Description

AFSC is currently searching for an experienced fundraising consultant to support its Middle East team. In this capacity, the incumbent will leverage their communication skills and proactive approach to identify fundraising prospects, cultivate relationships with potential donors, and support in coordinating and organizing the different fundraising efforts in the region. The consultant will be focused on the goal of improving the funding portfolio for AFSC offices in the Middle East region. And will work on meetings coordination, proposal writing, and identifying appropriate country and possible multi country programming/funding opportunities. Key projects in the funding portfolio include: 1) Palestinian fragmentation in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, with an emphasis on youth leadership and development; 2) Humanitarian efforts in Gaza; and 3) climate Justice work in the Middle East.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILILITIES

Identify Funding Opportunities: Research and identify potential funding opportunities from the European Union, EU embassies in Jordan, and multi-lateral and institutional donors that align with AFSC’s mission, projects, and programmatic strategy in the Middle East. In addition, the consultant will scope possible supporters from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

  1. Proposal Development: Collaborate with program teams to develop compelling and tailored funding proposals, grant applications, and concept notes, ensuring alignment with donor guidelines and requirements. Identify possible partners for consortia and relationships that can help leverage the visibility of program work with donors.
  2. Support AFSC staff in Cultivating Donor Relationships: Establish and nurture relationships with key prospective donors in order to foster understanding of AFSC’s work and secure funding opportunities.
  3. Networking and Outreach: expand AFSC’s support network in the region by mapping relevant conferences, workshops, and networking events to refer to relevant AFSC staff in the region. Promote awareness of the organization’s mission and work, effectively conveying the organization’s mission, vision, and programs to potential donors.
  4. Collaboration: Work as needed with cross-functional teams including programs, communications, and finance to ensure a cohesive and strategic approach to fundraising efforts.

TARGET SKILLS AND PROFILE

Strong leadership skills and ability to work with autonomy and entrepreneurship, both individually and as part of a complex team effort.

  • Experience in creating the infrastructure for donor mapping.
  • Comfort with and/or experience of operating in a lean, small team environment.
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills and capacity to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders, particularly with high-level individuals in a multinational environment.

TARGETED SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; master’s degree is a plus.

  • Proven experience in fundraising, grant writing, and donor relations, with a focus on securing funding from the European Union, Embassies, and institutional donors in Jordan and the region.
  • Existing relationships with organizations, donors, and other institutions in the MENA region.
  • In-depth understanding of the funding landscape, donor priorities, and compliance requirements related to institutional funding.
  • Proven experience in working within consortium settings and coalitions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (additional languages are advantageous).
  • Demonstrated commitment to AFSC’s mission and values.

REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION

The consultant will regularly communicate with both hierarchical and functional personnel at AFSC throughout the duration of the consultancy. The consultant will provide updates and reports for review and feedback as necessary.

How to apply

Interested consultants should submit their proposals, including a cover letter, CV, sample of previous work to: [email protected] and cc [email protected] latest by June, 15th 2024, 5:00 pm Amman, Jordan time. The proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For any questions or clarifications please contact the email provided.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity**,** sexual orientation, or disability.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

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