The European Institute of Peace (EIP) is looking for exceptional individuals who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.
We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.
Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.
Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See https://www.eip.org/ for more information.
We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to develop the Institute’s long-term fundraising strategy within the Executive Director unit (EDO).
Terms of reference
The Institute is recruiting an experienced Fundraising Manager with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities to help drive this change, working closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT) and responding to the Executive Director.
The main priorities are a) to strengthen partnerships with Foundations, notably in Europe and the US, while proactively seeking opportunities arising from emerging markets and b) to continue nurturing and developing relationships with existing Institutional donors.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to make a measurable difference to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its strategic objectives, not least by helping to attract the political and financial support of a wider range of partners and ensure long-term sustainable funding of the Institute. The position is based in Brussels and will benefit from the Institute’s flexible working arrangements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- With the Senior Management Team (SMT), develop the Institute’s long-term fundraising strategy, with annual measurable goals;
- Conduct research on funding opportunities, with particular focus on unrestricted and flexible funding;
- Review existing contacts and engagement with Foundations and Institutional donors and help the Executive Director (ED) and SMT to prioritise and ensure outcome-oriented follow-up;
- Enrich the propositions that will most appeal to funders about the Institute’s work and results;
- Provide inputs on products and communication activities to support resource mobilisation;
- Strengthen the Institute’s internal communication and data on fundraising;
- Identify and contribute to fundraising events that are relevant to the work of the Institute and its peace building and conflict resolution partners.
- University degree;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong command of English is essential; other EU languages an asset;
- Strongly motivated to contribute to institutional growth and success;
- At least 8 years of experience in fundraising/marketing;
- Sound knowledge of the non-profit sector in Europe
- Sound knowledge of trusts and foundations in Europe, in the USA and in emerging markets
- Non-profit financial knowledge; experience in reading and creating a budget and sound understanding of the typical rules and constraints related to project funding;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Proactive, creative and enthusiastic;
- Desire and ability to create and develop fundraising initiatives and teamwork;
- A flexible attitude towards work with a willingness to learn new skills and to assist the wider team to get things done;
- Strong IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
The Institute offers
- Employment contract (open ended Belgian contract).
- Salary based on 13.92 months and commensurate to the position and experience.
- Benefits package which includes luncheon vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, pension plan, and contribution to transportation;
- 40h/week including 12 RTT days per year;
- Orange SIM card;
- Contribution to teleworking allowance: 15 €
The Fundraising Manager will have to be legally entitled to work in Belgium. He/she will be based in Belgium and work regularly at the Institute premises in Rue des Deux Eglises 25, Brussels.
Expected start date: February 2023
Please submit in English:
- Your CV (Name_Surname_CV_Fundraising Manager);
- A one-page motivation letter (Name_Surname_ML_Fundraising Manager) demonstrating your qualification according to the profile.
Subject of the e-mail: Name_Surname_Fundraising Manager
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is 02/01/2023, 23:59 PM. Due to the likely large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to perform a written test and to a subsequent interview.
Deadline for application: 02 January 2023