Senior Manager – Grant Management & Fundraising

Posted By: Karuna-Shechen


Middle Mgt (Regional/ Zonal Manager, AVP, State /Regional Head)

Resource Mobilization & Investor Relations

Livelihood/Skills Development

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Senior Manager - Grant Management and Fundraising is a key management role responsible for managing the organization's fundraising efforts, including grant acquisition, donor relationship management, and revenue generation.


Core Roles and Responsibilities: 70%

Grant and Fundraising Strategy:

·        Develop and implement a comprehensive grant and fundraising strategy, outlining goals, objectives, planning, and action plans to meet revenue targets.

·        Identify new opportunities and diversify the organization's funding sources.

Grant Acquisition and Proposal Development:

·        Identify potential funding opportunities from foundations, government agencies, companies, and other grant-making institutions.

·        Conduct research to understand the funding priorities and requirements of potential grantors.

·        Lead the development of compelling grant proposals, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission and program objectives.

·        Close collaboration with International Philanthropy Team and other stakeholders to gather relevant data and information for proposal narratives and budgets.

·        Develop and broaden corporate support, especially on CSR (identifying partners, building relationships and fostering partnerships).

·        Cultivate a deep understanding and keep up-to-date on the evolution of donor policies, national regulations, and procedures.




Grant Compliance and Reporting:

·        Oversee the post-award process for grant-funded projects, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.

·        Collaborate with program managers to track and report on the progress and impact of grant-funded activities.

·        Ensure accurate and timely submission of grant reports to funders, providing detailed information on program outcomes and financial expenditures.

Donor Cultivation and Relationship Management:

·        Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors, including individual, corporate, and institutional funders.

·        Develop personalized stewardship plans for major donors to ensure ongoing engagement and support.

·        Organize donor cultivation events, meetings, and site visits to showcase the organization's impact and build strong connections with donors.

Budgeting and Financial Reporting:

·        Work closely with the finance team to develop and monitor the fundraising budget, ensuring financial sustainability and responsible resource allocation.

·        Provide regular financial reports and updates to the organization's leadership and Country Director regarding fundraising progress and performance.


Link Responsibilities: 15%

·        Collaborate with the programs, communication, and finance teams to ensure cohesive strategies aligned with the organization's overall goals.

·        Network with other nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and potential partners to explore collaborative grants opportunities and share best practices.


Systemic Responsibilities: 15%

·        Engage in upholding and strengthening the core values of the organisation, foster transparent and open feedback system.

·        Actively assist the leadership team in fostering a work culture embedded in the core values in principles of the organisation.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate Profile: Apply Here

Qualifications and Experience:

?     A master’s degree in Social Sciences, Management or related discipline is preferred, with minimum 15 years of working experience in non-profits.

?     Relevant certifications, such as in non-profit management, project management, or leadership will be an added advantage.


Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - MBA/PGDM

Skills and competencies:

?      Proven existing network within institutional grantmaking partners and private sector in India.

?      Strong networking and relationship-building skills to engage with stakeholders such as funders, government agencies, partners, together with community members, and to maintain a long-term relationship based on trust.

?      Knowledge of public relations, marketing, and advocacy strategies to promote the organization's mission and impact.

·        Fluent in English and ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, both orally and in writing.

·        Ability to develop program strategies, set objectives, and ensure effective implementation and evaluation.

·        Ability to think strategically and contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategies.

·        Ability to manage resources effectively, including financial, human, and material resources.

·        Proven track record in driving innovation, identifying opportunities for growth, and implementing change initiatives.

·        Knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and advancements in the non-profit sector.

·        Strong IT/computer skills including Google Suite.


Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Karuna-Shechen
  • About Organization:Organisational Profile: Karuna-Shechen is an international non-profit organisation working extensively in India and Nepal. The organisation acts and advocates for a more altruistic world catering to the needs of the most vulnerable population. In India we have been working in the areas of Health, Education, Environment, Food Security and Economic Development serving the needy population in the backward states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. We work to serve the remote communities while fostering supportive and a healthy work environment for our team members.

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