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IWGIA is looking for a Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser




Søndag, 28. januar 2018 - 23:55


Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser 



Do you have solid experience with obtaining and managing funding from private and institutional donors? Do you have strong networks and are you able to spot opportunities? And are you eager to support the rights of some of the most marginalised peoples in the world? 

If yes, perhaps you are our new Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser. 

IWGIA has ambitious goals to increase our support to indigenous peoples’ rights. As part of this we must diversify and increase our funding. As Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser you are key to making this happen, by taking the lead on relationship building, donor compliance and fundraising.  



Your tasks as Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser are to: 

  • Revise our fundraising strategy and institutionalise IWGIA’s fundraising work 
  • Drive our fundraising efforts through spotting and assessing new opportunities, building relevant relationships and coordinating our internal fundraising efforts 
  • Lead proposal writing in close collaboration with the relevant thematic advisor(s) 
  • Carry out quality assurance of proposal writing and donor reporting 
  • Provide other support as needed to your colleagues’ fundraising work 
  • Build an internal intelligence system on donor success and capacity build your colleagues in successful proposal writing 
  • Build up internal systems for adequate and timely donor reporting including harvesting results  
  • Suggest changes to our programme development that align with donor preferences 


The candidate 

You are ideal for the job, if you: 

  • Have a successful track record of fundraising from private foundations and institutional donors such as the EU 
  • Already have a large network among donors and understand, who would be relevant to support IWGIA’s human rights work 
  • Have experience with building and maintaining internal systems of successes and results 
  • Are good at EU donor compliance 
  • Are used to driving strategic and organisational processes internally 
  • Are a good team player, while also able to take things forward yourself  
  • Are systematic and structured and have excellent communications skills, verbally and 
  • Speak and write English fluently and preferably also Danish and Spanish 
  • Have previous experience from a development or human rights organisation
  • Have at least five years’ relevant working experience after your university degree 


You will be working closely with the communications staff and the thematic advisors. You will 

refer directly to IWGIA’s Executive Director. 


Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. Work location is 

Copenhagen. IWGIA follows the state’s salary levels. 

Start​ing date is as​ soon a​s ​po​ssib​le​.​


Application deadline: 28 January 2018. First interview: 9 February 2018.

Please send a short motivation letter and your CV to ​position​@iwgia.org​. 


For more information contact Julie Koch, Executive Director:  ​[email protected]  


IWGIA is an international human rights organisation promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ 

rights.  We ​document​ indigenous peoples’ situations, the violations of their rights and analyse trends; we 

empower​ indigenous peoples through organisational support and projects on the ground, and by supporting 

human rights institutions to advance indigenous peoples’ rights; and we conduct ​advocacy ​with and in support of 

indigenous peoples towards key duty bearers at international, regional and national levels.  



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