Organization: Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I’Homme
Closing date: 31 May 2018
FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international non-governmental organisation based in France whose mission is to promote respect for the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH brings together 184 national human rights organisations active on five continents.
The FIDH is looking for an individual with motivation and experience in the field of fundraising to fill the position of Director of Fundraising. This new position meets with the organisation’s objectives for development in order strengthen partnerships and relations with funders and donors, and to diversify its sources of funding.
Based in Paris at the FIDH International Secretariat, the Director of Fundraising manages this department whose purpose is to give FIDH the capacity to find sustainable resources to fulfil its mandate. The Director works closely with members of the International Secretariat, under the supervision and responsibility of the Executive Directorate
This assignment requires strong inter-personal, pro-active skills and a firm commitment to the development of the associative sector and partnerships with funders and donors.
The Director of Fundraising oversees the preparation and implementation of the fundraising strategy.
S/he is the primary contact for funders and donors who provide funding and institutional support / core funding, and together with the Executive Directorate, negotiate and submit funding requests and monitor how the allocated funds are used.
The Director of Fundraising, together with his/her team identifies, solicits and monitors support for the FIDH organisation and its activities in keeping with FIDH strategic priorities as well as the funding policies of a broad range of public funders, private foundations, donors, enterprises and business foundations.
The Director of Fundraising and his/her team assists the FIDH departments (operational support, advocacy and communications), with their funding requests for programmes and projects, especially by verifying the consistency of the programmes/projects with their activities and the corresponding budgets;
The Director of Fundraising and his/her team coordinate the development of relations with funders and donors, both current or new, working closely with the Communications Department, especially on:
The Director of Fundraising participates in the development of enterprise sponsorship working closely with the Executive Directorate and the Globalisation Desk.
The Director’s managerial functions are to:
At least 10 years of professional experience in a similar position;
Contract of indeterminate duration (CDI), full time, to start as soon as possible
How to apply:
To apply for this position, please send a CV and a cover letter by May 31st showing the post reference in the “Subject” line of your email, to the following address: