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Vacancy Announcement, Fundraising & Partnerships Manager

WWF-Armenia is looking for Fundraising & Partnerships Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and supporting partnership development and fundraising activities in WWF-Armenian Branch Office.
WWF is an independent conservation organisation working in over 100 countries. For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others ­ local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s ­ we are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.
 
WWF Caucasus Programme Office (WWF CauPO) is the leading international conservation organisation in the South Caucasus.  WWF has been working to protect nature in Caucasus for a quarter of a century. In partnership with the governments of the region and international donors it has succeeded in strengthening and expanding the network of protected areas in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan secured the conservation of threatened animal species such as the Caucasian leopard and Goitered gazelle.
 
The Fundraising & Partnerships Manager is responsible for developing WWF’s fundraising in Armenia. Working with the Regional Fundraising & Partnerships Manager and the Country Director of WWF-Armenia, the Fundraising & Partnerships Manager leads and develops relationships with public and private sector funders in Armenia.   
 
We are looking for a senior executive with the capability and experience to develop and implement fundraising strategies in Armenia. With the personal credibility and attributes to develop and manage relationships with senior government officials and corporate and NGO executives, the successful candidate will also have experience and skills in developing and presenting proposals for significant and complex projects. A minimum of 3 years’ experience of fundraising or high value sales to major private or public sector organisations is required.
                 
 
Background
 
For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others ­ local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s ­ we are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.
 
WWF Caucasus Programme Office (WWF CauPO) is the leading international conservation organisation in the South Caucasus.  WWF has been working to protect nature in Caucasus for a quarter of a century. In partnership with the governments of the region and international donors it has succeeded in strengthening and expanding the network of protected areas in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan secured the conservation of threatened animal species such as the Caucasian leopard and Goitered gazelle.
 
The Fundraising & Partnerships Manager is responsible for developing WWF’s fundraising in Armenia. Working with the Regional Fundraising & Partnerships Manager and the country director for Armenia, the Fundraising & Partnerships Manager leads and develops relationships with public and private sector funders in Armenia.
 
 
Purpose:
 
  • Lead and develop fundraising strategies for WWF in Armenia.
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donations and grants from corporations, foundations, institutional donors (including governments and multilateral donors) and from private individuals.
  • Establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the donors that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of the WWF.
 
Organizational Relationships:
 
  • Reports to the Country Director, Armenia
  • Works under the guidance of the Regional Fundraising & Partnerships Manager and director of WWF-Armenia
  • Works closely with the senior managers of WWF-Armenia and WWF CauPO to develop and manage fundraising approaches and solicitations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Research potential donor opportunities in Armenia and for the South Caucasus region covering corporates, foundations, government and international/multilateral donors and high net worth private individuals.
 
  • Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive fundraising plan focused on expanding and enhancing donor relationships by directing and coordinating activities to secure significant financial support from corporations, national and international government and multilateral funders, NGOs and foundations and high net worth private individuals.
 
  • Work closely with WWF-Armenia and WWF CauPO leadership and programme staff to create opportunities to build awareness among corporates, foundations, government and multilateral funders in order to build and significantly expand positive fundraising relationships.
  • Advise leadership and programme staff on donor areas of interest and requirements in the development and presentation of proposals.
 
  • Develop proposals for donor prospects. Work with WWF-Armenia and WWF CauPO leadership and programme staff to ensure that high quality proposals are developed that meet organisational strategic goals.
 
  • Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate, foundation and institutional donor representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.
 
  • Monitor proposal deadlines, prepare and edit proposals, and manage proposal submissions
 
  • Maintain high quality stewardship process for active prospects and donors. Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships.
 
  • Any other tasks as reasonably requested by the Country Director, Armenia
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:
 
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development including for large and complex programmes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the strategies of corporations and/or, government organisations and foundations.
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential.
  • Excellent presentation skills in formal and informal environments
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with senior individuals from government, NGOs and corporations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated record of success in generating significant donations or sales from corporations and/or governments and NGOs.
  • Fluency in English is required.
 
Education and Experience:
 
  • A bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3 years’ demonstrated successful fundraising or high value sales experience.
  • Experience of stewardship/account management of large corporate accounts, government departments, foundations or private individual donors.
 
Responsibility:
 
Supervisory Controls:
  • Must possess a high level of independence in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
 
Difficulty and Complexity:
 
  • This position requires a high degree of professionalism and an ability to interact with a variety of entities and individuals to significantly increase the visibility of WWF-Armenia.
  • Must be capable of conveying appropriate messages and representing WWF to the donor community to encourage and facilitate interest in and support of WWF’s mission and goals.
  • This position has a significant effect on WWF-Armenia’s ability to engage current and future donors in a meaningful way and is responsible for enhancing WWF’s ability to identify, establish, create and maintain strong relationships with donors
 
 Demands:
  • This position requires the individual to travel and to entertain donors and potential donors throughout the country and elsewhere in the region; a healthy life style and physical mobility are necessary.
  • Work venues vary from office, to social events, to presentations, to large and small meetings and interactions with individuals, involving a variety of environments.
  • Evening/weekend work is often required.
  • While limited physical exertion is involved, considerable mental and emotional pressures exist.
  • The ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and handle tension and stress in a positive manner is required.

Term: Full time job

Location: Yerevan

Application procedure:  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for phone interview, and selected candidates-for face to face interview.
 
Application deadline:   08/01/2017

 If you are interested in joining the global WWF family, email your CV and cover letter (in English) to atsintsadze@wwfcaucasus.org and tshaboyan@wwfcaucasus.org, indicating position name in the subject line
 
 

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