Grants and Fundraising Officer

Grants and Fundraising Officer

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Terre des hommes



  • Position Start Date : asap
  • Duration : 3 months
  • Working time : 100%
  • Location : Lausanne HQ, Switzerland
  • Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled


Tdh :

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid with Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in around 40 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 4 million children and members of their communities, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.


Context :

Under the responsibility of the Operations Manager for Europe – Asia – Latin America, the duties of the Grants & Fundraising officer will include:

  • identifying funding opportunities
  • coordinating and contributing to proposal writing processes.
  • coordinating and editing progress/final reports.
  • handling grant administration and follow-up.
  • follow-up on compliance with grant regulations.
  • supporting the delegation/s in grant management issues and with requests from donors

The G&F officer will be member of the Europe – Asia – Latin America team at the HQ in Lausanne. S/He will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Tdh Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


Responsibilities : 

  1. Coordinate and contribute to the development of concept notes and project proposals
  • Participate in the identification of funding opportunities in relation to the intervention contexts in Europe. Asia and Latin America
  • Coordinate and contribute to writing and submission of donor proposals, including coordination exchanges among both Delegation and HQ staff.
  • Support the activities for situation analysis, data collection and needs assessments.
  • Support timely submission of project proposals
  • Translate or supervise the translation of proposals based on the donors’ languages
  • Support donor communications and follow up.
  • Ensure the adequacy of proposals based on Tdh internal Grants Acquisition Process (from the Funding Opportunity Form, the Funding Requests till the Contract management)
  • Inform Tdh contract data base, Aid Coverage, for all donors’ opportunities
  • Ensure the adequate filing and archiving of final documents, as well as to update the grant follow-up tools.


  1. Coordinate and contribute to reporting processes for current projects
  • Coordinate the preparation and finalization of donor reports for current projects, ensuring consistency, accuracy, clarity and timely submission in compliance with both, donor’s contractual requirements and Tdh standards.
  • Consolidate the contribution of technical staff and ensure the internal validation of the outputs in close cooperation with the relevant departments.
  • Contribute to the quality of the presentations regarding the results of the current projects and to their dissemination to donors and other partners.
  • Support the preparation and review of capitalization documents and evaluation reports
  • Ensure the adequate archiving, filing, and disseminating of the final documents.
  • Contribute to smooth communication and collaboration with partners.


  1. Program perspectives
  • Support the regular update of donor mapping based on Tdh intervention.
  • Provide on-going research, strategic donor intelligence gathering, and trends analysis and generate information to enable engagement with country level donors.
  • Support the appraisal of new funding opportunities.


  1. Others
  • Actively participate in the Portfolio Management team
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality
  • Support the portfolio management team with any other tasks that might be necessary in times of high pressure


Profile :

  • Master / Post-graduate from a recognized University/College in International Development, Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other related area.
  • Relevant experience of minimum 2 years in an international NGO/Institution.
  • Management experience in securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as UN agencies, SDC, ECHO, EU, DFID, USAID.
  • Knowledge of Tdh internal processes is an advantage
  • Excellent planning skills, and a sound understanding of Program Cycle Management in development, emergency and protracted crises environments.
  • Excellent in the use of computers and Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal French and English.
  • Good administrative and numerical skills and attention to details.
  • Proven analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in relation to fundraising and donor engagement.
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery.


Salary :

Salary between CHF 5'000, and CHF 7'000.- x 13,  depending on the level of experience.


Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

Please applying directly online:
Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.
We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.
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