nstitutional Partnerships Associate Director

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Health in Harmony

Position description

The Institutional Partnerships Associate Director will play a critical role in accelerating the growth of Health In Harmony to meet the urgency of the climate and nature crises. They will work closely with the Chief Partnerships Officer and the will create and oversee high-value partnerships and projects that advance HIH’s priority goals within its grants making and advocacy. They will work closely with the management team to create plans and ensure Health In Harmony is well represented with foundations, other NGOs, governmental bodies, and corporate and financial institutions. The ideal candidate will have experience with writing and managing large grants ($500,000+) and government grants, a keen eye for detail, knowledge of grant prospecting, interest in helping the organization grow its grants program, and is good at meeting deadlines to take the organization from $ million annually (and 8.5 million rainforest hectares protected today) to $15+ million annually (and hundreds of millions of hectares protected) over the next five years. This role has the opportunity to grow and scale over time.

Please apply if this describes you:

  • Freedom to Achieve: You thrive in an environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and bold thinking.

  • Thorough and Accurate: Attention to detail is second nature to you, legal loves your work.

  • Cool Under Pressure: When faced with challenges, you remain composed and focused on solutions.

  • Initiative-Taker: You proactively identify opportunities and take action to achieve results.

  • Relationship Builder: Your ability to connect with people and build lasting partnerships is exceptional.

  • Collaborator: You work effectively with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

  • Thrives in Chaos: You excel in dynamic environments and adapt seamlessly to changing circumstances.


  • Collaborate with Chief of Partnerships in planning and forecasting processes to develop annual and strategic plans and budgets for institutional donors, and manages team capacity related to grants

  • Develop and oversee Institutional Partnerships Team in grant prospecting process, applications, reporting, and management calendar annually and quarterly, helping guide fundraising strategies, and managing the grant calendar across all channels

  • Manages daily output and quality of all proposals and reports for institutional donors

  • Leads institutional partnership team member training and ongoing professional development initiatives

  • Work with the Chief Partnerships Officer and CEOs to build and maintain relationships with key donors. 

  • Collaborates with program and finance global support and in-country team members to draft narrative and budget proposals

  • Management of grant budgets to ensure accurate and timely spending of grant funds’ measured accounting and ability to work in multiple currencies.

  • Represent HIH at conferences and events both domestically and internationally

  • Collaborate with programs, research, finance, and leadership staff, internationally to manage grants


  • At least 5 years working experience in grant writing and prospecting in a non-profit; working knowledge of current grant writing best practices

  • Experience writing and capturing large government grants

  • Experience in developing grant budgets

  • Proven ability to seek out new ideas and ability to implement new initiatives

  • Ability and experience working with communities in other countries, preferably in emerging economies and low-resource and rural settings


  • Technical writing, editing, and training 

  • Logical Framework (Logframe) development

  • Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external organizations

  • Preparing complex reports, analyses, and financial statements

  • Analyzing and interpreting complex financial and accounting information

  • Managing complex projects using a project management approach

  • Monitoring compliance with applicable proposals, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of our local and international staff

  • Ability to work efficiently in an international, remote work environment


  • Must be passionate about environmental conservation and community-driven development

  • Must have patience and respect for our donors, international partners, and supporters; ability to be a front-line of the organization and our donor point-of-contact in a friendly and professional way

  • Detail-oriented and highly organized 

  • Strong initiative, drive, and self-management to initiate and complete projects; seeking out resources and collaborating as needed

  • Humility, flexibility, and willingness to test, shift your thinking and try something new

  • Able to work in a team environment – helpful, dependable, respectful, approachable

  • Awareness and skills to create an equitable and inclusive work environment

  • Excitement and commitment to be part of an innovative and rapidly growing international organization

Application instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your relevant skills and experiences in English here. The application deadline is Friday, May 10th, and interviews will be scheduled as strong candidates are identified. If we select your application, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. Candidates who are not shortlisted for an interview will not be contacted. Inquiries regarding the position are welcome and can be addressed to [email protected].

Health In Harmony is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity and anti-colonialism as core organizational values. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from diverse communities, Indigenous peoples, and communities of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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