Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)


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Against a background of renewed energy and commitment to achieve universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030, IRC is looking for a dynamic, experienced and go-getting Fundraiser for our Strategic Partnerships Department.

Main responsibility

You will be joining a small but dedicated team responsible for securing €12 million of funding per year. The team does this through a mix of responding to tenders and calls for proposals and pro-active outreach to foundations and philanthropies: pitching IRC’s vision and mission; and selling IRC’s skills.

Your main responsibility will be to lead IRC’s market responsive fundraising, whilst taking opportunities for pro-active fundraising and contributing to the overall success of the team in meeting IRC’s fundraising targets. You will report to the head of Strategic Partnerships.


Some of the competencies required are:

  • Bring experience of different approaches of fundraising to IRC and provide hands on support to the development and implementation of all fundraising activities and events.
  • A team player, willing to chip in when others need support and when deadlines are approaching.
  • An authentic communicator, internally in IRC and externally towards clients, funders and partners in business development.
  • Good financial and entrepreneurial skills - able to draft winning proposals based on solid budgets.
Knowledge and experience

Some of the experience required:

  • At least five years experience both in market responsive and proactive (towards philanthropies and foundations) fundraising.
  • Experience in raising funding for larger multi-million, multi-partner and multi-country programmes as well as smaller consultancies.
  • Experience in liaising with external partners such as consultancy and engineering firms, universities and knowledge institutes.
Details of the position

You will initially be offered a one year contract with a salary depending on qualifications and experience in IRC salary scale 16 as stated in the IRC CAO. IRC has a 40-hour work week; and our benefits package has an 8% holiday allowance; an end-of-year allowance and 35 annual leave days.

The post will require a working permit for The Netherlands (granted automatically for EU citizens) and will require being physically based in The Netherlands.

Start date as soon as possible and in consultation.

Candidates are kindly requested to respond with a short motivation letter explaining their interest in the position and a concise curriculum vitae (the letter is a critical part of the application – unsupported CVs will be rejected) before 27 January , 2020 to IRC, attn. Marion Giese at or P.O. Box 82327, 2508 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands. Job interviews will be scheduled in the second week of February. For additional information please contact Bryony Stentiford, Head of Strategic Partnerships T +31 (0)70 304 4016.

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Details IRC vacancy fundraiser December 2019