concept notes, proposals or other materials needed as part of NM fundraising efforts.
    • Ensure coordination of efforts through documentation of contacts, opportunities, and meetings as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Required Education:

    • Postgraduate education in a field of study closely related to the assigned responsibilities is required. 


    Required Experience:

    • Min. 7 years of experience in business development, grant-writing, or working with foundations and corporations on international development issues, with at least two years of management experience.
    • Experience working with international health, development or humanitarian agencies.


    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate highly technical information into simple, clear and compelling language.
    • Proven skill in researching and analyzing industry needs, synthesizing information, and developing appropriate programmatic solutions and strategies.
    • Excellent oral communication skills with the demonstrated ability to professionally present to foundation and corporate leaders.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.  Strong preference for French or Spanish language skills.



    • Demonstrated good judgment and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work proactively.
    • Proven success in supporting successful pitches, and writing winning concept notes and proposals.
    • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with others and maintain strong relationships with foundation officers and grant-makers.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate with partner organizations strongly preferred.
    • Proven ability to mobilize cross-organizational resources; align individuals; and maintain effective working relationships with others.


    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Executive Director
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