Annoncør: IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

Ansøgningsfrist: 29/05/2024

Job: IWGIA is looking for a Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser with great drive and commitment

Do you have solid experience with obtaining and managing funding from private foundations and institutional donors? Do you have strong networks and are you able to spot opportunities and new markets for fundraising? And are you eager to support the rights of some of the most 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 reporting and compliance and fundraising.  

Your primary tasks:

Your tasks as Donor Relations Manager and Fundraiser are to: 

  • Coordinate IWGIA’s fundraising and donor relations work, including the implementation of the fundraising strategy.
  • Drive our fundraising efforts through spotting and assessing new opportunities and markets for fundraising.
  • Coordinate proposal writing in close collaboration with the relevant thematic advisor(s). 
  • Carry out quality assurance of proposal writing and donor reporting and compliance.
  • Provide other support as needed to your colleagues’ fundraising work. 
  • Maintain and build on our internal systems for adequate and timely donor reporting and the evaluation of success rates.
  • Analyse our programme development and related donor priorities.
  • Organise meetings with donors related to the status of implementation of our ongoing projects together with the management & finance team, as well as with relevant advisors. 

You as 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 and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
  • Already have a large network among donors and understand who would be relevant to support IWGIA’s human rights work and our core mission.   
  • Have experience with maintaining and building internal systems to track successes and results. 
  • Are an excellent facilitator and coordinator of internal strategic and organisational processes.  
  • Are a good team player, while also able to take things forward yourself.  
  • Are systematic and structured and have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Speak and write English fluently. Danish and Spanish are an advantage. 
  • Have previous experience from a development or human rights organisation.
  • Have at least five years’ relevant working experience after your university degree. 

In return, we offer:

A position in a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights, where you get the opportunity to influence development and put your professional and personal skills into play. You get committed colleagues with whom you can spar in a good working and engaging environment where we help each other. Finally, you can help make a difference for some of the world’s most marginalised peoples.

You will report directly to IWGIA’s Head of Finance & Operations. 

Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. IWGIA follows the state’s salary levels. 

We can offer a 2-year employment contract with the possibility of extension.

Work location will be at Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor, 1422 Copenhagen. IWGIA does not cover the cost to relocate.

IWGIA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Application deadline: 29 May 2024

First interview is scheduled for 11 or 12th June 2024. Start​ date is preferably 15th August 2024.​

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

For more information contact Head of Finance and Operations, Frank Lausten: ​[email protected]

IWGIA – International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Since 1968, IWGIA has cooperated with Indigenous Peoples’ organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples. IWGIA works to empower Indigenous Peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on a local, regional and international level. To achieve our mission we provide documentation and support the advocacy and empowerment of Indigenous Peoples’ organisations and institutions via global partnerships.