Grants and Fundraising Officer At Indochina Starfish Foundation

Employer: ISF Cambodia

Application close: 19th April 2021

Commences: 1st June 2021

Contract Type: Full-time (following successful completion of a three-month probation period)

Remuneration: $1,500 per month (before tax) + seniority payment and benefits

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please note that due to Covid-19, candidates not living in Cambodia may be allowed to work remotely, if needed.

About ISF

ISF Cambodia (ISF) is a Cambodian based charity with over 14 years of experience using education and sport to change lives. Our aim is to make a fundamental and lasting change in the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children and their families in Cambodia.

Our Education Programme focuses on children living in the slums of the capital Phnom Penh whose extreme poverty means they have never gone to school or have had to drop out. We provide them with a quality education and healthcare whilst working closely in their communities to lift entire families out of poverty. Through our grassroots Football Programme, ISF works directly with 3,000 youth, promoting equality and providing opportunities to those marginalised by poverty, disability, HIV and gender.

Job Purpose

ISF is looking for a highly motivated individual who can fulfil the position of Grants and Fundraising Officer within the Development Team. The Grants and Fundraising Officer will be directly responsible for developing a pipeline of prospective funders and generating new income from trusts and foundations, companies and high net worth individuals, whilst building the profile of ISF through applications to relevant awards.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a strong track-record of successful applications to charitable trusts, foundations, corporations and statutory bodies, and someone with the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to seek out and make the most of funding opportunities.

The Development Team is a small and close-knit team, so you will need to be both self-sufficient and a team player. You will regularly collaborate with people across ISF, from social workers, to the finance team and operations, as well as our local and international partners. You will be an excellent communicator with a passion for ISF. You will able to articulate the impact we seek to achieve in a way that is accessible, accurate and compelling in order to ensure that ISF is in the best position possible to keep supporting those most in need to build a brighter future.

Accountability and Relationships

  • Reports to the Development Manager
  • Works closely with the Development Officer and the Senior Development Officer
  • Part of the Development Team and wider ISF staff team


  • Identifying opportunities for funding
  • Leading the proposal development processes; coordinating, collecting, drafting, and/or editing contributions and compiling inputs from the team
  • Ensuring quality and timely submission of donor reports and communications
  • Drafting budgets for proposals and reports
  • Developing coherent and high-quality logical frameworks for projects, including the design of monitoring and evaluation plans, surveys and other M&E tools
  • Providing guidance on and ensuring compliance with donor and ISF rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Ensuring quality information management related to grants, keeping comprehensive records of donations, grant funding and fundraising activities
  • Proofing and editing communications and reports
  • Supporting with the coordination of events and campaigns
  • Supporting the Development Team with ad-hoc fundraising functions and responsibilities, as requested

Skills and experience required

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a donor-facing role including fundraising, proposal writing and reporting
  • Formal qualification or training in International Development or a related field
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, native English speaker, with strong attention to detail and ability to tailor messaging to a variety of audiences
  • Successful track record in securing trust and foundation, corporate and institutional funding and major gifts
  • Successful track record in writing high quality funding proposals, applications and reports
  • Strong financial management skills to include budgeting, analysis and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating donor-funded projects
  • Excellent time management, administrative and organisational skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Be self-motivated, solution-focused, outgoing, friendly and persuasive; able to impress and motivate ISF’s potential donors and partners


  • CRM (Salesforce) experience
  • Experience of working in Cambodia

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day plus ad hoc events as required


  • Remuneration $1,500 per month (before tax), 18 days annual leave a year, plus mandated Cambodian public holidays
  • Health insurance with emergency evacuation
  • Training and professional development opportunities

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter describing how they meet the outlined criteria as well as two writing samples (not significantly edited by others) to [email protected]

Successful applicants will be required to provide two references and relevant certificates and undertake a police background check in line with ISF’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

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