External Relations Specialist IDMC

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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This is an exciting opportunity to enhance IDMC’s fundraising efforts and success, supporting the renewal of current funding partners and diversification of funding with new partners. 

What we are looking for:

NRC is seeking a highly qualified “External Relations Specialist” with solid expertise in fundraising and grants management, and with experience working in the humanitarian and/or development sector.

What you will do:

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct outreach and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective partners.
  • Write high quality proposals for onward submission to donors.
  • Support development of fundraising marketing materials, including appeals, informational brochures, and corporate communications products. Conduct regular donor scans and maintain prospect and donor database based on research conducted, donor capacity and interest, new funding opportunities, and key donor contacts.
  • Alert management and programme teams to upcoming opportunities for funding.
  • Attend IDMC and external networking events for fundraising.
  • Provide support in organizing IDMC events for fundraising including its annual donor consultation.
  • Research and develop innovative strategies for fundraising.
  • Support maintenance of donor and prospect list in Salesforce.
  • Liaise with NRC’s Institutional Partnership Team and External Relations department as needed to enhance fundraising planning and success.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 7-10 years fundraising and grants management experience with experience working in the humanitarian and/or development sector. Field experience is advantageous.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in French or German an advantage.
  • Preferred master’s degree in international Affairs or Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, Communications, or other relevant studies.
  • Excellent organisational and computer skills; experience with fundraising or project management such as Salesforce software a plus.
  • Well documented professional experience with institutional and/or private donors in writing funding proposals and reporting, drafting budgets and monitoring donor commitments.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and reporting against logical frameworks.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: NRC Geneva – Switzerland.
  • Contract: National permanent contract.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 8 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

If you have any questions about this role, ho.recruitment@nrc.no with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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