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Philanthropy Manager - Ukraine

The HALO Trust

The HALO Trust

The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Philanthropy Manager - Ukraine

Permanent, Full Time

Location – Kyiv or Brovary, Ukraine

Salary – Competitive - This post is open to Ukrainian nationals as well as other international candidates. Contract Terms and Conditions dependent on residency.

About HALO:

HALO is the leading global NGO addressing the impact and drivers of conflict in 28 countries and territories, with over 12,000 staff. Most of our staff are local employees and include a growing number of women. Our primary duty is to serve people affected by conflict, clearing landmines and the explosive remnants of war that threaten lives and livelihoods long after fighting has finished. We make land safe where war has ended, while also assisting those affected by active conflict and endemic violence, creating more durable solutions to support stability. HALO addresses human suffering caused by armed violence in some of the world’s most fragile places, securing weapons and ammunition, and working with both state and community actors to reduce the prevalence of armed violence. In recent years HALO has grown significantly. With our financial strength and strong partnerships with corporates, governments and private donors, HALO is uniquely positioned to help build more resilient and prosperous communities; better equipped to respond to the interconnected global challenges of war, climate change, disease, political and economic instability. As a result, the nature of our programming is diversifying to increase the impact we can have.


HALO Ukraine employs over 1,000 local and international staff in Ukraine working to clear contaminated land across the northern, eastern and southern parts of the country. While HALO has been working in the country since 2016, the programme has expanded considerably since Russia’s February 2022 invasion. The programme currently manages a multi-year grant portfolio of over 90 million USD, of which around 35% comes from private funders.

As the Ukraine Philanthropy Manager you will lead a small team of staff to manage this portfolio of grants from private funders on behalf of the Ukraine programme. Working in partnership with the Global and US Philanthropy teams, you will deliver excellence in proposal development and donor management to develop and grow HALO’s multi-million-dollar portfolio of diverse philanthropic donors. These private funders are all focused on the urgent task of supporting Ukraine’s recovery with the removal of minefields and explosive hazards across the country.

Working within the strategic approach of Global and US Philanthropy, you will play a lead role in assessing future potential and growth of philanthropic support for Ukraine (both national and international) and implementing the plans to realise this growth. You will report to the Head of Partnerships, Ukraine (1RO) and the Programme Manager/Country Director (2RO). Your work will require you report to the Head of Region, Ukraine in an advisory capacity, work with the Ukraine Regional Finance Manager, and collaborate with other global teams, such as Logistics and Strategy. Based in Ukraine, you will work closely alongside in-country teams, including Operations, Finance and Logistics.

The Partnerships Team in Ukraine is undergoing an exciting digital transformation, at scale, and you will work with the Head of Partnerships to lead the wider development of this software for the benefit of grant management across the programme, assessing its wider usefulness within HALO.

Key Task Summary:

  • Lead a team of Programme Officers (PO) to deliver proposal development and donor reporting to a high standard, supporting the Global and US Philanthropy teams to deliver excellence in relationship development for all major accounts.
  • Working with the Global and US Philanthropy teams, understand donor relationships and contracts to manage grant requirements, deadlines and compliance, and monitor delivery of private funding contracts for HALO Ukraine, working with HQ, Finance, Operations and Logistics to ensure that delivery targets, expenditure and visibility requirements are met, and the donor receives quality reports and communications on time.
  • Input into strategic account plans led by Global and US Philanthropy, leading on key components of their delivery as appropriate, including the management of programme visits and stakeholder engagement plans for national representatives of global companies and donors.
  • Work with the Director of Global Philanthropy and Head of Philanthropy US and philanthropy teams to support the execution of the Global Philanthropy Group Plan, within the context of Ukraine, specifically ensuring compliance and integration with HQ’s philanthropy infrastructure (including use of Salesforce and prospecting and due diligence processes).
  • Working with the Director of Global Philanthropy and Head of Philanthropy US, with support and consultation with the teams (Prospect and Research Managers – US and UK) and the Head of Partnerships Ukraine, lead a feasibility study which outlines the potential for philanthropic funding for HALO Ukraine (national and global) and investment required to fulfil this potential.
  • On the basis of the feasibility study, personally develop and manage a portfolio of prospective donors as agreed with the Director of Global Philanthropy and Head of Philanthropy US, Head of Partnerships Ukraine, and the Programme Manager, guiding them through the various cultivation phases and ultimately securing new funding.
  • Build the capacity, knowledge and understanding of POs and the wider team in Ukraine in terms of best practice in developing and stewarding private philanthropic funding and how this differs from governmental grants.
  • Working with the Director of Global Philanthropy, Head of Philanthropy US,
  • Head of Partnerships Ukraine, and HALO Ukraine Comms team to develop a compelling case for support and a suite of materials for donor cultivation that showcase the importance of HALO’s work in Ukraine.

All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:

  • Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives.
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities.
  • Travel overseas as and when required.
  • To discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety Procedures which may include Risk and COSHH Assessments and participation in evacuation procedures as necessary.

Benefits of working at HALO:

  • Competitive - This post is open to Ukrainian nationals as well as other international candidates. Contract Terms and Conditions dependent on residency.
  • HALO have a variety of attractive benefits including life assurance, emergency medical insurance and an attractive annual leave allowance, all of which will be discussed at interview.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) detailing why you are suitable for this role, before the closing date for applications which is 3rd December 2023. If there is a sufficient calibre of applicants, we reserve the right to close the role earlier than the date noted.

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people form a diverse candidate pool.