Job Category

Job Experience

Expiration Date

22 Sep 2019
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Researching, identifying and assessing potential fundraising opportunities for WFM-IGP amongst institutional donors, trusts and foundations to diversify and increase revenue streams.
In consultation with WFM-IGP staff – planning, developing and submitting fundraising proposals (including narratives and financial reports) to relevant donor institutions.
Providing proactive support and advice to enhance the fundraising and grant management capacities of WFM-IGP’s staff.
Start and Finish Dates
It is envisaged that the initial consultancy period will be for the months September – December 2019. Progress will be reviewed at the end of the period to determine next steps.
Reporting Lines
Reports to the Finance Manager and works in collaboration with the Development Team (based in New York, USA), the Program Teams and the Executive Director.
Person Specification
  • At least five (5) years of experience in fundraising, including identifying opportunities for funding and making successful applications to a range of income streams (major government donors, trusts and foundations, corporate, property, community and individual funders). Expertise in and practical experience of fundraising proposals’ design, planning, writing and budgeting.
  • Ability to provide an objective, candid analysis of WFM-IGP’s fundraising potential, including prospecting potential donors and prescribing creative and workable solutions based on extensive practical experience.
  • Possesses direct experience and knowledge of relevant donor portfolios, priorities, rules and requirements, including analysis of reasons for success or failure and corrective action necessary to improve the success rate of funding applications.
  • Existing network of contacts and established working relationships across the institutional fundraising sector.
  • Knowledge of tax efficient giving methods.
  • Knowledge of relevant General Data Protection Regulation and Charity Rules.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as effectively within a team.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, particularly cross culturally in Northern and Southern countries.
  • Experience of fundraising for CSOs working in the international human rights, peacebuilding and international justice sectors.
  • Demonstrable consulting skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high-quality service.
  • Ability to provide relevant references, ideally within relevant professional sector and geographical areas.
Terms and Conditions
The consultancy will be offered for the period starting in September until end of December.
Consultancy fee range – €160-200 per day – depending on experience and track record. The fee will be paid on a monthly basis. Reasonable (and prior-approved) expenses incurred during the consultancy will be reimbursed.
The workstation for the consultancy will be WFM-IGP’s Hague office at Bezuidenhoutseweg 99A, 2594 AC Den Haag, The Netherlands or the New York office at 155 East 44th Street, Suite 1715, New York, NY USA.
Flexible hours and home working will be considered.
Please apply by 22 September 2019 by sending a cover letter and CV by email to with the subject header: [First and last name] – Fundraising Consultant
Please include the names and contact information of three (3) professional references, as well as a list of successful grant applications and funding proposals that you have worked on in a key role.
Please also indicate your earliest possible start date.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage you to send your applications early. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
NO phone inquiries please.
WFM-IGP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff.

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