Funding Advisor

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Merlin’s PHC interventions in Ethiopia are implemented through direct assistance to the MoH at its different administrative levels – by supporting health posts, centres and a district hospital through technical and administrative know-how transfer and material support.

The funding role will work closely with the Country Management Team (CMT), and with support for the Head Office (HO). The Coordinator will be line-managed by the Country Director, with functional support from the Programme Funding Coordinator and Desk in London.

Person Specification:


  • Experience of liaising with and applying to institutional development donors such as EC; USAID; DFID, UN agencies, Scandinavian donors (Norad, Sida, Danida) etc. Note these donors are mentioned as examples and the candidate is not expected to have experience with all these donors.
  • Good analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good communication, coordination and networking skills – both written and verbal
  • Experience of reviewing, writing and presenting project proposals and formal applications.
  • Fluency in English
  • Able to work proactively and supportively within a team. Good negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to represent Merlin to donors and external institutions


  • Experience of working overseas.
  • An understanding of health project planning and implementation, in particular using the logical framework approach.
  • Experience of working to fundraising strategies.
  • Experience in developing health specific funding applications

    Closing date: 20 May.

    For more information and application see; Funding Advisor

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