cbm | Full time

Manager – Grants Acquisition

New Delhi, India | Posted on 22/02/2024

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CBM India Trust is committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. CBM address disability as a cause and consequence of poverty in the most disadvantaged communities of the world. We work in partnership with local, national and international actors with the aim of creating a more equal society for all. Our vision is to have an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.


Reach out and establish meaningful alliances and relationships with multilateral/bilateral,
foundations, corporate, major donors and institutions alongside of CBM India networks and
alliances for development and sustainability of the organisation with grants.


In conjunction with CBM programme team and advisors, the person will take the lead in
• Identify, influence and build relationship with suitable institutional and foundation
and HNI partners aligning with objectives of CBM India and ensure more financial
resources and influence available for disability inclusion programs.
• Meet with partners in collaboration with programme directors and develop potential
collaborations aligning with mission of CBM India.
• Conduct problem analysis and validation workshops with CBM programme team, and
possible other relevant stakeholders to ensure effective design of the interventions.
• Develop a compelling, evidence-based concept note in accordance with Request for
Proposal guidelines or private philanthropic donors’ interest based on the primary
and secondary information gathered.
• When the concept note is selected, design a programme, including logical framework
(LFA), budget, and write an integrated, evidence based full proposal.
• Scoping, reviewing, analysing, and integrating existing plans, projects, and areas of
expertise of CBM, its partners and other stakeholders will be integral part of the role
• Ensure continuous and effective donors reporting is done in association with
programme monitoring & evaluation team with a project tracking system.

What we are looking for: Education, Professional experience, Language, Methods,
Competencies, Personal Traits

• Minimum 5 to7 years of experience from leading the design, execution, and/or
management of multi-sectoral community-based programmes.
• Preferably an advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in development
studies or related field from a reputed Indian or International university.
• Strong programme design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and
consistent technical documents including log-frames and budgets.
• Prior demonstrated experience from developing and writing proposals for
institutional donors, in particular DFID, USAID, UN, BMZ and large foundations.
• Excellent English speaking/writing skills required; prior experience of facilitating or
speaking in multi-stakeholders’ workshops and dialogues

Professional and behavioural

• Agile; Proactive, Outgoing, and persuasive.
• Flexible approach to work demands.
• Ability to work in teams and collaborate with staff at all levels.
• Willingness to learn, change and adapt.
• Ability to remain calm in times of crisis and handle client needs.
• Intercultural knowledge and sensitivity to issues of disability
• Has in-depth understanding of designing large grant proposals.
• Brings a good understanding of issues relating to disability inclusion and knowledge
on inclusive education/vocational skills and livelihoods, and health.
• Has the ability to understand risks and vulnerabilities of target communities and
analysis of the current gaps of relevant stakeholders to ensure that the designed
programme addresses unmet needs.
• Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a
diverse range of stakeholders, organisations, and technical experts from multiple
• Willingness and ability to travel to the field conceptualisation of programs aligning
with donor call for proposals and project reporting.


CBM India Trust encourages women and persons with disabilities to explore this


The future job holder adheres to CBM Policies and procedures, commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct, and follows CBM’s safety & security protocols.

Job Information

Department: Development and Sustainability

Location: New Delhi, India

Reporting: Director Development and Sustainability

Position:Manager – Grants Acquisition