arche noVa - Initiative for People in Need is a religiously independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) from Dresden/Germany working primarily in the field of humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and development. Our primary focus is Water and Sanitation.

The organisation is based in Dresden, Germany, and is a member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the alliance of German aid organizations. arche noVa bears since 1996 the donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI).

arche noVa is implementing projects for IDPs, refugees and host communities in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, through direct implementation as well as partner implementation.

For the implementation of the ache noVa relief measures in the field of primarily WASH as well as education, health and food security, and for the development of strategic activities and increase of networks and donor community engagement, we are looking for a

Funding & Liaison Manager (f/m)

The Funding & Liaison Manager will support primarily the Syria & Iraq Mission, as well as relevant and compatible aspects of Lebanon Mission.

  • Aim of the position is to build up funding opportunities through continually improving strategies for identifying, tracking and pursuing funding opportunities in the region, preparing concept notes/project proposals and creating consortiums / partnerships.
  • The role will include frequent travel to main project areas and donor offices as well as HQs – this includes Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as well as the office in Turkey and Germany, as a minimum basis. The funding & Liaison Manager will build and maintain relationships at all levels, support the team with strategic programming development and engage in donor liaison, partnership negotiations, and other relevant networking.
  • He/She will work very closely and directly with the Heads of Mission and Desk Officers in Germany, local and regional partners as well as potential donors of other origin. The position is envisaged to be based in in the above mentioned offices, with permanent base tbd according to need, envisaged to be in Istanbul, Turkey, or Erbil, North-Iraq.

Position to be filled: asap


The Funding & Liaison Manager will

  • Conduct donor mapping, funding analysis and identify strategic opportunities aligned with arche noVa’s mission and strategy
  • Pro-actively engage with key donors, global partners, INGOs and thus strengthening and extending arche noVa’s networks and hence profile in the area
  • Establish good relationships with relevant offices and institutions
  • Coordinate with senior management to establish potential new strategies based on mission strategic priorities/sectors
  • Provide high level analysis of funding opportunities, donor intelligence and potential cooperation for senior management
  • Establish a process that captures learning from rejected proposals to ensure improvements
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of arche noVa’s funding and professionalism through supporting the development of tools, systems, techniques and strategies for identifying, tracking and pursuing new opportunities and managing institutional knowledge


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Proven experience of sourcing funding from institutional donors such as EC, ECHO, DFID, SIDA and UN agencies
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Senior representation experience
  • Proven experience in proposal and report writing
  • Excellent writing skill
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • High levels of motivation, independence and initiative
  • Degree in a development related field
  • Fluent in English, Arabic and German are desirable, Kurdish is an asset

Duration: 12 month contract (with possible extension)


  • Salary to be discussed upon further communication
  • International health and hazard insurance
  • Travel costs

Deadline for application:  31 July 2018

Please send CVs and Cover Letters to:

Subject: Funding and Liaison Manager Iraq

Further information: