Joining Forces Fundraiser (f/m)

Location: tbc/flexible

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.

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.

For the full job description, please follow the link.

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

Apply here!