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Fundraising Officer

HURIDOCS is seeking a Fundraising Officer to help attract the support to expand our work with human rights organisations worldwide to create, protect and analyse collections of information. This is a newly created position, as HURIDOCS has grown rapidly in the last two years, and is aimed to help sustain and continue this growth. The Fundraising Officer will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, while building strong relationships with other team members.

The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to make significant contributions, but also to aid the set up systems to allow the team to collaborate and coordinate for success. The main focus is expected to be with institutional funders, but we anticipate scope for contributions to enhance HURIDOCS ability to grow its fee-for-service offering and attractiveness to individual donors.

Title: Grantwriter / Fundraising Officer

Employment type: 80-100%

Location: Remote

Salary and benefits: Competitive for a human rights NGO. Annual gross salary at 100% depending on location and experience USD 36,000 - 60,000.

HURIDOCS provides 20 working days of annual paid vacation, in addition to complimentary days off during year-end office closure, and local bank holidays.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write grant proposals, inquiries and concept notes and narrative reports
  • Support in preparing project-specific proposals, in coordination with programme staff
  • Write grant reports and ensure input for these from team members
  • Lead the creation of materials that communicate the results and impact of our work (e.g. one-pagers, brochures, project portfolio)
  • Support communication with (prospective) funders
  • Undertake prospect research and maintain an overview of priorities
  • Maintain a calendar for submissions, reporting and cultivation
  • Support the organisation of fundraising events
  • Contribute to fundraising strategy

Skills and Competences

Must have:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to explain complex and technical ideas clearly and accurately
  • Capable to synthesize information from diverse stakeholders (human rights defenders, software developers) into compelling narratives
  • Experience in a non-profit fundraising position, preferably focused on institutional funders
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in languages other than English, in particular French and/or German
  • Experience working or volunteering with a human rights organisation
  • Interest in tech development, and/or experience contributing to open source projects

Profile

  • Committed to human rights and social justice
  • Interest in information management
  • Eager to work in a multicultural environment
  • Experienced to work remotely
  • Self-driven, takes initiative, ability to work independently

About HURIDOCS

Human rights groups need evidence, law and research in order to advocate justice and accountability. HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems) is an NGO that helps these groups gather, organise and make sense of such collections of information. We partner with organisations to create solutions for their specific documentation and information management needs, and we also develop an open-source database application called Uwazi to facilitate this work. Founded in 1982, HURIDOCS is deeply rooted in the human rights movement, with decades of field experience and expertise in documentation methodologies and technology. Our team is made up of human rights practitioners, software developers and designers, united by a belief in the power of accurate, accessible information and by a respect for human dignity and freedom. We operate a small office in Geneva, Switzerland, but the majority of our team is distributed across the world in several countries.

HURIDOCS is seeking a Fundraising Officer to help attract the support to expand our work with human rights organisations worldwide to create, protect and analyse collections of information. This is a newly created position, as HURIDOCS…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 3, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$36,000 - $60,000

Benefits

HURIDOCS provides 20 working days of annual paid vacation, in addition to complimentary days off during year-end office closure, and local bank holidays.

HURIDOCS provides 20 working days of annual paid vacation, in addition to complimentary days off during year-end office closure, and local bank holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in languages other than English, in particular French and/or German

Proficiency in languages other than English, in particular French and/or German

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
3 Rue de Varembé, Geneva, GE 1202, Switzerland

How to Apply

HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organisation. We value honest exchanges and respect each other for who they are.

Your portfolio, motivation letter and CV should be sent to jobs@huridocs.org. If you have any specific questions about this vacancy you may contact jobs@huridocs.org.

Applications will be reviewed from 4 August 2021. Short-listed candidates will be expected to complete an exercise.

HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents…

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