Closing date: 14 February 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: Southwark, London, UK or Brussels, Belgium
The Institutional Fundraising Manager will help shape a fundraising strategy aligned with PWYP’s global strategy – Vision 2025 – which lays out the roadmap towards a world where everyone benefits from their natural resources.
Publish What You Pay is the world’s largest network of civil society organisations working to promote transparency, citizen participation and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors. We work with communities in more than 40 countries, to ensure that the revenues generated by natural resource exploitation benefit all citizens, rather than a small elite.
PWYP was established more than fifteen years ago and we have come a long way. From a handful of organisations in 2002, the network has grown to include more than 700 member organisations across the world. We are a founding member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the first global standard for good natural resource governance. Our advocacy has led to milestones in accountability, such as legislation that requires major extractive companies like BP and Total to publish what they pay to governments for their natural resources. Combined, these successes have led to billions of dollars of extractive revenues to be publicly disclosed, a level of transparency that seemed unachievable just a few years ago.
Our global strategy - Vision 2025 – a people centred agenda for the extractive sector, builds on our success in securing unprecedented levels of transparency from the extractive industry, while placing more emphasis on making sure that transparency leads to broader changes that improve the lives of citizens in resource-rich countries. It prioritises greater citizen participation in the governance of oil, gas and mineral extraction so that people can exercise their right to take part in decisions that affect them and can hold the powerful to account. It also aims to connect to international efforts to curb poverty and promote sustainable development, redress inequality and prevent disastrous climate change.
PWYP’s annual budget of GBP £3 million is supported by a mix of private foundations and governmental donors, including the Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, Luminate, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DANIDA, and Cordaid. To preserve its independence, PWYP does not accept funding from oil, gas or mining companies.
We are a small, fun and dynamic team spread across seven countries and we work with some of the most courageous transparency activists in the world. We offer an amazing working environment and the flexibility to work from home as needed with a focus on personal development.
For more information, please visit https://www.pwyp.org/. PWYP members and national coalitions are all autonomous and do their own fundraising. Where opportunities arise, PWYP engages in joint fundraising with members and coalitions, usually for multi-country, regional projects. Further information about PWYP’s joint-fundraising is available at https://www.pwyp.org/about/finance/
The Fundraising Manager will play a key role in leading proposal conceptualisation and writing to ensure that we capitalize on the new fundraising opportunities presented by the global strategy. In addition, she/he will help us to steward our existing donor relationships through report writing and the development of systems to ensure that we meet donor accountability requirements effectively (e.g. record keeping and tracking systems).
The Fundraising Manager will be charged with helping both the PWYP Secretariat and national PWYP coalitions and members to become better resourced, including through sharing best practice from which to build a dependable, sustainable fundraising operation.
The Fundraising Manager will be a strong conceptual and strategic thinker and an excellent writer who will work closely with colleagues at PWYP to develop accurate, compelling and persuasive funding applications and reports for all areas of PWYP’s work. The ideal candidate will be committed to transparency, accountability and civic participation, and excel in private foundation fundraising, fundraising best practices, and team-building. A strong plus will be a familiarity with and/or exposure to government grants (e.g. bilaterals such as DFID, SIDA and multilaterals such as the World Bank or the European Union).
The location of the role is in London where the Executive Director is based. The Fundraising Manager will need to build relationships with, and be in regular contact with, staff including in Senegal, Cameroon, Lebanon, Uganda and Turkey.
Key Result Area #1: Lead and manage the conceptualisation, writing and submission of core (unrestricted) and project (restricted) funding proposals.
Key Result Area #2: Support the development and implementation of systems that will ensure the timely development of reports and delivery of other donor accountability requirements
Key Result Area #3: Develop, execute and manage PWYP’s annual fundraising plan and budget to ensure the organisation’s financial sustainability
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Please send CV and cover letter to Sandrine Levy at [email protected] with “fundraising manager” in the subject line.
N.B. Due to the large volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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