NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: France
Organization: Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme
Closing date: 9 Dec 2020

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is the world’s largest international human rights body. Since 1922, we have been engaged in the defense of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We federate 192 national human rights organisations in 117 countries. For us, the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and their influence.

The International Secretariat of FIDH is comprised of a diverse, multi-cultural team with 47 staff based in Paris and an additional 13 staff across offices in Brussels, The Hague and Geneva. Our premises are located in a lively and central district of Paris (close to Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

FIDH has invested significantly in its team, systems and fundraising processes over the past few years in order to increase and diversify its donor database. The Fundraising department is made up of 4 people, including this role. We are recruiting a:


General objective of the position : Solicit and manage funding, mostly from foundations and institutional funders, in close collaboration with the programme department and under the supervision of the Director of Fundraising.

Your main responsibilities

  1. Prospect Research

    • Conduct research on potential funders ;

    • Prepare, in the Salesforce database, cultivation plans for these potential funders.

  2. Management of donor relations

    • Build strong relationships through relevant communications, negotiation and coordination ;

    • Ensure that funders are well managed and have targeted cultivation plans in place ;

    • Represent FIDH in NGO networks on matters relating to human rights, the financing of Official Development Assistance and support to civil society.

  3. Acquisition of new funding for programmes

    • Contribute to programme development and lead the process of proposal writing and submission in collaboration with programme staff in a timely manner ;

    • Collaborate with the finance department to ensure that the activities described in the proposal are in line with the budget submitted ;

    • Ensure that all documents intended for funders meet their criteria as well as the FIDH validation and submission procedures ;

    • Analyse funding opportunities utilising dedicated tools and in consultation with the programme department ;

    • Reporting : ensure that grant deliverables and reporting is tracked and funder reports are submitted on time.

  4. Development of the FIDH strategy

    • Contribute to the overall fundraising strategy ;

    • Contribute to the strategic thinking of the programme department as a fundraising focal point.

  5. Capacity building

    • Help develop tools and improve the skills of FIDH staff, particularly on the use of the recently established Salesforce database.

Required profile

Possessing a higher education (Bac + 4/5), you know essential fundraising techniques (prospect research and programme development) and have demonstrated at least 4 years of success in a similar function, in another NGO or a social enterprise. In-depth knowledge of European and international institutional donors, as well as foundations, is essential. Knowledge of issues related to human rights and / or international development is required. Experience in project development, monitoring-evaluation and / or project management is strongly recommended.

You have excellent inter-personal and writing skills. You are highly organised, entrepreneurial and a self-starter. Your rigour and your vivacity will allow you to carry out the various activities which will be entrusted to you.

You know how to analyse, negotiate and persuade others. Knowledge of the Ubuntu environment is desirable. Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus. You are fluent in English (level B2) and French (level B2) both written and spoken. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.

Salary terms and conditions

Permanent contract. Employee status. Position based in Paris, telework possible 1 day per week. Salary from 34 K€ gross annually over 13 months. 23 RTT days per year. Complementary health insurance covered 80% by FIDH. Restaurant vouchers with a face value of 8.40 €, covered at 60% by FIDH. Support for 50% of the public transport subscription.

FIDH is committed to diversity and equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices. We encourage people with disabilities to apply.

Position to be filled : The team will be delighted to welcome you as soon as you can join them !

How to apply:

Do you see yourself described above?

Send your CV and a cover letter to no later than December 9, 2020 to Lisa SMITH, Director of Fundraising.

Interviews will be carried out as the applications are received.

Only candidates whose applications have been selected will be contacted.

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