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Fundraiser for strategic donors

IMS aims to continue to diversify its revenue base by identifying new sources of funding, financing and income. Therefore, IMS is looking for an experienced fundraiser to help materialise IMS’ ambitious fundraising strategy.

Job summary:

As the fundraiser for strategic donors and private foundations you will join the fundraising unit and be centrally placed and work across all programme departments and programme teams within the organization to advise, facilitate and support fundraising efforts globally. The fundraiser will work closely with programme managers responsible for individual programmes and relevant advisors.

Key functions and key responsibilities:

Depending on the candidates’ experience and skills, the right candidate should contribute to as many areas as possible of the following:

Strategy & management

  • Contribute to ensuring the implementation of IMS’ fundraising strategy
  • Advise how IMS’ strategic priorities and objectives can be translated into proposals for public and private donors, in collaboration with Head of Fundraising and IMS management
  • Facilitate development and implementation of fundraising strategies at programme level
  • Contribute to development and expansion of IMS’ donor pipeline and ensure that IMS’ revenue base remains sustainable
  • Contribute to the continued development of organisational policies, practices and procedures on fundraising and ensure implementation

Diversifying funding sources (Public sector/EU/Private Foundations)

  • Contribute to diversifying IMS’ public funding portfolio further and tap into unexplored thematic funding streams
  • Facilitate cross-cutting fundraising processes with multiple stakeholders (ie. Framework agreements)
  • Contribute to leverage and strengthen existing donor relations to maintain level of core funding
  • Provide advice and facilitate the implementation of fundraising strategies in programme countries
  • Responsible for monitoring & identification of new opportunities within international donors and EU funding streams
  • Responsible for exploring opportunities with private foundations
  • Coordinate and facilitate in-house efforts in relation to EU tenders and calls
  • Responsible for ensuring in-house capacity building in relation to EU-applications og guidelines. With the possibility to train colleagues in programme countries

Collaboration, monitoring & coordination

  • Responsible for systematic screening of the donor landscape, monitor and analyse tendencies in donor policies and priorities
  • Responsible for collection of information and ensure that this is kept up to date for existing donors and prospect portfolio including existing and potential donors (both public and private foundations)
  • Facilitate cross-cutting fundraising processes with multiple contributors from the organisation (ie. Institutional framework agreements)
  • Coordinate and facilitate proposal processes and ensure consistency in fundraising efforts across the organization
  • Responsible for capacity development of colleagues working with fundraising
  • Contribute to further development of fundraising in IMS programme countries where needed.
  • Proven track record in driving and developing funding opportunities from a variety of sources and turning them into results
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate donor guidelines and requirements
  • Solid experience (min. 3-5 years) with resource mobilisation, fundraising activities and proposal processes
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and facilitate proposal development processes with input from multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with development of procedures and guidelines and implementation of these
  • Excellent communication, organisational and planning skills
  • Working systematically and with attention to detail
  • Ability to produce high quality written output
  • Excellent command of English, oral and written (French is an asset but not a requirement)
Personal skills:
  • Strong team working skills and the ability to handle many tasks at once while working independently
  • Strong interdisciplinary and intercultural team-working skills
  • Good at building external and internal relationships at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet targets and deadlines
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities
Duration and location:

This is an open-ended, full-time position for 37 hours/week, with possibility for reduced hours and 1-2 working days from home per week.

Compensation commensurate with experience and IMS policies.

Duty station: IMS headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Application deadline: Ongoing. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline closes on 8 January, 2023 if a suitable candidate is not found before then.

Interviews: Held on an ongoing basis with a view to joining as soon as possible.

Please direct questions about the position to Maria Gerey Bak, mgb@mediasupport.org.

Who can apply:

IMS encourages everyone with the required qualifications and skills to apply, regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Code of conduct:

ÍMS shows no tolerance to any kind of unwanted behaviour at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. Therefore, all employments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

To apply, please click here.

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: International Media Support (IMS)

Deadline: 08/01/2023

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


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