Location: Washington D.C., New York or The Hague, but could consider Brussels for exceptional candidates (hybrid work options)
Salary: Up to $76k-$93k for USA; up to €58k- €75k for The Hague or Brussels depending on experience.
Reports to: Development Director
Contract Type: Permanent Employment
Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is an international non-profit organization with working to improve protection of civilians caught in conflict zones. CIVIC envisions a world in which no civilian is harmed in conflict. We support communities affected by conflict in their quest for protection and strengthen the resolve and capacity of armed actors to prevent and respond to civilian harm. While global attention is often focused on the plight of refugees fleeing conflict, CIVIC works to protect those caught in active warzones but unable to escape. These populations often include the most vulnerable groups like the elderly, the sick or disabled and those lacking the resources to flee. CIVIC believes Civilians are not “collateral damage” and civilian harm is not an unavoidable consequence of conflict - civilian harm can and must be prevented.
Working to strengthen community-based self-protection strategies, while sensitising officials and militaries and facilitating dialogue between affected populations and armed actors, CIVIC’s unique approach is producing pragmatic solutions and changing mindsets. High-level officials have begun using our words to describe the need for civilian protection in armed conflict. CIVIC’s thought leadership on civilian protection is furthermore supported by rigorous research, advocacy, and policy work. We measure success in the short-term by the improved well-being of civilians caught in a conflict and in the long-term by shifts in how parties to conflict conduct themselves, with increased effort to avoid civilian harm.
CIVIC counts on a diverse and growing funding portfolio to implement its programming, including restricted and unrestricted funds from government, multilateral, foundation and private donors. These include, among others, Open Society Foundations, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Swedish Postcode Lottery and the governments of Sweden, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. CIVIC expects to raise around $16M this year to continue its vital work.
CIVIC seeks an experienced and self-starting development professional to help forge new and grow existing partnerships in the foundation space. The Foundation Partnership Manager will focus on an assigned portfolio of donor institutions, supporting the Development Director in her external engagement while managing day-to-day donor relations and complex application processes with a high degree of independence.
The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of partnerships with foundations, especially those investing in the development, humanitarian, conflict or human rights space. We are ideally looking for someone with experience across a broad spectrum from small private/family foundations to large institutional foundations, preferably including funders in North America, Europe and/or other markets. Candidates should be intimately familiar with the technical intricacies of institutional bidding and grant-making processes and have a successful fundraising track record.
The Partnerships Manager (Foundations) works as part of a high-performing team of development professionals with specialist expertise across the government, multilateral, foundation and private philanthropy space. They will also collaborate closely with CIVIC colleagues across numerous geographies, time-zones and departments.
CIVIC seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool in the belief that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Please send a letter of application no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start with your CV/resume maximum two pages in English and in strict confidence by email only to Ruth Gardner at email@example.com.
Please ensure that they are sent as pdf documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “CIVIC – Foundation Partnerships Manager” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 23rd of October 2022.
Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability, or sexual orientation.