Global Survivors Fund
Title: Global Partnerships Officer
Type of contract: Employment
Contract duration: 2-year contract with possible extension
Work time: Full-time position (40 hours per week)
Reporting to: Head of Global Partnerships
Internal Relations: All GSF Staff
External Relations: Public and private donors, policymakers, peer organisations and other strategic partners
Start date: As soon as possible
Application deadline: 17/12/2023
The Global Survivors Fund (“GSF”) was launched in October 2019 by Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize laureates 2018. Its mission is to enhance access to reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence around the globe, thus responding to a gap long identified by survivors. GSF acts to provide interim reparative measures in situations where states or other parties are unable or unwilling to meet their responsibilities. GSF advocates for duty bearers as well as the international community to develop reparations programmes. It also guides states and civil society by providing expertise and technical support for designing reparations programmes. GSF’s survivor-centric approach is the cornerstone of its work.
The Global Partnerships Officer manages day-to-day engagement with a set of government, multilateral, trust, and foundation funders. In close consultation with the Head of Global Partnerships, the Global Partnerships Officer supports the development and implementation of donor engagement strategies. Based on thorough analysis of target donors as well as of broader political and funding trends, the incumbent identifies funding opportunities and develops compelling proposals, working with colleagues across the organisation to gather inputs and facilitate collaboration. Serving as the focal point for day-to-day communications with assigned donor contacts, the Global Partnerships Officer ensures coherent messaging to external partners and keeps GSF colleagues abreast of grant discussions and donor requirements.
In a newly established Global Partnerships Team, the Global Partnerships Officer plays a key role, working with the Head of Global Partnerships and other team members to build new fundraising systems and infrastructure (for prospecting, contact management, stewardship, compliance tracking, etc.) and to establish smooth and professional working relationships across the team and the broader organisation.
- Helps to grow GSF’s income from a set of foundation, government, and multilateral donors, with a focus on flexible and high-quality funding.
- Manages day-to-day relations with assigned donor contacts to grow existing funding lines, build trust-based long-term relationships, and unlock new grants and core opportunities.
- Supports the Head of Global Partnerships, the Executive Director, and other senior colleagues in their donor outreach by providing donor intelligence, talking points, and logistical support.
- Works with other team members and the Communications Unit to systematically expand strategic donor communications.
- Develops a solid understanding of GSF’s work across all donor-relevant areas (Programmes, Operations, Finance, M&E, etc.) to be able to represent the organisation competently – seeking the advice and strategic involvement of relevant colleagues where needed to address donor questions and concerns.
- Prepares for and coordinates donor events and meetings as needed and ensures follow up.
Proposal development and grant management
- Coordinates and produces top-quality proposals and grant reports (and other donor collateral as required), facilitating internal communications across teams and ensuring the end result consistently meets deadlines, donor expectations, and the highest competitive standards.
- Keeps close track of reporting and other compliance requirements and coordinates responses to donor inquiries pertaining to financial, programmatic, operations or governance issues.
- Builds strong relationships across all teams and departments, taking time to learn about colleagues’ priorities and constraints and facilitate fruitful collaborations.
- Collaborates closely with Programmes, Finance and other relevant colleagues to compile timely and accurate inputs for funding proposals and donor reports.
- Works in unison with Global Partnerships and Communications colleagues to ensure coherent messaging and no duplication of effort.
- Applies skill and diplomacy to prevent or resolve internal conflicts, miscommunications, or frustration.
Prospect research and data management
- Researches, identifies and reviews suitable grant opportunities and requests for proposals.
- Compiles and shares comprehensive donor intelligence for the assigned donor portfolio.
- Maintains accurate records and regularly updates relevant donor data, using agreed formats and platforms.
Education and experience
- Degree in international affairs, political science, development studies or similar.
- 4+ years of experience and record of success in non-profit fundraising, preferably in the humanitarian, development, or human rights space.
- Substantial knowledge and expertise in institutional donor relations, especially with respect to key European and North American foundations, governments, and multilaterals.
- Some experience with major donors and the coordination of donor events or individual giving campaigns a plus.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Solid expertise in proposal development, contract negotiation, grant management and donor servicing.
- Personal maturity and an ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external interlocutors.
- Experience working in international or highly diverse, multi-cultural contexts and across time zones.
- Excellent time management and an ability to handle tight deadlines and deliver complex tasks under pressure, while maintaining mental flexibility and showing exceptional attention to detail.
- Technological proficiency. Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems a benefit.
- Understanding and use of donor/prospect research databases, search engines and systems.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Global Partnerships Officer Application” as email subject, by Sunday 17 December 2023. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Global Survivors Fund is committed to diversity, gender balance and inclusion as well as reflecting the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with and will consider applications from qualified professionals from all backgrounds, cultures or beliefs. are. We encourage candidates from regions where GSF works to apply.
GSF operates and enforces multiple safeguarding policies including Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding and Fiscal Integrity.
Please note that for this position candidates must be authorised to work in the country where the position will be based at the moment of the application.
Your Data - If you choose to apply for this position, you will be providing us with your Personal Data, which we will process for the purposes of selecting a candidate for the position only. We will keep the Personal Data you share with us as part of the application process for six months from the deadline for application, after which it will be deleted. Your Personal Data will be accessed only by our HR Staff managing the recruitment process, as well as the members of the selection panel. You have the right to a) ask us for access to your Personal Data and for information about how we process it, b) to ask us to rectify the Personal Data we have on record for you, c) to ask us to delete your Personal Data or restrict its use, and d) to object to our processing of your Personal Data. To exercise these rights, please contact email@example.com . If you have any concerns or complaints about how GSF processes your Personal Data, please submit them to DataProtection@globalsurvivorsfund.org .