Fundraising Officer Individual Giving – 24 hours per week – French and English speaking

Title:                Fundraising Officer Individual Giving

Location:         Geneva or The Hague

Period:             Starting a.s.a.p. We offer a one-year contract, with the possibility to extend

This is an excellent opportunity for fluent French- and English-speaking candidates with experience in marketing and individual giving to work for an international human rights organisation with small offices in Geneva and The Hague. We are looking for a flexible candidate who can help us further develop and implement our individual giving strategy which includes one-off and recurrent giving, support to third-party fundraisers and legacy giving.

The ideal candidate is an excellent storyteller with an engaging writing style, possessing the emotive and persuasive skills to attract supporters through engaging campaigns. You are happy analysing data and can identify trends, turning these into results. You’ll be creative in your approaches to (re-)engage and enthuse our supporters and enhance their long-term loyalty. You will be a key contributor to the fundraising and communications team, and responsible for delivering the best possible “donor journeys” and support to individual donors.

The applicant we are looking for will have at least 3-5 years of relevant experience, is accurate, has a hands-on approach, and strong inter-cultural communications skills. We are seeking a real team player with a sincere interest in the topic of human and women’s rights, who is keen to work in a young and growing non-profit organisation with an international working environment.

About Us

The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organization, dedicated to ending rape as a weapon of war globally. The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation supports survivors’ demands for a world where sexual violence as a weapon of war is no longer tolerated, and bears consequences for individual perpetrators and states. We work for a future where survivors receive the holistic care & compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We create opportunities for survivors to speak out and be heard, and where they can organise to create change, influence policies, and demand justice and accountability.

We are working towards a future where sexual violence in conflict is no longer seen as inevitable, but is recognised for what it is: a crime that should have consequences. We want the international community to draw a line against wartime sexual violence and to hold states and individuals accountable. See also www.mukwegefoundation.org.

Job overview

We are a young, but ambitious international organisation, looking for an effective communicator who can create engaging fundraising asks and ultimately significantly increase our income from individual giving in the coming years. We intend to expand our fundraising and communications team with a driven, passionate professional, for a part-time position (currently 24 hours per week), for an initial period of one year (with the possibility to extend).

For this role we envisage a person with at least 3-5 years of experience in a comparable NGO setting. Experience with online marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), SEA (Search Engine Advertising) and tools like Salesforce, Mailchimp, the Give plug-in (or comparable applications) will be considered a strong advantage. You will be able to work quite autonomously (also potentially partially from home) and are expected to really give our individual giving strategy a boost.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an international individual giving strategy for the Mukwege Foundation, potentially segmented into different countries and target groups, encompassing at least one-off and recurring donations, legacy giving, and support for third-party fundraisers
  • Advise on, and oversee the further implementation of a CRM tool (potentially Salesforce)
  • Data analysis and reporting on (online) giving statistics and translating these into concrete follow-up actions
  • Develop and implement engagement/fundraising social media campaigns in close collaboration with the senior communication specialist
  • Follow up on leads and engagement, set up/further develop and implement a donor journey, loyalty, and thank-you programme
  • Monitor developments in the market and convert them into opportunities for the organisation.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Relevant educational background and 3-5 years of experience in a similar role in an international NGO
  • Fluent in both French and English (additional languages are considered a plus)
  • Up to date with privacy legislation (GDPR)
  • A good feel for the human aspect of donor relations and loyalty
  • Skill in producing simple infographics and visuals for social media is considered a plus
  • Hands-on attitude, proactive and creative mindset
  • Good inter-personal and inter-cultural communication skills – we welcome people who are (com)passionate and think out-of-the-box
  • High standards of integrity and confidentiality.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV, no later than November 20th 2021, to Brynn Campbell, Office Manager at: vacancies@mukwegefoundation.org.

Start date: as soon as possible.

Salary indication: The gross full-time salary for this position is between 3,490 and 4,447 EUR per month. As this position is for 3 days per week (60%), the gross salary would be between 2,094 and 2,668 EUR per month, depending on age and experience.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. It will not be possible to obtain a work permit for this position. All candidates must be fully eligible to work in The Netherlands or Switzerland. This means that non-EU nationals must already have permission to stay and work either in The Netherlands or Switzerland.

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