Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches and faith-based organisations, ACT Alliance, which has a total of 143 members. FCA’s annual budget is about 45 million euros, and the organisation’s staff consists of around 300 people in 17 countries.
FCA hosts the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (Network), a network that brings together governmental and nongovernmental actors to provide global support for grassroots to international peace and peacebuilding efforts. The activities of the Network involve approximately 40 organisations around the globe.
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is seeking a Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager to join the Secretariat of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers for a renewable fixed-term employment to manage the funding growth and diversification.
The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers was founded in 2013 as a concrete response to the risen awareness of the need to include grassroots leaders and religious actors in the work done in building sustainable peace. The Network is financially supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finn Church Aid, the International Dialogue Center (KAICIID), the European Union and the United States Department of State. In addition, the Network is supported by in-kind contributions by several Network members. Since its founding the Network Secretariat has been hosted by Finn Church Aid and it will be so at least till the end of year 2020. The Network Secretariat consists of approximately 15 staff members that currently work in Helsinki, Washington, New York, Bangkok, Manila, Nairobi on projects and partnerships across the globe.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Proactively and innovatively prospect, research and approach potential funding partners and engage in partnership-building through in-person and written engagement
- Build Network’s profile and visibility with key stakeholders (especially foundations and governmental agencies) and donors to maximize funding opportunities for its programme and activities
- Develop Network’s fundraising strategy and work directly with Network’s (and where beneficial FCA’s) management and staff to establish the overall vision and strategic priorities for Network fundraising activities
- Provide full grant cycle management for awards, including the development, writing, and editing of grant proposals and reports
- Contact prospective funding partners and sources and follow up with appropriate actions such as helping to prepare senior staff for prospective meetings through written and/or oral briefings as well as scheduling and attending meetings and presentations
- Envision and steer new and creative resource mobilization initiatives, including programme partnerships, joint applications and the alike.
Competence and Personal Requirements:
- Master’s degree from relevant fields
- Minimum of five (5) years of donor relations experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
- Extensive experience with grant writing and reporting
- Proven track record of 6–figure EUR or USD grants/donations
- Experience with major donors, foundation, corporate and/or public sector giving is essential
- Strong knowledge of donor(s) interests, priorities and compliance mechanisms and proven track record in raising funds from institutional and private donors
- Strong track record in leading project development including: facilitating internal proposal processes and consortium building, project design, log frames, budgeting, grant management and project reporting
- Strong knowledge and experience of the peace sectors is an asset
- Strong coordination, strategic planning, analytical, negotiation and communication skills
- Good team work skills
- Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
- Readiness to travel extensively to FCA programme countries
- Fluency in English, both written and oral. Fluency in Finnish, French or Arabic and other relevant languages is an asset.
The position will be fixed-term from June until the end of 2020, with four-month probation period. The position is situated in Helsinki. Remote work in another location without additional benefits is possible. The compensation is based on FCA salary scale and the candidate’s level of experience.
For more information please contact Mr. Mahdi Abdile: mahdi.abdile (at) kua.fi. Please apply by using the link no later than on 17.4.2019. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.
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