THE ALIMA SPIRIT: ALIMA’s purpose is to save lives and care for the most vulnerable populations, without any discrimination based on identity, religion or politics, through actions based on proximity, innovation and alliance of organizations and individuals. We act with humanism, impartiality and respect for universal medical ethics . To access patients, we are committed to intervening in a neutral and independent manner.

CARE – INNOVATE – TOGETHER: Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated more than 10 million patients, and today deploys its operations in 12 African countries. In 2022, we have developed more than 60 humanitarian medical response projects to meet the needs of populations affected by conflicts, epidemics and extreme poverty. All of these projects support national health authorities through nearly 511 health structures (including 47 hospitals and 464 health centers). We work in partnership, particularly with local NGOs, whenever possible in order to improve access and the transfer of skills which ensures the sustainability of our actions for our patients. Furthermore, to improve the humanitarian response, we are carrying out operational and clinical research projects, particularly to combat malnutrition and viral hemorrhagic fevers.

THE ALIMA TEAM: More than 2,000 people currently work for ALIMA. The field teams, closest to the patients, receive their support from the coordination teams generally based in the capital of the countries of intervention. They receive support from the 4 desk teams and the emergency and openings service team based at the operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. The Paris and New York teams are actively working on fundraising and representing ALIMA. The rest of the ALIMA Galaxy includes individuals and partner teams who work on behalf of other organizations such as the medical NGOs BEFEN, ALERTE Santé, SOS Médecins, KEOOGO, AMCP-SP, DEMTOU-Humanitaire, PAC research organizations -CI, Inserm, the Universities of Bordeaux or Copenhagen and many others.

ALIMA bases its operating method on partnership, mainly with national medical players. By pooling and capitalizing on their skills, ALIMA and its partners provide access to quality care to as many people as possible. In 2012, the operational partnership was formalized with the creation of a Sahel Medical NGO Platform made up of 6 NGOs: Keoogo and SOS Médecins (Burkina Faso), Alerte Santé (Chad), BEFEN (Niger), AMCP (Mali) and ALIMA.

ALIMA actively participates in medical innovation by developing operational research projects with the aim of improving humanitarian medicine responses. ALIMA thus set up the CORAL research platform in 2015, jointly with the University of Bordeaux and INSERM (France) and the PACCI Research Institute (Ivory Coast). The researchers and epidemiologists mobilized within CORAL participate in the monitoring and implementation of the 10 current research projects in the countries of ALIMA intervention.

ALIMA’s head office is located in Paris (France) and the operational office is in Dakar (Senegal). Since its creation in 2009, ALIMA has treated 5 million patients in 13 countries and launched 29 operational research projects on malnutrition, malaria, the Ebola virus and even surgery.

OUR COUNTRIES OF INTERVENTION: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Haiti.

OUR PROJECT THEMES: Malnutrition, Maternal Health, Primary Health, Pediatrics, Malaria, Epidemics (Ebola, Cholera, Measles, Dengue), Hospitalization, Emergencies, Gender-Based Violence.


The position is based at ALIMA’s operational headquarters in Dakar, Senegal.

The Donor Representative is part of the Desk 3 team in charge of monitoring programs in Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Guinea.


Level 3: As part of their duties, the position holder will be required to visit programs and be in contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, a criminal record check or presentation of a certificate of good conduct will be necessary. In situations where it is impossible to provide a criminal record or a certificate of good conduct, a sworn declaration will be requested.


The Donor Representative is the direct technical referent for the Donor Relations Managers working in the country of intervention of Desk 3.

Main activities

The Donor Representative is responsible for managing funding for the Desk 3 countries, providing technical support to the Country Donor Relations Managers. He/She is required to carry out regular field missions according to the needs identified on each mission.

● Support Operations Support Managers to produce quality concept notes and proposals in accordance with the operational strategy

The Donor Referent participates and advises the coordination team on the development of the project and the program strategy. He/She supports the Country Donor Relations Managers in the drafting of solid concept notes and proposals for donors. He/She reviews, comments, corrects and validates concept notes and proposals to ensure that they include a good technical and operational analysis, that they demonstrate knowledge of the context and risks, that they present a strategic vision solid and that they comply with the budget and donor directives. If necessary, he/she writes a concept note or participates in the writing.

● Oversee the management of financing contracts and contractual requirements and provide technical advice

The Donor Representative provides information and advises the desk and country teams regarding donor regulations and contractual requirements and participates in the analysis of possible financial risks linked to contracts. He·She supports the Country Donor Relations Managers/Charges to ensure that commitments to donors are respected. He/She must be able to propose contractual modifications to donors if operational plans are modified.

● Support and supervise the writing of narrative reports for donors and partners.

The Donor Representative supports and supervises the Country Donor Relations Managers in the development of narrative reports. The Country Donor Relations Managers/Charges are responsible for writing and developing narrative reports, in accordance with contractual requirements, they also guarantee monitoring and solid operational analysis. The Donor Referent works with the operational team to write a precise, detailed and clear report, according to the donors’ requirements and format and on time.

● Ensure the search for financing

The Donor Representative supports the Country Donor Relations Managers and the Donor Service in Dakar in the search for new financing opportunities. As such, he/she must ensure that he or she has a good knowledge of ALIMA operations and the humanitarian context. He/She must also master the strategies and processes of donors financing ALIMA or not.

● Maintain relationships with donors

The Donor Representative helps to maintain relationships with donors, provide regular information on current operations and maintain an open dialogue throughout the year. During the months of negotiation of financing contracts, he/she is responsible for monitoring the negotiation at each stage and can take charge of the negotiation if necessary (from the coordination team in the field or the Desk Program Manager); he/she also ensures the relationship with donors with regard to the management of financing contracts, including contractual requirements, in coordination with the Desk and country team.

● Implementation of prevention measures against abuse of power, gender-based and sexual violence

The Donor Representative participates in the training and awareness sessions that are organized. He·She has perfect knowledge of landlord obligations regarding protection against sexual exploitation and abuse. He/She ensures that these elements are followed and included in all project proposals and reports. He·She contributes to creating and maintaining a fulfilling and protective environment



You hold a higher education diploma, Master’s level or equivalent in (international relations, project management, etc.), you have professional experience of at least 3 years minimum in the management of financing contracts and the drafting of reports for donors, in a humanitarian context and within the framework of a project or program. You have good experience in supporting and training Country Donor Relations Managers.

You have a good knowledge of the processes, the rules of the main donors (ECHO, OFDA, DUE, AFD, UN…) and a good understanding of health and nutrition projects


Excellent written and oral expression in French and English required, Arabic is an asset

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter online on our page.

Link to apply :

Applications are processed in order of arrival.

ALIMA reserves the right to close the offer before the deadline initially indicated if an application is accepted.

Only complete applications (CV in PDF format + Cover Letter) will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.