Partnerships & Grants Coordinator

Semilla Nueva
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter explaining your interest in Semilla Nueva and the position, along with an updated CV to Please note “Grants Coordinator” in the subject line.
Where to Apply

We are currently seeking a Partnerships & Grants Coordinator to advance Semilla Nueva’s cultivation
and stewardship of existing and new partners. The Partnerships & Grants Coordinator will utilize
exceptional relationship management and analytical writing skills to support the Development
Department in expanding its ambitious partnership portfolio in 2020. Working closely with the Program
and Development Manager, the Coordinator will ensure timely and engaging reports are delivered to all
existing partners. The Coordinator will support the development and management of partnership
strategies across bi-laterals and high impact funders.

This position will report to the Program and Development Manager. Additionally, the Coordinator will
work closely department leads and field based staff to gather programmatic information needed for
donor reporting.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ensure timely delivery of compelling, high quality, and accurate grant reports tailored to donor
expectations and requirements
• Provide strategic insight on potential partnership opportunities and execution of partner
engagement strategies
• Manage relationships with a select portfolio of current and prospective donors
• Maintain a comprehensive grant and relationship management system that ensures all donor
contractual documents, reports, and interactions are tracked
• Effectively coordinate across Semilla Nueva departments to collect up to date programmatic data
for grant applications and reports and communicate donor priorities to organization
• Support Program & Development Manager as needed with strategic research and writing as
related to new and existing partners (i.e. organization scoping, input on grant applications)
This individual will be based full-time in Guatemala City, with up to 30% travel to the field.
We are seeking exceptional professionals with three or more years of work experience, and a
demonstrated long-term passion for international development and partnerships building.
• Bachelors degree, preferably in agriculture, public health, communications, or international
development; other majors with equitable experience accepted
• 3+ years of experience working in a results-oriented multi-cultural workplace, preferably in a fast
paced NGO in a developing country
• 2+ years of experience in grants management and reporting
• Experience in managing partnership portfolios and creating relationship management strategies
• Full working-proficiency in English
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Strong problem-solving skills and creativity
• Proactive, with the ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of activities
• Must be comfortable traveling to and staying in rural parts of Guatemala with difficult living
Added advantage:
• Experience managing bilateral funding
• Technical knowledge of agriculture and rural development
• Campaign and advocacy experience
• Proficiency in Spanish
• Working knowledge of Salesforce