Joining Forces Fundraiser

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 3 March 2020

Job Description

The Opportunity

As the Joining Forces Fundraiser, you will be involved in delivering the funds for the start up phase of the global concept note and for country proposals in the first two years of the project. You will identify and build relationships with key emerging and first-time philanthropic donors.

In this role, you will develop and implement a fundraising strategy. This will include conducting market analysis and gathering intelligence on target donors; mapping and identifying new fora/events where Joining Forces can present to currently untapped donors/philanthropic institutions; and exploring other potential fundraising streams such as digital campaigning, impact investors, etc.

You will support the Joining Forces country offices/Fundraising Working Group to develop fundraising strategies and funding proposals to help secure funds for the project, including through in-country visits where required.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a creative and passionate individual who has significant fundraising experience, preferably with foundation/non-bilateral donors. You will have a demonstrated track record in fundraising for large grants, ideally in a child-focussed organisation, and you will also have experience in developing business cases to funders around investing in a specific issue.

You will be able to proactively propose solutions for the pilot project to make it more effective and productive. You will have knowledge and use of different donor tracking information systems and also a familiarity of project management tools and working with multiple stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have good people skills, allowing you to work in collaborative and supportive ways. You will also need the ability to manage multiple demands, meet deadlines and plan effectively. Fluency in English, both written and oral, is essential.

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Location: The location of the position is flexible and will be hosted by one of the Joining Forces initiative members in Europe or North America. You must have the pre-existing right to live and work

Type of Role: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Joining Forces Project Manager with matrix management to Fundraising Steering Team Chair

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 28 March 2020

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.

About the Organization

The Organisation: The Joining Forces Initiative

In June 2017, the six largest child-focused agencies – ChildFund Alliance; Plan International; Save the Children International; SOS Children’s Villages International; Terre des Hommes International Federation; and World Vision International met in Bellagio/ Northern Italy. They decided to join forces to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for Children with at least one or two joint initiatives. They committed to put aside individual organisational concerns, and in the spirit of collaboration focus on the areas where only together they can achieve significant improvements in the lives of children. The two initiatives agreed upon are:

  • Joining Forces to End Violence Against Children
  • Joining Forces to advance children’s rights - Child Rights Now!.

These form the basis of the Joining Forces Initiative which is the six agency coalition.

If you have a passion for children’s rights and ending violence against children then this is a role for you. It is a great opportunity to contribute to this exciting project and watch it develop and grow with it.

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