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Relations, DanChurchAid – Copenhagen, Denmark


Folkekirkens Nødhjælp (DCA)


Fredag, 24. marts 2017 - 23:55
Relations, DanChurchAid – Copenhagen, Denmark
DanChurchAid´s (DCA) is looking for a committed and energetic person with documented experience fundraising from institutional donors. Your main task will be to ensure funding for DCA´s program activities within areas of long-term development that include food security, climate change and active citizenship (democracy building/governance, social movements and advocacy). DCA´s interventions are in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
As Advisor you will be part of the DCA Global Partnerships and Donor Relations unit (GPDR). You will work together with advisors based in Copenhagen, Bruxelles and Nairobi, as well as local staff in DCA country offices around the world. You will be main focal person for a group of countries, which you will support in resource mobilization, including the development of country fundraising strategies, coordination of design processes of applications, networking with donors and grants management.
As Advisor you will work in close collaboration with technical units in DCA headquarters as finance, procurement and logistics and program units. The work routines in the Global Partnerships and Donor Relations Unit are very often characterised by tight deadlines and require abilities to coordinate processes and foster good work relations in stressful situations. You can expect travel activity at short notice.  
Your tasks
  • Obtain and share knowledge on donor policies and priorities. This will include tendency monitoring and knowledge of funding cycles, assess relevance or impact for DCA work/programmes
  • Support country offices in increased DCA branding and visibility among donors through targeted donor outreach, including DCA competence descriptions/cases/stories.
  • Establish relevant relations with donors and facilitate overall networking in HQ and through country offices.
  • Facilitate the roll out of  Country Office Fundraising Strategies and integration with country programme strategies and accordingly assist in prioritising funding opportunities.
  • Facilitate  project design and proposal writing processes in cooperation with the relevant Country Office and units in headquarter.
  • Advise country office teams on contract negotiation, communication with donor and compliance of donor requirements throughout the project cycle.
  • Support capacity building activities of relevant DCA staff and/or local civil society partners.

We expect the following qualifications from you

  • Experience with major international donors that fund the program areas mentioned above, including proposal development, donor liaison and grants management. Direct experience with a number of institutional donors as the EU, USAID, international foundations, other government donors and multi-donor trust funds.
  • Knowledge and practical experience with specialized funding mechanisms as climate funds, challenge funds and innovation funds is an advantage.
  • With respect to food security, knowledge and practical experience and network with value chain approach  is an advantage, including experience with projects that involve companies, business associations, universities in multistakeholder platforms.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate proposal development and reporting processes with the input of multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong background in reporting and quality assuranceof complex international projects.
  • Relevant higher education.
  • Committed, flexible and result-oriented.
  • Accountability and integrity.
  • Ability to travel – sometimes on short notice – to assist country offices and partners in proposal development.
  • Fluency in English necessary.
  • Thoroughness in the execution of tasks is essential.
  • Cultural sensitivity, proven diplomatic skills and the ability to build relations both within and outside DCA.

DanChurchAid offers

  • A meaningful and dynamic job in which you contribute to ensure funding for life saving activities.
  • Challenging and varied work tasks.
  • A committed and highly qualified team in Copenhagen and abroad.
  • Long-term contract with start date as soon as possible and latest by 1st of June 2017.
  • Salary based on DanChurchAid´s collective agreement, an attractive pension scheme and insurance scheme.
  • 37 hours/week, incl. lunch.
  • Six weeks paid leave. 
    All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Your application must consist of a motivation letter and CV. Only applications including both will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


For further information regarding this position please contact the Head of Global Partnerships and Donor Relations, Eva Pineda Hansen: 33 15 28 00/ 29 70 06 16. For further information regarding DCA, please visit our website at: www.noedhjaelp.dk.
Submit your application
The interviews will take place on the 30th of March. Only applications send through our online application system latest on the 24th of March 2017 will be considered received on time.

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